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Compatible WIFI card for Thinkpad a21m, wifi orinoco silver no longer working

2008-10-23, 12:44 PM

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My husband passed down his Thinkpad A21M Type 2628-GTU to our son. The wifi card that was with it is a Lucent Technologies Orinoco Silver 11mbit/s t/n 03549501 p/n012938/c. When powered up last night, the ethernet was fully functional, but the wireless card didn't connect to the net. My husband assumed the Lucent card was bad. Is there something compatible I may buy to replace it? Do you have a suggestion on what he might have missed in trying to get it to work at home?


He has used this laptop all over the country including at home before, so I would imagine he knows what he is doing. But, we do have a new service provider since the company upgraded his computer system.


Thank you so much!


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Re: Compatible WIFI card for Thinkpad a21m, wifi orinoco silver no longer working

2008-10-24, 0:07 AM

Welcome to the forum!


Honestly, it's time to upgrade to a newer card anyway, at least b/g. Any PCMCIA wireless card will work with your A21m, it all depends on your router, and your personal preferences.


Hope this helps.



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