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Recommend a wireless card replacement

  1. #11


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    I zoomed in on the picture. Those antenna connectors appear corroded badly.

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    I zoomed in on the picture. Those antenna connectors appear corroded badly.
    I didn't notice that. I guess I can replace those along with the card. But it doesn't have anything to do with the signal dying. I will have great signal for about 12-15 minutes, then the signal dies for about 60 seconds. This is an endless cycle. Proset diag results in infinite ping, when the signal dies.
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  3. #13


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    That is a full card, I'm used to the mini. Not sure about recommendations unless they make the one I referenced in other post in full size also.
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  4. #14


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    This shows the differences. They are calling what I'm used to a PCI express micro, I've seen it called a half-mini also: A Guide to Mini-PCI Laptop Wireless Cards - Machinablog Machinablog

    Yours appears to be the mini PCI.

    EDIT: As I look closer, the cutouts don't look like anything I'm used to. Might be a special build for your laptop, you may be out of luck.
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  5. #15


    http://www.intel.com/content/dam/www...ooth-brief.pdf
    According to this, it's interface is "HMC" or M.2.
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  6. #16


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    You have the M.2 form factor, not familiar with that at all. No idea how different makes are available in that design.

    EDIT: A search comes up with the 7260.

    EDIT 2: The more I find the worse it gets. Seems your BIOS may have a white list of acceptable cards and no idea what they may be.

    EDIT 3: Found a 7265 on Ebay, no idea if any better or compatible or on whitelist.

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    Last edited by popeye; 06 Feb 2015 at 22:02.
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  7. #17


    Thanks for the extra info, Popeye. I will contact Intel and Lenovo and see what they say. I will let you know what happens.
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  8. #18


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    There should be no Blacklist for if you want to change the card to the Wireless-ac version of the 7260. CDW has them for around $30.
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  9. #19


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    There should be no Blacklist for if you want to change the card to the Wireless-ac version of the 7260. CDW has them for around $30.

    Are the issues not as pprevalent, with the AC version?
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  10. #20


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    Just put one in my laptop although I have the HMM form factor. Ordered it just before you posted so you had me worried.
    Been working fine with no dropouts in my case. Downloaded and installed the latest drivers even though 8.1 recognized it and installed drivers as soon as I powered up.
    Can't guarantee same results in your case but my experience so far.
    Can see exact model in my specs.

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    Last edited by popeye; 11 Feb 2015 at 18:43. Reason: add pic
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