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SomeCustomer133
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Thinkpad Edge E531 Wireless Card Compability

Hi,

 

I'm about to buy a new wireless card for my Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E531. The card I am going to buy is Intel Wireless-AC 7260 + Bluetooth, PCIe Mini Card (7260.HMWWB).

Is it compatible (regarding Hardware and BIOS Whitelists)?

 

Thanks,

a customer

Brag0n
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Re: Thinkpad Edge E531 Wireless Card Compability

I would love to have an answer to this as well!
(Since I also have been thinking of this lately)

I'm using win10 and have the newest BIOS if that's a question

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Re: Thinkpad Edge E531 Wireless Card Compability

Hi,

 

Looks like the short answer is no Smiley Sad  The whitelisted cards are in the FRU list:  https://download.lenovo.com/parts/ThinkPad/e531_fru_list_20140113.pdf

 

Please keep in mind that a card has to be a supported model and have a Lenovo FRU number (modified firmware - Lenovo-specific subsystem ID) to pass the BIOS whitelist check.

 

Z.


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Brag0n
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Re: Thinkpad Edge E531 Wireless Card Compability

Then they should consider adjusting the whitelist. Because this is just silly!

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