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jhlarowe
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Registered: ‎06-30-2011
Location: Florida
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Upgrading wireless card in Y470

Can the Intel 1000 card be replaced with an Intel 6205?  If so, where can one be purchased?

 

I'm looking to get the 5Gig N band.

 

 

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Duck3
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Registered: ‎07-13-2009
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Re: Upgrading wireless card in Y470

Yes, according to the Hardware Maintenance Manual:

 

http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/ot/en/Guides/Guide_list.aspx?CategoryID=658501

 

Can be found easily on eBay, but look for a Lenovo one,

as there may be an issue with "blacklisting" of generic.?

 

Description in HMM:

 

WLAN card,WiFi 2x2 AGN, Intel 6205N MOW M PCIE NB HMC

FRU number: 20002533

 

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dragnoak
Posts: 544
Registered: ‎06-20-2011
Location: Racine, WI
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Re: Upgrading wireless card in Y470

Dear Lenovo,

     I am also interested in upgrading my Y470 wireless card. I was disappointed that I wasn't offered a wireless card that would use the 5 GHz band of my Cisco LinkSys E3200 router.

 

     I searched on the Lenovo site and I can't find any of those cards that were listed in the Y470 HWMM. How do I buy a Lenovo approved wireless upgrade card that will transmit on the 5 GHz "N" band?

 

Thank You,

 

DragonRider

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Duck3
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Re: Upgrading wireless card in Y470

The Intel 6250 is listed, and it is dual band.

 

http://www.intel.com/products/wireless/adapters/6250/index.htm

 

Others may be also, you have to search the

web by model from the HMM section Parts List

#15.

 

HMM link in previous post.

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jhlarowe
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Registered: ‎06-30-2011
Location: Florida
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Re: Upgrading wireless card in Y470

The 6205 (FRU:20002533) and 6250 (FRU: 20002388 or 20002321) are dual band N cards.  Thus far I have had no luck locating any of them on ebay or otherwise.

 

I have found Lenovo cards for other models, but the fru's are different.

 

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Duck3
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Re: Upgrading wireless card in Y470

I have a spare 6250 from a Toshiba laptop.
PM me with an offer if interested.
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jhlarowe
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Re: Upgrading wireless card in Y470

Both the 6205 and the 6250 are readily available through numerous outlets.

 

I already have a generic Intel 6205 and it doesn't work in the Lenovo.  From what I've found out, I don't expect any non-Lenovo spec card to work.  Leave it to Lenovo to require something a little different to prevent their customers from ordering parts from non-Lenovo suppliers.

 

Thanks for the offer, but I don't believe a Toshiba sourced card will work.

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Duck3
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Re: Upgrading wireless card in Y470

Dell is another one that does that.
Why not just stick to generic? What a pain.

I agree, the Toshiba may not work.
But, I don't see why another Lenovo FRU would not work?
I guess I don't know how exact the match has to be.

good luck.
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dragnoak
Posts: 544
Registered: ‎06-20-2011
Location: Racine, WI
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Re: Upgrading wireless card in Y470

So, how do I order the correct FRU from Lenovo?  There isn't one in the above "Shop Lenovo Store". 

 

If there are any Lenovo sales representives, who actually read these forums, please let me know how I can obtain the upgrade to an approved FRU dual band 6250 wireless card from Lenovo.

 

PLEASE!!!!!!

 

DragonRider 

I'm DO'ing IT
Lenovo Y470 085525U 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7-2630QM processor ( 2.00GHz 1333MHz 6MB )
IdeaCentre A520 Intel® Core™ i5-3230M processor ( 2.60GHz 2600MHz 3MB )
YOGA Tablet 2 Pro-1380F
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topmahof
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Re: Upgrading wireless card in Y470

http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Problem_with_unauthorized_MiniPCI_network_card

 

Lenovo matches the approved cards with the antennas in order to comply with FCC regulations regarding interference. 

 

As long as the card has an FRU number it should work.  I've changed cards between different models of TPads before without a problem.  But don't hold me to it.

 

Tech support might be able to help with that if you ask nice. Just an idea.

 

Dave

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