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Thinkpad T40 wireless upgrade from Intel Pro 2100 to Intel Pro 2200BG

2008-12-17, 18:03 PM

Hi all,

 

I have a Thinkpad T40 2373 94U originally equipped with XP Pro and wireless Intel Pro 2100 (Wireless B 11mpbs) FRU 91P7267.

 

I searched online and looks like it is upgradable to wireless G 54mbps so I bought off ebay an Intel Pro 2200BG Part Number 39T0077 (used). It fits nicely and works fine.

 

The problem is the bandwidth speed (internet). My ISP is FIOS 20 mbps download and 5 mbps upload. Using the old 2100 card tested with http://www.speedtest.net/ I can get around 10mbps download and 4mbps upload. However, the new 2200BG card can only get around 8mbps download and 5mpbs upload.

 

I have the latest BIOS and latest 2200BG wireless driver from Intel (version 12.1.2.0).

 

Is there anything I can do to speed it up? Or maybe the card is not compatible with my T40?

 

Thanks in advance for any help!

Message Edited by zaina on 12-17-2008 10:41 AM
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Re: Thinkpad T40 wireless upgrade from Intel Pro 2100 to Intel Pro 2200BG

2008-12-17, 18:48 PM

Well a quick update...

 

I just reinstall the old 2100 card and tested, it is now getting 4.5 mbps download and 4.5mbps upload.

 

Using the ethernet I can get close to 20/5.

 

Strange... now I'm not so sure that if I ever get 10 mbps download before (using the old one)....

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