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vegan-fanatic
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X220 bluetooth

I noticed that the Intel Centrino N1000 in my X220 does not do Bluetooth so this means my rig has a separate solution.

 

So I was wondering, once I get a witelist free BIOS, what options can I use to modernize my machine?

 

The latest is Bluetooth 5 and there are not even any USB models on the street yet.

I own: T400 T500 X220 X230 all running Windows 10 Professional
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Re: X220 bluetooth

Internal cards are limited to BDC 2.1


Rich


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Re: X220 bluetooth

The cards for ThinkPads x30 (x230, for instance) are BT 3.0 capable, work in x220.
Some efforts are needed to force the unsupported card (combo card with wifi) to work in x220.



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vegan-fanatic
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Re: X220 bluetooth

Having done a lot of research I have identifed 2 part numbers of bluetooth daugher cards that can retrofit many models of thinkpads to Bluetooth 4

 

This includes the X220 which is the focus of this thread.

 

Given that others have sucessfully installed the upgraded the bluetooth daughter board, I ordered one up for $8 and when it arrives I will disect my machine and install it

 

I have also identifed that drivers may not be on the windows dvd, but they are on windows update

https://hardcoregames.azurewebsites.net/lenovo-x220-laptop/

 

I updated my review with the new information in the hope that everyone can enjoy their machine for several more years.

 

I upgraded my X220 with a 480GB SSD so it is now ready for work with a big boost in speed.

 

I own: T400 T500 X220 X230 all running Windows 10 Professional

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