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Changing the Wireless card of a T61p!!!

2007-12-29, 18:36 PM
I have an US Intel Wireless Wi-Fi Link 4965AGN card.
I need to change it to an European one (also Intel Wireless Wi-Fi Link 4965AGN), because of the extra channels (12 and 13).

To do this, do I just need to change a configuration or I have to buy a new one and install it?

Is it easy to install? Or does it have to be a specialized shop?

Also, can I buy any european Intel Wireless Wi-Fi Link 4965AGN card? Or different laptops use physically different versions of this card.

Finally, should it have a signature with an IBM FRU?


Message Edited by arlab on 12-29-2007 11:42 AM
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11-24-2007

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Re: Changing the Wireless card of a T61p!!!

2007-12-29, 19:22 PM
AFAIK you don't need another card for Europe. Just change the country where you are using it, in the setup.
Those extra channels are probably available everywhere, you are just not supposed/allowed to use all of them.
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Re: Changing the Wireless card of a T61p!!!

2007-12-29, 19:25 PM
Are you sure? Because that would be awesome news...
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Re: Changing the Wireless card of a T61p!!!

2007-12-29, 21:45 PM
If you try to change the card, make sure it is one you bought from Lenovo.  They have a bios check in their machines that will prevent non-Lenovo sold cards from working.     
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Re: Changing the Wireless card of a T61p!!!

2007-12-29, 23:39 PM

No need to buy a new card afterall.

Here's the explanation, straight from Intel: http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-006064.htm
(this link was pointed to me by optomos).

Note from Moderator:  Converted to clickable link.



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Re: Changing the Wireless card of a T61p!!!

2007-12-30, 16:49 PM
No need to change the wireless card after all. Read this.
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