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Re: Lenovo Y50-70 WiGig upgrade

2018-03-23, 12:03 PM

Most likely any Lenovo laptop does not have whitelisted in BIOS the WiGig cards. I had to mod the bios and remove the whitelist, UNFORTUNATELY.

And because the second PCI-E lane was not connected in the M.2-E connector, I had to also buy the PCI-E adapters mentioned in the previous posts, and sacrifice WiFi, UNFORTUNATELY.

 

This is probably the case for a lot of Lenovo laptops.

 

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Re: Lenovo Y50-70 WiGig upgrade

2018-03-23, 12:09 PM

@Chris_DB newer Lenovos (or at least Thinkpads) do not have WLAN whitelist, thankfully. The part about m.2 e connector is true, however. But some latest models come with A-key connector, like those models that supported WiGiG.

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Re: Lenovo Y50-70 WiGig upgrade

2018-03-23, 12:12 PM

i see starlight, do you have a email address

 

basically i purchased a m4800, i7 4th gen i think, i love the machine as its a real work horse and heavy

 

it came with 2 msata/mcpie ports, and interestingly, they both worked for either ssd or wifi

 

 

 

but i had a dw1601 mpcie card which was the dells own tri band card wigig wifi bt etc, it came with the wigig antenna in the lid, with very long blue wire cable with tiny tiny tiny pin/socket, which was a much smaller pin on the card, compared to the wifi/aux/bt antenna pins on the card - see photo ring red 

much smaller than the other 2 pins, understand?

 

 

i had a d5000 wireless dock and it was sweet all worked with windows 8 until windows 10, no more

 

so i looked into wigig for windows 10

 

so it resulted in trying a mpcie to m.2 adaptor for the 18260 triband card, made by fenvi

but thats how i sadly slowly learnt the hard way about lanes pcie second land,

 

as when i installed the fenvi adaptor and the 18260 card, windows device manager only shown me a 8260 wifi adaptor

so i am waiting for re-production of the sold out m2mp3-a card from bplus, to allow me to use my 18260 card to get wigig off it, and then in my other mpcie/msata slot i will use my fenvi adaptor for my bt/wifi card, which i currently use a 7265.  

 

as the d5000 dock wont work with the new intel 18260 card i got a wld15 dock, and a second one for the antenna, as again the size difference in pins is strange

remember i do have a original factory wigig antenna in my lid, but its for the dell dw1601 and the pin/socket just is different to the intel triband card 18260.

 

for instance right now, i am using the fenvi adaptor and the 18260 card, ,(even tho wigig is not working or ready) - but i have had to purchase a few pig tails... this is what i bought here IPEX MHF4 plug to IPX U.FL Connector Jack 

 

now this allows me to use my laptops original antennas (for wifi bt) which are larger , to fit into the smaller pins of the 18260

 

however, as i said my original wigig antenna has a even smaller pin, as seen in top photo red ring

 

so as i do not know its size or name, i am struggling to find a adaptor / connector jack, to change into the size of the pins (which all three are the same i should add) on the intel 18260 card! 

 

i wish i knew the technical names for the pin sockets, 

 

on the left is the pin size of the original laptop wifi antenna wires (big) and converts to the antenna pin size of the m.2 card 18260

 

however, i need to know the name/size/description of the tiny tiny tiny pin on  the dw1601 card so i can get a suitable adaptor for that to plug into the 18260 wigig ifcon pin.

 

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Re: Lenovo Y50-70 WiGig upgrade

2018-03-23, 12:15 PM
STARLIGHT WOW, i only just clicked the link
Can you fit this adapter, by the way? It has jumper for switching pcie lane in use.

https://www.amazon.com/Ableconn-MPEX-M2WL-Mini-PCIe-Adapter/dp/B01MR76H5F

wow, but sadly, it is key e... and the 18260 card is key a

omg, why did i never see that as a option, but again key e is no good for me
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Re: Lenovo Y50-70 WiGig upgrade

2018-03-23, 12:17 PM

STARLIGHT

again looking at Ableconn MPEX-M2WL Mini PCIe Adapter with M.2 Key E Slot - Support PCIe and USB Based M.2 E Key and A-E Key Module for Mini PCI Express - Work For WiFi & Bluetooth M2 Module

 

i CAN see a jumper pin, but i can not read anywhere where it says, wigig, or second lane?

 

is there no way can buy for key a 18260 card

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Re: Lenovo Y50-70 WiGig upgrade

2018-03-23, 12:19 PM

chris, how do you whitelist a bios, is there any guides, if i come to that problem when i get the m2mp3-a as that will be the first time my laptop sees a wigig card 18260 as at moment it only thinks its a 8260 wifi card

 

 

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Re: Lenovo Y50-70 WiGig upgrade

2018-03-23, 12:40 PM

There are tutorials on the web for modding the bios, however is very sketchy. I'll pm you later what I did.

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Re: Lenovo Y50-70 WiGig upgrade

2018-03-23, 12:49 PM

ok i am new, i dunno where pm is i use email?

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Re: Lenovo Y50-70 WiGig upgrade

2018-03-23, 12:50 PM

do you think i could mod the bios on my dell, so that i can use different power chargers

 

as dfell has a nasty habbit, of having a centre pin tell the laptop what WATTAGE the charger is and if its not high enough it never charges, only powers

 

i have a powerful enough charger, just its not got the centre pin data to tell the dell laptop its over 180watt

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Re: Lenovo Y50-70 WiGig upgrade

2018-03-23, 12:57 PM

I don't know if you can bypass Dell charger protection. I don't think you can even do it from bios. It is a hardware module on the motherboard that controls that. The center pin sends an id, and there are some eeprom hacks out there, but requires quite a bit of electronics knowledge.

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