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Ideapad 330S-14IKB wifi card upgrade

2019-03-21, 11:33 AM

Hello everyone,

I´d like to upgrade my wifi card for my ideapad 330s 14 inch notebook with the model number 81F4012FGE. 

The build in card is an 1x1 wifi module from intel, but it`s way to slow for me.( Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165)

Can i upgrade to any 2x2 wifi card, because there should be 2 antennas build in for 2.4 ang 5 ghz wifi (dual band).

Is there any bios whitelisting for wifi cards?

Listed FRU PARTS:

9 WLAN, Intel 3165 1x1AC+BT PCIE M.2 WLAN SW10H24486 N ● ●

9 WLAN, Cybertan RTL8821CE 1*1ac+BT4.x PCIE M.2 Module. SW10K97462 N ● ●

9 WLAN, Liteon NFA435A QCA9377A_5 1*1ac + BT4.x PCIE M.2 Module SW10K97461 N ● ●

So there is no faster Card in fru listed. That`s why im asking for another m.2 card and its whitelisting

Thanks in advance

Best regards

Klaus

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Re: Ideapad 330S-14IKB wifi card upgrade

2019-03-22, 14:40 PM

Hi klausel,

 

Welcome to the Community Forums.

 

Unlike the other parts like ram, WLAN cards intended for the OEM machines are mostly whitelisted as shown in the FRU list you have from the hardware manual. We cannot guarantee other cards to work.

 

Other compatible wlan card listed here in the parts lookup page under compatible > commodity list> Wireless LAN adapter.

 

I hope this helps answer your query.

 

Regards



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Re: Ideapad 330S-14IKB wifi card upgrade

2019-03-22, 22:30 PM

Thanks for the your reply. I already checked the list and reviewed the mentioned wifi devices. None on the list is superior to the build in one. 

So maybe I'll try faster Intel wifi card. 

 

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Re: Ideapad 330S-14IKB wifi card upgrade

2019-10-11, 17:25 PM

Hey, any update on your wireless adapter update?
my WiFi is slow! wanted to see if possible to update.

thanks

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Re: Ideapad 330S-14IKB wifi card upgrade

2019-10-12, 22:05 PM

Lenovo, explain to me why you whitelisted 9260NGW, 9560NGW for T495 and T495s, but didn’t whitelist them for S340-15API, although they have exactly the same chipsets? For what purpose did you deprive S340-15API customers of the opportunity to put normal wi-fi 2x2 from Intel and at the same time deprive them of their RJ45 port?

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Re: Ideapad 330S-14IKB wifi card upgrade

2019-12-03, 18:43 PM

Hello there, 

Here's a little update on the wifi module. 

I successfully installed this one

Intel Wireless-AC 9260

It is working fine for me, but I'm still on an older bios version ending with 32. I don't now about if it works with any other bios version 

I also added the Samsung evo 970 1tb nvme.

Now I'm quiet satisfied with my notebook. 

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Re: Ideapad 330S-14IKB wifi card upgrade

2019-12-03, 19:27 PM

Intel 9260NGW working for me with this BIOS version 7SCN26WW (10/26/2018).
No whitelisting needed. Plug and play.
Hommie N900 - www.amazon.de/gp/product/B07Q2H1RM1/

 

 

 

Ideapad 330S-15IKB 81F500NSUS, BIOS 7SCN26WW, Core-i5, 20GB RAM (Crucial CT16G4SFD8266), 480GB Corsair MP510 M.2 NVMe, 500GB Samsung EVO 850 SATA SSD, Intel 9260NGW AC-WiFi OS: Win10 "lite", Manjaro 18.1.1 Xfce k/4.19, LinuxMint and/or Lubuntu
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Re:Ideapad 330S-14IKB wifi card upgrade

2020-10-14, 3:02 AM

Hi Team , 

 

You guys are correct, 7scn36ww bios doesn't support other wifi cards ..

 

Can anyone share the older bios file , 7scn26ww 

it will be more helpful for me to upgrade the new wifi card .

 

Thanks in advance .

 

Thanks ,

Karthik

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Re:Ideapad 330S-14IKB wifi card upgrade

2020-10-14, 3:13 AM

It's available to download from the Lenovo website with this link: https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles/7scn26ww.exe

Take note that some people had trouble getting it to work. See this link explaining a possible resolution.
Edit; that link might be just talking about an issue with an Optane drive with that bios version. I'm not sure.
Anyway, Optane is a waste of time. I removed mine and installed a good and much larger capacity M.2 NVMe SSD drive.
A top quality and fast one for a reasonable price is the new SK hynix Gold P31 SSD
 

Ideapad 330S-15IKB 81F500NSUS, BIOS 7SCN26WW, Core-i5, 20GB RAM (Crucial CT16G4SFD8266), 480GB Corsair MP510 M.2 NVMe, 500GB Samsung EVO 850 SATA SSD, Intel 9260NGW AC-WiFi OS: Win10 "lite", Manjaro 18.1.1 Xfce k/4.19, LinuxMint and/or Lubuntu
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Re:Ideapad 330S-14IKB wifi card upgrade

2020-10-14, 5:12 AM

After flashing the above file, the laptop ended with a black screen.

even Lenovo logo also not showing up 

 

Not sure how to fix , any help is appreciated and even the laptop warranty is expired 

 

THanks ,

Karthik

 

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