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

2013-11-29, 17:32 PM
The moderator removed some of your messages because they were duplicates.

This is a peer-to-peer forum, not a support channel with Lenovo employees assigned to answer every thread. If you want dedicated support, call the help desk for your country. If you want to complain about the moderators, use the Forum Housekeeping board.

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

2013-11-29, 18:02 PM

No offence Jane, but I have a copy of every confirmation saved from this thread for every message since I joined it. The only messages that have been removed are those where people have said unflattering things about Lenovo….. Not one seems to be a duplicate?

 

I don’t agree with taking it out on you guys at all, but what’s the point of being given a platform to air your opinions on if they are cherry picked?  

 

Within this thread you can see that people have tried to contact Lenovo regarding the whitelist issue and from all around the world I might add. Not one person here has been given a concrete answer. I even tried myself to contact Lenovo regarding this, when I first attempted to upgrade my wireless card for something “built this century”. From the UK, I was transferred to India - who told me to contact the US - who then advised China. Phone calls are ridiculously expensive in this country especially to premium rate numbers. I don’t agree with everybody’s fascination with Apple, but when I want to know something I can always ask them and not feel like I’m trying to prise the meaning of life from their hands, as I do with Lenovo.

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

2013-11-29, 11:56 AM
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I don't work for Lenovo
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Re: WWAN and wireless card BIOS whitelists? Lenovo, COME ON.

2013-11-29, 19:37 PM

@JaneL: Okay. This is peer to peer forum, but we obviously can't help each other without lenovo intervention. After this number of questions and threads it is clearly... And my post was not as duplicate. Doesn't matters.
Are you blind not to see a lot of people have real problems, and many of those users are not amateurs and users that don't know what drivers are, and how to update them...

I don't want to complain about moderators, but I can't contact lenovo support via phone, so I thought to go to lenovo forums and try to get some other way to contact them and maybe mods can connect us with support or tell support to give more atention for what is heapening on forums. Is it logical? Or to go on Samsung forums and ask them? Or Porsches forums?


So, I have no problem with mods, I have propblem with Lenovo product.

@TheRealPaper: All you said is true.

 

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

2013-11-30, 20:41 PM

I was able to find a BCM943228 card that works with my U530 touch! I searched for the BCM model on the compatibilty list, and a card that has a lenovo FRU. This is the card I bought:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/IBM-Lenovo-BCM943228HMB-BCM43228-04W3763-04W3764-Half-Wlan-BT-Bluetooth-Card-/171136820772?ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:US:3160

 

It has a FRU of 04W3763

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11-30-2013

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

2013-11-30, 23:05 PM

Where did you find that compatibility list? I've talked to 3 different Lenovo staff today and they couldn't give me a straight answer if the Intel 7260 dual band card was compatible or not. The U530 I have only has a single band 7260 card.

 

Since it was a weekend they said that staff that would know wasn't there today. The people I talked to today didn't even know about a whitelist.

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

2013-12-01, 4:46 AM

I found the compatibility list in the "U530 Hardware Maintenance Manual", page 63:

http://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/ideapad_u530touch_hmm.pdf

 

It's only three cards. From what I understand (from somebody from partstore.com - I wasn't able to actually get anything useful from Lenovo), only the single band 7260BN part is available. The other part numbers cannot be ordered (not yet anyway).

 

Also note that just buying a supported card is not enough. It has to be made specifically for lenovo, and have a whitelisted Lenovo FRU #.  Luckily, the FRU on the card I mentioned was ok.

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

2013-12-01, 11:52 AM
Unfortunately Broadcom will not do it for me. I would have to use WL, and tha`s actually what I want to avoid. I need to be able to use a Intel-card.
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Re: WWAN and wireless card BIOS whitelists? Lenovo, COME ON.

2013-12-01, 13:44 PM

The next step I was going to try would have been to change the device ID of a 7260AC card using a Knoppix bootable cd image (deployed on a USB stick) and ethtool (you can plug in the unauthorized card after the laptop boots). There are some guides out there for older cards, not sure if it will work with the 7260.

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

2013-12-18, 7:37 AM

Any solution yet? Card mod, bios mod ?! anything ?

 

Even official Lenovo/intel/broadcom card, dont care, jus need a "AC" card that works :(

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