Hi vPro expert,
I have a running AMT 4.0 desktop system and I want to add wireless AMT support.
So, I add intel WiFi 5100 AGN wireless card thru a PCIe X 1 adaptor in PCIe X 1 slot.
How do I configure wireless AMT work with intel WiFi 5100 AGN wireless card?
Franky, your desktop system has all the AMT features built into the chipset - adding a Intel wireless card will NOT support AMT. while we do have wireless support in mobile systems its due to the embedded ME engine in the chipset - a stand alone wireless card does not have the infrastructure.
Frankly, I'm puzzled by your initial statement: Intel AMT 4.0 was a Mobile technology. Unless you are using Mobile-on-Desktop, you would either have Intel AMT 3.x or 5.x. With Intel AMT 6 they became merged.
Having said that, the desktop chipsets do support Wireless AMT via specific Intel Wireless mini-PCIe cards, such as the Centrino Advanced-N6205. This has been supported since around 2011. Of course, your board must have the mini-CPIe card slots with C-Link signals routed to them. This is the main reason full-size PCIe wirelss cards will not work with Intel AMT as the C-Link signals are not routed to any of the regular PICe lanes. It would require an external cable from the card to a connector on the motherboard specificfally for this purpose.
I too am confused by the reference to AMT 4.0 being a desktop system.
Regardless as to this confusion, wifi can be enabled by 2 methods if wifi access can be configured.
- Creating a new provisioning profile with the wifi settings configured and then reprovisioning the client
- Entering the WebUI thru the wired interface and configuring the wireless settings thru the web interface.