07-19-2009 02:21 PM
I have a X30 (26724XU) laptop with Windows XP SP3 (5.1.2600).
I have a Cisco PCI Wireless LAN Adpater built in which is a 350 Seires Mini PCI with Firmware v184.108.40.206.
I also have the latest version of Access Manager.
I can't seem to get it working with WPA will all the updates,etc...
Any way to find out if the adapter supports WPA or I need to install a patch ?
Would buying a USB Wireless adapter be a viable alternative option ?
Any help very much appreciated.
01-23-2010 08:09 AM
your wireless card doesn't support wpa. i believe your card is a b card and there is no g card that will work in your machine. the only way i know to get g speed is to use a wireless adapter in your pc slot or a usb wireless dongle. i rebuilt a couple of x30s and i know your usb ports are 1.1 not 2.0 so a usb dongle will probably not work so well. the best way to go is a wireless card for the pc slot.
01-23-2010 10:26 AM
01-23-2010 02:20 PM
correct me if i'm wrong but isn't there a white list on the bios that won't allow another card to be used. i tried intel's card and ibm's card and when you install it and turn the computer on it says power off and remove unauthorized card. is there a bios update or something that will allow me to use different cards because i tried everything i knew of to get a g card to work in a x30. thanks, dave
01-23-2010 07:58 PM
01-25-2010 08:43 PM
i checked out your link and another one and it seems that yes i can bypass the 1802 error but it still won't acknowledge the card. They haven't figured out yet how to get a g card to work in an x30. Aside from flashing the bios. I don't think I want to get that intrusive into the machine. I really don't want to brick it. So I guess I'll wait and see. When they figure it out I'll go back to rebuilding x30s. The only reason I got away from them was the wireless b card.
01-25-2010 09:01 PM
I know for a fact that several TPF members were running both Intel 2200BG and Atheros (IBM) abg cards in X30, so I'm dead certain that it's doable.
Personally, I'd go with 2200BG, but that's me...