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My new x230i tablet 3437-AP4 does not have a wifi card

2013-05-29, 8:15 AM

Hi, I just bought x230i tablet 3437-AP4 at ebay as a new in a box.

It arrived without a wifi card.

Two questions:

1. Is it at all possible that it is a feature of this particular configuration? Or did they just foirgot to put it in?

2. Which card should I buy - how to find which fru are copartible with this particular machine?Ot are they all the same now? Coudl I buy a generic (not lenovo) intel 6205 for example?

Thank you for any help. 

 

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Re: My new x230i tablet 3437-AP4 does not have a wifi card

2013-05-29, 9:45 AM

i3-2370M(2.4GHz), 4GB RAM, 320GB 7200rpm HD, 12.5in 1366x768 LCD, Intel HD Graphics, Wireless option, 1Gb Ethernet, UltraNav, Secure Chip, X230T UltraBase, 6c Li-Ion, Win7 Pro 64

 

Your machine indeed doesn't come with the wireless card installed, it is probably used in the corporate environment, where they don't want any sort of wireless communication that could be eavesdropped. 

Since it is an option, then you can just purchase and install the wireless card (remember to get the one with that has the Lenovo FRU printed on the card, otherwise your machine may not accept them   <--- Generic cards are not going to work without whitelist removed BIOS firmware, which doesn't exist AFAIK). 

 

http://download.lenovo.com/parts/ThinkPad/x230t_fru_bom_20130410.pdf

 

The above lists the wireless card compatible with your machine. I suggest that you get either the Intel 6205 or Intel 6300 (if there are 3 wireless card cable present). 

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Jin Li

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Re: My new x230i tablet 3437-AP4 does not have a wifi card

2013-05-29, 10:36 AM

Thank you very much for your answer. 

 

How do I know how many cables I have for the 2x2 or 3x3 connectivity?

I have 4 cables coming in - blue, red, grey and black. I have no camera installed either, but there is a small round window where a camera could be connected, I guess.

 

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Re: My new x230i tablet 3437-AP4 does not have a wifi card

2013-05-29, 11:00 AM
grey and black are for the wifi card, blue and red are for the wwan card.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lead_org/8276716468/in/set-72157631966265223/
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