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Wireless card for T420s

#1 Post by positive » Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:51 am

Hi All,

What is the best wireless LAN card for the T420s? I want to use standard Lenovo parts, as i don't want to modify the bios.

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Re: Wireless card for T420s

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:26 am

Check the parts list in the T420s HMM.
Pick the Intel 6300N.
You'll need a genuine Lenovo card with FRU 60Y3233, otherwise no-go.
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Re: Wireless card for T420s

#3 Post by positive » Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:53 am

Thanks RBS. I noticed the three antenna connections on the card, but my existing modem only has two. Is there a third wire to hook up? Thanks.

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Re: Wireless card for T420s

#4 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:18 am

Only your machine can tell...

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Re: Wireless card for T420s

#5 Post by MikalE » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:38 am

Don't quote me, but I think only the black and grey wire will be attached. The white wire isn't used.

I don't know if it is the same with the T420, but for my T520 I had to use the whitelist BIOS to use the 6300N card.
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Re: Wireless card for T420s

#6 Post by SaberX » Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:48 pm

I know this post is few months old BUT i did a wireless upgrade on a T420s before.
Went on ebay and got the cheap Chinese wi-fi card. The Intel Ultimate-N 6300.Listed for Lenovo.
And cheap too. Was only like $7.50 CDN. Free shipping.Just had to wait 5 to 6 weeks for it.
Just plug in and go.
Just did the same on my T430.Getting solid 450Mbps.
Also the T420s and the T430 has the 3 wires.The third wire just had the cover over the end and tucked to the side of the case....

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Re: Wireless card for T420s

#7 Post by TonyJZX » Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:05 am

I believe the 420s has a whitelist so unless you get a Lenovo version 6300 you're gonna get a Error 1802?

Mine did.

Also makes keeping up to date with the current 2018 spectre meltdown bios an issue.

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Re: Wireless card for T420s

#8 Post by RealBlackStuff » Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:49 am

On my T420 I used this BIOS from www.bios-mods.com:
Lenovo_ThinkPad_T420_83ET76WW-83uj28us_NWL_LEN21_ADV_RAM_Speedo_AES_vBios-2170.zip
It has every mod con you can think off.

D/L here for T420: https://www.sendspace.com/file/ssxsqk

They also did similar for T420s:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/a5k88tud9fbja ... S-2170.zip

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