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Author Topic: Complications of adding a wifi card to a ThinkPad X40 netbook?  (Read 1284 times)

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    Complications of adding a wifi card to a ThinkPad X40 netbook?
    « on: September 19, 2013, 09:52:09 AM »
    I'm considering buying an IBM X40 netbook running W7, which comes without wifi. Since I need wireless I plan to also purchase one of the many inexpensive add in wifi cards sold on eBay. I just wonder how easy it is to install one of these things, and do the X40's typically come with an antenna already there, to hook the card to?

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    Re: Complications of adding a wifi card to a ThinkPad X40 netbook?
    « Reply #1 on: September 19, 2013, 11:34:15 AM »
    Really not sure if they include an antenna or slot for the card, or even what time of slot it would be.

    You would probably be much better off getting a PCMCIA WiFi card and using that.

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    Re: Complications of adding a wifi card to a ThinkPad X40 netbook?
    « Reply #2 on: September 19, 2013, 01:14:29 PM »
    Looks like it would take a mini PCI wifi card.  As Cameron says, not sure if the antenna will be there, sometimes they are and sometimes they aren't.  It might be worth opening the panel to check if the antenna are there, and if so a mini PCI card would be a cheap and easy addition.  If not, a PCMCIA card would be your easiest option.