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by hellosailor
Tue Jan 15, 2008 7:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Higher Power WiFi cards?
Replies: 5
Views: 1408

Crunch, I'd guess the T60 only has provision for 2 internal antennas, and the Intel a/b/g/n card is designed to use three all at once. Rash guess--don't know. alacrity- Thanks, I'm aware of that. Many cards can be operated at lower power levels, if the software is any good. And WiFi is supposed to b...
by hellosailor
Tue Jan 15, 2008 5:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T61p loses WEB access after a while others do not
Replies: 24
Views: 4991

mientras- I had a terribly odd problem with the Intel a/b/g/n card. Worked fine using WPA until I enabled MAC filtering in my Westell router. Then it couldn't connect and everything seemed right. Checking the computer's MAC address with the IPCONFIG command revealed that Vista (or Lenovo's Vista?) a...
by hellosailor
Tue Jan 15, 2008 5:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: What to do if liquid fall on your T6x
Replies: 8
Views: 2537

I would expect that "what is best" depends on the details of the spill. From past experience (we won't ask) if it is a little clear water, fine, let it drain. But in general electronics are damaged if there is any moisture, especially with salt or sticky things in it, and any power, including residu...
by hellosailor
Tue Jan 15, 2008 5:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Lenovo Vs IBM laptop?
Replies: 19
Views: 4089

Bear in mind that even in the best of worlds, laptops sometimes get lost in shipping, misdelivered, damaged. If you are shipping the whole computer and the hard drive (and functionality) are not issues, you might want to remove the hard drive and keep it at home instead of shipping it. And these day...
by hellosailor
Tue Jan 15, 2008 5:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Higher Power WiFi cards?
Replies: 5
Views: 1408

Higher Power WiFi cards?

I just confirmed (after really pulling nails with the Intel internal tech support) that the Intel a/b/g/n WiFi card is only a 13dBm = 25mW card, as compared to other WiFi radios that run 100-600mW. In fact there's a new Engenius mini-PCI card rated 600mW now, so I'm wondering, what are the odds I wo...
by hellosailor
Fri Jan 11, 2008 2:09 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T61P / Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN Output Power?
Replies: 3
Views: 940

Alacrity- AFAIK, all Wifi equipment is designed to negotiate power levels and the 25mW output just means your computer is close enough to your router so it can operate at low power. I doubt there's a card on the market that has less than 100mW output power, and 200mW is not unusual. (400mW is darn h...
by hellosailor
Fri Jan 11, 2008 12:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T61P / Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN Output Power?
Replies: 3
Views: 940

T61P / Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN Output Power?

I've tried looking online to see what the actual output power (mW) of this card is, and I can't find any answers. I'm assuming the antennas are standard "zero gain" antennas, and that while the adapter can use multiple antennas--there's no clean way to add an external here? I'd like to find out the ...
by hellosailor
Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Power Brick Questions
Replies: 24
Views: 3973

Thanks, Erik.

Would you know...how tolerant is the stock power brick, about being plugged into a 12V inverter instead of wall power? I've got a nice small modern one for other purposes, "for now" it should do--unless these power bricks get upset about not seeing true sine wave AV?
by hellosailor
Tue Jan 08, 2008 12:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Power Brick Questions
Replies: 24
Views: 3973

Looks like it has "more stuff" than the old ones, aimed at charging a cell phone or other gizmo at the same time. And making a bulkier package, with all the parts almost as big as two separate chargers. Still, at least something EXISTS again.<G>

Thanks, Erik.
by hellosailor
Tue Jan 08, 2008 11:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Power Brick Questions
Replies: 24
Views: 3973

Power Brick Questions

When we spec'd a R-series for my niece a couple of years ago, Lenovo offered an AC/DC combination power supply brick, so she could carry one "brick" and use the computer in transit or off wall power. When I went to order one for my T61P, I was told they were not available (translation: Maybe out of ...
by hellosailor
Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: WiFi MAC address problems: is it my Tpad? Or my router?
Replies: 20
Views: 3169

That's arguing which came first, the chicken or the egg. In this case, Teredo came last, and there's no reason to blame older equipment for not understanding a new standard. The fault lies in Teredo not being backwards-compatible with the world of existing equipment, unless you can find a particular...
by hellosailor
Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: WiFi MAC address problems: is it my Tpad? Or my router?
Replies: 20
Views: 3169

The Teredo is a nasty worm, as every sailor knows

And it has been responsible for the loss of many fine ships and docks. In this case, someone did right to call this IPv6 borer a Teredo, because it SUNK MY WIFI CONNECTIONS. Someone elsewhere told me how to disable Teredo completely (start, run, "control ncpa.cpl", advanced, advanced options, unchec...
by hellosailor
Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Recording stereo?
Replies: 4
Views: 993

I've got the same problem, I forgot to check & didn't realize nayone was OMITTING line in jacks these days. The USB audio adapter is a good way to go, but you can also find tape decks and turntables these days, that plug directly into the USB port and pipe the audio in from a decent quality player, ...
by hellosailor
Sun Jan 06, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: What happens to Vista if I swap the hard drive to another PC
Replies: 7
Views: 2318

In the US:

I'm not sure but I think Vista follows the same "hardware changes" rules that XP does. When the OS boots it enumerates the hardware in the machine and looks for hardware IDs. It looks at the video card, CPU ID, CD/DVD drives and hard drives (all have serial numbers in them), the LAN card (by MAC add...
by hellosailor
Sat Jan 05, 2008 8:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: WiFi MAC address problems: is it my Tpad? Or my router?
Replies: 20
Views: 3169

That would be too .<G>

In this setup, the only list is an ALLOW list. Everything not on the list is denied, everything on the list is allowed.
by hellosailor
Sat Jan 05, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Quick battery question.
Replies: 8
Views: 1906

The problem I foresee is that every time the back of the laptop gets bumped (which will happen to some extent over the years no matter how careful you are, with cases or without) instead of the shock being spread over the rear of the case, it now gets impacted directly into the battery connector and...
by hellosailor
Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: WiFi MAC address problems: is it my Tpad? Or my router?
Replies: 20
Views: 3169

That's exactly where I've let it at now--everything but MAC restriction. Still, I'd feel happier understanding why that isn't working--and being able to enable it again. That it isn't working means there is something I don't understand about the connection, and I prefer to understand the tech side. ...
by hellosailor
Sat Jan 05, 2008 5:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: WiFi MAC address problems: is it my Tpad? Or my router?
Replies: 20
Views: 3169

But Harry, I did say thanks to all, and that includes you. Even if "throw money at it" isn't really helping me at the moment.

No gots!<G>
by hellosailor
Sat Jan 05, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Quick battery question.
Replies: 8
Views: 1906

"What about the 9 cell battery in the T61p 15 inches? Also sticks out?"
Like a sore thumb in a body cast. Nasty surprise that.
by hellosailor
Sat Jan 05, 2008 5:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Tips to make the battery last longer
Replies: 11
Views: 2491

Reality will vary with the battery chemistry and how smart the charging system is, so various FAQs on the internet mean nothing if they refer to a different lithium-ion chemistry (there are several) or a different charge controller. On my last laptop (Compaq, really a DEC design) the battery was alw...
by hellosailor
Sat Jan 05, 2008 5:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: WiFi MAC address problems: is it my Tpad? Or my router?
Replies: 20
Views: 3169

Thank you, Bill. I thought this section would be appropriate since it might be something particular to the Thinkpad--after all, it works just fine with other computers and cards. DAH- Yes, the exact same MAC address, with the dashes replaced by colons. Which also matches the address printed under th...
by hellosailor
Sat Jan 05, 2008 2:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: WiFi MAC address problems: is it my Tpad? Or my router?
Replies: 20
Views: 3169

WiFi MAC address problems: is it my Tpad? Or my router?

I'm trying to setup WiFi access (Intel abgn adapter) on my new Thinkpad running Vista, to a Verizon Westell 327W router. (Which Westell doesn't support because it is Verizon OEM'd, and Verizon tech support, well, don't ask.) I have wired LAN access set up, no problem. And the WiFi worked with the la...

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