10-23-2012 03:35 PM
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.
10-23-2012 05:28 PM
10-23-2012 06:42 PM
*** 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 ***
10-28-2012 08:23 AM
10-28-2012 09:30 PM
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.
10-30-2012 08:52 PM
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).
10-30-2012 09:02 PM
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