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dodeswass
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Upgrading your wireless card Y510p to Wifi AC

I got my Y510p around two weeks ago, and as expected the Wifi is crap. I was wondering if I could upgrade my wireless card into Intel AC 7260. Would the AC wifi work properly, the fact that it has dual band 2,4 and 5. If it is possible but I need to remove the Whitelist from the BIOS, please let me know where to find the tutorial on how to remove it.   

 

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cbautis2
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Re: Upgrading your wireless card Y510p to Wifi AC

Modding BIOS voids warranty so if you bricked your laptop or some hardware malfunction occured after the modded BIOS flash, Lenovo won't repair your laptop. Try uninstalling the Proset drivers and then remove all of the drivers in the device manager by checking "delete driver software..." while unistalling the WiFi card drivers. Youll then be running Microsoft's 14.8.8.75 which gives stable WiFi.

Lenovo Y470: i7-2670QM | 8 GB DDR3 1333 MHz RAM | Nvidia GeForce GT 550M | 500 GB 7200 RPM Seagate HDD | ASUS PCE-AC56 802.11ac Network Adapter | Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
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Psyrecx
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Re: Upgrading your wireless card Y510p to Wifi AC

I'm currently using an Wireless-AC 7260 and have no complaints so far. It's perfectly stable, awesome range, and aside from not too many drivers currently released, it's perfect. The Wireless-N version is suppose to be equal aside from not having the Wireless-AC bands.

Also, it only voids the warranty if you tell Lenovo you modded your BIOS.

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Lenovo Ideapad Y500 | Intel® Core™ I7-3630M @2.4GHz | 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 RAM | Nvidia® Geforce™ GT 750M | 120GB Mushkin Atlas Deluxe mSATA SSD | 1TB Samsung Spinpoint M8 5400RPM HDD | 1080p Lenovo Display | Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260
dodeswass
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Re: Upgrading your wireless card Y510p to Wifi AC

Ok thank you very much.

 

I was wondering if you can check if this is the correct wireless card: Newegg.ca . If you know a better one that would be great.

 

And if you can tell me how to mod your BIOS, or show me a post that talks about it. Assuming that you modded your BIOS to get a different Wireless card.

 

Thank you again.

Psyrecx
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Re: Upgrading your wireless card Y510p to Wifi AC

Yes, that is the exact wireless card I am currently using, and you can get the mod here if they don't block the link.

http://forum.techinferno.com/lenovo-ibm/

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Lenovo Ideapad Y500 | Intel® Core™ I7-3630M @2.4GHz | 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 RAM | Nvidia® Geforce™ GT 750M | 120GB Mushkin Atlas Deluxe mSATA SSD | 1TB Samsung Spinpoint M8 5400RPM HDD | 1080p Lenovo Display | Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260
dodeswass
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Re: Upgrading your wireless card Y510p to Wifi AC

Thank you very much.
jb1146
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Message 7 of 20

Re: Upgrading your wireless card Y510p to Wifi AC

I have a y510p with BIOS 3.05 and Windows 8.  I installed an Intel 7260 AC card (Lenovo FRU, not generic card) and received the BIOS unsupported card message.

 

I spoke to Lenovo support, and they are having me return the machine. They acknowledge that a card with a Lenovo FRU should be supported.
I will be sending them the machine with the Intel 7260AC + BT 4.0, FRU #04W3814 pre-installed. Note that the Bluetooth portion of the card seems to work fine.

 

I am very appreciative that Lenovo will be addressing this (although I wish I didn't have to give up the machine for a week or so).

cbautis2
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Re: Upgrading your wireless card Y510p to Wifi AC

That's the first time I heard Lenovo giving support for the WLAN replacement. Now we know the key is to buy a Lenovo FRU card so that they give support for it.

 

I wonder if they'll do the same in other locations.

Lenovo Y470: i7-2670QM | 8 GB DDR3 1333 MHz RAM | Nvidia GeForce GT 550M | 500 GB 7200 RPM Seagate HDD | ASUS PCE-AC56 802.11ac Network Adapter | Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
jb1146
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Message 9 of 20

Re: Upgrading your wireless card Y510p to Wifi AC

Another card which does not work, although it should is the Broadcom 943228 ABGN 2x2 card + BT 4.0, Lenovo FRUs 04W3763 / 04W3764.

If it helps Lenovo, I have attached photo.

 The performance of the y510p deserves nothing but the best in wlan cards.

 

Link to picture

 

Moderator note; picture(s) totalling >50K converted to link(s) Forum Rules

jb1146
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Message 10 of 20

Re: Upgrading your wireless card Y510p to Wifi AC

Here is the Intel 7260AC + BT 4.0, FRU 04W3814

intel7260lenovo.JPG

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