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 Post subject: x60s 802.11n upgrade
PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:52 am 
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I want to upgrade my x60s (1704) to 802.11n
Found some old topics and saw I needed to upgrade my bios to whitelist the mini pci cards.
But all with dead links.
Can someone help me out where I can get a working bios ?

Also does this card work ? :
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-6200-N-Ha ... 0592139139


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 Post subject: Re: x60s 802.11n upgrade
PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:14 pm 
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That card will work with a modified BIOS. You will need a half-card to full-card adapter, such as the following:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/bracket-of-mini ... 2a1127c413

See if anyone has sent you a PM (Private Message) about modified BIOSs.


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 Post subject: Re: x60s 802.11n upgrade
PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:24 pm 
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There's a card that works without a modded BIOS, which is Lenovo a/b/g/n, Atheros-chipped, the FRU for USA model is 42T0825, it will vary according to the region.

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 Post subject: Re: x60s 802.11n upgrade
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:36 am 
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Thanks for the replies, didn't know about the Atheros.
I just ordered one from ebay :)


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 Post subject: Re: x60s 802.11n upgrade
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:33 pm 
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What are you going to do for the third antenna?

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 Post subject: Re: x60s 802.11n upgrade
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:02 pm 
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ParatoOptimal wrote:
What are you going to do for the third antenna?


That card works just fine with two antennae.

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 Post subject: Re: x60s 802.11n upgrade
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:17 pm 
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So, do you only connect the b and n leads?

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 Post subject: Re: x60s 802.11n upgrade
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:21 pm 
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ParatoOptimal wrote:
So, do you only connect the b and n leads?


That's not how it works in the first place...antennae are not assigned to a particular spectrum...

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 Post subject: Re: x60s 802.11n upgrade
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:39 pm 
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ParatoOptimal wrote:
So, do you only connect the b and n leads?
From the X60[s] HMM:
If you are installing a 802.11n wireless LAN card, attach the grey cable to the left connector and the black cable to the right connector. If you attach either cable to the center connector, the connection speed will be lower.


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