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Old 06-10-2017, 04:36 PM   #1
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Just got a Thinkpad x220 tablet, but I need an internal wlan for it that works with linux.


Hello, I just got a lenovo thinkpad x220 tablet laptop that I threw slackware 14.2 on, only problem is that the internal wlan card was bad, any of you got any recommendations that fit said model that will play nice with slackware?
 
Old 06-10-2017, 08:48 PM   #2
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Was it bad or did it just not work with Slackware?

If the later, run the lspci command and post the output regarding the wireless chipset here, being sure to surround it with "code" tags, which become available when you click the "Go Advanced" button at the bottom of the "compose post" window.

As regards your question, Intel generally works very well with Linux. I've not had issues with any Intel wireless on Linux.
 
Old 06-11-2017, 03:43 AM   #3
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Be aware that the BIOS has a whitelist for specific Wi-Fi cards and you can't just put any card in there.

Before switching to a different card, flash a modded BIOS:
http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Custom...Removed_BIOSes

In my Thinkpad X201 I have this:
02:00.0 Network controller: Ralink corp. RT2790 Wireless 802.11n 1T/2R PCIe

It works very well and much better than the integrated Intel card. These cards are very cheap and also go by the names
- AzureWave AW-NE766
- AzureWave AW-NE769

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Old 06-11-2017, 05:17 AM   #4
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I replaced my network card with this one from Amazon.

Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000 b/g/n 112BNHMW 300Mbps Wireless Half Mini Card

Works perfectly. $15.99
 
Old 06-11-2017, 09:21 PM   #5
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Thanks for telling us the rest of the story.
 
Old 06-13-2017, 10:16 PM   #6
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Definitely take a look at the thinkwiki page for the X220,

http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Category:X220

I have the non-tablet X220 with an Intel WLAN adapter, which I've had no issues with.

Code:
03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 1000 [Condor Peak]
        Subsystem: Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 1000 BGN
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 27
        Memory at f2400000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
        Capabilities: [c8] Power Management version 3
        Capabilities: [d0] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
        Capabilities: [e0] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
        Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
        Capabilities: [140] Device Serial Number 8c-a9-82-ff-ff-af-05-04
        Kernel driver in use: iwlwifi
        Kernel modules: iwlwifi
 
Old 06-14-2017, 06:58 PM   #7
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Was it bad or did it just not work with Slackware?

If the later, run the lspci command and post the output regarding the wireless chipset here, being sure to surround it with "code" tags, which become available when you click the "Go Advanced" button at the bottom of the "compose post" window.

As regards your question, Intel generally works very well with Linux. I've not had issues with any Intel wireless on Linux.
It was dead, and was very corroded when I removed it. So pretty much from the replies, Intel is the way to go. Will look into it.
 
  


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