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prototype_dcb
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Does the Thinkpad T470 have WIFI whitelist

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

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

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

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


@Rydeen 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

 

thanks,

Z.


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