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X220 Tablet + Killer 1102 N Wifi Card?

2011-06-02, 23:58 PM

I've read from various places that Lenovo whitelists WLAN/WWAN cards in BIOS.

 

What level of whitelisting do they do?

 

Will this block all aftermarket cards? I'm interested in installing a Killer 1102N Wifi card (primarily because of the control over the network stack the driver provides the user with). Will I have any problems with this? Do I need to hack my BIOS etc?

 

Heres a link to the actual wifi card product http://www.bigfootnetworks.com/killer-wireless-n-1102/ 

 

I'm only purchasing this aftermarket because Lenovo doesn't actually offer this card in their notebooks :P

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Re: X220 Tablet + Killer 1102 N Wifi Card?

2011-06-03, 1:49 AM

http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Problem_with_unauthorized_MiniPCI_network_card

 

The reason for the whitelist is to match the card to the antennas to comply with FCC regulations regarding interference.  Most mfgrs. do the same thing.  The link explains it fairly well.  The card has to be Lenovo branded.  You can take the exact same two wireless cards and if one is not Lenovo branded, it will throw the error.  

 

And yes, you would have to modify the bios.

 

Dave


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Re: X220 Tablet + Killer 1102 N Wifi Card?

2011-06-03, 2:45 AM

Blah. Too bad Lenovo doesn't sell Killer branded products :(

 

I suppose I'll wait for a BIOS mod or try to mod the card itself after I get it.

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Re: X220 Tablet + Killer 1102 N Wifi Card?

2011-06-03, 3:46 AM

Hope you get it working. It sounds like a great card.

 

Dave


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