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T61 and wifi, draft-n

2011-08-18, 11:35 AM

My T61 (6457-6NG) is equipped with the WLAN card Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG. I have installed (which I believe) the latest driver from Lenovo the 13.4.0.139 (date 07-10-2010).

I am running Win XP Professional Service pack 3.

When detecting T61 via the Lenovo site it says:

 

ThinkPad T61 (6457-6NG)

T7300(2GHz), 1GB RAM, 80GB 5400rpm HD, 15.4in 1680x1050 LCD, 128MB nVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M, CDRW/DVD, Intel 802.11agn(n-disabled), Bluetooth, Modem, 1Gb Ethernet, UltraNav, Secure chip, Fingerprint reader, 6c Li-Ion, WinXP Pro.

 

Does anyone know whether it is it possible to enable it due to software / firmware upgrade or other kind of upgrade and how to do it?

 

BR

 

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Re: T61 and wifi, draft-n

2011-08-18, 21:50 PM

It's not possible, neiher by software nor firmware to "unlock" the N-function. To get N-functionality, you need to swap the wifi-card with another, and (if you don't already have the third antenna) install a new set of antenna-cables.

 

Also, make note that if you don't get an approved card from IBM/Lenovo, your BIOS will throw an error (unless you run a modified BIOS without a whitelist present).

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Thinkpad T61, 8895CTO C2D 2Ghz/4GB/120GB SSD/1400x1050
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Re: T61 and wifi, draft-n

2011-08-18, 21:50 PM

It's not possible, neiher by software nor firmware to "unlock" the N-function. To get N-functionality, you need to swap the wifi-card with another, and (if you don't already have the third antenna) install a new set of antenna-cables.

 

Also, make note that if you don't get an approved card from IBM/Lenovo, your BIOS will throw an error (unless you run a modified BIOS without a whitelist present).

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IT-technician, running my own company in Bergen, Norway
Thinkpad T61, 8895CTO C2D 2Ghz/4GB/120GB SSD/1400x1050

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Re: T61 and wifi, draft-n

2011-08-19, 20:29 PM
Thx PoPSiCLe - I appreciate your answer!
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