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Yoga 2 Pro 802.11ac Wi-Fi Yes or No?

2013-10-21, 16:31 PM

The hardware included in the Yoga 2 Pro seems to be Intel's latest 802.11ac capable board, but most of the comments I see say that the Yoga 2 does not do 5GHz band Wi-Fi, and 802.11ac is 5GHz-only as far as I can tell.

 

So I'm curious as to what the truth is. Can the Yoga 2 Pro do 802.11ac or not?

 

If it CAN do 802.11ac, can it also do pre-ac Wi-Fi versions over 5GHz as well?

 

Thanks!

 

Z.

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro 802.11ac Wi-Fi Yes or No?

2013-10-23, 18:45 PM

Answering my own question, it turns out that there are three versions of the Intel 7260. AC, dual-band a/g/b/n, and 2.4GHz only b/g/n, and it's this third one that is included in the current Y2P models for whatever reason, so sorry, just b/g/n over 2.4Ghz for now I'm afraid.

 

You can see an image of the actual part and the part# is readable if you zoom into the section of hte hardware maintenance manual (HMM) that talks about  replacing it. Note that the form-factor of this module is different from most of the ones you see if you google for Intel 7260, so if you're thinking of trying to replace it yourself make sure you get the right one.

 

It looks like the AC version could be had for <$50 or so if someone wants to experiment. Note that there are still a lot of people in the world complaining about issues with the AC version it seems.

 

One unanswered question is whether the antennas are 5GHz compatible or not. The HMM does not call out a part# for them and they look like they're part of the base chassis FRU probably. You can almost read an identifier off what's probably them in the HMM images, but I couldn't guess at it or find anything matching it through a few quick searches. If someone takes theirs apart again it would be interesting to have this info.

 

One intersting note in the HMM is that some models might have three antenna connections, so there may actually be a provision in the design for a third antenna for a future 3x3 WiFi model, though it's pretty clear there's no third antenna or connection available in the current models.

 

Z.

 

 

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro 802.11ac Wi-Fi Yes or No?

2013-10-24, 7:55 AM
antenna is 5 ghz compatible, but the issue of installing aftermarket part is the BIOS whitelist.
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Jin Li

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro 802.11ac Wi-Fi Yes or No?

2013-10-24, 15:25 PM

I posted elsewhere that I was able to upgrade the wireless-N 7260 with the Wireless-AC 7260 .  The part # is 7260NGW - it is the new M.2 format - the 7260.HMGW doesn't fit.

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro 802.11ac Wi-Fi Yes or No?

2013-10-27, 6:44 AM

How is that AC card working out for you? Still stable? Does it work well with N routers also? Thanks!

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro 802.11ac Wi-Fi Yes or No?

2013-10-27, 23:05 PM

It has been very stable for me over the weekend.  I am getting between 24-40 MB/sec - that variability is what I'm tracking down now - may be associated with my access point - the Netgear R7000.  I can't say whether or not it works with an N-only router but there is nothing to make me think it wouldn't

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro 802.11ac Wi-Fi Yes or No?

2013-10-28, 17:54 PM
ksdehoff, any chance you can share where you got it from? So far all I'm finding are ebay sellers from China. This is something I need to do on mine since it would be painful to go from a consistent 35MB/s on my soon to be sold Retina Macbook Air to something not nearly as fast for my file transfers on my home network.

Thanks for any info

John
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Re: Yoga 2 Pro 802.11ac Wi-Fi Yes or No?

2013-10-28, 18:59 PM

If you were to do a google search for 7260ngw there is a vendor very high in the list - I don't think Lenovo wants me to post vendor information here.

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro 802.11ac Wi-Fi Yes or No?

2013-10-28, 20:37 PM

Ah, my google search specified "shopping" so all it was giving me was ebay links from China.


Thanks, found some CONUS.

 

J

 

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro 802.11ac Wi-Fi Yes or No?

2013-10-29, 16:10 PM
I'm thinking about purchasing the Yoga 2 Pro 13 but I need to try to nail down this AC question.

Have we confirmed there are no issues with just popping in an Intel 7260WGN adapter?

There no issues with the BIOS?

And my apologies for beI g slow (or dense), but I can't find any retailers on a Google search that are selling that adapter, other than one that is selling them in large lots.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, as this looks like it is about to become my next laptop.

For what its worth, I'm upgrading from a first gen Sony VAIO Z that has served me very well...even got Windows 8 to work on it.
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