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pjg
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Intel AC 8260 in W541 ?

I was thinking of ordering the AC 8260 for my W541 to replace the AC 7260.  They both have the same connector, M.2 2230.  It's only $30.

 

Anybody have any reasons why not to do this ?

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Re: Intel AC 8260 in W541 ?

Good question , is it available from lenovo , is it on the list of cards the bios will accept ?
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Re: Intel AC 8260 in W541 ?

Good day.

 

The best indicator of which wireless cards will work in a given machine is the FRU parts listing.

For the W541: https://download.lenovo.com/parts/ThinkPad/w541_frubom_20150202.pdf

 

If you want to try the 8260, make sure you have a no-questions-asked return guaranty.

 

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Re: Intel AC 8260 in W541 ?

Thanks , as far as I see there are 4 AC cards listed , but what doe the part numbers relate to , EG what is this card Wireless,CMB,IN, WP2acM2ROMINA , Wireless,CMB,IN, WP2ac M.2 In , Wireless,CMB,IN,WP2ac M.2
any of these an ac7260 , what card do those numbers correspond to ?
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Re: Intel AC 8260 in W541 ?


@jerry6 wrote:
Thanks , as far as I see there are 4 AC cards listed , but what doe the part numbers relate to , EG what is this card Wireless,CMB,IN, WP2acM2ROMINA , Wireless,CMB,IN, WP2ac M.2 In , Wireless,CMB,IN,WP2ac M.2
any of these an ac7260 , what card do those numbers correspond to ?

Looks like the T440 parts list offers a bit better detail on two of the cards.

(Ref: https://download.lenovo.com/parts/ThinkPad/t440_fru_list_20140213.pdf)

04W3844 (Wireless,CMB,IN,WP2ac M.2 In) - Intel Wilkins Peak 2 7260 2*2 11ac+BT4.0 M.2 Card Indonesia SKU

04X6007 (Wireless,CMB,IN,WP2ac M.2) - Intel Wilkins Peak 2 7260 2*2 11ac+BT4.0 M.2 Card Wake# Issue Fix SKU

 

For these two: 04X6082 (Wireless,CMB,IN,WP2acM2ROM) and 04X6083 (Wireless,CMB,IN,WP2acM2ROMINA)

it's probably safe to infer - Intel Wilkins Peak 2 7260 2*2 11ac+BT4.0 M.2 Card

from the nomenclature, but I don't know what "ROM" or "ROMINA" denote.

 

Hope this helps to clarify a bit.

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Re: Intel AC 8260 in W541 ?

Well, I ordered the AC 8260. It's only $30 so if it doesn't work, not a big deal.  I will post results when I get the part in January...

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Re: Intel AC 8260 in W541 ?

Well have you finally tried the AC8260 on your W541 ??

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Re: Intel AC 8260 in W541 ?

I tried this exact combo and it does not work. My understanding is that the W541 has a white list of supported WiFi cards and the 8260 is not in there so it does not work. If I recall properly, the card causes a warning in the BIOS and the system does not boot...

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Re: Intel AC 8260 in W541 ?

Thanks a lot for the answer.
I guess my planned upgrade has been postponed !!!

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