ThinkPad 11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Mini Express Adapter

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ThinkPad 11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Mini Express Adapter

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


  • Chipset: Atheros AR5008
  • Integrated Mac Processor and Radio Chip: Atheros, unknown model
  • IEEE Standards: 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (draft)
  • PCI ID: 168c:0024


IBM Partnumbers


Linux WiFi driver

There's no support by Madwifi yet (as of Dec 06, 2006). This card is tracked by madwifi ticket #1001.

In the meantime, get the windows driver from Lenovo's support site and use a recent version of ndiswrapper. I've compiled a Howto for this card.

Hardware switch

Some ThinkPads have a hardware switch that must be in the on position for the radio to work, regardless of driver state:

(ThinkPad R60 radio switch in the ON position)

ThinkPads this card may be found in

  • T60 Series
  • Z61 Series
  • X60 Series
  • maybe others too, please post

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