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T60 - wifi card whitelist

#1 Post by jaaa » Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:40 pm

Recently acquired T60 and am setting it up with Linux Mint. Everything ok but I want to swap out the wifi card for one that's "N" capable. The existing is an Intel card w/ 2 antenna wires.

Online forum posts hint that some Atheros cards might work with stock BIOS without triggering the 1802 error message. I can't find anything definitive online. Can someone please comment?

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Re: T60 - wifi card whitelist

#2 Post by ajkula66 » Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:32 pm

There is an Atheros-chipped card capable of working in the N range, FRU is 42T0825. These were shipped on some T60/p units.

Zender BIOS, OTOH, will enable the use of all other cards and a couple of additional goodies...
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Re: T60 - wifi card whitelist

#3 Post by cadillacmike68 » Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:14 am

There is another BIOS that not only removes the whitelist, but also puts the W7 SLIC 2.1 table in the BIOS. I can't remember the thread. I need to find it for a T60 I recently got.
600, 600X
760LD FUBARd
T21 2647 T22 2647 1@ 1GHz SXGA+ 4 more; T23 2647 1@ 1.2GHz SXGA+ 3 more
T30 2366-88U 2GHz; 2366-83U 1.8G; 5@ 2366-LU0/66U; 2367-KU6 FUBARd
T41 T42 T43
T61 8897 2.4GHz SXGA+; 8898 2.4Ghz; 6463 2@ WSXGA+; 7658 2.5GHz; T61p; 6 more T61s
T500 2
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Re: T60 - wifi card whitelist

#4 Post by ajkula66 » Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:06 am

cadillacmike68 wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:14 am
There is another BIOS that not only removes the whitelist, but also puts the W7 SLIC 2.1 table in the BIOS. I can't remember the thread. I need to find it for a T60 I recently got.
Zender's. That's it.
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Re: T60 - wifi card whitelist

#5 Post by RealBlackStuff » Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:30 am

Get it here: http://tpholic.com/xe/ibmmaniapds/12090727
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Lenovo T60_79uj34us_SLIC21_no_whitelist.zip (1.19MB)(81)
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Re: T60 - wifi card whitelist

#6 Post by cadillacmike68 » Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:07 am

Thanks for the reminder link RBS. If I remember correctly the same person(s) has a T43 and probably a T40/41/42 BIOS with similar benefits.
600, 600X
760LD FUBARd
T21 2647 T22 2647 1@ 1GHz SXGA+ 4 more; T23 2647 1@ 1.2GHz SXGA+ 3 more
T30 2366-88U 2GHz; 2366-83U 1.8G; 5@ 2366-LU0/66U; 2367-KU6 FUBARd
T41 T42 T43
T61 8897 2.4GHz SXGA+; 8898 2.4Ghz; 6463 2@ WSXGA+; 7658 2.5GHz; T61p; 6 more T61s
T500 2
T530 W530

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Re: T60 - wifi card whitelist

#7 Post by RealBlackStuff » Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:51 am

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Re: T60 - wifi card whitelist

#8 Post by jaaa » Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:49 pm

Awsome. Thank you :)

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