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majercsak
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Lenovo Ideapad z710 7FCN95WW bios Support Intel 3160-AC WLAN combo card.

Hi,

 

I've seen that you have released in july a new bios for lenovo z710, 7FCN95WW, and it says that Supports Intel 3160-AC WLAN combo card.

 

I installed this new bios and everything was ok with the old original wifi card.

 

I bought the Intel 3160-AC WLAN combo card but the laptop says UNAUTHORIZED CARD after installation.

 

Card specs are in the picture attached.

 

Please help with a solution.

 

Thank you.

 

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majercsak
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Re: Lenovo Ideapad z710 7FCN95WW bios Support Intel 3160-AC WLAN combo card.

I found your new bios update:

 

7FCN96WW

Modified:

1. Correct Intel 3160-AC WLAN combo card SSID.

 

same thing. nothing new under the sun. very funny...

 

intel 3160-ac wlan combo card from the pictures above is not working on your update...

 

be serious for once and fix this...

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Re: Lenovo Ideapad z710 7FCN95WW bios Support Intel 3160-AC WLAN combo card.

Hi,

 

As you probably know, in order to pass the BIOS whitelist a card model must be supported and have a Lenovo FRU number (card's subsystem ID's are custom to Lenovo).  The generic version of a card won't work without a modified BIOS.

 

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majercsak
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Re: Lenovo Ideapad z710 7FCN95WW bios Support Intel 3160-AC WLAN combo card.

ok, please help me with a modified bios.

nowhere in your notebook descriptions or bios details says that you have to buy a lenovo FRU card....

it says simply support for intel 3160-ac combo card...

you have to offer the best solution for your buyers, this is not even a solution...
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Re: Lenovo Ideapad z710 7FCN95WW bios Support Intel 3160-AC WLAN combo card.

You'll have to search online for a modified BIOS.  I don't know that there is one for you model.  There may be.

 

Wifi card whitelisting is probably the most common post here in the forums.  Like it or not, it's been the reality since the IBM days.

 

BTW, it isn't my "notebook description".  I'm just a volunteer mod here and don't speak for or work for Lenovo.  Just like my sig says...

 

Z.


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majercsak
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Re: Lenovo Ideapad z710 7FCN95WW bios Support Intel 3160-AC WLAN combo card.

I did not know that you are a volunteer and I am sorry if i offended you. When I speak about your notebook I am referring to lenovo in general....

I also know everything about whitelist in lenovo bios. I have this notebook since january 2014 and there is no modded bios for it.

I extracted the bios and disabled the whitelist, but I cannot write it back. It says something about the region...

I was very happy to hear that I can replace the wifi card with a dual band ac card. But I was dissapointed again...

Thanks for your answers...

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