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Zadeva: Re: [OS2Wireless] miniPCI wireless card compatibility, older and newer Thinkpads
Datum: Sun, 01 Aug 2010 10:24:12 +0200 (DST)
Za: "OS/2 Wireless Users Mailing List" <os2-wireless_users@2rosenthals.com>

Hi Lewis,

On Sat, 31 Jul 2010 13:09:51 -0400 Lewis G Rosenthal wrote:
>Sorry to hear about your T42 reaching EOL.

Well, it is still working, but most likely has a crack somewhere in the mainboard.
When slightly tilted or lifted it often freezes the display or crashes completely.
I use it on a docking station now (no movement :-) for use as digital oscilloscope.

I also got myself a second one, refurbished for just over 200 Euro's and put
the best parts of the two on that one (I had a bad key on the keyboard).

So I can continue using the T42 for a while longer ...

>> I have eCS 2.0 GA running on that machine now,
>> with a usable display in 1680x1050 (panorama).

Yes, performance is not that good, but adequate for most stuff.
(after disabling the full-window-drag :-)

>> The wired NIC is being worked on (new gigabit driver) but does not work yet.
>The latest build *should* work for you.

Indeed it does, I was actually the one assisting in debugging it with a
debug kernel loaded, to get the NETBIND hang and some traps resolved.

>> The downloaded HW-manuals (T42, W500) seem to indicate that these
>> cards are NOT compatible, not even in physical dimensions/shape!

>Per Aron's comments, the W500 has a mini-PCI-Express slot and the T42
>has a mini-PCI, which are different architectures. Look for an Intel
>3945abg (8086:4227) or a 4965agn (8086:4229, or 8086:4230) card to
>replace the 5300 in the W500.

OK, may do that at some point, allthough the pressure is off now that I have
a working T42 again, and the W500 has wired access, meaning I can get
all my eCS development stuff and application on there.

>I have tested both of these with GenMAC
>with good results. The difference is really whether you need the 802.11n
>capability now or anticipate needing it in the future. I *believe* the
>802.11b/g & 802.11a radios in both cards are about the same, at least in
>terms of performance (someone please correct me if my recollection is
>lacking). Also note that the 4965agn card supports *draft*-n, as it
>predates the ratification of the 802.11n standard. Thus, it may not be
>fully compatible with equipment which has been released more recently.

Either should be fine, I will see if I can get one, and get the corresponding
Windows drivers. But I will probably not swap it out any time soon.

Thanks for the info!

Regards, JvW

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