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Does the Thinkpad T470 have WIFI whitelist

2018-03-20, 18:33 PM

Hi there, 

I was wondering whether I could replace my Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 on my T470 with another WIFI adapter. I have heard that there is a whitelist on the adapters that can be used. Some say newer models don't have it but I'm not sure, and I wouldn't want to buy a WIFI card just for it not to work.

I was looking forward to a BCM94352Z. Would that be compatible? Sould it be an m.2 half size PCIe card?

 

Thanks in advance for the feedback.

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Re: Does the Thinkpad T470 have WIFI whitelist

2018-03-22, 7:00 AM

Dear customer,

ThinkPad T470 supports Intel 8265 Wireless LAN and Realtek 8822BE Wireless LAN so that I recommend you to purchase Realtek 8822BE WLAN instead of BCM94352Z.

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Re: Does the Thinkpad T470 have WIFI whitelist

2018-03-22, 9:21 AM

Thanks for the heads up! I have another question: Does this laptop have a dual BIOS? If it doesn't, is there any way to restore the BIOS from a backup? What if the BIOS malfunctions, can it be restored in this specific model?

 

I appreciate your support.

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Re: Does the Thinkpad T470 have WIFI whitelist

2018-03-22, 9:29 AM

Dear customer,

All the ThinkPad models don't have dual BIOS.

In case the system fell into no boot symptom due to BIOS, customer needs to contact Lenovo service to repair.

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Re: Does the Thinkpad T470 have WIFI whitelist

2018-03-22, 16:01 PM

wrote:

Dear customer,

ThinkPad T470 supports Intel 8265 Wireless LAN and Realtek 8822BE Wireless LAN so that I recommend you to purchase Realtek 8822BE WLAN instead of BCM94352Z.


Is it required that the 8822 have a Lenovo FRU # from the BOM?

 

https://download.lenovo.com/parts/ThinkPad/t470_frubom_20170731.pdf

 

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