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Fastest WiFi card that can be installed in a T60 with modified BIOS??

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Fastest WiFi card that can be installed in a T60 with modified BIOS??

#1 Post by kyle2000yt » Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:20 am

My T60 currently has a WiFi card with 42T0825 (Qualcomm). I recently flashed a modified BIOS, and I believe it removes the WiFI card whitelist. What's the fastest one I can install? I have Intel 7260 card just sitting around, can I use it in my T60 now?

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#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:17 pm

If the connector is identical to your current wifi-card, the AC-7260 will work with a half-size bracket.
If not, the Atheros AR9380 is a great alternative.
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Re: Fastest WiFi card that can be installed in a T60 with modified BIOS??

#3 Post by Trzyzet » Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:32 am

AR9380 is just an AirPort from C2D MacBooks and iMacs. Works really good with my T400. And with Airport in name on ebay is much cheaper.
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Re: Fastest WiFi card that can be installed in a T60 with modified BIOS??

#4 Post by kfzhu1229 » Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:17 pm

I also have a Intel 7260 card, but mine is dual band n card. I installed it in a WWAN slot, and while it did work for me, the wifi connection is not stable and craps out every time I download a large file. But for some reason if I put it on a mPCIe to PCIe 1x adapter it works perfectly fine on all of my desktops (even if it's prolonged tortured by Windows update or Steam or the likes of that). Is it some kind of power draw issue or something?
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#5 Post by RealBlackStuff » Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:41 am

There are two versions of that AC-7260, both should go into the WLAN slot:
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Re: Fastest WiFi card that can be installed in a T60 with modified BIOS??

#6 Post by axur-delmeria » Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:38 am

There are a few mini-PCIe card versions of the AX200. but beware! Some cards from Aliexpress are engineering samples and only have 1 antenna attached internally: https://www.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comme ... liexpress/
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