IBM Dual-Band 11a/b Wi-Fi Wireless Mini PCI Adapter

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This is a Mini-PCI WiFi Adapter that is installed in a Mini-PCI slot.


  • Chipset: Atheros AR5001X
  • Radio chip: Atheros AR2111 (2.4GHz) and AR5111 (5GHz)
  • MAC Processor: Atheros AR5211
  • IEEE Standards: 802.11a, 802.11b
  • PCI ID: 168c:0012
  • Actual card: Philips PH11107-E

Mini-PCI WiFi Adapter

IBM Partnumbers

  • IBM FRU PN (WW): 26P8448, 26P8506, 91P7263
  • IBM FRU PN (Japan): 26P8447
  • IBM FRU PN (China): 26P8446, 91P7265

Also known (in IBM literature) as....

  • 802.11a/b Philips Wireless Card (Lee)
  • 802.11a/b Wireless Card (Lee)

Linux WiFi driver

This adapter should be automatically supported in recent distributions with the ath5k driver. However this driver might be unstable unless you have at least kernel 2.6.29.

Alternatively the Madwifi driver works with this adapter.

ThinkPads this card may be found in