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Lubo2
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Intel WiFi AC 9560NGW + Bluetooth 5.0 Lenovo 01AX770

Please any info about new very fast wireless card with chipset AC9560?

I found this card with FRU number 01AX770, but no official info yet, no product info in any Lenovo shops...

And what about BIOS whitelist in ThinkPad P50? It is possible to replace WiFi card?

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Intel-Dual-Band-Wireless-AC-9560NGW-Bluetooth-5-0-Card-For-Lenovo-01AX7...

 

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/New-Intel-Dual-Band-Wireless-AC-7260-ac7260-7260HMW-AC-7260-802-11ac...

 

 

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Re: Intel WiFi AC 9560NGW + Bluetooth 5.0 Lenovo 01AX770

Hello,

 

My ThinkPad P50 shipped with an Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 wireless LAN card, which is an M.2 2230 form-factor card wich has both A and E keying.  From looking at the photos in this article, we can see that the P50 only has the the A keying.

 

From looking at the specs of the Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 9560 wireless LAN card, it appears the card only has the E keying, so it will not fit into the ThinkPad P50.

 

There is another card called the Intel Dual-Band Wireless-AC 9260 wireless LAN card that appears to be identical to the 9560 card, but has A and E keying, just like the 8260.  Whether or not it will work in the ThinkPad P50 I do not know, but I have sucessfully installed and used the 9260 card in both a ThinkPad P51s and a L380 Yoga.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 



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Re: Intel WiFi AC 9560NGW + Bluetooth 5.0 Lenovo 01AX770

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Re: Intel WiFi AC 9560NGW + Bluetooth 5.0 Lenovo 01AX770

Can the Intel Wireless AC-9260 wireless be installed on my P51?

Is it simply just a "simple" swap/plug and play?  Do I need to

download any Lenovo or Intel updates?

Does the swap void my warranty?

What potential speed/throughput does the AC-9620 offer

over my current wireless card?

A lot of questions so thanks in advance for any feedback.

Altoid666

 

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Re: Intel WiFi AC 9560NGW + Bluetooth 5.0 Lenovo 01AX770

Hello,

 

The Intel Wireless AC-9260 will probably work in the ThinkPad P51 since it works in other models from that generation.  However, you may need to order and test this yourself as I do not recall reading if anyone has successfully performed this upgrade.

 

When I installed the card into my ThinkPads, no additional changes were required.  In my case, the computers were connected via Ethernet, so any driver updates were downloaded via that network connection.

 

Installing a card may or may not impact the warranty based on your specific device's model.  Tthe ThinkPad P51 Hardware Maintenance Manual should explain whether or not specific components can be replaced or if the unit must sent to Lenovo for servicing.  Installing the card should not void your warranty, however, it is also not supported by Lenovo, which means you may need to remove the card before getting the unit serviced.

 

Here are the specs for the Intel Wireless AC-9260:  https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/wireless/wireless-products/dual-band-wireless-ac-92... I don't know which card is currently installed in the ThinkPad P51, so do not have anything to compare it against.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 



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Re: Intel WiFi AC 9560NGW + Bluetooth 5.0 Lenovo 01AX770

Thank You Aryeh for your comprehensive reply.

I will take your feedback under advisement and

decide whether it is worth the effort to "Upgrade" 

to the AC-9260.

Altoid666

 

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Re: Intel WiFi AC 9560NGW + Bluetooth 5.0 Lenovo 01AX770

Hi Aryeh. The P51 that i have has the Intel 8265. Would the 9260 work with my P51? If it works with the P51, can i buy the card from Amazon or do i need to get it from Lenovo? Thanks!

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Re: Intel WiFi AC 9560NGW + Bluetooth 5.0 Lenovo 01AX770

Hello,

 

I would suggest purchasing an Intel 9260 Wireless AC adapter which clearly lists that it has "FRU P/N: 01AX771" on its label, as that is the Lenovo part number.  As long as it is a genuine part from a reputable seller, it should not matter where it is purchased from.  You may, however, only be able to obtain support from Lenovo directly for the part if you buy it directly from them.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 



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Re: Intel WiFi AC 9560NGW + Bluetooth 5.0 Lenovo 01AX770

thanks!

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Re: Intel WiFi AC 9560NGW + Bluetooth 5.0 Lenovo 01AX770

Greetings, Aryeh,

 

  I greatly appreciate your comments on this particular topic, and in another post, where there was a question about installing an Intel 9260 in a P70 (p70 with Intel 9260 or Killer 1550? ).

 

  I've tried two different Intel 9260NGW cards in my P50, both with Lenovo FRU's:

01AX769 (no Intel vPRO)

01AX771 (w/Intel vPRO)

 

  With either one of these cards installed in my P50, replacing the original 8260 installed at the factory, I'm unable to enable the WiFi radio in the laptop, whether in Windows 10 or linux.

  The 9260's definitely are detected: listed in Windows' Device Manager, but unable to turn on the radio.  dmesg shows them present, and with firmware successfully loaded in linux, but rfkill reports a "hard block" .

  Using either of the two 9260's, in either OS, I'm completely unable to turn the WiFi radio on in any way, including using the Fn+F8 key toggle etc.

  I also had an Intel 8265NGW sitting around, FRU 01AX704, and it also exhibited the exact same issue.

 

  I even tried a complete "restore defaults" in the UEFI BIOS to verify that didn't resolve the issue, either.

  Once the original 8260 is reinstalled, the WiFi radio works normally, in both Windows and linux.

 

  I'm curious if there was anything in particular you had to do, or maybe simply lucked out? Smiley Happy

 

  The only other thing I noticed is that your P50 appears to be a 20EN-, whereas mine is a 20EQ-; no idea just what that means, exactly, unless there's a potential system board revision making a difference here?

 

  Thanks in advance for any ideas/thoughts!

 

 

  Steve

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