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||"Stan Sidlov" <email@example.com>
||Re: [OS2Wireless] miniPCI wireless card compatibility, older and newer Thinkpads
||Sun, 1 Aug 2010 11:32:21 -0400
||"OS/2 Wireless Users Mailing List" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Is there any 5Ghz wpa2 -aes support?
On Sat, Jul 31, 2010 at 1:09 PM, Lewis G Rosenthal <email@example.com>
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. 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.