I recently bought a used (but very straight!) ThinkPad T30. Upon
opening the PCI cover, I find antenna leads, which leads me to believe
this unit is wi-fi ready. I currently use a Proxim 8470-FC (b/g) with
excellent results under FreeBSD 6.0.
The modem in the T30 is not useable currently, AFAIK. PCMIIW, but I
haven't found anything in my searches that leads me to believe that
this modem is support by FreeBSD or the comms/ltmdm port:
The IBM FRU 91P7661 I believe is a Prism 2.5-based wi-fi mini-PCI card
with V.90 modem. The wi-fi side sounds like it might work with the wi
driver. I do not know what the chipset is behind the modem.
Is there anyone on the list using the 91P7661 successfully on a T30 or
similar ThinkPad? I would consider purchasing one if I knew that the
wi-fi side would work with FreeBSD 6 and that the modem would work with
the Lucent driver in comms/ltmdm. I can live with built-in wi-fi b and
plug in the Proxim PC card when I need 802.11g.
I'd appreciate hearing anyone's experiences, good or bad, with the
91P7661 wi-fi/modem combo. I do sometimes need dial-up, but mostly I