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06-24-2013

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Re: WWAN and wireless card BIOS whitelists? Lenovo, COME ON.

2013-10-17, 10:55 AM

9 pages in and Lenovo haven't even picked up on this clearly large issue. "Give 'em a forum and let them rant, that’ll keep ‘em off our backs". Poor, really poor.

 

 

That tells everyone here at least; all they need to know about Lenovo.....

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12-02-2007

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Re: WWAN and wireless card BIOS whitelists? Lenovo, COME ON.

2013-10-17, 23:48 PM
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11-12-2013

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Re: WWAN and wireless card BIOS whitelists? Lenovo, COME ON.

2013-11-12, 11:01 AM

Lenovo, are you serios?

This is my first Lenovo, an IdeaPad Z510(Haswell) which has an Intel 7260 SINGLE BAND card. Of course I want that card changed, at least with a 5ghz card, I've opted for the Intel 7260 AC Dual Band, which is a great card.

Of course, because of your crappy whitelist I can't install it, so I've bought it for nothing.

I can't understand how can Lenovo in 2013 nearly 2014 put a single band wifi card in Z510 and not allow the customer to change it, nor providing the card to be bought from them.

I don't know how other manufacturers like Asus don't violate FCC regulations when they allow customers to change their wifi card.

If something isn't going to be done to address this situation I will sell my Lenovo and advise everybody to never buy Lenovo.

P.S.: I can't mod my bios, the Z510 has a new bios write protection which prevents writing a modded bios.

 

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Re: WWAN and wireless card BIOS whitelists? Lenovo, COME ON.

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11-18-2013

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Re: WWAN and wireless card BIOS whitelists? Lenovo, COME ON.

2013-11-18, 21:47 PM

I'm in the exact same situation as alex above. Bought a U530, came with the single band card. In 2013. I'm seeing 1M/s transfer rates. My 3 year old Dell laptop came with 5Ghz and would do 15M/s.

 

I purchased the 7260 AC, got blown away when I saw the "unauthorized card" message.

 

What's worse is that I can't even order one of the other supported cards from Lenovo. I have wasted HOURS getting bounced around between various departments of phone support who all act as if I'm asking about the meaning of life or something. I even found the FRU/part number of the card I need (with no help from the parts department, who apparently can't look up parts?!) and I STILL can't order it. The phone support is a JOKE. Even the volume is frustratingly low on all the Lenovo lines just to make it that much more annoying.

 

Lenovo - you are a joke. The laptop is great for the price but it is not worth the mental agony your company has caused me. I will NEVER buy another lenovo product.

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11-25-2013

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Re: WWAN and wireless card BIOS whitelists? Lenovo, COME ON.

2013-11-25, 11:46 AM

I just found this forum thread, and I am also very frustrated with this white list thing.

 

Has anybody been able to find a method to bypass it in recent models? If so, please share it.

 

I have found some information about this, but it only works in older models, it seems that Lenovo is updating its tactics to avoid people bypassing it, I wonder why.

 

 

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Re: WWAN and wireless card BIOS whitelists? Lenovo, COME ON.

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Re: WWAN and wireless card BIOS whitelists? Lenovo, COME ON.

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06-24-2013

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Re: WWAN and wireless card BIOS whitelists? Lenovo, COME ON.

2013-11-29, 11:35 AM

Clean reply for savol (Fanfold Paper) re-posted.

 

Lenovo, reply, please! Is it so hard to reply?


Why it is mini PCI express slot if I can not use miniPCI Express devices???


You should follow Apple steps. Make everything not changable and it would be better, to know in advance that it is not possible to do anything with pc. Becouse of that I bought Lenovo, I thought I can customize it how I want.


It would be
nice of you to provide BIOS which will not do whitelist check. And you know why it also should be done, becouse of you putting problematic intel centrino 2230 wireless card in laptops and don't give us to change... It is so frustrating... I would put my ThinkPad on fire if I have money to buy anything else (Aces, Asus,...).

THANK YOU LENOVO! .!.

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11-20-2013

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Re: WWAN and wireless card BIOS whitelists? Lenovo, COME ON.

2013-11-29, 12:47 PM

Haha! The is moderator on this forum, he deleted my post, so we now know that someone reads this, but he don't care about it. 

Thanks to TheRealEnglish for re-posting. :)

 

 

Moderator, maybe to delete all threads where someone say something of this words or phrases: "problem", "issue", "not good", "not working", "bad", "broken", etc... Think about it!

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