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Offline al3

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Seeking wireless card for IBM Thinkpad 600e
« on: January 21, 2012, 08:30:43 AM »
Help. I have an ancient IBM Thinkpad 600e. Bought it used and it came with a 32 bit 10/100 Ethernet CardBus Adapter that I can push into a slot, connect it to a short 3-inch wire that plugs into it and that has an Ethernet plug  on other end which I plug a CAT cable from the router. to it Works great.

I know nothing about cards or hardware. Is there a wireless card I could get for this little computer? There is another slot right above the one I'm using on the right side of the machine. Are these PCI slots? I would appreciate any help locating a wireless card that would work with this computer and with TC+.

Offline Rich

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Re: Seeking wireless card for IBM Thinkpad 600e
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2012, 09:09:36 AM »
Hi al3
That sounds like it is a second  CardBus slot, sometimes referred to as PCMCIA.
From thinkwiki:
(2) Type I, (2) Type II or (1) type III CardBus slots
http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Category:600E

Offline curaga

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Re: Seeking wireless card for IBM Thinkpad 600e
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2012, 09:16:59 AM »
Wireless cardbus card:
http://www.dealextreme.com/p/edup-pcmcia-802-11b-g-wireless-wifi-card-for-laptop-1508

Can't say whether this particular card will work for sure.
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Offline al3

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Re: Seeking wireless card for IBM Thinkpad 600e
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2012, 09:24:52 AM »
Thanks for the link. Would I need a driver for it or does TC+ have one included in the kernel or as an extension?

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Re: Seeking wireless card for IBM Thinkpad 600e
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2012, 10:02:40 AM »
Hi al3
There are several threads listed at the bottom of the page curaga linked to that contain discussions
about this card. This one mentions that the card does not always contain the same chipset:
http://club.dealextreme.com/forums/Forums.dx/Forum.1508~threadid.36903

Offline al3

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Re: Seeking wireless card for IBM Thinkpad 600e
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2012, 10:11:54 AM »
Thanks for the help. I would not know one chip set from another! I just want to find a wireless card that will work with the 600e and TC at Starbucks if possible. All ideas welcome.

Offline gwalther

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Re: Seeking wireless card for IBM Thinkpad 600e
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2012, 12:37:12 PM »
I have several older Thinkpad laptops, and I have used a Netgear ma401, without issues with many versions of tinycore.  The ma401  will do nicely with open and wep connections, but does not do wpa.  The ma401's are cheap and plentiful on ebay.

Offline oldgit485

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Re: Seeking wireless card for IBM Thinkpad 600e
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2012, 02:49:28 PM »
Hi
I have a couple of 600e and find that the Linksys WPC55AG dual band A+G seem to work well, Atheros based ,got them from Morgan computers in uk for less than a fiver each (it was some while ago)
Best regards oldgit