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 Post subject: WiFi help needed.
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 3:18 pm 
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I just changed over from DSL to cable and my internal wifi card does not do it anymore so I am using D-Link USB (DWLG122). Does anyone know of a better way? Maybe PCMCIA is the way to go? The router is Motorola SURFboard® SBG6580 Series Wi-Fi Cable Modem. I have an HP Tablet and this gives terrific speed (almost 30Mps), but the T30 is creeping along at just under 8Mps. The router is set up to use WPA.

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 Post subject: Re: WiFi help needed.
PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 11:29 pm 
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According to the specs I just read, the USB ports on the T30 is 1.1, not 2.0. So you have a USB bottleneck.
I would use a PCMCIA WiFi card.


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 Post subject: Re: WiFi help needed.
PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 6:20 am 
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ac12 wrote:
According to the specs I just read, the USB ports on the T30 is 1.1, not 2.0. So you have a USB bottleneck.
I would use a PCMCIA WiFi card.
Sounds like good advice - thanks! I will do some info searching and try to see what PCMCIA card is suggested for the T30. If anyone reading this has any ideas for me I would appreciate them.

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 Post subject: Re: WiFi help needed.
PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 6:37 am 
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You probably still have the original 802.11b wifi card.
Replace that with a 802.11B/G card and install the proper drivers.
Apply the NO-1802 hack to the BIOS if the laptop complains.
That should be it.
The above has been documented in numerous posts on the forum.

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 Post subject: Re: WiFi help needed.
PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 7:55 am 
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RealBlackStuff wrote:
You probably still have the original 802.11b wifi card.
Replace that with a 802.11B/G card and install the proper drivers.
Apply the NO-1802 hack to the BIOS if the laptop complains.
That should be it.
The above has been documented in numerous posts on the forum.

I have a disk with the 1802 fix on it that someone gave me, but isn't that a dos program? I'm using a dual boot WinXP/linux system. Meanwhile I'll look through my parts box (got a few of these cards) for one that uses B/G. Thanks for the info.
[added later] - I don't have that stuff with me here so I looked on eBay and I only see the b/g cards for T40s. I tried adding T30 (my model) to the search but nothing comes up. Are you sure that b/g is supported by my machine? Sorry to question you, but rather than shell out $ I thought I should check.

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 Post subject: Re: WiFi help needed.
PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 9:27 am 
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Geez, man, how many confirmations does it take to get your ... moving?
Don't you read other posts anywhere?

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 Post subject: Re: WiFi help needed.
PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 11:09 am 
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RealBlackStuff wrote:
Geez, man, how many confirmations does it take to get your ... moving?
Don't you read other posts anywhere?

OUCH!

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 Post subject: Re: WiFi help needed.
PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 1:34 pm 
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newyorkpaulie wrote:
Are you sure that b/g is supported by my machine? Sorry to question you, but rather than shell out $ I thought I should check.


In a related post...
What can I update my wireless to without 'hack'
viewtopic.php?f=28&t=104155

1) only -11b pci cards were available back in 2002 when our T30's were built.

2) -11g/b cards became available with T4x's.

3) T30's bios whitelist does NOT include -11g cards.

4) T30 with 1802 bios update will support -11b,g,n cards.

5) RBS prefers Intel pci cards

6) jronald prefers Atheros pci cards

7) I have this external pc card (Linksys wpc54g) in my machine right now...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/270983456114
------ Edit ----
external pc card does NOT require 1802 bios update

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 Post subject: Re: WiFi help needed.
PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 3:33 pm 
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Thank you robert213. Your reply was very helpful. You are a gentleman!

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