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T530 Support for AC Wireless?

2015-02-02, 20:37 PM

Hi,

 

I have some issues with my existing Intel WiFi Card - 6205. Before putting in a support requst I was wondering what are the compatiable cards for this product?

 

Looking online, I found at the link http://download.lenovo.com/parts/ThinkPad/t530_fru_bom.pdf that Intel 6250 WiMax and N-6300 are compatiable under the FRUs 60Y3195 and 60Y3233 respectively.

 

However, Intel has just launched the 7260 AC card which is much faster and I was wondering if the T530 supports that i.e. if it has been whitelisted given that it was whitelisted for X140e and is being offered for newer Thinkpads online.

 

I would appreciate if anyone can provide more information about compatible cards and the possibility of an AC card on T530.

 

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Re: T530 Support for AC Wireless?

2015-02-02, 21:20 PM

Hello,


wrote:

 

However, Intel has just launched the 7265 AC card which is much faster and I was wondering if the T530 supports that


no, the T530 doesn't support the Intel Dual Band Wireless AC 7265, as it's an M.2 card, while the T530 uses mPCIe ports for WLAN and WWAN cards.


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the possibility of an AC card on T530.


As mPCIe Wireless AC cards like the Intel AC 7260 (the card is available both in a M.2 and a mPCIe version) aren't included in the whitelist of the T530, it isn't possible. In contrast to older ThinkPads, there is no whitelist-free modded UEFI available that you can flash easily.

 

Kind regards,

 

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Re: T530 Support for AC Wireless?

2015-02-02, 21:25 PM

Hi Felix,

 

Thanks for your response. 

 

I guess that leaves just the 6300 or the 6250 cards.

 

Do you by any chance have or know of a way to figure out what all cards are there in the whitelist for T530?

 

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Re: T530 Support for AC Wireless?

2015-03-16, 15:25 PM

Just to update,

 

I wasn't able to find a compatible AC Wireless card for the T530 which would be in the Whitelist and hence not blocked.

 

I finally Picked up the Intel 6300 N card and I am now using all 3 antenne of the T530.

 

Cheers,

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Re: T530 Support for AC Wireless?

2016-07-08, 20:49 PM

More than one year later... has any wireless-AC-Card found its way into the whitelist in the meanwhile?

 

Or has someone (successful) testet to run a wireless-ac card on the wwan-slot?

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