05-07-2016 02:28 PM
I am having trouble with my daughters laptop. It will only connect if I am like 5 feet from my router. This is the only laptop or device, I am having problems with. I have uninstalled and re-installed the latest drivers for the card and she is running Windows 8 64bit edtion. It has a Atheros AR9485WB-EG wireless card installed. She told me she has been having problems on and off for a while now, but neglected to tell me since she did not use it much before now. Does anybody know what cards this can be replaced with. I heard only certain cards will work with this laptop or bios. Any help would be extremely welcomed and appreciated.
05-08-2016 07:44 AM
Hello and welcome,
The whitelisted cards are shown on page 85 of the Hardware Maintenance Manual - Notebook
Please keep in mind that a card must be a whitelisted model AND have a Lenovo FRU number to pass the BIOS check.
It might be worth checking that the antenna cables are firmly connected to the existing card.
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05-08-2016 07:58 AM
Thank you for the information. I should have thought about looking in the manual. But I do not even see the model that is in there on the list. I have removed the antennas and replaced them firmly.