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
Linux WiFi driver
There's no support by Madwifi yet (as of Jan 25, 2007). 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 (>= 1.29). I've compiled a Howto for this card.
Some ThinkPads have a hardware switch that must be in the on position for the radio to work, regardless of driver state:
ThinkPads this card may be found in
- R60, R60e
- T60, T60p
- X60, X60s, X60 Tablet
- Z61e, Z61m, Z61p, Z61t