10-29-2012 07:50 PM
I have a PCI-e WiFi/BT combo card that worked in my HP laptop, but when I put it in the N580, It would not boot and said the wifi card was not authorized and I would have to remove it and replace with an authorized card. There are SO many different card available, I just want to find the correct one that will fit in the BIOS Whitelist.
I'm looking for a Dual Band wifi with Bluetooth 4.0 preferred. Something like this. Would this one on eBay work or is there another card I would need.
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10-29-2012 08:18 PM
Hello and welcome,
Whatever card you use, it MUST have a Lenovo FRU number. Cards that will pass the BIOS whitelist have been modified to provide a specific subsystem ID to BIOS. Reputable sellers will list the Lenovo FRU if their card is compatible.
For example, a generic Intel 6150NX will not pass the whitelist, but a 6150NX with a 20002543 FRU number will pass.
Here's the list from the N580 Hardware Maintenance Manual:
WLAN, WiFi 1x2 BGN + WiMAX, Intel 2200N MOW M PCIE NB HMC (P580/N580/N581)
WLAN, WiFi 1x1 BGN, Liteon HB125 1x1BGN HMC(P580/N580/N581)
WLAN, WiFi 1x1 BGN+BT4.0, Liteon WB225 BGN+BT HMC(P580/N580/N581)
Intel 6150NX BSB M PCIE NB HMC (LI) (P580/P585/N580/ N581/N586)
WLAN, WiFi 1x1 BGN, Cbt BCM4313 MOW M PCIE NB HMC
WLAN, WiFi 1x1 BGN, Liteon AR9285 HB95 BGN MOW NB
WLAN, WiFi 1x1 BGN+BT4.0, Cbt BCM4313HMGB BGN+BT HMC
WLAN, WiFi 1x1 BGN+BT3.0, Liteon WB195 BGN+BT HMC
Probably not what you wanted to hear, but that's the reality of the situation.
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