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Upgrade the Intel 5100 wifi to 5300 3x3?

Question: Upgrade the Intel 5100 wifi to 5300 3x3?

I purchased a T400 (which I LOVE so far) but like a fool, didn't opt for the 5300 3x3 WiFi for $15 more... after some post purchase research, I'd much rather have the extra antennae's for picking up those barely in wifi signals around my house. Does anyone know if the 5300 card can simply be plugged in to replace the 5100? It all comes down to whether the 3 antennae's are installed on ALL models, with the connectors ununsed when a laptop comes with the 5100. Anyone know the answer to this? Regards,-Owen

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Hello, does anyone know if it is possible to upgrade your wifi Lenovo R500 from Intel WiFi Link 5100 to Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260. Reference to buy:  http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/wireless-products/dual-band-wireless-ac-7260-bluetooth.html Reference that is in inside the laptop/:- The Long one.http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/wireless-products/wifi-link-5100-brief.html













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Answer:Lenovo R500 wifi upgrade from Intel WiFi Link 5100 to Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260

Welcome to the forum!
 
You'll need a modded BIOS in order to use that card in R500. Stock BIOS will not allow the machine to boot with it.
 

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I bought my Lenovo T500 last year in summer (2009). It came with a b/g wifi card and I want to upgrade it to Intel Wifi Link 5300 but it seems lenovo.com has stopped selling this card. I also heard that not all 5300 cards are compatible with Lenovo Thinkpads. Could anyone tell me if this card is compatible or not? If not, any suggestions?http://www.amazon.com/Intel-533ANMMWW-Wifi-Link-5300/dp/B001CXT6NQ/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1284... Thank You. 

Answer:Wifi Upgrade to Intel Wifi Link 5300

Hi and welcome to the forum!It will work but the card must be lenovo approved as far as I know, following will definitely work:- http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=p3907.m570.l1313&_nkw=t500+intel+5300&_sacat=See-All-Categor...Not so sure about the one you linked to though.Hope it helps.





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Hi, Can the wlan-card in the T61P be upgraded with a WiFi Link 5300-card?





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Answer:T61p - Intel WiFi Link 5300-upgrade?

Not without modding the BIOS.

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upgrade my W700 wifi 5300 AGN to Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 (FRU: 60Y3233),  doable? Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 is one of the wifi options in W701, I don't know if I can use the same wifi card in my w700.













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Answer:Can I upgrade my W700 wifi 5300 AGN to Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300

you would need to hack the bios to make this upgrade possible. 

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There have been a number of threads on here about those of us who have had serious problems keeping wireless connections up. People have had this with both W500s and W700s, so I decided to comment in one thread for both. In my own case my brand new factory fresh W500 (XP Pro) was dropping every 5 minutes requring a reset. I called Lenovo Support and they walked me through mutiple driver updates/reinstalls until we reached the point where the wireless quit working and in typical help desk fashion they threw up their hands and said "OS Wipe". So, back to factory fresh I went, and I started researching on my own. Several people on here had some luck turning off bits of the wireless functionality (such as disabling "N", Power Management, Packet Burst and other advanced features). That did help slightly, and the disconnects went from once every 5 minutes to once every 15 minutes or so, but still enough to make it unusable as a Work Machine which is supposed to be putting bread on the table not locking up in the middle of the most crucial operation. I really didn't want to go back to Lenovo Tech Support and start again going through the scripts for network repair because it's clear there's something fundamental going on here, and not something that can be solved by a help desk flow chart, and we all know that the help desk will read from the script until your ears bleed. I started casting my net wider, (Try google and Intel 5100 and 5300... Read more

Answer:INTEL 5100/5300 Network Dropouts/Disconnects

Installing the latest Intel drivers as well as downloading new power management drivers on the IBM website http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-4GXPEG&velxr-la... eliminated virtually all of the "local only" connect and random drop out issues.  Power settings on the card were also changed to performance - highest, and roaming agressivness - lowest.  The only remaining issues as far as wireless goes are that 1) occasionally coming out of sleep mode the wireless card does not wake up.  Access Manager says it is on but there is no indicator light and it is not connecting to anything.  The second problem would appear to relate to the first as by turning the card off and on in Access Manager powers up the modem, it only connects locally and appears to not look for the WEP key in order to connect globally.  You need to disconnect, look for, and attach to your preferred network in order to see the world.  As an FYI, my W500 uses the Intel 5350 wireless card.  So, this is almost the way it is supposed to work but would like to hear any solution to problem #2.

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Reading that the 5300 has a better distance.  Anyone know if its compatable to swap out an abgn with this? I would guess it has to be purchased via Lenovo so the Bios will read the card. tnx

Answer:Intel PRO/Wireless 5100/5300 AGN compatable with T61P ?

the T61p BIOS does not have the 5100/5300 whitelisted.

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Am looking for a hardware solution: Pavilion DV7 1270 usUPGRADED TO WIN 10  64bit from WIN 7 64bit My current WIFI Wireless/Bluetooth card is an INTEL WIFI LINK 5100 agn. ( Original card) This is NOT SUPPORTED in Win 10... WIFI  no longer works. There are no solutions offered in HP Web assistance or via INTEL or MICROSOFT. I would simply like to find a compatible(upgrade) card that works in this system  with WIN 10? The card is accessible and replaceable ( in RAM Bay... as i remember) INTEL no longer supports this card (to and through win 10) HP Laptops are notoriously finicky with WIFI card replacements...? Short of adopting a usb dongal WIFI/BLUETOOTH option, I would like to effect an internal upgrade to the original card... seems simple enough? Thank You for whatever guidance you might afford    

Answer:after win 10 upgrade, intel wifi link 5100 no longer support...

Hi: You may be able to get the card to work if you fiddle with some of the advanced settings on the advanced tab for the card in the device manager. I have 3 HP business notebooks...one has the Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3965ABG card, one has the Intel Intel WiFi Link 4965AG card, one has the Intel WiFi Link 5300 wireless card. The first two I didn't have to do anything to make them work. The 5300...device is present in the device manager saw wireless networks but would not connect when I clicked connect. I went into the advanced settings tab and I think I enabled WMM and the card works just fine and has so ever since. Try tweaking one of the settings in the advanced settings tab. I wish I remembered exactly which setting I changed that made it connect. I was ticked off, so I wasn't paying attention to what I was doing. Could not understand why two older cards worked perfectly and the newer one wouldn't. Changing the wireless card would be extremely problematic as you are limited to just the cards listed in the service manual and half the time the ones listed in the manual cause the notebook not to boot up until the card is removed. Also, if you can't get the Intel 5100 to work, you can forget any of the others listed working on W10. I am very sure that changing one of those advanced settings will allow the 5100 card to work.

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Hello folks. I have an X61T (7764-CTO) in which the wireless card seems to be failing intermittently. I'd like to replace it with a more modern one, preferably of the 5100, 5300, or 5350 variety. Are there any card w/ these chipsets that are known to work in the X61T? The only card that the Support page lists for this machine is the "ThinkPad abg wireless LAN Mini PCI Express Adapter", FRU 41A4071.  Thanks,Andrew

Answer:5100/5300/5350 Wifi card compatibility with X61 Tablet?

[quote]The only card that the Support page lists for this machine is the "ThinkPad abg wireless LAN Mini PCI Express Adapter", FRU 41A4071.[/quote] I was able to run with an Lenovo branded Intel 4965.  I don't have the fru handy...I would think if it were supported, and if lenovo still sales the device it would be on the accessories & updates page after you insert your model number on the left: http://shop.lenovo.com/us/accessories But since the X61 is replaced by the X200, I don't see a lot of options under wireless & networking anymore. I would also like to know if anyone has had any luck with these lenovo branded wifi/wimax cards in their X61?





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Hello All I have 3000 N200 model number 0769BWG. And am very happy with the machine, and I want up grade the its WIRELESS Adapter to Intel's 5300 which dual band2.4GHz and 5.0GHz 4 mode a/b/g/n. It is all round better connectivity and HD application etc. Can the members help out here PLEASE as I am not sure? Compatibility IssuesDrivers etc. Currently my wireless adapter has 2 wires many thanks Mahmud 

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Hi everyon! Happy New Year. I received a new T400s at last week.OS is Windows 7 and my wireless LAN card is Intel WiFi Link 5300 AGN. It doesen't works well.It happens to disconnect network 5 ~ 10 minutes interval. I have two another notebook.They have no problems. What is the problem?What do I do?  

Answer:About Intel WiFi Link 5300 AGN

I'm having the same problem with my T500 (same wireless adapter, Intel 5300 AGN) since upgrading from Vista Business to Win 7 Professional.  I had no problems with wireless connectivity under Vista.  From what I can tell, this seems to be a problem with the 5300 adapter running under Win 7 on the T400/500 platforms.  I've tried everything, and I haven't been able to find a resolution on this forum up to this point.  I believe this is a problem Lenovo owes its customers a solution for.

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Hi there guys,it's my first post on this forum even although I should've asked here first. I have the same problem with the network wifi adapter as mentioned in the previous thread with this subject: it happens to disconnect and after that it doesn't appear in Device Manager for some time. Ussually I go there 'scan for hardware changes' and it appears back, but sometimes it doesn't come back for good and I need to restart my laptop. So..this is quite sad. I've read all the opinions about this and all solutions so far and nothing worked for me. I checked my driver on Intel and it says: Product DetectedIntel(R) WiFi Link 5300 AGNCurrent Driver Installed14.3.2.1This device is unknown or unsupported. Please contact the manufacturer for possible updates.So I downloaded their newer driver which is 15.3 and still the driver version remains 14.3.  This is becoming quite annoying becouse it happens to disconnect right when I am downloading or writing an email.        Did someone from tech support found a solution for this? please! I would appreciate a lot. Thank you. p.s. I am running win8 pro.

Answer:About Intel WiFi Link 5300 AGN

I suspect there are variants of the Intel 5300 card that will work in Lenovo systems, and other versions of the card that are designed for other systems (like HP, etc) and will not work in a Lenovo. It's possible that the 5300 card you have wasn't designed for Lenovo platforms, and as a result doesn't match up with the bios whitelist on your system. Did the system originally come with this card, or was the card installed sometime later? If installed later, was the card supposedly compatible with Lenovo systems (incl your model)? I picked up my new 5300 card from eBay sometime back... it was listed as compatible with my Lenovo T400 (incl a few other models), and once I installed it (and installed the driver, updated access connections, rebooted the system etc), it came right up at 450mbps when near the access-point. Finally, the 15.x (I'm assuming Lenovo) driver might not support this older 5300 card... my T400 is running a 14.x driver for Win7 64-bit which does support the 5300, but I noticed the 15.x driver for my system doesn't support the older 5300 (and states that in the release notes for this ver). That's all I can come up with for now... hope something here helps you out. And keep me posted... will check this thread from time to time. Mike

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Hi guys Several months ago I buy a network card Intel WiFi Link 5300 compatible with my thinkpad on ebay, since that day I began to have problems when I turn on my thinkpad ... (more info here: http://lnv.lithium.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/T500-reboot-on-startup/m-p/201907#M21611 )  Also I have trouble suspending, as it does not resume correctly and thought it would linux problem, but today I discovered that no, that is the problem of network card. I would like to know where to buy it but lenovo original. The problem is that I do not see on the website of lenovo.I'm from Argentina, but my brother travels to Miami tomorrow for 15 days... thanks

Answer:where to buy a intel wifi link 5300

ask your brother to call IBM parts and order it from them directly.
 
Phone number: 877-426-6006

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Hi Guys,
This is Viral. I am using an Acer laptop model ASPIRE 4736 since the last five years. There haven't been much issues with it. except for the battery and thats it. But recently, since last two weeks I noticed that my Wifi would stop blinking after sometime after I start my laptop and then it wouldn't work even when I try to turn on and turn off the Wifi switch(it doesn't respond anything). I tried searching the net for this issue using my office laptop and found that a system restore would help to solve this issue. Since I remembered that I updated Java as well as there was this ad software which got installed and I had unistalled it. So I did a system restore and then when I opened the device manager, I am not able to see intel r wifi link 5100 driver on it. I tried restarting my laptop and did everything and couldn't find the driver(it was there before the system restore). But later on the same day, the driver got installed automatically and the WiFi started working but only for a couple of minutes after the restart and then it stopped. So  I did the system restore again to the date when everything was working perfectly and when i did that, again my intel r wifi link 5100 driver is not shown on the device manager(network adapters). I don't if it would automatically get installed or not but its sure that the WiFi issue still be there. So can you please help with this issue?
1. Help me get the intel r wifi link 5100 driver back
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Answer:Issues with WiFi as intel r wifi link 5100 is not installed after d systm restor

Select Model, Select Operating System, Download your Drivers
 
There is also a hardware detection tool to assist you.
 
http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/drivers
 
If the software is listed in add/remove programs; Uninstall it.
 
If the device is listed in device manager; uninstall it.

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Hi Guys,
This is Viral. I am using an Acer laptop model ASPIRE 4736 since the last five years. There haven't been much issues with it. except for the battery and thats it. But recently, since last two weeks I noticed that my Wifi would stop blinking after sometime after I start my laptop and then it wouldn't work even when I try to turn on and turn off the Wifi switch(it doesn't respond anything). I tried searching the net for this issue using my office laptop and found that a system restore would help to solve this issue. Since I remembered that I updated Java as well as there was this ad software which got installed and I had unistalled it. So I did a system restore and then when I opened the device manager, I am not able to see intel r wifi link 5100 driver on it. I tried restarting my laptop and did everything and couldn't find the driver(it was there before the system restore). But later on the same day, the driver got installed automatically and the WiFi started working but only for a couple of minutes after the restart and then it stopped. So  I did the system restore again to the date when everything was working perfectly and when i did that, again my intel r wifi link 5100 driver is not shown on the device manager(network adapters). I don't if it would automatically get installed or not but its sure that the WiFi issue still be there. So can you please help with this issue?
1. Help me get the intel r wifi link 5100 driver back
2. Help me the solve the WiFi issue... Read more

Answer:Issues with WiFi as intel r wifi link 5100 is not installed after d systm restor

Select Model, Select Operating System, Download your Drivers
 
There is also a hardware detection tool to assist you.
 
http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/drivers
 
If the software is listed in add/remove programs; Uninstall it.
 
If the device is listed in device manager; uninstall it.

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Hello, I need to use speciffically Intel 5300 based WiFi link for data analysis purpose. so i want to install it into R61 thinkpad  which already house intel pro 3945 abg card. As far as i know it uses only two antenna's while 5300 need 3 antenna's. Did Thinkpad R61 model incluide 3 antenna's in it body by default and keeping 1 antenna as spare as in my case?? if not What if i use 5300 with two antenna's only (speed do not matter much just data analysis purpose) OR there are variouse mini PCIe to PCIe x1 converters available, Can I use this 5300 link with desktop PC through this converter??  I had checked personally PC motherboard possess PCIe x1 slot. For refference I had incluided images of WiFi card and converter  WiFi Card: http://i.imgur.com/Mef8ryv.jpg  Converter: http://i.imgur.com/44gEpMQ.jpg Thanks..!!!

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I have a W500 with Win 7 x64. I have the Intel wifi link 5300 AGN wireless card and the Intel drivers, 14.3.2.1In Device Manager, Advanced tab, it shows those settings for 802.11n properties. But at the bottom of the list, Wireless Mode, it only shows 802.11a/b/g. There is no N mode. Is this card capable of N speeds wirelessly? Thank you for your help.













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Answer:W500 Intel wifi Link 5300 AGN- No N?

yes it is capable of N.

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I have an Acer 11.6" Aspire One AO751H netbook. I want to upgrade the wireless-G to N. This model takes the half size mini pci-e cards. I just recently purchased the Intel Ultimate N WiFi Link 5300 card. Installed it yesterday, booted the computer, and so far so good. It recognized the card right away and the driver installation was successful. The wifi activity light works, the card is recognized, but it is unable to detect any networks. It just flashes that little balloon at the bottom saying "wireless networks unavailable". Try to refresh the network list, and i still get nothing. I tried turning the card off, then on again, but nothing. I checked on the driver in Device Manager, and it says it is functioning properly.

I have the most up-to-date BIOS and I am running 32-bit XP Pro (downgraded from the factory installed VISTA). I was wondering if maybe there was an issue with the antennas? The 5300 card has 3 antenna inputs, but the laptop only has two antennas. I was told on numerous forums that it would still function fine with only two antennas, however. I obtained the most up-to-date driver for the card right from intel's website and it installed without any issues at all. Does anyone have any input on to why this card seems to have installed fine, but cannot detect wireless networks? Should I try an older driver? I know many people have upgraded the wifi in this Aspire Ones, so I can't see it simply being incompatible.
 

Answer:CANNOT get Intel 5300 mini PCI-E WIFI to work

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I'm looking to upgrade my Y730 to a Intel 5300 but keep reading that the 5300 wont work on Lenovos because of  a BIOS problem. Some places I look they say that their specific version with only work with lenovos and then other places say they wont work with lenovos or HPs. Every place I look has the exact same model number. Im so confused. Can anyone provide any help? Thanks so much in advance!!!! Here is a link to the one that I am looking at on ebay. LinkThe description says it will work with IBM laptops that have GM45 but they only list Thinkpads as compatable model number no idepads at all. What do ya'll think?Message Edited by alohadustin on 02-20-2009 10:10 PM

Answer:Upgrading Y730 to Intel 5300 Wifi

In a Lenovo/IBM laptop, the BIOS has a predefined list of hardware IDs of the WLAN cards it will accept. If the card you put in is not on the list, the BIOS will throw up a flag by stating that an unsupported network card was inserted. It will tell you to remove it and then reboot the computer. The hardware ID on a Lenovo/IBM branded card is different from that of a generic one. Thus, a generic one will not work. Older ThinkPads had a work-around that enabled any card to work but the method used doesn't apply to IdeaPads. Lenovo states that this is to ensure that the hardware complies with FCC standards [or equivalent for different countries]. Reference However, I do believe that any device that transmits radio waves for communication has to be certified by the FCC anyways. So the idea kind of bounces back and hits them in the face. Doesn't it?Message Edited by ortegaluis on 02-20-2009 08:30 PM





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Ladies and Gentlemen,I have phoned several times with the Lenovo support, but unfortunately, no solution wasfound. I actually thought my question is really trivial: I would like to have an Intel Wifi Link 5300 card in my SL500 (2746 - KYG). Related to the hardware maintenance manual v1, under http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/43y6762.pdf this card is compatible (Intel WiFi Link 5300 2746-CTO FRU 43Y6459).I am no longer sure thatthebusiness phone support has the necessary quality and couldsolve the problem. At the beginning theyrepeatedly pointed out that the Intel Wifi Link 5100 could afford my desired 300 Mbit/s, and it would be a misconfiguration on my side. Taking a look at Intel's website -the card only sends max. 150 Mbit/s.After the employee of the business support talkedmanytimes to atechnician, he answeredthat the Intel WiFi Link 5300 is generally compatible. There after, I asked whether the FRU No. 43Y6459 is mentioned in my bios, because otherwise the notebook is not functionable and acknowledged his service with error 1802... The supoort guywas very surprised, he had never heard about this error. Atthis point I saw no way to progress the conversation and I ended it friendly.I would be very happy if someonehasa solution to my littleproblem. I ordered a card with the FRU# 43Y6459 and installed it. Unfortunately, without success - error 1802, even though this card should be compatible according Hardware Maintenance Manual.Please IBM/Lenov... Read more

Answer:SL500 and Intel Wifi Link 5300

Hello mate, I see that the FRU 43Y6459 is compatible with the SL500 2746-CTO. The only way to explain this would be the CTO model don't have the same whitelist than the KYG.The only way to get rid of that is replacing your BIOS with a hacked one who doesn't have a whitelist. You'll void your warranty and it's at your own risk.





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I've read a dozen postings and think I know what's going on but hopefully someone can simplify it for me. With the Realtek RTL8191SE I am experiencing 4-5 minute boot times and WiFi connect times on my T400S (2801).  I decided to get the Intel WiFi Link 5300 agn card (533AN_MWW) to allow 5ghz connections and eliminate the Realtek problems.  I installed the card, connected the wires properly (Grey1, Black2, White3), hardware WiFi antenna switch is on, card is recognized by Windows, Intel 14.3.2.1 driver, driver is enabled but when I open Access Connections, no wireless networks are found.  Fn+F5 shows that the 802.11 Wireless Radio is present but with a status of Off.  When I click the Power On button, it turns green and closes automatically 30 seconds later but remains Off and still no networks found.  I don't think this adapter is whitelisted by the BOIS but I could have a different version than Lenovo approves.  I tried the other tips given such as disabling n, turning power management off, etc but to no avail.  Ideas?













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Answer:Intel WiFi Link 5300 agn card not able to turn on via Fn+F5

I think I might have figured it out.  There are two PCI Express Mini Card slots on the T400S (2801).  The shorter slot is for WiFi/WiMax cards and the longer slot is for WAN cards.  The longer 5300 cards on the market cannot be used in the longer slot.  Windows recognizes the cards but Access Connections (or maybe the BIOS) does not allow it to operate.  Can anyone verify this?

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I finally found the solution to my problem today, and I'm posting this information in hopes that someone can verify in their environment what I found in mine.  Also in hopes that it will save someone else the weeks of effort it took me to resolve. To recap, my problem was that I was unable to stream audio or video either from my LAN or from the internet without losing connectivity frequently or permanently.  This problem began when several months ago I updated my laptop to Win 7 Professional from Vista Business.  I didn't experience the problem under Vista.  Today I determined the problem was that I am running mixed mode on my LAN which apparently is not supported by the Win 7 driver for the Intel 5300.  My router is the D-Link DIR-655 which is an 802.11n router capable of being configured for mixed mode support.  I am running it configured for n and g support since my wife's laptop only supports g.  I booted up my laptop today and began an audio stream from my server and to my surprise it worked beautifully, just like it should.  I listened for a while and suddenly the music began skipping.  I noticed that my wife had just booted her laptop about the same time the skips began.  On a long shot I went into the advanced configuration of the 5300 and disabled 802.11n support forcing it to disconnect and reconnect at 54Mbps.  That action restored my audio stream immediately, and I proceded to test by exercising seve... Read more

Answer:Problem with T500 Intel 5300 AGN WiFi resolved......

goodde wrote:
 
My router is the D-Link DIR-655 which is an 802.11n router capable of being configured for mixed mode support. 
 
The DIR-655 only operates in the 2.4GHz WiFi band (you can see that in the product manual - Frequency Range 2.4GHz to 2.483GHz) and is not fully  802.11n Draft 2 compliant, and so will not achieve 802.11n speed with the Intel WiFi cards which are fully 802.11n Draft 2 compliant.
In 802.11n Draft 2, based on field experience, the IEEE 802.11n Working Group specified that bonded channel operation should only take place in the 5GHz WiFi band and 802,11n operation in the 2.4GHz band created too many other issues for 802.11b/g operation in that band.  This is also reflected in the recently ratified/published 802.11n specification.
So the problem IS your router, not the Intel cards, or Windows 7 drivers. 
 
Cheers,
 

Bill

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I recently needed to restore my T500 to factory defaults. After doing so I have not been able to access any of the content on my network over wireless. It will conect to the access point, get the IP settings, etc. but when I try to get on the internet, or anything on my network, it says its an invalid name/address. If I plug in the LAN, everything works just fine. Anyone have any suggestions?













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Answer:Intel WiFi Link 5300 can't connect to the Internet

Can you be more specific as to the error you get? What operating system are you using? Not that this should matter, but have you tried updating your wireless drivers from Lenovo.com, or direct from Intel if necessary? Also don't forget something as silly as rebooting your access point & modem.

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I just recently purchased a T500 as a replacement for my existing T60p.  The new one came with an Intel 5300 AGN card and Vista Business 64.  I've been slogging through the process of downloading and installing all the ancillary stuff (printer drivers, etc) and found out last night that what I thought was a network problem in performance is really a T500 wifi problem. Downloading stuff from intel over WiFi - 4.1kbsDownloading stuff from intel over Ethernet - 500+kbs. I thought perhaps this was an issue with my wifi, but on my T60 -  downloading stuff from intel over WiFi - 600+kbs. So its not the wifi. So its something with the T500 and possibly the 5300 card.  I note that this version shipped with some fairly strange WiFi configuration - Intel WiFi STA as the offered wifi interface with the 5300 well hidden.  I'm tempted to try and uninstall the WiFi STA and see if that improves things. I've also tried updating the WiFi to the newest intel drivers without luck (drivers updated, but didn't improve performance).  I've played with power settings and various other twiddles - also without luck. Anyone have any ideas? I may see if I have an old AR wifi card and replace the 5300 with it... Mike 

Answer:T500 WiFi Performance Issues (Intel 5300) - help!

After trying a few more things including removing the Intel My WIFI drivers, I decided to try swapping out the 5300 with an older AR based ABGN mini PCI card.  So I pulled off the palm rest and key board and pulled the various connections and screwdowns needed to remove the card.  Unfortunately, the AR card is double sided - it wouldn't lay flat in the slot.  So I replaced the 5300, screwed everything down, reconnected the antennas, replace the keyboard and palm rest and replaced the battery.  I powered it up and low and behold - I'm now getting the speeds I was expecting.  E.g. north of 1Mbs.  The only thing I can figure is either the antennas were misconnected or just not seated properly. I recommend reseating the antennas for anyone else who has this problem - probably before trying pretty much any of the other things suggested in this forum - power, twiddlles, etc. Mike 

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I purchased my T500 within the first week Lenovo had it available for US consumers to order.  I was assured the machine was going to come with a WiMax card.  I gave it to my daughter to use.  We never tested WiMax since we did not have WiMax in our city until October of last year.  Came to find out, our machine did not come with a WiMax card as was promissed.  It has in it the Intel WiFi Link 5300 AGN card instead.  Needless to say, I no longer feel comfortable ordering from Lenovo anymore.  We got seven laptops in the house.  Five of which are ThinkPads.  However, we've moved over to Samsung after this unpleasant experience. Today I wanted to see if there's an updated version of the driver I'm running for my WiFi card, to my unpleasant surprise, the driver for the Intel WiFi Link 5300 AGN card in my T500 does not exist anywhere at www.lenovo.com.  I only see drivers for the Intel 5150 and the Intel 5350 cards. Does anybody out there have any idea where I can find the latest driver for the Intel WiFi Link 5300 AGN in my duped T500 laptop?  Thank you in advance for your help.

Answer:T500 - Intel WiFi Link 5300 AGN Driver

In the T500 driver matrix you will find the following entry;
 
Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000, Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200/ 6205, Intel Centrino Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250,Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300,Intel PRO/Wireless 3945BG, 3945ABG Network Connection, Intel WiFi Link 1000/ 5350, Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG/ 4965AGN
 
Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows Vista (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows XP 08 Sep 2011 14.02.0000
 
The link leads you to the following download page:
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-77063
 
This package installs the software (Wireless LAN driver and utility) to enable the following devices:

Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000 (Intel(R) WiFi Link 1000)
Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200
Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205
Intel Centrino Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250
Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300
Intel PRO/Wireless 3945BG Network Connection
Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGN
Intel WiFi Link 5300 AGN
Intel WiFi Link 5350
Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG
Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN

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I want to install a Intel N 5300 card on T430. Does anyone has such experience? Which type card should I bought? mini PCI or half mini PCI? Does 5300 work with T430? Thanks.

Answer:Does T430 work with Intel N 5300 wifi card?

5300 intel card won't work with the T430. The T430 uses half size mPCIe card.

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After an XP to Windows 7 Ultimate upgrade, wifi is broken. The yellow antenna light next to the bluetooth light at the bottom of the screen is lit. Wired neworking works but not Wifi. I've downloaded the latest Intel driver but when I troubleshoot it gives error messages such as "the device is not enabled". I've scoured forums and tried a few things.1. Uninstall the driver, uninstall Thinkvantage Connection Manager, reboot, reinstall driver, connection manager.2. Turn off wireless-n (someone previously posted a solution that involved disabling wireless n).3. Disabled the ability to disable the device on the power manager.4. Lowered the antenna power (it was on high).5. Verified the device in enabled in the bios.6. Hit fn-F5 (which seems to do nothing)7. Checked the switch in the front (the yellow light does turn off if I slide it left). If you start up Thinkvantage Access Connections, it shows zero wireless access points and I know I have a few neighbors besides me who have wireless routers. My mac finds my router (a D-Link DIR-655) just fine. A few folks mentioned that the cards do go but it seems strange. The computer rarely leaves the house.  Anyone have a suggestion of something I may have missed ?













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Answer:T400 Intel 5300 AGN WiFi can't enable device on Windows 7

Hi ben2e,
 
Do run the ThinkVantage System Update on your T400 as it seems you have miss out a few drivers as your Fn + F5 keys is not mapped.
 
After you have done so, try pressing Fn + F5 and try to turn on the Wireless device from there.
 
Several things to check

In devmgmt.msc, is it turned on?
manual installation of WLAN driver via site

//JameZ

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I'm pretty confused, and I'm hoping someone here can help me. Every time I restart/turn on the computer, the wireless adapter turns on for a couple of seconds then shuts back off.
Then I have to manually press the adapter button for it to turn back on. I reinstalled my Windows and that didnt fix it. The wireless works as it should after I turn it back on.

I checked the power settings, in the properties for the adapter, And i have set it to always be on.

Does anyone know why this might be happening and what I can do to fix it?
I have a "Intel(R) WiFi Link 5300 AGN"

Answer:How do i enable (Intel WiFi Link 5300 AGN) by default on my laptop?

Looks like a Windows update solved this...

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hey guys,

I'm having problems with my "intel (R) wifi link 5300 on dell studio 1435(vista32), device unavailable. It happened when I was just surfing the internet, all of a sudden my wifi device was lost. I tried to uninstall it and reinstall it again, it wasnt found.

Tried to reformat my lappy, at first it was working, then again, it happened. I dont think the hardware isnt working because sometimes it connects but then after restarting, it looses it's connection. now it say's (This device cannot start. (Code 10)

Tried to also updated my driver, still the wifi doesnt work.

Please, please, please help..

Thanks

Answer:intel (R) wifi link 5300 on dell studio 1435

Hi.....
I also faced the same problem, if you get the solution. Please tell me yaar.
Pls Help........

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I recently purchased a Lenovo T400 with the Intel 5350 wireless card (same as the 5300 but with WiMax), and, like a lot of other people on this forum, I could not get the wifi to consistently work. I spent several frustrating days searching these forums and trying pretty much every solution offered (XP 32 bit, Vista 32 bit, Vista 64 bit, w/ & w/out Access Connections, w/ & w/out Intel software, Lenovo drivers vs. Intel drivers, etc.). However, in the end, the solution was totally unrelated. What I found was that when I was using WEP security on my Linksys WRT54G router (v5 w/ the latest firmware) I could not get wifi to work consistently. In most cases it was hard to get it to work at all. In other cases it might work after a reboot for a few minutes, then stop working again. However, as soon as I either turned off security or changed it to WPA2-Personal, wifi worked like a charm. I was originally thinking about returning the laptop, since no wifi makes it pretty much unusable. But, with this finding I think I will keep it. Since it is obviously a driver issue, I'm going to assume there will be a driver update in the near future to fix the problem. Hope this helps some of you who are having the same problems!

Answer:Intel 5300/5350 Intermittent Wifi Solution - Don't use WEP security!

That is a fascinating solution to the intermittent mess the Intel cards can go into. Never would have thought secrurity and encryption would affect the performance. For what it's worth, go into the properties of the wireless card in Device Manager. Go to the Advanced Tab. Set "Roaming Aggressiveness" slider to the lowest, "Power Managment" to lowest, and "Transmit Power" to highest. These were solutiosn that I've run across and fixed the problem for me (I have the regular 5300, hope you will get to use and enjoy WiMax).

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I obtained my T400 in November, and notice that the driver for my Intel WiFi Link 5300 wireless adapter is version 12.1.0.14 from 8/28/08. On the Intel Web site, I've noticed that the driver was upgraded to 12.1.2.1 on 11/24/08: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&Inst=Yes&ProductID=3062&DwnldID=17163&strOSs=... Are we permitted to install the latest driver (including the Intel PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility for Windows Vista, or does this interfere with ThinkVantage Wireless Detection, etc.), or do we have to wait to see if Lenovo certifies this version? Thanks in advance,Mike

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So I'm sitting in the kitchen, and as usual, my wireless connection speed reduces after a couple minutes after establishing connection, and never returns back to 130 Mbps.  Transmit (currently) shows 52 Mbps... oh, now 78 Mbps, nope now 65 Mbps. Hovering over the windows wireless system tray icon = 39 Mbps (also varies each time I check, but never gets back to 130 Mbps Why can't it stay?  How do I get/force it back to maintain "full" 130Mbps? I've played with Advanced Wireless Settings to keep Transmit Power level to 100%, Power Save Mode = Low,According to Wireless COnnection Status window, I'm associated with Access point at signal strength = 80%, Signal Quality = Excellent, andI'm connected secured as WPA AESTAC = 5.61BIOS 3.11Win XP SP3 Network adapter802.11nIntel 5300 driver 13.0.0.107 (2009-09-15)advanced tab settings i've ensured:Power Management = Highest (max performance)Transmit Power = maximum (highest coverage) What else?Rick





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Answer:Why Intel 5300 wifi reduces from 130 Mbps and never goes back to that level?

This is often due to poor signal reception. Does it happen when you place the laptop reasonaly close to the wireless router?

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My X200s uses Intel N 5300 WiFi card. But I need this slot for mpcia SSD. Can I use half size Intel N 5300 wifi card at Turbo Memory slot if I remove half size Turbo Memory?

Answer:Half size Intel N 5300 WiFi card for X200s

if it is from Lenovo then yes, otherwise no. Lenovo never sold any Thinkpads with a half size Intel 5300 card AFAIK, so if you are getting a generic one then the answer is no, it won't work in your machine. the slot on the X200s won't support mSATA drives.

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I upgraded my T500 to Windows 7 Professional from Vista Business.  Since upgrading, I have been unable to obtain satisfactory WiFi connectivity.  Symptoms are that I cannot stream from either the internet or my local server without experiencing periodic interruptions and/or total drops.  I've tried reinstalling the driver, replacing the WiFi card itself, and adjusting the parameters associated with the adapter card.  Nothing seems to help.  I also own a T61 laptop which I also upgraded from Vista Business to Windows 7 Professional, and I have had no problems with WiFi connectivity on that machine.  It also has an Intel Wifi adapter but a different model.  Both laptops connect to my LAN and the internet through the same D-Link wireless access router. I'm beginning to suspect that the Windows 7 driver for this particular WiFi adapter is flawed.  Has anyone in this forum had a similar experience? Thanks in advance for your comments/assistance.

Answer:Problem with T500 Intel Wifi Link 5300 adapter connectivity

(speaking french)try to use your laptop without 'energy star'. setup full speed processor to maximum.I thinks the problem turn around win7 and 'energy saving driver'regards

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Hi Everyone, I've purchased 2 days ago an X301 and downgraded to WinXP SP3 from Win7 using the Rescue & Recovery Disc that came with the unit. Everything is working fine except the wireless adapter (Intel WiFi Link 5300agn). I cannot find it in the device manager and in Net Connections (Ctrl Panel). T/S done:The current setting of Wireless LAN in BIOS>Security>I/O Port Access is already enabled as well as the Wireless switch at the back but still not detected. I added the adapter manually in Add Hardware in the Ctrl Panel as Intel WiFi 5300 AGN (Device status: Code 10 This device cannot start). Then I downloaded and installed the latest driver (http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-70496.html) but still not working. I tried using Vista driver as well but still no glory. I tried also the latest driver for WinXP from Intel but still not working. Your help is highly appreciated.Thanks in advance.

Answer:ThinkPad X301 Intel WiFi Link 5300 Not Working In WinXP SP3

Hi and welcome to the forum!Download and install hotkey driver:- http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-74261, thereafter reboot your system, press Fn-F5 -> enable Wireless (make sure the status is "On"), Windows will then detect your wifi, subsequently download and install intel 5300 driver either from lenovo or intel.Hope this helps.





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I just purchased a new T500 notebook (Type 2242-34U) and am interested in setting up a home network.  I have broadband cable hooked up to my Dell PC (Time Warner/Roadrunner).  My T500 comes with Intel WiFi Link 5300 (AGN).  Any advice and/or recommendations with regards to the model/type of router is greatly appreciated.  Thanks a bunch. OO  

Answer:Home Network Router for T500 w/Intel WiFi Link 5300 (AGN)

oonouye wrote:  My T500 comes with Intel WiFi Link 5300 (AGN).  Any advice and/or recommendations with regards to the model/type of router is greatly appreciated.  Get a Cisco/Linksys WRT-610N. As Small Net Builder says..... But if you're looking for a reasonably-priced dual-band, dual-radio draft 11n router, the 610N continues the 600N's tradition of being the only viable game in town. - http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/content/view/30530/96/ I'm using a Linksys WRT-600N (the previous model) with 4965AGN and 5300AGN cards in various ThinkPads and have been very satisfied with the 802.11n performance. Cheers, Bill

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I have a Sony Vaio with intel 5100 AGN wireless adapter & Vista OS.

The problem I have is that 9 times out of 10 it will not connect to my home or office wireless network. Eventually it does, though only after switching the adapter on and off several times or rebooting the machine. Sometimes I also have to restart the wireless router.

It will always seem to connect in that I get the connected icon in the notification area (though often without the internet globe symbol) though it will not connect to the net or to any other machine or printer on the network.

Some other useful info:
Both the home and office routers are the same model (Comtrend) and both work fine with other PC's

I often have bluetooth problems also - can take a while for bluetooth to start (I use a bluetooth mouse) and I have 3 unknown bluetooth peripheral devices in device manager

I have McAfee internet security installed

I have tried:
Disabling the firewall
Removing and readding the wireless and bluetooth devices
Disabling IPv6
Driver & OS update
A clean install

Nothing has resoved this issue which is becoming a pain as I can now spend up to half an hour each time trying to connect.

Any help is very much appreciated.
 

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Recently, my Intel Wifi 5100 has stopped working on windows. For no appearant reason, Windows decided that my Wifi card is not good enough to be read. When i open my Device Manager, my Ethernet port shows up, but the Wifi card does not. The wierd part is that the Wifi card gets read in "Splashtop" which came on my laptop. I can use Wifi on the Linux bases OS, but not windows. I've tried installing all drivers, but Windows refuses to acknowledge the presence of my card. Any clue on how to fix this?

EDIT: Specs
ASUS G51Vx
Vista HP 64bit
4GB RAM

Answer:Serious Intel Wifi 5100 problem

Hey, welcome to Vista Forums!
Assuming the wireless card is removable, you could try re-seating the wireless card, also, you could take the card out, and boot, then shut down, and put the card back in, then boot and see if it made any difference.

If it's not removable, check to make sure any wireless switches are turned on.

Please post back with what you have tried, or even if you managed to fix the problem and how!
Hope this helps,
Daniel

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I have a Sony Vaio with intel 5100 AGN wireless adapter & Vista OS.

The problem I have is that 9 times out of 10 it will not connect to my home or office wireless network. Eventually it does, though only after switching the adapter on and off several times or rebooting the machine. Sometimes I also have to restart the wireless router.

It will always seem to connect in that I get the connected icon in the notification area (though often without the internet globe symbol) though it will not connect to the net or to any other machine or printer on the network.

Some other useful info:
Both the home and office routers are the same model (Comtrend) and both work fine with other PC's

I often have bluetooth problems also - can take a while for bluetooth to start (I use a bluetooth mouse) and I have 3 unknown bluetooth peripheral devices in device manager

I have McAfee internet security installed

I have tried:
Disabling the firewall
Removing and readding the wireless and bluetooth devices
Disabling IPv6
Driver & OS update
A clean install

Nothing has resoved this issue which is becoming a pain as I can now spend up to half an hour each time trying to connect.

Any help is very much appreciated.

Answer:Wifi connectivity with intel 5100 AGN

Hi -

The Intel 5100 is one of the best wifi's available. I have one in this system and it performs flawlessly.

I think you'll find McAfee to be the problem here. I suggest that you remove it. Download the McAfee Removal Tool (MRT) to your desktop. RIGHT-click on the MRT icon, select "Run as Admin". When it finishes, re-boot.

MRT - http://download.mcafee.com/products/...tches/MCPR.exe

Then reset the Windows Firewall to its default settings -
START | type FirewallSettings.exe into the start search box | click on FirewallSettings.exe above | select the Advanced Tab | click on "Restore Defaults" | Click Apply, OK

Use AVG for a/v if you wish - http://free.avg.com/download-avg-ant...s-free-edition

Make sure that you have the most recent Intel 5100 wifi driver. Go to Intel's site -

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Prod...ProductID=3062

You can check your system manufacturer's site, but I have found they are ususlly 8-12 months behind.




Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hello! I have a R500 Series ThinkPad with the Intel 5100 AGN WiFi adapter. The driver for the card has been updated as of today (September 7, 2010). I have a D-Link DIR 655 WiFi router (replacing an old Linksys 54g WiFi router). The firmware of the router has also been updated today. I'm running the router under the WPA-2 standard with AES cipher type, channel width of 40 Mhz on 802.11n mode only with auto channel scan (just as Intel is recommanding). I also followed Intel indications for the WiFi card. Problem is : the laptop just can't connect to the WiFi network...? I tried all sort of things, but to no avail. Can anyone help? Note that when I tried  to use the router under WPA with TKIP and AES as cipher type, the laptop was able to connect at the slow 54 Mbps rate. Thanks.

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Hello,I purchased a ThinkPad SL400 2743-4UA, My WLAN  is "Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN",and Our Wireless Router is "Dir-615",The problem is that My WALN can find the wireless network,but can't connect to it successfully,it always shows "Connected Limited Devic", I don't know why? anybody can help me?

Answer:Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN

hi welcome to forum regrding not finding wireless network either your sid is hidden, in this case u have to put wireless point name and password and try to connect manually.. hope it will works





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ThinkPad Intel WiFi 5300 Wireless Connection Drop Problem and Solution!!!I have read about Intel WiFi Link 5300 wireless connection drop problems on many different forums, including ThinkPads and many on other computer systems.  In the end, I was able to solve this problem using a simple approach documented below in the SOLUTION DESCRIPTION section. ************PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:- Wireless connectivity works but drops connection after a few minutes, sometimes as quickly as just a few minutes, other times taking as long as 30+ minutes. - The ability to replicate the problem is consistent, in that it always stops working in a relatively short period of time.  However, it is impossible to predict how long before the connection drops, although it usually happens in less than 30 minutes, sometimes even quicker. I received a W700 2 weeks ago, loaded with Windows XP Professional and the Intel WiFi Link 5300, etc. This connection drop problem happened to me while running Win XP SP2 as well as SP3. Note: I've heard that SP3 vs. SP2 matters and I've read some forum entries that indicate rolling back to SP2 fixes the problem.  However, I've seen other evidence/posts that indicate it doesn't make a difference.  Regardless, I am running Win XP Professional SP3.I tried updating to the latest Intel 5300 driver (12.1.2.1) alone and the problem did not go away.  I also tried updating multiple drivers via the Lenovo site.  The ... Read more

Answer:ThinkPad Intel WiFi 5300 Wireless Connection Drop Problem and Solution!!!

Thank you wrhahn.. this was incredibly helpful as I am suffering from the same problem right now.  I just got my T500 in the mail about a week ago and have absolutely loved it .. minus intel WiFi link 5300 dropping my connection so much.. it just started today. I am not exactly a computer buff though .. do you have links on where i can get the drivers for vista and how do i install them?  I know if might sound like a stupid question but hopefully you can help me out.. this think is killing me.. i enable the WiFi radio.. i am then able to connect .. then it just turns off all the sudden, and before i can connect again i have to enable it again.  i changed all the settings you listed below, but i havent installed any drivers yet.. if you could help me out with that a little i would greatly grrrrreatly appreciate it!

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eGreetings All,

I have a 4 year old Acer Netbook Aspire One D250-1341. Running Windows 7 Starter. It is out of warranty.
About 3 months ago it started dropping the wireless internet connection. It has a Broadcom 802.11g network adapter onboard. (No exclamation mark in the Device Manager). It still connects at close range to my router.

I tried some general adjustments by searching the web - but nothing helped.

So I thought I would try adding an Intel Wifi Link 5300 AGN card. There is a slot on the bottom of the netbook where it fits. You just take the cover off and slide it in.
Windows found the card and installed the drivers. It shows up in Device Manager with no exclamation. I manually disabled the Broadcom adapter.
But the Intel 5300 won't find my network.
I went to the Intel web site and ran the Driver Update Utility it searched and found the 5300 and installed the current drivers.
Still no luck connecting.

Maybe this setup won't work at all and I should send the Intel 5300 card back to Amazon for a refund?
I am at a loss.
I have tried searching the web and I can't find anyone that has added a a wireless card to the open slot on the bottom of an Acer D250.

Any ideas? I was hoping to get a stronger and more stable wireless connection.

Thank you so much for your time and assistance.
Happy Holidays!
Jeri
 

Answer:Solved: Acer Netbook Intel Wifi Link 5300 AGN adapter install

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I have a laptop with an Intel(R) WiFi Link 5300 AGN nic

1) Shows up in Device manager as healthy
2) Has latest driver as per manufacturer (hp elitebook 6930p) running win2008R2 server.
3) keyboard wifi indicator lites up
4) Device shows up as active in networking devices

however, I cannot see any wireless ssid's to associate with.
I checked mfg web site for latest drivers and the intel web set for the adapter itself. After many downloads of win8 and win7 driver bundles (no support for win2008r2 apparently) I have not found a solution yielding a fix. I did stumble across a Intel proset/Wireless wifi software utility manual diagnostic tool v15.6.0.0. When it runs, i get:

"Wireless Hardware is not bound to transport driver"

To be exact:
#Event,Source,Time,Error Severity,Domain,User,Description
1,Manual Diagnostic,04/12/2013 15:57:12,Warning,Unknown,Administrator,Hardware Test
- Result : Failed, Summary : Wireless Hardware is not bound to transport driver

With the same tool i can run it manually on just selecetd tests (hardware, driver, radio, scan, associate, auth, signal, ping)
All of them fail (as expected except the driver test:

To be exact:
#Event,Source,Time,Error Severity,Domain,User,Description
1,Manual Diagnostic,04/12/2013 16:00:07,Warning,Unknown,Administrator,Driver Test
- Result : Passed, Summary : Driver is loaded. NETwNs64 Version :14.3.2.1

The driver test passes, just not the link to the transport apparently. Not sure how to fix this.

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I bought this laptop for my father to use and like many, he didn't care for Windows 8. So, I did a clean install of Windows 7 Professional.  I have been unable to find a driver that will work for the Network Controller (Intel wifi link 5300 agn).  The drivers you can download on the Lenovo site do not work (click here). Please, can anyone assist with this?  This computer is useless to him unless we can get the wireless working. The LAN isn't working either. Thanks so much for any input you can provide.













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Answer:deaPad N580 Windows 7 Network Controller driver (Intel WiFi 5300 AGN)

Dear manujgarg,
 
Welcome in lenovo community,
 
Could you please send your laptop serial number in a Private Message, to check the laptop specifications.
 
 
Regards,
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Lenovo ThinkPad X200S "Intel(R) WiFi Link 5300 AGN? Not Working well . 10-09-2011 09:21 PM Hello everybody I am having a Very Annoying Problem with My Laptop Wireless LAN Intel Wireless LAN (11abgn, abg, BG), ?Intel(R) WiFi Link 5300 AGN? The Problem is, it work fine one time and next 10 times itis not working, when it stop working it appear like there is no Wireless card at all, nothing inDevice manager, not even with yellow ? mark ?  ,nothing there at all , if you asked me what I do to make it work again , I willsay ?NOTHING? I only Keep restarting my Laptop forever till it work again by itself,  here is some information about my system  hop it will help : Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad X200S, see this:  Also I am installing the latest Driver from Lenovo see the Pic:  As I already said, Sometime Everything Work fine, and nextday it?s not working, I need to spend 1 hour restarting my Laptop, and it?s happingevery day Please help me, pleaseThank you in Advance

Answer:Lenovo ThinkPad X200S "Intel(R) WiFi Link 5300 AGN” Not Working well .

hello ,this is the second time i post this , and no one want to replay me .... i hope that some one will help this time  

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Hello everybody I am having a Very Annoying Problem with My Laptop Wireless LAN Intel Wireless LAN (11abgn, abg, BG), ?Intel(R) WiFi Link 5300 AGN? The Problem is, it work fine one time and next 10 times itis not working, when it stop working it appear like there is no Wireless card at all, nothing inDevice manager, not even with yellow ? mark ?  ,nothing there at all , if you asked me what I do to make it work again , I willsay ?NOTHING? I only Keep restarting my Laptop forever till it work again by itself,  here is some information about my system  hop it will help : Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad X200S, see this:  Also I am installing the latest Driver from Lenovo see the Pic:  As I already said, Sometime Everything Work fine, and nextday it?s not working, I need to spend 1 hour restarting my Laptop, and it?s happingevery day Please help me, pleaseThank you in Advance 

Answer:Lenovo ThinkPad X200S "Intel(R) WiFi Link 5300 AGN” Not Working well .

hey Alphapoint,try this, uninstall the Wifi LAN drivers. let Windows install its generic drivers.test your connection with the generic drivers. See if that works, then install the drivers from our support site but before you install it, go to MSCONFIG and set your unit to Diagnostic mode first before installing.





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I've been having issues with my laptop and its wifi card for the past couple of months. It's an Intel WiFi Link 5100 and my internet just randomly stops working, other computers and devices still work fine, but on my computer I cannot browse the internet (however sometimes downloads don't stop for some reason). Updated my drivers, turning it off and on does nothing, and I'm pretty sure it's not my firewall but next time the internet stops working i'll make sure.

When I say it randomly stops working I mean I'll turn the computer on it will work for a bit then just stop then a little bit later it will work. No other computers or devices experience those kind of pulses here.

Answer:Windows 7 and Intel WiFi Link 5100

What AV and firewall are you using?
Some reported problems with AV and wifi.

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I have a W500 (i.e. product type 4058), with an Intel 5100 Wifi Link 5100 AGN adapter, running Vista 64 SP2 currently running 802.11G. I want to replace my current router with an "802.11N" but want to know whether my current laptop configuration will enable this change to wireless "N"..Can anyone advise me whether I can:        a) upgrade my router only (i.e. to N)....with the current laptop config ?        b) upgrade my router and upgrade this laptop hardware internally to "N" ?? (is this possible or cost prohibitive ?)        c) or is my only alternative to upgrade the router and purchase a Lan Adapter card for this laptop ??? (Note: I have suspicions that my laptop will NOT allow wireless "N" because after updating the 5100 adapter with the most current driver from Lenovo (i.e. 13.1.1.1, dated 1/13/2020), I find that this drivers' properties only provide wireless a, b, and g protocol choices for selection.....no "N" choice is available.) I am not sure whether this laptop's configuration is not capable of "N" or whether some driver and/or parameter is incorrectly set. Does anyone know for certain????(Incidentally, I have also updated this laptop with all required Microsoft Vista and Lenovo 64 bit SP2 drivers.).Thank you for your help.Regards,drc123

Answer:W500 w/Intel Wifi 5100 AGN compatible w/802.11n ?

Drc123, the Intel 5100 card does support 802.11n at both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, but isn't a very strong performer. For more info, see the following FAQ:I've seen websites that mention other Intel WiFi cards -- what about those cards?What is 802.11n WiFi, and why is it any better than the older 802.11b or g WiFi?I have an HP or Lenovo netbook -- can I swap a better WiFi card into it?BUYING AN 802.11N WIRELESS ROUTER - KNOW THE FOLLOWING OR SUFFERIf you're NOT able to use the Intel 5100 card to connect to an 802.11n router that's sitting next to you, then you probably have a driver issue. Good luck!

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Ok I have a Asus G60VX thats less than a year old running windows 7. On Friday (three days ago) the system was working fine, I could connect to the internet and everything. Tonight when i turned on my laptop it showed that i couldn't connect to the internet. So i rebooted both my computer and router thinking it was my brother playing Xbox live. It still didn't work. So i tried the usual suspects: deleted the saved file and made a new one, went into the device manager and made sure there weren't any problems (there weren't), i even tried doing a system restore but to no avail. I tried the Fn combo on my keyboard and the switch on the front but this still didn't work. After three hours searching for a solution on my desktop (which can access the internet fine) I kinda want to take a sledge hammer to the thing. :) So at this point i'm begging for a solution! thanks!

Answer:Problem with Intel WiFi link 5100?

Hi.

Did you install any iTunes or Apple software before this happened?

For now, try resetting the network protocol tcp/ip stack. In an elevated command prompt, copy and paste this then hit enter:


Code:
netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt
Then do the same for this command:


Code:
netsh winsock reset
Reboot and test the connection. If still no good, go into Internet Explorer.

Tools | Internet Options | Connection | Lan Settings

and make sure there are no checked boxes. Then ok your way out a few times. Reopen IE and test.

If still no good, please respond about the Apple, iTunes software and/or do you have mdnsresponder.exe in the task manager?

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Hello Anyone that can help me would be appreciated.  I have a linksys 350N Router which links at N speeds on other equipement I have with N cards.  I purchased this notebook with above noted wifi which is supposed to do N and it only gives me G speed.  I have trouble shot and changed encryption method as recommended on INTEL site yet no luck getting ThinkVantage Access software to recognize n network connection.  I even went so far as to download and try actual INTEL configuration software and still no luck.  HELP any ideas on how to get my notebook communicating with network at N speed? Thanks

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Hi, since my WLAN Card seems to be broken I bought myself a new Intel Wifi Link 5100 for my W500. After I replaced the old card with the new one, I get a "1802 unauthorized network card error".I googled for the problem an now I am completely pissed about lenovo. My W500 has a standard slot for such cards, but the W500 has a bios which checks cards against a whitelist and I cannot turn this completely useless check off.Any idea what I could do?2 weeks ago I started thinking about buying a new notebook after christmas. Now I wonder, whether the W530 suffers from the same problem. In the moment I am not sure, whether it makes any sense to buy another lenovo product, when it turns out, it could be crippled the same way as my W500. So does anybody know, whether the W530 suffers the same problem. A last question? What happens, when I plug a WLAN-Stick into USB? Must it also be authorized by lenovo and how do I find out, which products are authorized? Thanks in advance Thomas

Answer:W500 and Intel Wifi Link 5100

welcome to the community.
 
sorry for your troubles.
afaik, all ThinkPads of at least the last 5(?) or more generations have had a BIOS whitelist for mPCI/e WLAN / WWAN options. as i understand it, this is due to getting approvals from numerous "Communications" regulatory agencies around the world for the cards. unfortunately, i've never seen the whitelists published anywhere, so we normally go by the FRU #s included in hardware maintenance manuals when folks ask for advice on compatible cards.
 
re: the USB WLAN stick, you should have no issue similar to a whitelist block.
 
regards.
 
 
edit: correction and clarification.

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I Have a Intel (R) WiFi link 5100 AGN, and i was wondering why i am not receiving the draft (N) quality i'm supposed to get i currently own a Belkin N1 Wireless Router.., Please help me with my problem, i also dont have as good connect to my router even though m bro has b/g he gets greater speeds.

Bump, srry i need help,here are the settings.

Answer:Help/Question? Intel (R) WiFi link 5100 AGN

hello ebartolon...
it's still is but remember this is a free forum....
since airbot already gave you the lecture on the bumping threads im not going to go into that...
but what i can tell you to do in the throughput enhancement to turn it on...
also in wireless mode put it to 802.11n as i believe right now you are using 802.11g and not using the n spec...

also even in ideal situations you are not going to get the throughput specified in the n spec or advertised...
it says *up to* because that is the maximum speed that it will go and usually the hardware never reaches that speed....

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Howdy

I recently started an internship in Egypt about a week ago. When I first got here the wireless internet worked fine (albeit a bit slow) in my apartment and around the campus. However last thrusday the Wifi on my laptop quit working. I have a Intel Wifi Link 5100 AGN that has Windows 7 RC on it right now. The adapter picks up the signal but when you try and connect it gives 'limited connectivity " = no internet. I tried using the Troubleshooter but when used it just says that The Diagonostic Policy service is not running and therefore it cannot fix the the problem. I was wondering if anyone had a solution to this problem.

Thanks

Answer:Issue with Intel Wifi Link 5100 AGN

  
Quote: Originally Posted by turkeymanwill


Howdy

I recently started an internship in Egypt about a week ago. When I first got here the wireless internet worked fine (albeit a bit slow) in my apartment and around the campus. However last thrusday the Wifi on my laptop quit working. I have a Intel Wifi Link 5100 AGN that has Windows 7 RC on it right now. The adapter picks up the signal but when you try and connect it gives 'limited connectivity " = no internet. I tried using the Troubleshooter but when used it just says that The Diagonostic Policy service is not running and therefore it cannot fix the the problem. I was wondering if anyone had a solution to this problem.

Thanks



try this either set a hard coded dns

or hard code the ip if you know what your network ip address numbers are
that your access point uses

so say some thing like
this is very very common here

IP: 192.168.1. 100-150
SUBNET: 255.255.255.0
GATEWAY:192.168.1.1

and find a dsn server



dont use them numbers there just make sure that your using the right set for the network that your connecting too
i have the same card in my laptop and its a work horse and some


also is the network that your connecting too secure make sure you have your settings right

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My computer is running on Windows 7 Professional 32bit. It has worked fine for the last 2 years. But recently, my wifi card has started me giving me problems. It detects the wireless networks but connects to them only for around 10-15 minutes after which the connection is not even visible in the list. Then after 30-40 minutes, it can connect but the same problem is there.

Also, I tried to make my own ad-hoc connections and saved them. These connections do work and my friends are able to connect to it and the connection remained active for hours. I did it to check whether the Wifi card is working or not. It does work but only with the outgoing connections that are made by my computer. The networks that in range and are giving problem with my wifi card are working fine for my friends. So, I guess it is not the network's problem.

When I tried troubleshooting it, it gave the problem 'Problem with wireless adapter or access point'. I also tried installing all different driver versions and rollbacking to the default version for my wireless card but the same problem is there. Although in device manager, It says the device is working properly.

Please help me in solving this problem. Exact name of WiFi Card in Device Manager- Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGN

Answer:Intel 5100 AGN WiFi Card problem

The same complaints and problems with this 5100AGN adaptor has been around for a long time.

There are countless threads about this on the internet. It seems that disabling the 802.11n Only setting in the routers settings and running in mixed wireless mode can help. Updating the drivers can also help, try the Intel site. > Intel? Driver Update Utility

There are plenty of long threads about this ongoing problem with some possible solutions, so your not alone.

Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGN problem - disconnecting

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Hello, I'm trying to get wifi working on my x200, but nothing I try seems to work. Initially, in XP or Windows 7, the card wasnt even detected, so wouldn't come up in the unrecognized devices section in device manager.  I installed/uninstalled the drivers several times but nothing changed. I then opened up the Thinkpad and moved the wifi card from the first slot to the second.  Upon booting, in Windows 7 and again in xp, the card was recognised, but a code 10 error came up. I've tried replacing the wlan card with one from an R60, but the x200's boot software prevented the PC from booting up. Can anyon help? Thanks John  

Answer:X200 and Intel Wifi Link 5100

Update to my first note.  After a day of installing countless drivers, bios updates and whatever else.  I'm pleased to say that my x200 is now woking in XP with wifi on the 5100. The PCI slot the 5100 card was in to start with did not register any device to be present.  The second slot, recognised the card but gave a code 10 error. I also followed the steps outlined in: kbartke's post on resolving the code 10 on 5100 issue.  That had no immediate effect, but may have eventually solved the problem. I also updated the bios to 3.02. The strange thing that seemed to work was changing the machine's name.  Once restarted, the wifi light came on. I now have to figure out how to get rid of all the bloatware i managed to install in my attempts to get this working... John

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Hi I have a Sony Vaio VGN-FW11E Laptop with an Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGN.
On the front is a switch to turn of the Wireless adaptor & a little green light that goes out when you switch it off.
Normally when I turn on the computer it comes on automatically but sometimes it does not & when I look at Device manager it is missing. The only way I can fix it is to turn the computer off & on again. Sometimes I have to do this several times before it will work.
It also goes off by itself if the computer is left on for any length of time without being used.

any ideas ?

Answer:Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGN disappears

upgrade the driver.. look for the lastest version of the driver and upgrade it..

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Hi, My wifi router died last week so i bought a faster new one ''N'' 450Mps. I ordered/installed this 5300 wifi card for my SL500 but got this message at startup: 1802 Unauthorized card adapter is plugged in .......... Here's the card i ordered:http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320392602621&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT I really hope my SL500 is upgradable from ''g'' to 5300 ''n'' card. Thanks!Erick

Answer:Problem with 5300 wifi upgrade

I cannot belive i am the only one who wants to upgrade to a 5x faster wireless card. I called Lenovo today and they told me this laptop is not compatible with these new N faster cards. First time i buy a Lenovo and never seen a computer outdated as fast as this one. Even EEE are easier to upgrade. Thanks anyway.Erick

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Hi,
upgrading from Vista 32 to W7 32, I've lost wifi speed of 300Mbps.
Notebook Vaio AW11Z/B, Router Billion 7402NX draft N, 5100 driver updated with the Intel revision for W7.
The speed is about 130Mbps insted of 300Mbps, but in Vista it was working at 300Mbps.

Any suggestion on that ?

Thanks.

Answer:Intel WIFI 5100 AGN draft N speed lost

  
Quote: Originally Posted by true


Hi,
upgrading from Vista 32 to W7 32, I've lost wifi speed of 300Mbps.
Notebook Vaio AW11Z/B, Router Billion 7402NX draft N, 5100 driver updated with the Intel revision for W7.
The speed is about 130Mbps insted of 300Mbps, but in Vista it was working at 300Mbps.

Any suggestion on that ?

Thanks.


Hi and welcome to sevenforums

either a driver, or IPv6. if you arent using homegroup you should disable IPv6 in sharing and networking.

let us know if you need help with this

en

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I am new here. I'm not even sure if this question is in the correct forum (I hope so). I have a Toshiba Satellite A305 laptop that I purchased a few months ago. In the last month, the wireless connection has been dropping like mad ! And more recently, when it drops, it says it can't find any wireless networks. I then have to perform a hard shut off (by holding the power button till it powers down) and wait a few minutes to turn it back on. I have uninstalled the wireless adapter and then reinstalled it and that didn't work either. Also, all the drivers are up to date. I am very frustrated at this point and don't know what to do. Any help that anyone can offer would be greatly appreciated !!

Thanks !!
 

Answer:Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5100 problem

It is always a VERY good idea to check the microfilters (if using ADSL) which are fitted into your phone sockets and make certain that you have microfilters in any socket in the house. Microfilters are very cheap to get hold of and its worth having a few spare.
 

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I have an Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGN and it keeps crashing my laptop. I would be working and my screen would freeze randomly and my computer would remain unresponsive. This only happens when I turn on my laptop's wireless card and put it to use.

I tried multiple drivers but the newer ones froze my computer faster. I recently did a fresh install of Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit and it still does the same.

Uninstalling the driver and rebooting while letting Windows install a default driver yields the same results.

Much help needed!

Answer:Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGN Causing Crashes

I'm having the exact same issues. It's driving me nuts! Have you had any luck in resolving this? I've just tried the latest drivers from Intel and it hasn't fixed it.

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having trouble getting web pages to come up .when i,m 10 ft from my wireless modem can,t get web pages to come up.i,m connected to the internet.but after a few min,s the connection will fail.when i,m with in 5 ft of modem everthing is good.i have tried shutting of laptop starting up again.it will work sometime times for a few min,s & some other times nothing.i have troubled shooted my internet connection on the network sharing center & it says everthing is good.

Answer:[SOLVED] Can't browse the web - Intel 5100 wifi issue

Hi -

Need to obtain info on your wifi. Make sure wifi is on, then run this app -

http://sysnative.com/0x8/WMIC...._jcgriff2_.exe

2 Notepads will open, one behind the other. Save both as TXT files; zip them up and attach to your next post.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hello,         Im interested to use of WWAN in my laptop, My is Thinkpad T400, having with Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN.  please guide me with process accesing the simcard slot in laptop. Waiting for your reply. With Regards  Santhosh

Answer:Regarding using wwan in T400 with Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN

Hi,
 
I believe the SIM card slot is in the battery bay.  Remove the battery to access.
 
That Intel 5100 is a wifi card, not a wwan card.  Do you also have a wwan card installed, or is that what you are asking about?
 
Information on both (SIM and wwan card installation) is in the hardware maintenance manual: Hardware Maintenance Manual - T400 & R400
 
Z.

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i have Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN wifi adapter and it doesn't support packet injection.
plzzzzzzzzzzz tell me about any patch file to resolve it. i want't to enable packet injectin on it. help me ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Answer:Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN packet injection

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Ajk


i have Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN wifi adapter and it doesn't support packet injection.
plzzzzzzzzzzz tell me about any patch file to resolve it. i want't to enable packet injectin on it. help me ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,



As far as I know it doesnt and why do you want to do packet injection? we might be able to help with a work around
Ken

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I have problems getting online using my T00 after installing windows 7. The rest of the computers in my network will be affected if my T400 is online. I saw the version for my intel wifi link 5100 to be of version 12+ but i understand that the latest driver is version 13. I downloaded the latest firmware from the internet and intel website but after updating/reinstalling, the driver is still version 12+. I really need to update the driver as I need to access my wireless network desperately and my T400 cannot allow me to do that. Any ideas?

Answer:intel wifi link 5100 agn + limited wireless connection

fierC wrote:
 
I saw the version for my intel wifi link 5100 to be of version 12+ but i understand that the latest driver is version 13.

Version 13 has been on the Lenovo support site for a couple of months now.....
 
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-73611
 
Cheers,
 
Bill

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Hello. We are receiving T400 laptops.  These laptops do not hold a wireless connection for any length of time.  They also have a hard time connecting at boot up.  Item that have been tried...01) Removed and re-installed Drivers.02) Removed and reinstalled Access Connections. (Leap Authorization is used)03) Removed and replaced the Wireless Card. FRU 43Y6943. We are using Windows Xp with SP 2.  The laptop runs fine and we have no complaints with the exception of the wireless.  I might mention that we had the same issue with T61 Models.  To resolve this issue, we removed the B/G/N card and installed B/G cards.  We do not utilize "N" Band, so we do not need this capability.  I was looking for a way to do the same to the T400 Laptops, but I am unable to find a compatible B/G card to use.  The BIOS generates the 1082 error if we attempt to use a card that is not approved for the model.  Any assistance would be appreciated... Thanks. Bob...

Answer:T400 Intel WiFi Card 5100 drops connection.

Have you installed the latest drivers from Intel? The drivers provided by Lenovo, in most cases, may not be the latest ones.





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Hi,

I just bought a Sony Vaio with Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5100 Network Adapter.

I primarily use the notebook at my home & office network.
Home Network Router: Linksys WRT54G
Office Network Router: Beetel 450BXi (ADSL2+Modem)

The issue am facing is while am on to the network (mostly home network) suddenly it goes into limited connectivity & gets disconnected; while other PC's remain connected.

And then you have to either re-install the Wireless LAN driver or re-start numerous times.

This has been happening regularly. Pls assist in resolving the issue.
 

Answer:Solved: Limited Connectivity: Intel WiFi Link 5100

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I have a Gateway FX series 17" laptop and yesterday when I got home from university and took the computer out of my bag to start working, the wireless card just didnt exist, no networks were recognized and when i tried to troubleshoot it told me that no device was connected. Wired internet works just fine. And the wireless card appears in the device manager.

methods i have tried to no avail:
-turning the wireless switch on and off
-uninstalling the device and rebooting
-updating drivers
-manually downloading driver from Intel's website
-insulting the device's mother

I'm suspecting this might be a hardware issue but if anyone has some advice that would be great. For the time being I am just using a wired connection but I'm going to need the wireless when I'm. back in class

,Thanks guys

Answer:Intel Wifi Link 5100 AGN wireless adapter not recognized

Please run an ipconfig /all , snip and upload the output so we can check. ALso please upload the event viewer logs

Start>cmd>right click and run as admin>ipconfig /all
Please provide us with your Event Viewer administrative logs by following these steps:
{Instructions courtesy of writhziden}

Click Start Menu
Type eventvwr into Search programs and files (do not hit enter)
Right click eventvwr.exe and click Run as administrator
Expand Custom Views
Click Administrative Events
Right click Administrative Events
Save all Events in Custom View As...
Save them in a folder where you will remember which folder and save as Errors.evtx
Go to where you saved Errors.evtx
Right click Errors.evtx -> send to -> compressed (zipped) folder
Upload the .zip file here.

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 Dear all,  About 2 years ago i upgraded my win 7 to win 10 version and wirelss stopped working. this problem is well known. Many attempts with netsh id config, reset IP, reinstall drivers, trough a USB whatever, nothing worked. I must conclude that the intel WIFI 5100 driver is incompatible with windows 10. I cannot anymore revert my win 10 upgrade sadly.  My question is whether i can install an older version or another driver type that is compatible on windows 10 ??? if so i would gladly have the driver link or zip file posted  Thanks PS, also my touchpad scrolling feature stopped working, i dont know if this could be related, just in case it could help figuring out where the problem is but i guess its just incompatibility.

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This has been happening for the past three days. I just recently bought a laptop, the Toshiba Satellite A305-S6898, with Intel? WiFi Link 5100.

I would be just surfing on the internet and then the WiFi link would randomly just stop working. I would go to the available connections window, and the network i'm connected to would say 'Connected with limited connectivity', and then it would disconnect and then it would not be able to detect any networks, even though it previously did before. I know it's not a network problem because the same problem occured on two different networks I have set up in two different places. The device manager does not report anything wrong with it, and I did not randomly turn off the wifi for any reason. I would have to reset my laptop in order to fix the problem.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Owner>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : ******-PC <---i personally blocked that out.
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 5100
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-21-5D-74-13-0E
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfigura... Read more

Answer:Intel® WiFi Link 5100 Randomly Stops Working

Yes! Agreed! Same thing happening here. Any ideas?

Bumpity Bump.

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i slapped on vista ultimate 32, the intel 5100 will be in device manager without any problems.  the only for me to get the blue led to light up again is to do a uninstall in device manager and reboot.  vista will then detect new hardware and reintall the wifi all over again.  this does work but to do it every week suck.  i dont want to buy a new internal or external card either.  this happen to anyone else?

Answer:Y430 intel 5100, blue wifi led doesn't come on. Not fn + f5 problem either.

To clarify, the wireless works, but the blue LED doesn't and the fix you described only temporarily fixes it?  Have you installed all the other drivers as well; the ones located on the d:/ drive?

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Hello everyone,

It is my first thread on this forum and I want to thank you because you indirectly help me so many times.

I just installed new bios 1.25 on my notebook because of usb issues. Everything works fine but suddenly my wifi device stops working on windows 7.
It is well installed, the connection under Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections is enabled, but It doesn't see any WiFi spot.

It is not a device hardware problem because it works under ubuntu.

I tried all the usual ways: reinstall drivers etc but nothing happens.

I don't want to reinstall my OS because I'll have too many settings to restore after.

Is there anyone experiencing the same problem? Anyone who fixed it?

Device: Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGN on Acer Aspire 5738g-644g32mn

Answer:Acer Aspire 5738g WiFi Problem Intel 5100 AGN

Try updating your drivers from here:

Acer Europe - Service & Support, Drivers & Utilities, Downloads
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This is a new machine (to me). It is a T-500 2242CTO with an Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGN card and a fresh install of Windows 7 64-bit.  I successfully VPN using Ethernet from this machine and wirelessly from other machines in my home network.  However, wireless VPN connectivity from this machine fails 100% of the time.  Current drivers and updates are installed.  I am using the Windows VPN client and receive the following message: Error 800: The remote connection was not made because the attempted VPN tunnels failed.  I turned on logging and found no useful information, to me, in the mounds of data generated.  I've also un-installed the wireless driver, re-installed it, un-installed Lenovo Access Connections and the same error continues.  Has anyone encountered this issue or have suggested fixes?

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Can the U110's wireless card be upgraded to use Intel's WiFi Link 5300? 

Answer:Upgrade U110 with WiFi Link 5300

I'm sure the WiFi Link 4965agn should work, bu I'm curious as to whether the 5300  mini-pcie card would be recognized by the U110 since it would make more use of my wireless router.

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Acer Aspire 5930g laptop with Intel 5100 WiFi adapter. Been testing Win 10 Tech Preview, switched off WiFi via built-in system switch and since than it completely disappeared from the laptop. Which means when I press WiFi button on the laptop there's no light, the adapter itself is missing from the system ? even in hidden devices. But all the other buttons (Bluetooth, browser) work well. I've tried switching back to Win7, running WinXP from LiveCD, various Linux distribs ? no result. Tried other adapters (all of them Intel), it didn't help. Actually the system found Intel WiFi/WiMAX, but only WiMAX drivers were installed. Tried flashing BIOS, also didn't help. Been advised to install native ACPI utility with hardware buttons drivers. While trying to find it I stumbled upon a software called Acer Drivers Update Utility. It's a third-party software which scans devices and proposes to download driver updates for them. For some money.Yet while scanning it found the card (at least, listed it among devices). When I was scanning the laptop was connected via LAN, and after scanning Windows notificated about installing some bridge and PCI drivers. The button was working, and so was the WiFi card. The next day, when I opened my laptop (as far as I remember, I didn't switch it off then), WiFi disappeared again. I've tried reinstalling the system and repeat the "magic" with Update Utilty, but failed. Of course, I've tried force-installing the driver... Read more

Answer:Acer Aspire 5930g, Intel 5100 WiFi adapter DISAPPE...

Did you re-install Windows 7 via Acer erecovery? Jack E/NJ

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I have a network card , the one mentioned in title on my laptop , and
Vista system, I have no idea why,but this card loses randomly (sometimes for short sometimes for quite long time) a connection with a router as well as main net, I've tried to deal with a problem by changing the configuration but it didn't work
Can somebody help me? or maybe is it possible to change a card for another one?

Answer:Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 5100 network card problem

i had the same problem lg laptop , i googled for weeks & came across many possible remedies but never got lucky until i decided to recover the system using dvd recovery. when done and launched windows i spent 3 hours online without a single disconnect, but after updating the wireless driver the random disconnecting came back , this time i didn't recover the whole system , i roll back driver and its working so good so far.

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Hey guys firstly thanks for taking the time to read my thread.

Recently completed a custom install of Windows 7 64bit version. Have installed all the Windows updates and drivers from HP.

My wireless adapter will connect to my network with static ip address set manually but the 'automatically detect settings' option will not work and I receive the message "Unidentified Network" in the task bar.

Any help will be appreciated.

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**SOLUTION**

1. Reset router and apply settings again. (**Remember to write down any user names and passwords used for your ISP**)

2. Use WPA2-PSK security rather than WPA

3. Connect to network using network password

Answer:Intel Wifi Link 5100 Wireless issue with Win7 install

When I turn on the auto settings I see it comes up with some wacky ip address that isn't even in the range of my network

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We're in hospital, she's I'll, I am 24/7 carer.

My Vostro 1720 connects promptly at home, WiFi or LAN.

Hospital has public use WiFi provided on each floor. Transmitter has TP-Link on the cover and twin aerials.

The Vostro can see transmitters for 4 floors, the signals come & go and, regularly disappear.

2 iPads & an iPhone stay connected unless, the signal disappears, in the same room. Signals are described as excellent or good.

The Vostro when I bring it in, after using at home,connects automatically. Twice has reached the stage when all 3 links I can see with a decent signal, can't connect, sometimes get asked for the password, run trouble shooter multiple times with no success. First time internet connection worked for 2 days, 2nd time for an hour, then couldn't log on to any link.

I'm puzzled why the Vostro doesn't hold the connection and the IOS devices do.

Public holiday over in a couple of days and I plan to catch the lady chief of the hospital and the IT manager.

I would be most grateful for queries, comments or, references to help in these encounters.

Thank you and regards

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Then I wonder if Lenovo 3000 N500 4233 series supports N network with the following network card Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGN.When I linked up with Rauter with N, so I got a speed of about 65 Mbps, but far away from thespeed of 100-130 Mbit/s +.I have spoken to Lenovo and received a reply to update drivers on all that goes too uppdate and see if it works.If I do not find them at Lenovo, I would go to Intel and Microsoft homepage to see if there were any new drivers.Slowly and soil, I made it and found newer drivers for the network card but to no avail.I spoke with Lenovo again and got the answer that it could not do more because the card was 65 Mbps,which is certain to N working. In other words, nothing is broken can not be repaired, even if it onlyperforms 1/4 of what it should be!I was still unhappy, I could go back to the medamarkt and return the machine.I wonder how somone can say something like that when intel WiFi Link 5100 AGNshall work up to 300 Mbps while It can't get more then 65 Mbits/s.For if I have 65 then I am on N linkage because the G only goes up to 54 Mbit/s.The most strange is that not only was the serier of Lenovo 3000 N500, having problems with Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGNnot performing as it should.The answer I got was to either leave or wait until someone will solve the problem (Lenovo,Intel or Microsoft).Plus I have age machinery that works good in 130 Mbits/s without problems while a new can not?Strange thinking about this.So what do you do?Someone who knows ... Read more

Answer:Problem with card Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGN on N500 laptop!

i have also BIG issue with my Intel(R) Wifi Link 5100 AGN card , i have a wireless router and i have 30Mbit/s  speed connection but when i test my internet connection online from diffrient website's it shows more then 300 or 400 - 500Mbit/s , WOW i dont know how to fix this issue , i also have problem to connect TV ONLINE so i can see it thru WindowsMediaPlayer 11.' I belive i have latest version drivers, and i have TOSHIBA U400 laptop. bye ,  ha det bra allihop =) 

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We're in hospital, she's I'll, I am 24/7 carer.

My Vostro 1720 connects promptly at home, WiFi or LAN.

Hospital has public use WiFi provided on each floor. Transmitter has TP-Link on the cover and twin aerials.

The Vostro can see transmitters for 4 floors, the signals come & go and, regularly disappear.

2 iPads & an iPhone stay connected unless, the signal disappears, in the same room. Signals are described as excellent or good.

The Vostro when I bring it in, after using at home,connects automatically. Twice has reached the stage when all 3 links I can see with a decent signal, can't connect, sometimes get asked for the password, run trouble shooter multiple times with no success. First time internet connection worked for 2 days, 2nd time for an hour, then couldn't log on to any link.

I'm puzzled why the Vostro doesn't hold the connection and the IOS devices do.

Public holiday over in a couple of days and I plan to catch the lady chief of the hospital and the IT manager.

I would be most grateful for queries, comments or, references to help in these encounters.

Thank you and regards

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I have tried updating the driver several times.  I am at the most recent version of the driver, 13.3.0.24, and it is still not present as an option.  All I see is EAP-MSCHAPv2 and SmartCard or other certficate.  I do not have any of the Intel ProSet or ThinkAdvantage apps to manage wireless.  I tried to get rid of the vendor cruft.  Was that a mistake?

Answer:Thinkpad T400, Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGN Adapter, and Cisco PEAP

Yes, Alharaka. It appears you've uninstalled the Intel ProSet wifi software that enables the wifi card

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We have fairly new HP DV7T laptops, with the internal Intel Wifi Link 5100 AGN card..

We have been through 3 access points at this point, i just now confirmed that i dont think our issue is access point related, at least not the type etc...

Frequently these laptops will suddenly not find ANY networks (wireless ones) to connect to..

Other laptops (dell, asus, iphones) still work fine during these periods.

I've tried playing with configuration settings on the nic itself with no luck.

Currently we have a Dlink Dap-2553 access point.. set to the 2.4ghz mode (since we still have devices that need 2.4ghz)..

I'm not sure what to do to prevent this from happening, short of using express cards, which we dont want to do..

Anyone else ran into this?

Thanks
 

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Hi, i ordered a T400 with wifilink 5300, but lspci says i have a 5100.does kernel 2.6.27 recognize the card as 5100, or did lenovo install the wrong card?

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I have had a Linksys BEFW11S4 Version 4 Wireless router for quite some time.  It works like a champ and I have one Laptop wired to it and a second using Wireless working just fine.  Recently, I received a new ThinkPad W500 Laptop with an Intel WIFI Link 5100 AGN wireless network adapter.  The older laptop (ThinkPad T60p) that works just fine with the router uses a11a/b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Express Adapter by Atheros.  However, the NEW laptop (the W500) with the Intel Adapter fails to connect to the Router.  It will either indicate a failure while "Waiting for Association" or it will indicate a failure when waiting to "renew IP Address".  Sometimes, it will show a signal strength close to ZERO (Even as the older laptop with the other adapter is showing a signal strength close to 100%) When I called Linksys support, I was told that the facts that the Router (a) works find with the wired Laptop and (b) works fine with the 11a/b/g NEtwork Adapter and (c) works fine when WIRED to the new laptop all indicate that the problem is NOT with the router at all -- but with the Network Adapter.  Can anyone tell me what has to be adjusted in the Adapter settings?  Right now, I am using IBM Access Connections for BOTH of the wireless laptops.  I have made sure to set IDENTICAL values for SSID and WEP (128-bit) [static] password.  I have also ensured that all OTHER settings are the same for the two laptops.  Yet, in... Read more

Answer:Intel WIFI Link 5100 AGN Network Adapter does not recognize Linksys Wireless Router

I would like to add some information that I left out that MAY be crucial here.On the NEWER ThinkPad, I am using Access Connections 5.02.  At work, the wireless adapter works properly and I am able to use the Intel Adapter.It is only at home where I have the Linksys Router that I have a problem.I also noticed that when I looked at the Wireless Driver Properties, there was NO tab for "wireless" -- which I would have expected to see....Instead there are only TWO tabs... one for "General" and one for "Advanced"... Just like what you would see for an EthernetAdapter..... this all looks a bit weird to me.....As I did not configure this laptop, I do not know if the Hotkey and Power Manager were installed BEFORE the Access Connections or not.... any ideas? TIA --Zvi

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My Yoga 900 13isk 80MK came with an Intel 8260 wifi card, Lenovo Part# SW10A11647.  When I look up the part on the official Lenovo Part Lookup page, it lists Intel 01AX704 (Lenovo Part# SW10K97453) as a "Substitute" and "Equivalent" part. However, when I look up 01AX704 in Parts Lookup, my Yoga is not listed as compatible. So.....anyone have any idea whether this 8265 would work in my 900?  Here are the listed compatible models; Wireless,CMB,IN,8265 NV M2 (01AX704) is compatible with the following machines:510S-08IKL520S-14IKB710S-PLUS-13IKB710S-PLUS-TOUCH-13IKB720-18IKL720S-14IKBFLEX-5-1470-LAPTOP-LENOVOFLEX-5-1570LEGION-Y520-15IKBALEGION-Y520-15IKBMLEGION-Y520-15IKBNLEGION-Y720-15IKBM810ZMIIX-510-12IKBMIIX-720-12IKBTHINKCENTRE-M710QTHINKCENTRE-M710STHINKCENTRE-M710TTHINKCENTRE-M910QTHINKCENTRE-M910STHINKCENTRE-M910TTHINKCENTRE-M910XTHINKCENTRE-M910ZTHINKPAD-13-TYPE-20J1-20J2THINKPAD-E470THINKPAD-E570THINKPAD-L470THINKPAD-L470-TYPE-20JU-20JVTHINKPAD-L570-TYPE-20J8-20J9THINKPAD-P51S-TYPE-20HB-20HCTHINKPAD-P51-TYPE-20HH-20HJTHINKPAD-P71THINKPAD-T470THINKPAD-T470PTHINKPAD-T470STHINKPAD-T570THINKPAD-X270THINKSTATION-P320V310ZV510-14IKBV510-15IKBYOGA-520-14IKB80X8

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I ordered an SL500, and selected Wifi 5100, yet when I checked the device manager in vista, it said 5100 AGN.  So what's the difference?  And if there's no difference, why do they allow you different selections: 5100 vs. 5100AGN on the lenovo website when you customize your thinkpad laptop?Message Edited by lenovousersl500 on 12-11-2008 03:01 PM

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I have an X301 S/N xx-xxxxx laptop installed with Vista Business Professional 64-bit SP1. A few days ago I updated the drivers via ThinkVantage "Update my system" tool including the WiFi driver. Now, I have the Intel(R) WiFi Link 5300 AGN driver version 13.2.0.30. After installing this driver the WiFI Radio is not working: it is not possible to power on the WiFi radio. 
 
During this update the latest Intel PROSet/Wireless Tools program was installed. In the Diagnose menu the Hardware test fails for this device claiming that the wireless adapter is disabled or uninstalled. However, if I look at the Control Panel -> Device Manager -> Network Adapters -> Intel(R) WiFi Link 5300 AGN -> (Right click) Properties -> Driver tab then I can see that the device is enabled.
 
I have to add that the original driver worked perfectly and it is now very annoying that I cannot use the WiFi at all. Please, give me help how to solve this problem. I tried to visit the Lenovo Support & Downloads pages and download other X301 Vista 64-bit driver but the system tells me that I have the latest driver and the driver was not installed. Anyway, I am not sure what is the right solution or driver, so please help me. I am quite frustrated as I downloaded everthing officially by using the ThinkVantage tool given by Lenovo. I thought that these drivers offered by this tool were thoroughly tested.
 
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Answer:X301 Vista Sp1 64-bit WiFi driver 5300 AGN: it is not possible to power on the WiFi radio

Hi agali,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums.
 
Could you try to do a "Roll Back" on the WLAN driver and see if it helps.
 
//JameZ

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Hi there, Does anyone knows if this will work ? I'm planning to change the 5100 AGN card with an old Intel 2200 model because I want to play with OSX86 on my X200. -- Shay

Answer:Replacing my Intel 5100 AGN card with a Intel 2200 (X200 Thinkpad)

Not possible. The Intel 5100 is mini PCI-e while the 2200 is just plain mini PCI. Completely different slot.





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Question: a Intel 5300

I have a W700 with a intel 5300 AGN wireless card and I've also downgrade my computer back to XP using the lenovo recovery media discs. But I can't turn the wireless N mode on . So I can only use the G mode only. How can I turn the N mode back on???????????????

Answer:a Intel 5300

update the driver for the wireless card. 

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Is it possible to use a Lenovo/Intel 4965agn that has been pulled out of another Lenovo laptop in the X200s (7465CTO) laptop instead of the Intel 5300 that came in the X200s?

Answer:Intel 5300 changeout

Welcome to the forum!Although I've never tried this swap myself, I see no reason why it wouldn't work.However, I don't quite understand why you'd consider doing that. Having used both 4965AGN and 5100/5300 cards, I'd always go with the 5300...

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From what I have read they are almost identically with the exception that the 6300 offers the following:





The Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300 is the next generation 3x3 (450 Mbps) Wi-Fi Adapter from Intel. Key differences between the Wi-Fi Link 5300 and the Centrino® 6300 are:

- Support for the latest Intel® vPro&#8482; Technology which adds the following features/capabilities:
o HW-based keyboard, video, mouse remote control enabling an IT administrator to lower his/her support costs by being able to see the various states of the Laptop such as Startup/Shutdown, Blue Screen or OS freeze, Disk Failure, or Network Software issues to name a few
o Support for Intel® Anti-Theft Technology which can disable a PC if it is lost or stolen helping to ensure data confidentiality.

- Support for an enhanced receiver algorithm that can provide in some instances up to a 40% performance improvement over the previous receiver algorithm we had used in the 5300.Click to expand...

I'm in the market for a wireless adapter that is N compatible. I read up on these chips here on [H] and random searching on Google and these are the ones everyone seems to be talking about, well mostly the 6300. I plan to put this in a desktop machine I have in the living room since as of now it is using a wireless G USB adapter. It works but I want something better. I found some good prices but everything is from eBay and most of the low prices are from overseas. I'm als... Read more

Answer:The Intel 5300 vs. the 6300. Which one should I go with?

I have the 5300 in my laptop (Precision 4400) and it consistently outperforms everything else. The drivers are also alot better than their earlier offerings. I have no experience with the 6300.
 

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