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

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

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


  • Chipset: Atheros AR5001X
  • IEEE Standards: 802.11a, 802.11b
  • PCI ID: 168c:0012

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

The Madwifi driver works with this adapter

On at least the thinkpad X31 on fedora core 4, after installing the driver (from compiling the source, i.e. make/make install) you need to edit /etc/sysconfig/networking/devices/ifcfg-ath0 and delete the "rate" entry.

ThinkPads this card may be found in