[ltp] Centrino wireless working

Dan Borello linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Tue, 23 Dec 2003 05:14:36 -0600

It is safe to use those drivers, as I am confident that the asus laptop
has the same wifi card as the t41.  I have been using drivers from
someother website (forget which one) with the driverloader package for a
while now.  

The driverloader module works great, I have no problems with it.  I will
look at the free solution, although $20 isn't bad for a working wifi


On Tue, 2003-12-23 at 05:18, Eric Gourgoulhon wrote:
> Hi,
> David Barroso wrote:
> >Hi all,
> >today I've tried the ndiswrapper (ndiswrapper.sf.net) and at last I can
> >use my t41 Centrino wireless card in linux (although using the XP
> >drivers :() Just to say that it works.
> >  
> >
> Thanks for this good news ! I've immediately tried on my
> ThinkPad R40 Centrino and it works as well.
> Actually, I've got a small trouble when downloading the Windows XP
> drivers to get the .sys and .inf files (step 3 of the installation 
> procedure).
> Since I have completely erased Windows from my hard disk, leaving
> only Linux, I had to download these files from somewhere.
> I first tried from Intel site,
> http://support.intel.com/support/network/wireless/pro2100/update.htm
> where I have been redirected
> to IBM page for the driver of the Intel PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B card
> for ThinkPad's R40, R50, T40, T41, X31. But there is only a .exe file
> (iprowiir.exe) and no .sys or .inf file.
> In view of this, I've been back to ndiswrapper page, and downloaded
> the Windows driver for  Asus M2400N in the list
> http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/supported_cards.html
> I've used the W70N51.SYS and W70N51.INF from this
> driver package and it worked !
> (On the contrary the driver from the Acer Travelmate 803
> did not worked).
> Although it worked (when typing the command wlist scan, I see
> the access point of my neighbours), is it safe to do so
> (I mean using the drivers for the Asus computer) ?
> If not, how to download the drivers for the ThinkPad ?
> Best wishes,
>     Eric.
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