cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Reply
klausp1
Ctrl-Alt-Del
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎09-06-2015
Location: DE
Views: 208
Message 1 of 2

T540p WLAN Upgrade to 8265 error 1802

Hi,

I know that there are many articles about this problem, but could I have a specific answer?

 

I have a T540p, variant 20BE005YGE with a built-in Intel 7260 AC WLAN card.

Its FRU is 04X6007 and is working fine.

 

I wanted to upgrade to a newer Intel 8265 ACand I bought one naively at amazon.de at Amazon.

Its FRU is 01AX702, P/N G86C0007J510 and I am quite sure that I bought an original product.

 

Now I have the well known 1802 error that tell me this is a "Unauthorized network card".

I do not want to break my BIOS with some of the known solutions.

 

Is there any way to upgrade(!) to a whitelisted 8265 card in my T540p?

In the whitelist pdf "t540_fru_bom_20140108.pdf" I do find only 7260 cards.

That means I do not need a replacement, I wish to upgrade...

 

I must say that I am very surprised with this problem, because my opinion was that  Thinkpads  are the most serviceable devices.

And than such a serious restriction, also in the time after warranty period...?

 

Best regards,

Klaus

 

Community SeniorMod
Community SeniorMod
Posts: 11,715
Registered: ‎06-06-2011
Location: RU
Views: 187
Message 2 of 2

Re: T540p WLAN Upgrade to 8265 error 1802

Hi

> Is there any way to upgrade(!) to a whitelisted 8265 card in my T540p?

no, Intel 8265 card isn't whitelisted in T540p. This card's ID differ from the 7260's ones, so, the BIOS doesn't pass it over.

> That means I do not need a replacement, I wish to upgrade...

How would you perform that? By the card's ID changes within the card? It's impossible.



x220 • Gobi 2000 3g | hdd, msata ssd, wwan, wifi, gps -- unique hand-made config
ThinkPad 25 Special Anniversary Edition. #retro. Signed by D.Hill
T470p | X1 Carbon Gen3 | Miix 2 10" | Yoga Tablet 2-1050F (Android) + BT Keyboard
ThinkPad Stack • 2.4/5 Wireless Router, HDD 1 TB, BT Speaker, Power Bank, Mobile Projector

Do it well, worse becomes itself

Communities:   English    Deutsche    Español    Portugues    Русскоязычное    Česká    Slovenská    Українська   Moto English

Check out current deals!


Shop current deals

Top Kudoed Authors