01-20-2011 04:05 AM
I noticed that S12 (nvidia) rejects other Wireless Mini PCIe cards
with error message "card not authorized".
Is there a list of cards that are accepted?
My card has a suspected defective contact. I expect that I must replace it soon.
Lenovo, please provide us with a BIOS update that is less restrictive.
03-29-2012 02:51 PM
push! My Wireless Card is broken...
There are many different BCM94312mcg cards... but is everyone working?! Or what for Wireless LAN Cards can I use?
I Hope for a fast answer, need the card for Presentation in the university!!
04-03-2012 01:20 AM
I'm very angry at the moment....
I bought a BCM94312MCG Wifi card(the same before) and it doesent work?!
"ERROR Unauthorized Wireless network card is plugged in. Power off an remove it."
WHY THE HELL?! Need really fast a feedback
04-03-2012 07:18 AM
This should explain why it doesn't work. Lenovo matches the card to the antennae in the computer in order to comply with FCC regulations regarding interference.
Any replacement wireless card has to have an FRU part number and be branded for a Lenovo. A generic card won't work, even though it might be the same exact card.
If you suspect a bad contact, remove the card and gently clean the contacts with a pencil eraser.
04-03-2012 07:55 AM
Hey thanks for answer...
I dont like the way, like lenovo is going with a whitelist :/. Most of all i dont like, that we dont know what kind of cards the consumer can use! I think, that the consumer deserves any information about the whitelist and the content of it! Its sad to say, but i think that was the last thing from lenovo i bought ...
Btw, after all i remembered about repairing graphiccards in the oven....
I tried the same to my broken wifi card, and it worked. Now i can use it again . I dont know why i waitet long time to do this....
04-03-2012 08:08 AM
I'm glad you got it working.
All the major manufacturers do the same thing. I ran into the whitelist with Hp and Dell.
Anyway, thanks for the oven trick. Didn't know it would work with WIFI cards.