View Full Version : [ubuntu] Intel Wireless 5300 incorrectly recoginized as 5100

April 18th, 2009, 04:36 PM
I'm running Ubuntu 8.10 on Thinkpad X200. I chose the Intel Wireless 5300 during purchase, and under Windows, it correctly shows up as 5300. However, 'lshw' / 'lspci' lists it as 5100. Is this due to some mis-configuration or should I upgrade the driver? Help appreciated!

Here is part of the output from 'lshw -class network':

description: Wireless interface
product: Wireless WiFi Link 5100
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
logical name: wmaster0
version: 00
serial: 00:21:6a:04:3f:e0
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list logical ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=iwlagn ip= latency=0 module=iwlagn multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11abgn

April 29th, 2009, 09:50 PM
am i the only x200 owner experiencing this problem? can anyone shed some light? thanks!

April 30th, 2009, 04:29 AM
When I first got my T500 I had the same issue. Well... At the moment lspci and lshw still ID it as a 5100. However the driver properly IDs it as 5300. From dmesg:

[ 22.101089] iwlagn: Detected Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5300AGN REV=0x24

So as long as the driver knows what the H/W is, I think all is well.


April 30th, 2009, 06:31 AM
i got it. thank you, HankB!