IBM wifi card in non-IBM machines

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by Mark Carroll, Aug 15, 2004.

  1. Mark Carroll

    Mark Carroll Guest

    My IBM Thinkpad has the IBM 802.11a/b/g mini-PCI adapter, part number
    31P9701. I'm very happy with this card, and am thinking of buying one
    for my wife's Toshiba Satellite laptop which has a spare mini-PCI slot
    with the two main, aux antenna cables trailing into it. Does anyone
    know if the IBM tri-mode card will work in non-IBM laptops? Also, will
    the IBM driver software work, or do I need to get some other software?

    I tried my card in her machine, but it doesn't seem to work. Windows
    XP recognises it as a IBM 11a/b/g card but any source of drivers I try
    has me ending up with a "This device cannot start. (Code 10)" message.
    The chosen driver is always an Arcadyan Technology Corporation one,
    version, from AR5211.SYS, a filename that slightly bothers
    me given that the card is 5212-based, not 5211. But, probably I should
    be able to get this card to work?

    -- Mark
    Mark Carroll, Aug 15, 2004
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  2. Mark Carroll

    BigJIm Guest

    I put a dlink in a dell so my guess it that it should work.
    I have connected to Linksys and other routers with it.
    BigJIm, Aug 16, 2004
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  3. Mark Carroll

    John Guest

    Did you try the IBM driver from the IBM site? Can you identify the chipset?
    Maybe there's another generic driver for a card using the same chip.
    John, Aug 16, 2004
  4. Mark Carroll

    Mark Carroll Guest

    Atheros 5212.
    Alas, not one yet that I've gotten working, although I'm still looking
    - quite a few cards have it.

    -- Mark
    Mark Carroll, Aug 16, 2004
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