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09-20-2014

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Can i upgrade my wifi card?

2014-09-20, 12:33 PM

Hi recently my lenovo z585 has been slowing down in term of internet speed and after trauling the internet and trying most support options ive had enough so ive looked into purhasing a diffrent wifi card to replace my currentQualcomm Atheros AR9485WB-EG wireless network adapter and ive settled on the:

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-7260-HMWWB-Wireless-AC-802-11ac-Bluetooth/dp/B00E7QGHE6/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1411216166&sr=1-1&keywords=intel+7260

 

by intel it seems to have everything i want ina card but i just read on a forum that some sort of whitelist exists in the bios of all machines and if i buy one not covered by that my machine wont accept it.

so can anyone tell me if the bios of my lenovo z585 ideapad will accpet this paticular card and if not is there a way to update the bios so that it will be accepted?

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02-21-2013

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Re: Can i upgrade my wifi card?

2014-09-21, 2:23 AM
Typically Lenovo whitelists every network adapter asides from the ones they use in your model of laptop.
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