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Thinkpad X31 Intel Pro Wireless 2200 BG

#1 Post by General9913 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:55 pm

Hi there, my X31 came with no Wi-Fi card so I bought a Siemens Gigaset PCMCIA card for it which runs great!

Recently I found an Intel PRO/Wireless 2200 B/G. I've did some research and found this thread: /viewtopic.php?f=3&t=91702

People say it's compatible but I need an IBM FRU model just to be sure. Do I need a bios update? My X31 has bios version 2.11 but I don't have a dock station in case I really need a bios update as I've seen I can't use a USB DVD drive.

Thanks!
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Re: Thinkpad X31 Intel Pro Wireless 2200 BG

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:57 pm

Download the X31 manual from the HMM link above.
It has all the FRU numbers in it, incl. that card.
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Re: Thinkpad X31 Intel Pro Wireless 2200 BG

#3 Post by tom lightbody » Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:07 pm

tawbook.pdf under x31 2672 gives FRU 73P2801 for Intel PRO/Wireless
2200BG mini-PCI

most recent bios version is 3.02 embedded controller 1.08 my copies are
on floppies, so no CD drive needed if you have a floppy drive.
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Re: Thinkpad X31 Intel Pro Wireless 2200 BG

#4 Post by General9913 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:10 pm

I've just been told by the seller it's an Intel Pro 2100 Wm3a2100 Mini-pci and not an Intel Pro Wireless 2200 B/G and he doesn't know about IBM FRU numbers xD

I don't have a floppy drive either.

Thank you, I'm gonna get the X31 and T60 manuals!
Thinkpad X31 Type 2672 Pentium M 705 1.5 Ghz 2GB RAM 40GB HDD Win XP Professional
Thinkpad T60 Type 1951 Core 2 Duo T7400 2.16 Ghz 3GB RAM 60GB HDD Win 7 Home Premium

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Re: Thinkpad X31 Intel Pro Wireless 2200 BG

#5 Post by Trzyzet » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:47 pm

General9913 wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:55 pm
People say it's compatible but I need an IBM FRU model just to be sure. Do I need a bios update? My X31 has bios version 2.11 but I don't have a dock station in case I really need a bios update as I've seen I can't use a USB DVD drive.
If you will take out the whitelist from your BIOS, I recommend to use completely different WLAN card. In my X41t, I'm using 300Mbps Atheros like this one - https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Atheros ... st=ae803_4.
I have Exactly this same model of card and works fine under both windows XP and Linux. With SSD and B_sel0 mods runs brilliant.

(If the auction/offer gone, model of chip on the card is Atheros AR9160)

Last word. If you will be able to find cards based on AR9220 chip, take it. 9160 is very stable but 9220 is a lot better card which is more stable even when range is low.
T400 With 8GB RAM, Undervolted T9900 and Radeon 3470 on Debian and Win7Pro

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Re: Thinkpad X31 Intel Pro Wireless 2200 BG

#6 Post by General9913 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:02 pm

Oh no, I don't dare to fiddle with bios settings! That's too risky to me! But thanks! :mrgreen:
Thinkpad X31 Type 2672 Pentium M 705 1.5 Ghz 2GB RAM 40GB HDD Win XP Professional
Thinkpad T60 Type 1951 Core 2 Duo T7400 2.16 Ghz 3GB RAM 60GB HDD Win 7 Home Premium

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