[ltp] Wireless on T40 or T41p

Mykroft Holmes IV linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Wed, 26 Nov 2003 14:35:07 -0500

Raphael Zentner wrote:

> Hello,
> I plan to purchase a thinkpad from IBM these days and want to be sure 
> the wireless hardware will be operatable. There are two possibilities 
> for me (I can get them cheaper through the university):
> T40 23739 CU
> with the Standard IBM 802.11 a/b Hardware
> or the
> T41p 2373GGU
> with the Intel PRO/Wireless Network Connection 802.11b
> Now none of the persons at IBM I contacted seem to be competent on 
> this purpose. I get answers as precice as "I have inquired and found 
> out that all components within the standard configuration of any T40 
> or T41 are tested and support Linux."
> Is it still true that the only Wireless Card supported by Linux is the 
> one from Cisco? Or are there drivers for the other cards as well in 
> the meantime?
> Many thanks if you can help me,
> Raphael
The Intel choice is NOT supported currently, I'm not sure about the IBM.