11-12-2018 06:24 PM
Today I tried installing an Intel 9560ngw Wireless-AC/Bluetooth 5.0 CNVi card in a friend's Lenovo Yoga 720 which was having WiFi range issues. We discovered upon opening the laptop that the black antenna wire was not connected to his Yoga 720's Intel 8265ngw WiFi card, and this was causing the range issue, not a defective card. However, we had the Intel 9560ngw CNVi card, and those cards aren't that expensive, so we decided to replace the 8265ngw with the 9560ngw anyway, since the laptop has a M.2:CNVio card slot.
After installing the 9560ngw card in the Yoga 720 we found that it would not show up in device manager, and no installation or edition of Intel drivers would get the card to work or be recognized. We had to reinstall his 8265ngw card with bluetooth 4.2 (poo ).
It appears the Yoga 720 has the CNVi slot but no CNVi compatibility. Could be why it ships with a M.2 8265ngw wifi card.
Has anyone had success installing a CNVi WiFi card in a Lenovo Yoga 720? Perhaps my friend had too old a Bios version?
11-13-2018 04:22 AM
Hi roweder! Welcome to Community Forums.
Could you share us the exact model of your Yoga 720? So we could check the compatible M.2 wifi cards, other cards may not work due to white listing. Is it 720-12IKB, 13IKB, or 15IKB?
12-04-2018 03:23 AM
I've the same trouble.
I've a Yoga 720-13ikb, I've change the wifi card (8265) with a 9560 and Windows don't see the card.
Can you help me, please
12-04-2018 05:19 AM
You may refer to this hardware manual https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/yoga720-13ikb_yoga720-15ikb_hmm_201702.pdf for the list of compatible M.2 wifi cards, turn to page 84. As mentioned, other wifi card may not be recognized by the system due to white listing.
12-04-2018 06:30 AM