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Need replacement wifi for Thinkpad X60

#1 Post by raket » Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:44 am

I lost my wifi card in my x60.
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Re: Need replacement wifi for Thinkpad X60

#2 Post by ajkula66 » Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:04 am

While I don't quite understand what you mean by "lost", I'd suggest Lenovo abgn (Atheros-chipped) card, FRU is usually 42T0825 or 42T0827.
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Re: Need replacement wifi for Thinkpad X60

#3 Post by tjwasiak » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:12 am

Also 42T0853 (Intel 3945ABG) and 39T0499/339T5578 (ThinkPad 11a/b/g) will work.

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Re: Need replacement wifi for Thinkpad X60

#4 Post by 28CarsLater » Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:29 am

I would check the IBM hardware maint manual or spec sheet for the X61's wireless card (which should be N vs abg). I was able to swap in a R61's wireless card into my 60 and upgrade to N and simply used the 61's factory wireless driver (intel I believe).
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Re: Need replacement wifi for Thinkpad X60

#5 Post by delingren » Fri Nov 29, 2013 2:51 am

R61's card has 3 antennas and X60 has only two. did you just leave one of them empty?
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Re: Need replacement wifi for Thinkpad X60

#6 Post by RealBlackStuff » Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:22 am

The middle of 3 connectors is only useful if you have N or MIMO, otherwise leave it empty.
N will still work great with only 2 antenna wires.
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