06-18-2014 08:02 AM
I think it is hopeless to wait on a modded BIOS. Because it is protected.
Maybe it is easier to patch/rewrite the PCI-ID of the wireless card, to one which is listed in the whitelist.
I have read something about it, which works on other intel cards.
Any ideas or infos where to get more details?
06-18-2014 08:15 AM - edited 06-18-2014 08:15 AM
Perhaps not "hopeless" but one has to stop and think if it's a good idea to risk the possible bricking of your laptop to an anonymous hacker. No one has replied to my request, but I've upgraded to the ThinkPad Yoga - so it's a moot point for me anyway. I'd assume that, eventually, Lenovo will release a new BIOS for the Y213 - so until then, the hot-plug solution is all there is.
07-30-2014 12:25 PM
Hi Guys, I just bought this laptop and I am running into problems with the crappy wireless card. I have purchased the AC card from Amazon (the one with the FCC ID). I am getting an unauthorized notification.
Has there been any progress getting this new card working on our Y2 13's
i love this laptop, its a **bleep** shame that they didn't spend another few bucks to make it amazing.
07-30-2014 01:02 PM
07-30-2014 01:06 PM
07-30-2014 01:14 PM - edited 07-30-2014 01:16 PM
Both will be faster. I have a 100MB/s broadband connection but my average download speed was about 50MB/s. After upgrading to a Wireless AC router & adapter - I'm now getting the full 100MB/s that I'm paying for.
That said, if you're on a 50MB/s (or slower) Internet plan, wireless AC gear may make your Internet connection more stable; but it won't make your Internet faster.