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

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

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

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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?





--BryanX61 7764-CTO 4G-RAM 1.8GHz Multi-Touch Screen 4695a/g/n

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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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Can I swap out the Intel Wifi 5100 AGN wireless card in my X301 thinkpad for a 5350? Will it give me substantially better range, throughput or stability? Do I need to install a 3rd antenna and how do I route it? Thanks

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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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Hi, I have X200 Tablet 7448-CTO with Win 7 64bit. The issue is that after doing a factory recovery I cant find my WiFi card when I press Fn + F5. I noticed that Im missing two drivers at windows device manager. So I downloaded drivers from here: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-73642 This resolved the issue with the WiMax drivers I believe. There is still missing one driver called "Network Controller" I believe this is a WiFi section of my Intel 5350 card.Here is screen of this:[img]http://img830.imageshack.us/img830/2220/missingdriver.jpg[/img] As I said, Access connections doesnt see any wifi card at all. I tried downloading and installing random drivers but it didnt help.  Please help  













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Answer:X200 Tablet with Intel WiFi WiMax 5350 and Win 7 Pro 64bit preload from recovery media.

hey Anubis32,
 
i believe the following link will be able to assist you >>
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS002396





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Can I use intel 5350 wireless card replace 4965 card?

Answer:does intel 5350 wimax/wifi wireless card work on X300?

Yes but you must make sure the card has Lenovo' s PCI ID for that card. It will NOT work without BIOS hack with the generic Intel card otherwise. I have a working 5350 in my X300 (Replaced 4965).

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Hi, I just bought state of art T400 yesterday, and did not even try to work on Visa Business and recovered XP Pro with the provided recovery CD. All drivers were installed on recovery, except, wireless LAN and Modem. I tried downloading and installing all wireless LAN drivers from lenovo.com and Intel, but it did not work. did any one face such a problem. the device manager does not show any wireless card listed even after multiple installs and rebooting. Thus, updated windows, also SP3, and still the same. Please help...

Answer:Wireless Card not working WIFI 5300

I got same problem when I installed win xp by using recovery CDs , now I got two machines . Please help to get this problem fix. Thanks

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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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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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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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Hello Guys,Do you have any information regarding Intel5350 WiFi/WiMax cards for Y450 laptops? I want to buy a new one and not sure that the card from T400 is compatible with my Y450. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Y450 and Intel 5350 WiMAX compatibility

The WiMAX card is Pci-e. It will work. All you need to do is take the memory panel off and pop out the old wlan card. You can install the driver first to complicate things less. It is found here. Where are you using WiMAX? It's only in a few cities. 

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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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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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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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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. 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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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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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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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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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 installed the latest driver version 14.3 ( 14.2.0.10 ) available at Lenovo site on my T400 running Vista 64 SP2 http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?&LegacyDocID=MIGR-72858 However the driver version seen in the 5350 adapter properties still show old version i.e. 13.04.000 (13.4.0.139 ) I tried to update the driver from the adapter properties but it says your system has latest driver.   I tried re-install but didn't help   Any idea what could be the problem and how to fix it? Thanks












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Answer:Intel 5350 Wifi driver update

Hey there samurai123,
 
Have you tried to uninstall the driver, download the driver to your desktop, and install it manually? Sometimes I find that this works when the version number does not update. Look forward to hearing back from you, Thanks!




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I just configured another W700, and now, several components are not in stock. The usual suspects being the SSD drives, but now also the Intel WiFi Link 5350 card. I hope I can still change my order, and go with the Intel WiFi Link 5300, as WiMAX is likely going to be dropped by Sprint, the third largest cellular carrier (out of four), although Sprint says it will keep on fighting what many are looking at as a dead technology, although it still has other big companies backing WiMAX.

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Hello, I have searched the forums to see if there is a similar problem like the one I am having, but, did not come across. I bought my T500 in 2009 with XP installed. I have recently installed Windows 8.1 and started to experience problems with my Intel Wifi 5350. Upon restart, the driver is unable to connect to my home wifi. In order to connect, I need to go through trouble shooting and reset the wifi link, which, then, fixes the problem. When I first installed Windows 8.1, I did not have this problem. It seemed to have happened after a few auto updates. The driver software I have is 13.3.0.137 with a date of 8/15/2010. Driver provider is Microsoft.  I downloaded but not yet installed Intel PROSet/Wireless Software for Windows 8.1 Wireless_17.1.0_De164.exe. I am not sure if this will fix it. I wanted to ask this first before I do something. If you have had this before or know the answer, could you please post specific links to which drivers I should install manually? Thanks! I appreciate if you could be specific in your responses as I am not super tech savvy. 

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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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I have seen a few posts here about the incompatibility of the L30 and having 2x1GB PC2-5300 DDR2 667 modules installed. Apart from downgrading to 2x1GB PC2-4200 modules, no one has come up a reason why this issue occurs.

My Satellite L30-00100E came preinstalled with 2x256MB PC2-4200 DDR2 533. My current BIOS is v2.10 (latest available on the website).

I got a couple of spare 1GB 667 modules from work (which has been tested as working). I put them in my L30, and tried out some tests using MemTest86. Essentially, these tests pass:

1x1GB (any module in any slot)
1x1GB + 1x256MB (any module in any slot)

What does not work is 2x1GB! It will fail on the Random test (test #7), and it always fails on what seems to be a random address of memory under the 1024MB address range. I have yet to see an error above 1024MB and this occurs no matter what order the modules are installed in the slots. What I see is something like this:

Address: 942.6 (this changes - but stays under 1024MB)
Write: 0x2cd48206 (this changes)
Read: 0x2cd48286 (this changes - but the 2nd to last value is out by 0x80)
Diff: 0x00000080 (this is always the same)

The Diff value is always the same, and suggests to me that a bit is being flipped when it shouldn't be.

Now 667MHz memory is capable of running at 533MHz, and the memory is good, and some combinations of the 667 work, so I suspect it is a BIOS problem. Perhaps it is just getting confused by the memory timings?

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Answer:Satellite L30 and 2x1GB PC2-5300 DDR2 667 compatibility

Hi

This is not the BIOS problem!
I have also read several threads about the memory upgrade issue on L30 and ALL people have the same problem; the modules from Crucial are not compatible or don't work!

I have an L30 at home and I was able to upgrade the L30 with an 1024MB module. It was one from Kingston.

As you said the L30's FSB is 533 MHz therefore it makes no sense to use the 667 MHz module. If 667Mhz modules are cheaper as the 533Mhz modules then I assume the quality of these modules is not the best.

Generally the quality and the performance of no-name modules is bad and I would not recommend using such modules due to different reasons.

Use the Toshiba recommended modules and enjoy!

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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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me again.below is a laptop I am interested in. what I want to know is if the graphics card is going to be adequate for a bit of all round use. i have an ati radeon 9600 pro on my desktop how much worse is it than that?Also does 300 sound like an ok price for this laptop?Medion LaptopIn Good Working Condition with no lid catchesCPU Type and Speed Intel Pentium 4 3.06GHz Memory 512MB HDD 40GB Screen size: 15" TFT Operating System WINDOWS XP HOME (LICENSE ON UNIT) Floppy Drive No CD Drive: DVDRW Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 5350 Audio Vinyl AC 97 LAN Onboard Modem Onboard Ports keyboard, mouse, serial, VGA, TV-out, infa-red, firewire, audio I/O, S/F reader, SM reader1x PCMCIA3x USB AC Adapter Included Yes

Answer:nvidia 5350 graphics card. any good?

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Windows XP Pro SP3; ASRock 775VM800; Pentium 4; 3GHz; 2Gb RAM.Xara Xtreme Pro 5.1.0I have just purchased a TRUST TB-5300 tablet. It has installed normally, and all functions work as expected. I have been able to set the pressure sensitivity of the pen with the built-in utility.I cannot however get it to work with Xara Xtreme Pro 5. When using the pen I am able to use the freehand draw tool, but it is not pressure sensitive. I have looked into the help file, which advises I should create a new brush, but I have not been able to do this.Does anyone know how to get a pressure sensitive brush to work. I particularly want the effect to be "live" as I wish to see the pressure changes as I draw.Thanks very much,

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p/n : P1A87UAR#ABAprocessor : quad intel i3-6100U  im just looking for the best dual band wifi card i can fit in my computer and have heard horror stories about white lists and bricking computers.. i also dont want to have to buy anything twice. any recomendations and instilation advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi, I just bought x230i tablet 3437-AP4 at ebay as a new in a box.It arrived without a wifi card.Two questions:1. Is it at all possible that it is a feature of this particular configuration? Or did they just foirgot to put it in?2. Which card should I buy - how to find which fru are copartible with this particular machine?Ot are they all the same now? Coudl I buy a generic (not lenovo) intel 6205 for example?Thank you for any help.  

Answer:My new x230i tablet 3437-AP4 does not have a wifi card

i3-2370M(2.4GHz), 4GB RAM, 320GB 7200rpm HD, 12.5in 1366x768 LCD, Intel HD Graphics, Wireless option, 1Gb Ethernet, UltraNav, Secure Chip, X230T UltraBase, 6c Li-Ion, Win7 Pro 64
 
Your machine indeed doesn't come with the wireless card installed, it is probably used in the corporate environment, where they don't want any sort of wireless communication that could be eavesdropped. Since it is an option, then you can just purchase and install the wireless card (remember to get the one with that has the Lenovo FRU printed on the card, otherwise your machine may not accept them   <--- Generic cards are not going to work without whitelist removed BIOS firmware, which doesn't exist AFAIK). 
 
http://download.lenovo.com/parts/ThinkPad/x230t_fru_bom_20130410.pdf
 
The above lists the wireless card compatible with your machine. I suggest that you get either the Intel 6205 or Intel 6300 (if there are 3 wireless card cable present). 

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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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I've read from various places that Lenovo whitelists WLAN/WWAN cards in BIOS. What level of whitelisting do they do? Will this block all aftermarket cards? I'm interested in installing a Killer 1102N Wifi card (primarily because of the control over the network stack the driver provides the user with). Will I have any problems with this? Do I need to hack my BIOS etc? Heres a link to the actual wifi card product http://www.bigfootnetworks.com/killer-wireless-n-1102/  I'm only purchasing this aftermarket because Lenovo doesn't actually offer this card in their notebooks

Answer:X220 Tablet + Killer 1102 N Wifi Card?

http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Problem_with_unauthorized_MiniPCI_network_card
 
The reason for the whitelist is to match the card to the antennas to comply with FCC regulations regarding interference.  Most mfgrs. do the same thing.  The link explains it fairly well.  The card has to be Lenovo branded.  You can take the exact same two wireless cards and if one is not Lenovo branded, it will throw the error.  
 
And yes, you would have to modify the bios.
 
Dave

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Ok, so I recently bought a Lenovo g570 4334EGU (the versoin with the B950 processor) laptop. It doesn't have bluetooth, and i'm looking for a way to add it. I've found some mini (1/2) pcie cards that have wifi and bluetooth capability that I could potentially use to replace the current wifi card. However, I have no idea what cards the laptop is actually compatible with. At first I though that any mini pcie card would be compatible, but some of the ones I looked at said that they are specifically not compatible with certain brands. Does anyone have a list of compatible cards? Is there something specific I should look for? This is the one I was looking to buy: http://www.ebay.com/itm/190723655726 Does anyone know if it is compatible? Thanks! 

Answer:G570 Mini PCIe card compatibility questions (for bluetooth & wifi)

Hello and welcome,
 
The card in that link specifically says not for Lenovo.
 
Lenovo laptops require cards that pass the BIOS whitelist test.  They have to be both the correct model (intel XYZ) AND have a Lenovo FRU number.  The FRU number indicates that they have been modified (subsystem ID, IIRC) to pass the whitelist.  Reliable vendors will list the FRU # as well as the card model.
 
The best reference is the Hardware Maintenance Manual for your machine, or the parts list PDF.  I can't access the support site at the moment to figure out which applies to the G570 and to get the actual list.  Hopefully tomorrow the site will be back up.
 
Sorry I can't provide any better information just now.
 
Z.

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OK, lets talk real life and not out dated reviews.I have W700 with the afore mentioned 5300 WiFi adapter running Vista 64.I currently have a Belkin N1 router (current speed is 54Mbps!) so apparantely from what I can determine from other post with a bit of reworking passkey encryption, firmware updates, etc I could get to 170Mbps. My wife's computer is running at 270Mbps so as you can imagine, the abuse I am getting with my "New" computer and "fancy" technology she is leveling on me. I need help!What do the users of this forum use for their wireless routers to get the most ot of this adapter? Not looking for a marketing campaign just real world results with the 5300. Thanks 













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Answer:WiFi 5300 and Wireless

 http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/product.do?doctypeind=10&template=/partslookup/partsLooku...Message Edited by lead_org on 04-23-2009 09:10 AM

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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 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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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 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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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.





__________________________________________________________________________________Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it.ThinkPad T510 4313-CTO Windows 8 x64 - Intel Core i7-620M - NVIDIA NVS 3100M - 8GB RAM - 240GB SSD- Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 - Gobi 2000.ThinkPad Helix 3697-CTO Windows 8.1 x64 - Intel Core i7-3667U - Intel HD Graphics 4000 - 8GB RAM- 256GB SSD - Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 - Ericsson C5621gw

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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'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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I have been trying to sort a number of wifi connection problems on my new T400s. I downloaded the latest drivers at Lenovo Support. Still have problems. Checked the Intel support site - their latest drivers are newer and several versions later than those on Lenovo's site. It looks like they address a number of my problems. But Intel advises strongly against using their generic drivers instead of the version from the laptop manufacturer because the OEM version will have been "customised". Can anyone tell me if there new "customised" drivers for the 5300 on their way from Lenovo? Or can anyone tell me if I can safely download and install the latest Intel driver?  

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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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Using a T500 with its Intel wireless card Wifi Link 5300, XP Pro SP3, and Netgear router N900 (WNDR4500). Configured router to use WPA2-AES. Intranet transfers to my Netgear ReadyNAS (Duo v2) are slow. Using a lan wired connection the transfer rate is about 38Mbps and the wireless rate is 15Mbps on either 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz. (transfer test used Totu Softs Lan Speed Test) Interesting the Windows tray icon for wireless connections show "Speed: 54Mbps" for both. Should the 54Mpbs be showing at a higher rate?Should the transfer rates be higher? Any guidance will be much appreciated.

Answer:Wifi Link 5300 only shows 54Mbps on 5Ghz

To connect the 802.11n wireless LAN AP with full line rate performance:
Configure your system to Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption using Access Connections (or other wireless utilities). AES is supported by all secure authentication schemes such as WPA/WPA2.
Make sure your 802.11n AP is configured to AES encryption for 11n mode. Check with your 802.11n AP manufacturer for specific instructions on how to configure AES-based security.
 
 
Best Regards,
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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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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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According to the Intel website my Link 5300 connection speed will be restricted to 54Mbps over any 801.11n connection. It says I wont get maximum connection speed unless I change over to AES security protocols instead of WPA or variants. There were no setup instructions about using AES when I was setting up my new T400s. I cant find any information about this on my T400s or online at Lenovo. This is not one of my areas of expertise so I would appreciate some help to ensure I've set up my Link 5300 correctly to get maximum connection speeds.

Answer:WiFi Link 5300 - Security Restricted Speed

AES is a security encryption algorithm. WPA is just a standard.You cannot configure your wireless adapter card to use a specific standard / encryption algorithm if your router / access point you are trying to connect does not support it. Usually Windows automatically chooses the correct standards that your router supports and will use that.In order to use the AES algorithm, you will need to go in your router and have your security standard set to WPA or WPA2. If your router supports WPA2, it is highly recommended that you select this since it is more secure than its predecessor. Once you do this, your router should prompt you in what algorithm to use, TKIP, AES, or TKIP+AES. If all your wireless clients support this, you can select WPA2 / AES.This should match what you are trying to do.Good luck!

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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 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 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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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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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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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'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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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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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 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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Recently received a new T400, vista home basic ,Intel WiFi Link 5300 (AGN) (part number 42X6325  )After sever hours of usage the wireless network stops working- and cannot find any wireless networks at all .Restart of the computer solves the problem- it easily finds 7-8 of the active networks in the area and connects to the one at home for several hours until the next time it stops working..Any suggestions (drivers, windows options (never used Vista before))  are very welcomed. Mark.

Answer:T400 vista home basic WiFi Link 5300 Disconnecting

I have the same problem. And when I download large files the machine "hangs" for periods. Mark, it helped a bit to register the location on the Access Connections, input wlan security settings there to and activate it via the Access Connections. This way helped me a bit. But not 100% yvind

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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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Hi. Recently, I have noticed that wifi connection in Tablet mode in my Thinkpad X230 Tablet is significantly slower than in laptop mode. Sometimes, it completely disconnected to the network. I tried to test with Speedtest. net and download a file via Internet Download manager. Both show that laptop mode has significantly higher and better speed connection than does laptop mode.  Does anyone have the same experience as me? Is the antena has any problem??? Thank you. I 

Answer:wifi connection on tablet mode - Thinkpad X230 Tablet

which model wifi card do you have? intel 6205, 6300 or ThinkPad 1x1 or 2x2.

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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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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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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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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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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,
Joseph

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Hello everyone, I got one set "X200 7458CTO",there is Intel WiFi 5100 wireless card buildin machine.OS: Windwos XP SP3 the WiFi used works good for the first month, till one time i using sleep mode instead of shut-down mode at the night, then the second day when i boot my machine, the WiFi LED under LCD does light,(the wireless switch is always On), and the equipment got a yellow [?] in device manager, then i reboot machine(complete reboot, not sleep), it disappear in device manager, it's missing in my machine, looks like i didn't have this hardware equipment. then i reboot, it surprise me that it come back, and works good. this happen for serval times, and it happen more high frequency recently, even this WiFi card is gone for whole this week. btw:im using 12.4 version 5100 wifi driver from intel website also PROSet software installed on my machine.BIOS i have update to newest lease 3.08 version.Power manager/driver also is newest version 1.60Hotkey feature is the newest release on Lenovo website im guessing is the problem happen with power manager of 5100 anybody have any idea i can try,  any suggestion will be appreciatethanks for attention on my question,

Answer:x200 WiFi 5100 missing

alphalogin wrote:
 
im using 12.4 version 5100 wifi driver from intel website also PROSet software installed on my machine.

Have you tried uninstalling the Intel driver package and installing the Lenovo 5100 driver for the X200?
 
If not, you definitely need to try that toi see if the problem persists.
 
Cheers,
 
Bill

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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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Maybe this problem is not the Mobile Intel 4 family express chipset but thw wireless card? I just received an R400 with the above intel media graphics accelarator. Unfortunately, when playing an game like Second Life, it completely locks up the laptop. When in wireless mode, the wirelss connection shuts down. There is no way to get it back without rebooting the computer. The same is true when connected by a LAN. I checked to make sure I have the latest driver for the chipset. As I am sure everyone is aware, millions of people use Second Life for work and play. Its too bad I cannot use this laptop. Any suggestions? Mac

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Hello, I have a connection speed problem, I'm not able to use the full 300Mbit bandwith provided by my D-link DIR8. The maximum speed I get is 130Mbit.D-link said to me that my Wlan card must support the 40Mhz channel width to work at this speed. I already updated the FW to the last one [12.2.*] and I setted up the channel width to auto but still don't work...Does the card support that speed??? You have any suggestion?? Thank you in advance!!Message Edited by impy on 04-04-2009 03:31 AM

Answer:X301 WiFi 5100 very slow

impy wrote:The maximum speed I get is 130Mbit.How exactly are you measuring that? It's quite usual to get a practical throughput which is only about one third of what the wireless technology advertises, so your result looks good.

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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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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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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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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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Hello,I am about to upgrade my x100e's empty RAM slot with 2 GBI already found out  here that best RAM for x100e is :"PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz SO-DIMM-MEMORY"In my local store they have SO DIMM PC-5300, 2 GB, KINGMAX, DDR2 667 MHz.So what is difference between PC2-5300 and PC-5300. Can i buy that kingmax pc-5300, is that compatible with my x100e and will it be slower then recomended PC2-5300?please help here's my spec.Athlon MV40(1.6GHz), 1GB RAM, 160GB 5400rpm HD, 11.6in 1366x768 LCD, ATI Radeon HD2200, 802.11bgn wireless, WWAN upgradeable, Bluetooth, 1Gb Ethernet, UltraNav, 3c Li-Ion, WinXP Professional SP3













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Answer:x100e RAM Question (difference between PC2-5300 and PC-5300)

It looks like it's a mislabelling by the store... It should be called PC2-5300. AFAIK, if it's DDR2, it should be PC2.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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i just installed windows 10,but came to know that windows 10 does support the wireless adapter in my HP PROBOOK 4510sDescription: Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGNDriver version: 14.2.1.4 so what is the solution HP is  going to provide?

Answer:windows 10 does not support WIFI 5100 AGN adapters

sa11 wrote:i just installed windows 10,but came to know that windows 10 does support the wireless adapter in my HP PROBOOK 4510sDescription: Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGNDriver version: 14.2.1.4 so what is the solution HP is  going to provide?HP only has the drivers that was made at the time the laptop came from the factory with some update only but for Windows 10 AFAIK-that would require you look at intel driver site to see if they have  Win10 listed for your wifi.

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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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Hello!

I recently bought an Acer Aspire laptop (18.4" monitor). I am having difficulty connecting to the internet with this computer, and perhaps someone here can help me out. Here is some information:

Network Adapter: WiFi Link 5100 AGN
Router: Verizon Wireless (Model Name: MI424-WR)

Wireless network connections are detected, and the connection is "strong". However, when I try to connect, it always fails. When I go to the command prompt, and type "ipconfig" I see "Media Disconnected". I know there is a wireless button on the Acer's, but this is automatically turned on during startup, so I know this is not the problem. For some reason, my router is just not connecting to my network adapter, and I am unsure how to resolve this problem. Thanks for any insight of this issue!

Answer:Media Disconnected (WiFi Link 5100 AGN)

Maybe perhaps my wireless router is just not compatible with a Windows 7 64-bit system...

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