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Alti1981
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Registered: ‎01-18-2014
Location: Greenland
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Message 1 of 7

Lenovo R500 wifi upgrade from Intel WiFi Link 5100 to Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260

Hello,

 

does anyone know if it is possible to upgrade your wifi Lenovo R500 from Intel WiFi Link 5100 to Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260.

 

Reference to buy

 

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/wireless-products/dual-band-wireless-ac-7260-bluetooth.html

 

Reference that is in inside the laptop/:

- The Long one.

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/wireless-products/wifi-link-5100-brief.html

Guru
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Registered: ‎11-23-2007
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Message 2 of 7

Re: Lenovo R500 wifi upgrade from Intel WiFi Link 5100 to Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260

Welcome to the forum!

 

You'll need a modded BIOS in order to use that card in R500. Stock BIOS will not allow the machine to boot with it.

 

Cheers,

George




In daily use: R60F, R500F, T61, T410

Collecting dust: T60

Enjoying retirement: A31p, T42p,

Non-ThinkPads: Panasonic CF-31 & CF-52, HP 8760W




Starting Thursday, 08/14/2014 I'll be away from the forums until further notice. Please do NOT send private messages since I won't be able to read them. Thank you.
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Alti1981
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Registered: ‎01-18-2014
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Message 3 of 7

Re: Lenovo R500 wifi upgrade from Intel WiFi Link 5100 to Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260

Modified BIOS, then whom am I going to reference this about then?

- Or should I just give up and buy a new laptop/notebook?.

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Message 4 of 7

Re: Lenovo R500 wifi upgrade from Intel WiFi Link 5100 to Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260

I don't quite understand your question...

 

Your call on whether a new laptop is required. 

Cheers,

George




In daily use: R60F, R500F, T61, T410

Collecting dust: T60

Enjoying retirement: A31p, T42p,

Non-ThinkPads: Panasonic CF-31 & CF-52, HP 8760W




Starting Thursday, 08/14/2014 I'll be away from the forums until further notice. Please do NOT send private messages since I won't be able to read them. Thank you.
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Alti1981
What's DOS?
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Registered: ‎01-18-2014
Location: Greenland
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Message 5 of 7

Re: Lenovo R500 wifi upgrade from Intel WiFi Link 5100 to Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260

Sorry :-D 

 

Who or where could I make an request to do so, if I want to upgrade the wifi?

Guru
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Re: Lenovo R500 wifi upgrade from Intel WiFi Link 5100 to Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260

There are forums that specialize in that type of mod. Google is your friend. 

Cheers,

George




In daily use: R60F, R500F, T61, T410

Collecting dust: T60

Enjoying retirement: A31p, T42p,

Non-ThinkPads: Panasonic CF-31 & CF-52, HP 8760W




Starting Thursday, 08/14/2014 I'll be away from the forums until further notice. Please do NOT send private messages since I won't be able to read them. Thank you.
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andy001
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Registered: ‎02-02-2014
Location: houston
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Message 7 of 7

Re: Lenovo R500 wifi upgrade from Intel WiFi Link 5100 to Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260

this dual wireless is not better than intel(R) WiFi Link 1000 BGN. 

 

I bought one T540p  2 weeks ago. I try the speed test. it just shows 2-3Mbps. My largest speed is 6M. And my old laptop HP with the intel 1000 BGN have the 5-6Mbps speed.

 

I try it using the cable. it shows 6Mbps. So  you know......................

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