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ThinkBox
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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga and other...how to upgrade to the Intel WiGig functions

There are no problems only solutions....

Lenovo offers WiGig or LTE-Moduls (Huawei or Sierra ) at the configuration on various ThinkPad models...

 ThinPad X1 Yoga

 ThinkPad X260
 TP X1 Carbon 4th Generation
 ThinkPad T460 etc...

But not both functions !

 

Through my solution..... at the same time use of  both functions are now possible ....And the Lenovo warranty remains valid !!!

 

I did this modification on my Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 20FQ0044GE

 

To get it to work with the LenovoThinkPad WiGig Dock  you will need a

Intel® Tri-Band Wireless-AC 18260 (Lenovo  00JT492)

 and

LenovoThinkPad WiGig Dock  

 

DescriptionDock FRU PN Power Adapter FRU Line Cord FRU Marketing part number CUU)

ThinkPad WiGig Dock - US/CA03X629800HM61245N013040A60045USYes
ThinkPad WiGig Dock - EU03X629800HM61145N042240A60045EUYes
ThinkPad WiGig Dock - ANZ03X629800HM61145N041840A60045AUYes
ThinkPad WiGig Dock - Japan03X629800HM61245N043440A60045JPYes
ThinkPad WiGig Dock - China03X629800HM61145N013140A60045CNYes
ThinkPad WiGig Dock - TW03X629800HM61145N041940A60045TWYes
ThinkPad WiGig Dock - UK03X629800HM61145N041440A60045UKYes
ThinkPad WiGig Dock - Denmark03X629800HM61145N041040A60045DKYes
ThinkPad WiGig Dock - Switzerland03X629800HM61145N041140A60045CHYes
ThinkPad WiGig Dock - Italy/Chile03X629800HM61145N041640A60045ITYes

 

 

 

 

This step is simple.... just remove the Intel wireless AC-8260 and put the Lenovo 00JT492 AC -18260 inside...

now you only need a third WLAN antenna ..

(The other 2 antennas remains behind the screen...what I noticed after...The overall reception strength has risen up significantly...by the new arrangement of the antennas  !!!!!) i have now a constant height connection on all networks ....!!!!

Space is enough on the battery....Just stick the antenna on it...and connect all the antenna cables again ....

Install all the driver and the System will work like a charm ...And that was it.... personally i am more than satisfied with the new results....

Best regards  ... and have fun....

tp_wigig_dock.jpgtri-band-wireless-ac17265.png.rendition.intel.web.480.270.png

20161009_15432912.jpg

 

TripleX1
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Message 2 of 53

Re: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga and other...how to upgrade to the Intel WiGig functions

Of course but - where did you get a 60GHz antenna? And where did you mount it inside the laptop?

 

Are you saying that the 18260 + WiGig antenna gives you better WiFi performance than the stock 8260? I am a bit surprised as the 3rd antenna is only designed for the additional 1x1 60GHz stream and has nothing to do with the 2x2 2.4/5.2 streams.

ThinkBox
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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga and other...how to upgrade to the Intel WiGig functions

Actually all antennas are identical ....I have taken the normal lenovo WLAN antenna....Below are the wigig cables...But I do not think it can be better as my results... My modification is already above the reference value....

(You can also plug the antennas differently into the 3 pins on the AC-18260 and adjust it to your environment, now  you have 2 antennas behind the screen and one at the battery)

i hope this will help you.. ..i have mounted the 3rd antenna on the X1 Yoga battery ...there is space enough....


IBM / Lenovo WiGig cabel,Hirose Part Number 01AW954

or

WiGig cabel,HT FRU 01AW955

best regards....

TripleX1
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Message 4 of 53

Re: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga and other...how to upgrade to the Intel WiGig functions

So you bought all the stuff from Lenovo parts direct?

 

Still not clear where you deployed the WiGig antenna internally in the laptop?

 

Not trying to be funny but a 57-64GHz WiGig antenna may appear the same but I guarantee you is quite different to a 2.4/5.2 normal one, e.g. mode, element length, etc. I'm not saying a "normal" WiFi antenna won't work but it won't be optimised for WiGig. A piece of wire will work too if you see what I mean...

ThinkBox
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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga and other...how to upgrade to the Intel WiGig functions

The copper foils are the most important...try it out and you will see.......more is not behind it....

20161009_15432912.jpg

TripleX1
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Message 6 of 53

Re: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga and other...how to upgrade to the Intel WiGig functions

OK but can you please post the pic of antenna installed in the laptop? So we know how to do it? Including the new 18260 card installed?

ThinkBox
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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga and other...how to upgrade to the Intel WiGig functions

ok.i will try it .in the next days ...

because the X1 Yoga runs as a Server 24/7...

He has his work to do...and I can not break up now....

Best regards...

ThinkBox
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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga and other...how to upgrade to the Intel WiGig functions

i find this on you tube maybe helps...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VMPhQSbp3I

TripleX1
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Message 9 of 53

Re: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga and other...how to upgrade to the Intel WiGig functions

If you can that'd be great - if not don't worry.

 

I ask as, coincidentally, I have ordered a 18260 from China for an XPS 13 (since no whitelist) and will upgrade that to WiGig - but will upgrade the X1 if possible to source one with the right Lenovo IDs.

 

That's why I ask where you got the "genuine" card and antenna, I can find generic but not Lenovo ones. You can modify the IDs but I have not personally been sucessful in doing that.

ThinkBox
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Message 10 of 53

Re: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga and other...how to upgrade to the Intel WiGig functions

Wireless,ANT,IN,WiGig RFEM 
Lenovo  00JT499

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