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Date:      Wed, 28 May 2003 21:08:13 -0700
From:      "Tony Saign" <>
To:        "'Kevin Oberman'" <>, <>
Subject:   RE: FreeBSD Vs ThinkPad T40 or R40? 
Message-ID:  <000001c32597$ec70ca10$1401a8c0@frankenmobl>
In-Reply-To: <>

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The Intel miniPCI 2100 wireless card is mixture of components.
Primarily it's symbol based *NOT* Broadcom.

A "Centrino" Laptop is the new Pentium M based chipset (855)+ Intel
wireless card.
No Intel wireless card means it's not considered a Centrino.
They also offer some laptops with Cisco, and some with an Atheros
chipset dual-band NIC.
T30's use either the Cisco, or an Intel mini-combo modem/Intersil NIC.


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Kevin Oberman
Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2003 5:19 PM
Subject: Re: FreeBSD Vs ThinkPad T40 or R40? 

> Date: Wed, 28 May 2003 16:55:39 -0400
> From: Peter Radcliffe <>
> Sender:
> Kevin Oberman <> probably said:
> > The internal modem is the newer ICH version of the Lucent WinModem. 
> > To this point I know of no support for it under FreeBSD. The 
> > wireless card can be either an Intel or a Cisco. I know that the 
> > Cisco is supported, but I don't believe the latest Intel is. It uses

> > the Broadcom 440. I believe that support for this chip is in the 
> > works, but I don't know just when it will happen.
> The Intel mini-pci wireless card that I have from IBM is Prism 2.5. Is

> there a newer chipset from Intel ?

Yes, Intel has, like many others, dropped the Prism and are now using a
Broadcom chip. Very annoying! At least they give you the option of
buying systems with Cisco cards, as well, but the default is the Intel.

There is a Linux driver for this chip and someone very recently said
that they were trying to adapt it to FreeBSD.

R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)
Ernest O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)
E-mail:			Phone: +1 510 486-8634
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