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stanly
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T530: WLAN-Card in the WWAN-Slot?

Hi there,

 

I want to upgrade my wlan-card to an ac-model. As there are still no ac-cards on the bios-whiteliste, my question is if a wlan-card (mayby with a taped pin 20) would work in the wwan-slot. As I heard there where a few older models with this possibility. Does anyone know about the T530? I don't want to buy a new computer just to use ac-wlan Smiley Very Happy

 

Best regards

stanly

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Re: T530: WLAN-Card in the WWAN-Slot?

Hello, stanly

You wrote:
> my question is if a wlan-card (mayby with a taped pin 20) would work in the wwan-slot.

it's impossible due to PCIe bus lanes absence in the wwan slot.



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Re: T530: WLAN-Card in the WWAN-Slot?

I thought wlan and wwan-ports are both Mini-PCI-Express?!

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Re: T530: WLAN-Card in the WWAN-Slot?

Yes, it's a common name of the slots. But wlan slot in the T530 has a full featured PCIe bus lanes (except of the SIM card lanes) for WiFi card and USB 2.0 lanes for WiMAX card, while wwan/msata slot has a couple of the PCIe lanes for device fitted in the slot control, SIM card lanes, SATA lanes for msata SSD and USB 2.0 lanes for wwan card.



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