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jwooden
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Wireless upgrade choices for T42 2373-4TU

 

I volunteer at a homeless shelter andI need to upgrade several T42 machines that were donated to include wireless capability.  I thought this would be easy, but they T42  M/T:  2373-4TU

 

When I look in the FRU call out list for the Wireless MPCI cards here:

 

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-46474.html

 

I do not see any listings for the 2373-4Tx series (14" display).

Do I need new glasses, or do I need to go the PCMCIA card route?

 

Thanks!

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Message 2 of 10

Re: Wireless upgrade choices for T42 2373-4TU

so you want the FRU for the wireless card or something? 

 

 

Regards,

Jin Li

May this year, be the year of 'DO'!

I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft
jwooden
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Re: Wireless upgrade choices for T42 2373-4TU

Sorry, yes ...

 

Multiple FRUs are listed in the parts breakout, but none of them are marked as being compatible with the  2373-4TU machine type. 

 

I am wondering if this was an oversight and that some (all) will work, or if for some odd reason none of them are compatible with the  2373-4TU

 

 

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Message 4 of 10

Re: Wireless upgrade choices for T42 2373-4TU

all will work. 

Regards,

Jin Li

May this year, be the year of 'DO'!

I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft
jwooden
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Message 5 of 10

Re: Wireless upgrade choices for T42 2373-4TU

 

Thanks!  ;-)

Have one coming from ebay  - $12 seems fair enough!

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Message 6 of 10

Re: Wireless upgrade choices for T42 2373-4TU

make sure the one you get is from actual thinkpad, otherwise the thinkpad will chuck an error.

Regards,

Jin Li

May this year, be the year of 'DO'!

I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft
jwooden
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Message 7 of 10

Re: Wireless upgrade choices for T42 2373-4TU

 

Thanks!

Yes, I did make sure it had an actual FRU tag on it!  Smiley Happy

jwooden
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Re: Wireless upgrade choices for T42 2373-4TU

 

Led_org:

 

Thanks for your help my FRU 39T0355 Mini-PCI card came, I installed it and loaded the latest drivers.

Initially it had issues handshaking with the network, a 2nd reboot and it all seems to be locked in and loaded.

 

I have just been given a 2nd one of these (that DOES run from battery Smiley Happy )

 

I have read other places that the 39T0355 is the best choice for the T4x  machines would you agree?

 

Thanks!

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Message 9 of 10

Re: Wireless upgrade choices for T42 2373-4TU

i am not a real expert on wireless card. Maybe you should ask Ajkula66 or Erik (mod). 

Regards,

Jin Li

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I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft
jwooden
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Message 10 of 10

Re: Wireless upgrade choices for T42 2373-4TU

 

Will do, thanks for your assistance on compatibility!

 

 

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