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What Dual Band Wifi adapters are compatible with N586?

I have a Lenovo N586 that has the single band wireless N adapter.  I attempted to install a new, dual-band adapter, however the computer stopped boot at a black screen that stated my card was not approved. 

 

What dual-band WIFI adapters are approved to upgrade this computer with?

 

Thank you.

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Re: What Dual Band Wifi adapters are compatible with N586?

Hi Prodigy,

 

Welcome to Lenovo Community!

 

As I understand that you wanted to know the details supported Wifi adapter in your N586

This model doesn’t support dual band Wifi card following is the list of supported Wifi cards

 

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I hope the above information helps.

Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!

 

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Prabhansh

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Re: What Dual Band Wifi adapters are compatible with N586?

Thank you very much for the quick response.  Of those options, which would give me the fastest possible connection / which are the best cards? 

 

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Re: What Dual Band Wifi adapters are compatible with N586?

Hi again

 

We'll recommend you to go for Intel 2200N 1x2 BGN + WiMAX as it supports WiMAX technology.

For more details for this Wi-Fi card please visit here

 

 

 

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Re: What Dual Band Wifi adapters are compatible with N586?

Hello,

 

Per your recommendation, I purchased part number 20200048, FRU 60y3295...  I tried to install the card, and the computer gave me the same incompatibility error at boot.  Please advise.

 

Thank you,

 

James

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Re: What Dual Band Wifi adapters are compatible with N586?

Hi again, 

 

If possible will you please share the snaps of error which you are getting.

 

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Re: What Dual Band Wifi adapters are compatible with N586?

I apologize for taking a bit to get back with you.  I have attached some photos - the first two of the original wifi card, the second two of the new wifi card, and the fifth of the boot screen I receive with the new wifi card installed.Original 1.jpgOriginal 2.jpgNew 1.jpgNew 2.jpgBoot New.jpg

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Re: What Dual Band Wifi adapters are compatible with N586?

I have been doing a bit of digging just now, and I noticed a couple discrepencies in the compatibility list you had posted...  The list states that the card I purchased (the 2200N) has WiMAX, however none of the literature I could find about the card stated WiMAX functionality.  Also, I noticed that on the list you posted, the Intel 6150 is the only card that actually states compatility with the N586... Interestingly enough, in all of the literature I have found on it, WiMAX is included.

 

I'm not sure about the bottom few cards, as they don't reference any particular model numbers for compatibility. 

 

 

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Re: What Dual Band Wifi adapters are compatible with N586?

Hello

To determine the cause of issue with 2200 card clearly the following items are needed:
- the card's ven/dev IDs. It might be enough if the card is a fake
- the BIOS image, to check out whether its white list includes correct IDs for the 2200 card. Unfortunately support site doesn't provide BIOS upgrade. But there is a chance Lenovo preloded image has such BIOS image.

Unfortunately, the 2200' photos above don't show the big bar code in the low-right angle. At the same time the bar code in the low-left angle looks properly.

AFAIK presently WiMAX equipment is useless almost worldwide.



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Re: What Dual Band Wifi adapters are compatible with N586?

Hello,

 

The 2200 card I have is a legitimate, working WiFi card pulled from a Lenovo P580.  The part number - 20200048 - is a direct match to the 2200 on the whitelist the previous moderator posted in this thread.

 

I'm not sure I understand your BIOS comments...  I'm aware of the Lenovo whitelist (which another moderator posted above), but I'm not sure what you're referring to with the BIOS image...  This card is suppost to work according to the 'whitelist' post above, however it does not...  What would you like me to do with the BIOS?

 

Regarding WiMAX...  My comments about WiMAX were pertaining to the fact that Lenovo's whitelist seems to list that WiMAX is a feature of the 2200...  The previous moderator posted reference documentation about the 2200, which does not list WiMAX as a feature of the card, and my research on-line indicates it does not as well...  The 6250NX on the list does not reference WiMAX as a feature, however my research indicates that it is standard on the card... 

 

I also pointed out that, of ALL the cards listed on the list that the other moderator posted, the 6250 is the ONLY card that explicitly lists compatibility for the N586. 

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