Want to replace my wireless b adapter with a wireless g, ibm t41

I have an older IBM t41 and wanted to replace the wireless b adapter with a wirless g adapter. Do I just need to switch the boards out and everything will work or will drivers need to be downloaded?
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  1. Hello goblues;

    Should be no problem. And you might as well get the wireless N adapter as well. I think the prices should be very close between the B/G and GBN adapters.
  2. ThinkWiki points out an issue using non-IBM/Lenovo parts due to a 'vendor code'
    Problem with unauthorized MiniPCI network card

    http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Intel_PRO/Wireless_LAN_2100_3B_Mini_PCI_Adapter this might be you T41 wireless adapter.

    http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Intel_PRO/Wireless_2915ABG_Mini-PCI_Adapter this is one of the T42 B/G wireless adapters and should have the same vendor code - it's the same $25 part as above.

    T40/T41/T42 FRU service manual
  3. WR2 said:
    Hello goblues;

    Should be no problem. And you might as well get the wireless N adapter as well. I think the prices should be very close between the B/G and GBN adapters.



    I installed the new wireless card but after turning it on after the installation I got the following message "1802: Unauthorized network card is plugged in - Power off and remove the miniPCI network card".

    I looked into it, but I really don't know what to do now. I'm afraid of the BIOS thing, so not sure what a good solution would be at this point.

    Thanks

    Steve
  4. What wireless card did you get?
  5. WR2 said:
    What wireless card did you get?


    This is the card I purchased off of Ebay. 2915ABG Intel Pro Wireless Network card Mini PCI. I thought it would work and it was only a few bucks, guess I will learn the next time. Think I'm going to order 41N2990. I did see a 41N2991, would that work as well?

    Thanks for your help!!!

    Steve
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