04-21-2011 03:37 PM
When customizing an x220 at the Lenovo site, I was faced with the (many) choices listed for Integrated WiFi wireless LAN adapters and Integrated mobile broadband. Could someone discuss these?
04-22-2011 10:11 AM
Mobile broadband(WWAN) allow you to connect to the internet over the cell phone network, that's with a plan of course. Wireless Internet(WLAN) allows you to connect to the internet via a router. What's your usage pattern. If you want to connect anywhere there's cell phone service and don't mind paying fee, then perhaps the WWAN card is worth the expense. If you just want to connect via routers either at home, work or school, then one of the wireless cards is the better option. I myself went the cheap route and got the ThinkPad card, but I just use mine for internet at home and work mainly. I also live in an area with no mobile broadband, so I wouldn't pay for it. If you transfer a lot of files over the network, one of the better Intel cards might be worth a look.