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Registered: ‎03-12-2009
Location: McAllen, TX
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Message 31 of 32

Re: HELP ! WiFi Adapter Card for Thinkpad T42 ?

What do you think about the idea of just installing the Ethernet driver to restore the LAN connection ?
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Registered: ‎12-26-2008
Location: Sweden
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Message 32 of 32

Re: HELP ! WiFi Adapter Card for Thinkpad T42 ?

Warning: the T42 BIOS checks the hardware id of any internal wireless card and only accepts the Lenovo version of the card. So for instance you have to buy the Intel Wifi 2200BG card from Lenovo for it to work in your T42.


I think you can order the card as a spare part online from Lenovo using the FRU number in the hardware maintenance manual.


The only alternative is to get a modded version of BIOS that has patched the test for approved cards, see here.

T500: Vista 32, 2.8GHz, 4GB RAM, 15.4" 1680x1050, 500GB 7200rpm, ATI Radeon HD3650 + Intel 4500MHD. T42: XP, 1.7GHz, 2GB RAM, 14.1" 1024x768, 250GB PATA, ATI Radeon 7500.

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