Lenovo X200 WLAN card problem (Whitch Wlan card is the best for my x200 notebook?)

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  1. peti25b

    peti25b Newbie

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    Hello!

    I hope you could help for me. I bought a new Lenovo X200 (Nr. 7458) notebook but it hasn't got WLAN card. So I have to buy a mini PCI-E WLAN card. In my notebook there is a webcam so I find only 2 wlan cable (1 black and 1 grey). The question is: witch is the best WLAN card for me?



    Intel 5100

    Intel 5300

    or

    ThinkPad 11a/b/g Wireless LAN Mini-PCI Express Adapter

    Please help me.

    I can use intel 5300 (it has 3 connection port) if I have only 2 cable?

    What is the correct FRU number for Intel 5100 or Intel 5300 for my computer?

    Thank you

    Peter
     
  2. pacmandelight

    pacmandelight Notebook Deity

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    The Intel 5300 is supposed to be better than the Intel 5100. I heard that the ThinkPad 11a/b/g uses an Atheros chipset that is really bad.

    I would get the 5300 if possible.
     
  3. peti25b

    peti25b Newbie

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    Yes it is the question Intel 5300 is possible or not possible for my computer. Because I have only 2 antenna cable and intel 5300 has 3 connection port.

    Forexample if I put the grey cable to the TR1 and put the black card to the TR2 port. It is OK? The card will work without TR3 cable?

    Sorry I cant speak englist very well but I hope you understand what I said.
     
  4. jaredy

    jaredy Notebook Virtuoso

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    I believe you can't utilize all the antennas that the 5300 supports since you only have 2...so the 5100 should be fine.

    I would not know about the specific wiring, but the 5100 should be just fine. How did you get an x200 without wlan?
     
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    jaredy Notebook Virtuoso

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    You should be fine with the 5300 or 5100. You just wouldn't be able to use 3 antennas like the 5300 supports.
     
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    If I understand what you said. The Intel 5300 card is work with my notebook but it cant use the N cable only use G. Perhaps it will be better then 5100.
     
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    jaredy Notebook Virtuoso

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    The 5100 and 5300 still supports N, just you will not be able to use the 5300's support of 3 antennas. I think you are fine going with the 5100.
     
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    ra990 Notebook Consultant

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    You can use the 5300 on your X200 with just 2 antennas. It won't affect anything other than reception, and even that will be minor. I upgraded the 5100 card in my X200 with a 5300 and just used two antennas and everything works fine. There is a thread about it somewhere that I wrote if you care to search for it.
     
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    jonlumpkin NBR Transmogrifier

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    I think the 5100 and 5300 should work the same in your case.

    I have a thread about the 5100, and it definitely is a high performance card if you set it up properly (40MHz mode). I can't imagine the 5300 being much better when close to a router, but it may hold its speed better at range (if you have all three antennas).
     
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