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PigVomit
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Upgrade Intel 8260 WiFi to Intel 8265 on Yoga 900? (Whitelists Suck!)

My Yoga 900 13isk 80MK came with an Intel 8260 wifi card, Lenovo Part# SW10A11647.  When I look up the part on the official Lenovo Part Lookup page, it lists Intel 01AX704 (Lenovo Part# SW10K97453) as a "Substitute" and "Equivalent" part.

 

However, when I look up 01AX704 in Parts Lookup, my Yoga is not listed as compatible.

 

So.....anyone have any idea whether this 8265 would work in my 900?  Here are the listed compatible models;

 

Wireless,CMB,IN,8265 NV M2 (01AX704) is compatible with the following machines:
510S-08IKL
520S-14IKB
710S-PLUS-13IKB
710S-PLUS-TOUCH-13IKB
720-18IKL
720S-14IKB
FLEX-5-1470-LAPTOP-LENOVO
FLEX-5-1570
LEGION-Y520-15IKBA
LEGION-Y520-15IKBM
LEGION-Y520-15IKBN
LEGION-Y720-15IKB
M810Z
MIIX-510-12IKB
MIIX-720-12IKB
THINKCENTRE-M710Q
THINKCENTRE-M710S
THINKCENTRE-M710T
THINKCENTRE-M910Q
THINKCENTRE-M910S
THINKCENTRE-M910T
THINKCENTRE-M910X
THINKCENTRE-M910Z
THINKPAD-13-TYPE-20J1-20J2
THINKPAD-E470
THINKPAD-E570
THINKPAD-L470
THINKPAD-L470-TYPE-20JU-20JV
THINKPAD-L570-TYPE-20J8-20J9
THINKPAD-P51S-TYPE-20HB-20HC
THINKPAD-P51-TYPE-20HH-20HJ
THINKPAD-P71
THINKPAD-T470
THINKPAD-T470P
THINKPAD-T470S
THINKPAD-T570
THINKPAD-X270
THINKSTATION-P320
V310Z
V510-14IKB
V510-15IKB
YOGA-520-14IKB
80X8

PigVomit
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Re: Upgrade Intel 8260 WiFi to Intel 8265 on Yoga 900? (Whitelists Suck!)

The answer to this question is.......YES!  The Yoga 900 takes the Intel 8265.

 

I bought mine from an ebay vendor, "happyshinelife", in China, for $32.90.  I paid an extra 99 cents for quicker shipping.  Received it in California in 10 days.

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Re: Upgrade Intel 8260 WiFi to Intel 8265 on Yoga 900? (Whitelists Suck!)

I should also add that my WiFi connection is more reliable. I used to have ongoing problems with 5G networks (all of them in the area would drop at the same time) suddenly disappearing and having to turn off wifi and turn it back on to get them back.

Also had BAD problems with screen mirroring with both a Microsoft Display Adapter as well as Chromecast. The signal would drop and become distorted for no apparent reason. Only fix was a reboot.

Things are more stable now.....didn't have any disconnects with my MS Display adapter over several hours last night, which has NEVER happened in the past.

If these problems sound familiar to you.....get the 8265. It was an easy install.
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Re: Upgrade Intel 8260 WiFi to Intel 8265 on Yoga 900? (Whitelists Suck!)

Be careful ordering parts (like these WiFi cards) from non-approved vendors.
Manufacturers now tattoo approved serial number ranges for parts like WiFi and Bluetooth cards into the BIOS. If you try to install a card not in the approved range it won't work.
This is from personal experience.
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Re: Upgrade Intel 8260 WiFi to Intel 8265 on Yoga 900? (Whitelists Suck!)

Yes, this is VERY true, especially when ordering from China.  But this one worked, which is why I listed the vendor name.  I've been burned before with counterfeits, etc.

 

Of course, since Lenovo is HORRIBLE at stocking parts, you have to look to other sources.  Lenovo has been out of stock on this for a long time.  Don't believe them when they say there is an anticipated arrival date 30 days out.  The anticipated date stays at 30 days out.  I would have much rather bought from Lenovo, but I don't know when or if they will ever have it in stock.  So I gambled on an eBay seller with a good reputation.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Dual-Band-Wireless-AC-8265NGW-NGFF-867M-Wifi-bluetooth-Card-lenovo-01a...

 

https://lenovo.encompass.com/item/10943005/Lenovo/01AX704/Wlan_2x2_Ac___Bt4.0_Intel

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