09-02-2015 03:13 PM
I am looking to upgrade the Wifi card that came with my E431.
Currently I have the Intel Centrino N2230 and was considering upgrading to Intel 7260 wireless card.
I understand that Lenovo only allows whitelisted wifi cards to be used in their laptops and wanted to know if this was on the list and if not if there is a viavle alternative.
Intel Centrino N2230
BIOS: HEET48WW (version 1.29)
BIOS Date: 03/13/2015
Thanks in advance!
09-02-2015 05:55 PM
Hello and welcome,
Something to keep in mind about the whitelist: a card must be a whitelisted model and have a Lenovo FRU. A generic card - even if the model is listed - won't pass.
The FRU list is here: https://download.lenovo.com/parts/ThinkPad/e431_fru_list_20130430.pdf
I don't think any of the listed cards are AC, but please double-check that.
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09-02-2015 08:09 PM
Well I found the FRU list for my computer here.
However, I have no idea what wifi cards are what on the lists and as you said doubt that any have wireless AC support.
I know I am not the only one who wants this upgradde.
Someone must have done something to make an AC wifi card work...