10-12-2017 05:27 PM - edited 10-12-2017 06:07 PM
Time of purchase the lenovo product page ofthis M910q tiny desktop the customizing screens were so ambiguous and when I received the product in hand then realized there is no wifi and bluetooth whatsoever. However I was able to make it out from external discussion groups about its optional, then went back to product page learnt there is a cost of $35 for Intel Wireless-AC 8265... so in the hopes of doing it myself I've purchased Intel Wifi Wireless-AC 8265 8265.NGWMG separately and tried to install it but when I opened the box apparently there is no slot at all. Please advise how can I make this installed?
The online customer support just allows to open the ticket, smart backoffice support folks cancels the tickets without any resolutions and if I tried to reach via phone lines goes in circles... Atlanta Georgia hardware repair center's phone rings, rings and then abruptly hangs up,
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10-12-2017 06:27 PM
Looking at the hardware maintenance manual for the M910q, it DOES appear that there is a slot for an M.2 WiFi card. It is item (11) on the motherboard in the picture below.
And looking at the information for the Intel Wifi Wireless-AC 8265 8265.NGWMG card you bought, it does look like this should be usable in that slot. See pages 32-34 for pictorial instructions on how to do it.
But to be honest, I have no firsthand contact with the M910q, so I can't confirm the above info.
Note that the instructions seem to show a tightening screw to hold the end of the M.2 card down to the motherboard. I don't know if that tightening screw is already provided on the motherboard even if you haven't purchased the 8265 card from Lenovo.
10-12-2017 10:55 PM
@DSperber, thanks a lot for guiding me with docs... I was able to locate and install the card perfectly however as you suspected the motherboard didn't come with the tightening screw (I managed it from old system) and also there are no antennas harness pre-existed either... it works but the speedtest proved its 10times less speed than wired network, so antennas will be a must to a make total use of it. Most laptops comes with antennas but being its a tiny form factor I wish lenovo prewired the antennas there or at least sell them as accessories specifically for tiny form factors.
Those who planning to buy a new thinkcenter tiny desktops its total worth to add/customize this thing.
11-10-2017 12:35 PM