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Brisky86
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Lenovo Thinkpad E431 Wifi Card Upgrade for AC support?

Hello,

 

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.

 

I have:

 

Windows 10

Intel Centrino N2230

BIOS: HEET48WW (version 1.29)

BIOS Date: 03/13/2015

 

Thanks in advance!

 

- Brian

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Re: Lenovo Thinkpad E431 Wifi Card Upgrade for AC support?

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.

 

Z.


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Brisky86
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Re: Lenovo Thinkpad E431 Wifi Card Upgrade for AC support?

Well I found the FRU list for my computer here.

 

https://download.lenovo.com/parts/ThinkPad/e431_touch_fru_bom_20140505.pdf

 

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...

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