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Upgrade Intel WiFi AC9560 to an Intel AX201 NGW WiFi

2020-06-24, 21:12 PM

I have a Flex 4 1580 Serial # ******** .  I would like to upgrade my system to WiFi AX compatibility.  Does anyone know if this models BIOS has a whitelist that restricts what adapter cards can be used?

 

Edit notes: Removed SN for member's protection MTM 80VE000EUS (Flex 4-1580 Laptop (Lenovo) - Type 80VE)

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Re:Upgrade Intel WiFi AC9560 to an Intel AX201 NGW WiFi

2020-06-24, 22:04 PM

Hi Allen-M,

 

Welcome to the Community Forums.

 

The Flex 4-1580 Laptop (Lenovo) - Type 80VE MTM 80VE000EUS have a whitelist as shown in the hardware manual (page 77 item 7).

The AX201  is not listed.

 

IP specification sheet also shows 11ac, 2x2, Wi-Fi + Bluetooth combo adapter, M.2 Card Bluetooth 4.0 wireless, integrated in Wi-Fi + Bluetooth combo adapter support only.

 

Replacing it with the  Intel AX201 may just prompt that it is not detected by the BIOS.

 

Supported WLAN card for your model are listed here under Compatible tab > Commodity type filtered to Wireless LAN Adapters.

 

I hope this helps answer your query.

 

Regards

 



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Re:Upgrade Intel WiFi AC9560 to an Intel AX201 NGW WiFi

2020-06-30, 14:23 PM

Thanks for the reply.  I did not find my current adapter, an Intel AC9560 listed.  Not sure if it's a publication issue or the BIOS really does not care.  I don't mind spending the $20 +/-  for an AX201 NGW which is a compatible replacement, but I hate to do all the work switching them to find out that BIOS will lock it out!

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