05-20-2013 06:55 PM
I have a Lenovo Ideapad Y510 Laptop that I bought a new motherboard (NL8MB1000) for, I put it together and when I start it up says the following Unsupported wireless network device detected. System halted
I put the wireless card I had in my old motherboard so I know it works. What is funny if I put it into the other slot which it for the two wires it don't have the error do I have it wrong ?
See pictures 1 the error 2 the cards how I have them with the error
P.S.. I have looked around to see if I could find the correct location for the two different cards
System 2.0 Ghz
1 gig memory
no hard drive yet
will be vista
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05-21-2013 12:47 PM
The two mini PCI-E slots on the Lenovo Y510 are for the following devices:
WLAN module - 3 antennas
3G/TV module - 2 antennas
In this thread, it's discussed that the Lenovo Y510 has a whitelist that restricts unsupported WLAN module on a specific mini PCI-E slot. Inserting an unsupported card will give you the "Unsupported wireless network device detected" error message.
It's possible that the 3G/TV mini PCI-E slot doesn't have a restriction while the WLAN slot does.
Hope this helps
05-21-2013 02:32 PM
so if i was to put the card into the other slot the Wireless sould work there to as i am not planning to have a tv on this machine
so should i use the other slot?
Thank you for the reply
05-21-2013 03:55 PM
Yes, you can use the other mini PCI-E slots with 2 antennas as it supports the data signaling of your WLAN card (although some WLAN modules that requires 3 antennas may not function correctly using only 2 antennas)
05-21-2013 07:27 PM
Than you that helped me alot now i found my mouse is not working I installed Windows 7 and a external mouse works maybe it is the pad or cable will take it apart again to see if not maybe i will have to stick with windows Vista and try to see if i can read the OEM key
Than you again for the help