[ltp] Thinkpad T450s...

zed zed at zed.net.nz
Thu Jun 15 22:57:09 CEST 2017

Frank Gevaerts <frank at gevaerts.be> wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 05:04:47PM +1200, zed wrote:
> > So, now to my questions. (a)  Is it possible to fit a wireless card to
> > the T450s? (b) If so, is it an easy task to do so? (b) Have members
> > any recommendations.as to the best card to buy, please?
> (a) Should be. (b) Define "easy". I'd say it is. According to the
> hardware maintenance manual
> it's under the base cover (see page 67), which I'd say you need to learn
> to open anyway, as there's also the hard drive and RAM there :) Now if
> for some reason the antenna cables aren't there, things will get a lot
> trickier.

Thanks for the link.  Have now downloaded the file and wil have a look to
see what is involved.

> As far as I understand you can't just insert any wireless card in
> thinkpads, the BIOS checks if it's an "authorized" one. You can find the
> supported ones in
> https://download.lenovo.com/parts/ThinkPad/t450s_frubom_20160115.pdf
> (right at the end). Assuming you want an 802.11ac card (why go for an
> older one?) it seems you want 00JT464 or 00JT467 (not sure what the
> difference is)

Will have a look for at those suggested and report back later.

> Have fun!

I will :-)

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