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11a/b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI adapter - Overview
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At a glance

The 11a/b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI adapter provides secure wireless connectivity with maximum flexibility and performance for wireless-upgradeable ThinkPad notebooks. This Mini PCI adapter is based on three Wireless LAN (WLAN) standards: IEEE 802.11a, 802.11g, and 802.11b. It offers data rates up to 54 Mbps(1) in both the 2.4 GHz(2) and 5 GHz bands.

Features:

  • Data transfer rates of:
    • 6 Mbps to 54 Mbps for 802.11a
    • 1 Mbps to 54 Mbps for 802.11g
    • 1 Mbps to 11 Mbps for 802.11b
  • 802.11a, 802.11g, and 802.11b seamless roaming and manual selection mode
  • Mini PCI Type IIIb

Note(s):

  • (1) Actual device range and data transfer speed depend upon many factors and are often less than the maximum possible.
  • (2) With 11g-based Access Point.

Warranty

1 year Limited - customer carry-in exchange

Packaging

You will receive one box containing the following items:

  • 11a/b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI adapter
  • CD

Product dates

Worldwide

  • Announce date: 19 Aug 2003
  • Planned availability date: 8 Sep 2003
  • Effective withdrawal date: 3 Jan 2006

Technical specifications

Performance specifications as known at time of announcement

  • Form factor: Mini PCI Type IIIb
  • This adapter supports a maximum physical layer throughput of 54 Mbps, with automatic fallback to 48 Mbps, 36 Mbps, 24 Mbps, 18 Mbps, 12 Mbps, 9 Mbps, and 6 Mbps.

    Note: Effective throughput will be less than these values and will also vary, depending on the usage environment.

Physical, environmental, and compatibility specifications as known at time of announcement

Weight:

  • lbs: 0.026
  • g: 11.6

Height:

  • inches: 0.139
  • mm: 3.54

Width:

  • inches: 2.34
  • mm: 59.3

Depth:

  • inches: 1.74
  • mm: 44.3

Operating temperature

  • Between 0 degrees Celsius and 70 degrees Celsius
  • Between 32 degrees Fahrenheit and 158 degrees Fahrenheit

Agency approvals

  • FCC
  • UL
  • Industry Canada RSS
  • Telec
  • CE
  • MIC

ENERGY STAR-Compliant

No

Hardware Compatibility

The 11a/b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI adapter is supported on the following systems:

System Name
Machine Type
Model
ThinkPad R40 P M2722, 2723, 2724, 2892, 2893, 2897Select Wireless-upgradable
ThinkPad R40 Celeron and P42681, 2682, 2683, 2896, 2898, 2899Select Wireless-upgradable
ThinkPad R501829, 1830, 1831, 1836, 1840, 1841Select Wireless-upgradable
ThinkPad R50p1832, 1833Select Wireless-upgradable
ThinkPad T40, T412373, 2374, 2375, 2376, 2378, 2379Select Wireless-upgradable
ThinkPad X312672, 2673, 2884, 2885, 2890, 2891Select Wireless-upgradable
ThinkPad X402371, 2372Select Wireless-upgradable

Supported operating systems

  • Microsoft Windows 98SE
  • Windows NT 4.0
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP

Compatibility

Some configurations may not be compatible.

Access Connections simplifies the process of connecting to a network in a variety of locations through automation and seamless roaming. As part of continued commitment to enhance its product offerings, the 11a/b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI adapter supports the version 2.7 and later releases of Access Connections. This release supports Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) and Cisco Compatible Extensions (CCX).



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Document ID : PD012145
Legacy Document ID : MIGR-52623
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