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Compatible wireless card for Lenovo Thinkpad E470

2019-11-11, 17:12 PM

Hey guys, I'd like to know where I can find the whitelist for wireless cards for my Lenovo Thinkpad E470.

 

Which ones are compatible (white-listed) ?

 

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Compatible wireless card for Lenovo Thinkpad E470

2019-11-11, 17:25 PM

Hello and welcome,

 

This answer is going to be a little "squishy"...

 

It's my observation that recent ThinkPads don't enforce the WLAN whitelist.  (they do enforce the WWAN whitelist).  I've never gotten a clear read on whether this applies to all recent models, or just the ones I've run across.  You  may be able to use anything that fits and matches the antenna connectors,  but picking from a vendor with a good return policy would make sense.

 

The list of FRUs that may be used by Lenovo from the factory  is here:

 

https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-edge-laptops/thinkpad-e470/20h1/parts/display/compatible

 

FWIW,

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Re: Compatible wireless card for Lenovo Thinkpad E470

2019-11-12, 14:14 PM
Thank you for this information. I'll buy an used wireless card just to see how it goes.

It turns out that I was not able to browser my laptop parts section on Google Chrome. It only works on mobile or Firefox.
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Re: Compatible wireless card for Lenovo Thinkpad E470

2019-11-12, 17:47 PM

Best idea would be if possible, to buy the exact same part that your computer came with. Laptops tend to be picky about wifi cards even when they pass the whitelist test. In many cases the card will function only partially and have some issues, for instance after waking from sleep, or have random connection drops etc.

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