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multimaha
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Registered: ‎08-12-2010
Location: Tulsa, OK
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Message 21 of 80

Re: Dual-band wifi card supported by Y580?

Sadness...

 

I just received my card with the Atheros chipset, installed it...and was greeted with the Unauthorized Wireless Card... message upon startup.

 

I'm starting to have little hope of finding a card that will be approved by this silly BIOS check.  I do have one more card on the way, the one listed to work with the other y-series laptops.  I'm getting to be very tempted to try and hack the BIOS, but I don't know if I'm that brave yet.

 

If any one else has better luck/ideas do let me know.

 

SH

SoloTSi97
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Location: Ohio
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Message 22 of 80

Re: Dual-band wifi card supported by Y580?

Just saw this tonight:
http://forum.techinferno.com/lenovo-ibm/2260-lenovo-y580-y480-unlocked-bios-versions.html

I haven't tried it, in fact you can't even download it it seems without donating or being an actor forum member ...
multimaha
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Message 23 of 80

Re: Dual-band wifi card supported by Y580?

*** THIS IS NOT A RECOMMENDATION TO VIOLATE YOUR WARRANTY***

 

Umm...this was the best $15 I ever spent.  <.<;  ($10 2 month membership for possible troubleshooting, $5 to buy the guy a beer)

 

*** SERIOUSLY, DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME, YOUR MILEAGE MAY VARY, OFFER VOID WHEREEVER, ETC ***

 

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SoloTSi97
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Message 24 of 80

Re: Dual-band wifi card supported by Y580?

So, did it work then?  Smiley Happy

multimaha
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Message 25 of 80

Re: Dual-band wifi card supported by Y580?

I'm sitting here running off a 5GHz 300Mbps network I never thought I'd see again.

 

You be the judge.  Smiley Wink

 

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SoloTSi97
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Message 26 of 80

Re: Dual-band wifi card supported by Y580?

LOL! Wink wink, nudge nudge, say no more! ;-)
Sfairat
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Message 27 of 80

Re: Dual-band wifi card supported by Y580?

I'm just curious, multimaha, can you, please, provide PCI IDs of your card? I think that the reason you got the "unauthorized.." message was because subsystem ID of the wireless card was different. By the way, there's y580 bios update available at last, and that un-whitelisted bios is based on it.
multimaha
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Message 28 of 80

Re: Dual-band wifi card supported by Y580?

Give me an evening and post what all I can find from the card that I'm using now (Intel(R) Centrino(R) Ultimate-N 6300 AGN) and the card that I ordered up and tried on the original BIOS.

 

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SoloTSi97
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Message 29 of 80

Re: Dual-band wifi card supported by Y580?

I assume that going with the 6300 means your Y580 doesn't have Bluetooth now?  I was planning to go with the 6235, which supports AGN as well as Bluetooth 4.0 ... even though it doesn't necessarily have the throughput of the 6300 (only two antennas, 300Mbps).

 

True?

multimaha
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Message 30 of 80

Re: Dual-band wifi card supported by Y580?

Actually, it looks like the Y580 is still using the Broadcom Bluetooth hardware.  For whatever reason, the laptop isn't using the bluetooth built into the intel card.

 

Also, I had to download drivers for the card from intel.  Win7 will detect the card properly but try to use the drivers that the original Intel card had.  It'll sort of work...sort of.  Weak signals give it fits though.

 

For network adapters, I have these listed:

 

Atheros AR8161/8165 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.20)

Bluetooth Device (RFCOMM Protocol TDI)

Bluetooth Personal Area Network

Intel(R) Centrino(R) Ultimate-N 6300 AGN

Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter #6

Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter #7

 

Bluetooth Radios shows:

 

Broadcom Bluetooth 4.0 USB

Microsoft Bluetooth Enumerator

 

SH

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