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T61 compatible WiFi cards that aren't Intel 4965BG

2013-05-29, 21:33 PM

Hi all,

 

I've been struggling with a major random BSOD problem with Windows 8 x64 and Intel WiFi 4965BG card in my T61 7661 FrankenPad. I've verified it's the WiFi driver using WinDbg's !analyze feature.

 

Intel seem to fail to acknowledge the problem as many other people have reported the same issue on their forums and there are no posted solutions.

 

I'm considering just yanking the WiFi card and replacing it with another model if possible as no driver hacks or version upgrades resolve the issue either.

 

Anyone know a decent non-Intel yet compatible WiFi card which will work with the antenna in the T61 unit?

 

Was considering an Atheros AR5418 as I can grab one off ebay.

 

Any suggestions/help appreciated before I go slicing and dicing my T61 (again).

 

FYI I do have the whitelist disabled Middleton BIOS :)

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Re: T61 compatible WiFi cards that aren't Intel 4965BG

2013-05-30, 4:12 AM

Lenovo abgn (Atheros-chipped), FRU 42T0825 or 42T0827. My favourite out of genuine ThinkPad offerings for this generation.

Cheers,

George




In daily use: R60F, R500F, T61, T410

Collecting dust: T60

Enjoying retirement: A31p, T42p,

Non-ThinkPads: Panasonic CF-31 & CF-52, HP 8760W




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Re: T61 compatible WiFi cards that aren't Intel 4965BG

2013-05-30, 4:12 AM

Lenovo abgn (Atheros-chipped), FRU 42T0825 or 42T0827. My favourite out of genuine ThinkPad offerings for this generation.

Cheers,

George




In daily use: R60F, R500F, T61, T410

Collecting dust: T60

Enjoying retirement: A31p, T42p,

Non-ThinkPads: Panasonic CF-31 & CF-52, HP 8760W




Starting Thursday, 08/14/2014 I'll be away from the forums until further notice. Please do NOT send private messages since I won't be able to read them. Thank you.
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Re: T61 compatible WiFi cards that aren't Intel 4965BG

2013-05-30, 7:52 AM

Both parts seem reasonably priced. Will grab one from eBay and see what happens.

 

Thanks for the info!

 

Not letting this ThinkPad die :)

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Re: T61 compatible WiFi cards that aren't Intel 4965BG

2013-05-31, 4:20 AM

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Not letting this ThinkPad die :)


Good man!

Cheers,

George




In daily use: R60F, R500F, T61, T410

Collecting dust: T60

Enjoying retirement: A31p, T42p,

Non-ThinkPads: Panasonic CF-31 & CF-52, HP 8760W




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