10-05-2018 12:03 PM
I have aLenovo Z570 coming in for an upgrade. Want a better WIFI card than the Intel Centrino 1000 that is a DRAFT N module.
I have read numerous posts on the WIFI dificulties with Windows 10 and the Intel Centrino 1000 Draft N cards. Even in Win7 or 8.1 there seems to be issues with connectivity, Wifi being "off" and such.
1. Is there a white listed WIFI card avail for the Z570 that offers 802.11AC or N at minimum
2. Does Windows 10 now support the old Centrino 100 card?
3. Does the latest BIOS from Lenovo offer any help with a newer card?
4. Does Intel offer drivers that would support the Centrino 1000 in Win10 on the laptop?
Customer is running Win7 with complaints of WIFI drop out and poor WIFI performance and I am looking for the best solution given the circumstance.
All comments and help appreciated.
There was a huge amount of POSTS from 2012 and earlier but not a lot since.
10-05-2018 09:17 PM
Welcome to the community forums.
We checked further and can see that the Lenovo Z570 is not tested with Windows 10. Here is the list of our devices tested for Windows 10:https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht103535
Also, the WLAN cards compatible with this model is 802.11 b/g/n. You may check the list using the Hardware Maintenance Manual page 92 item 13.
As per the drivers, what we have on our website are the only available drivers we have tested for the device. You may check directly with Intel to for more details about the drivers that would support Centrino 1000 in Windows 10.
About the BIOS, we don't have any official information if the BIOS update will modify the white list.
Let us know if you have further queries.