shortest video ever! replacing the m.2 wifi is no big deal on the Lenovo yoga with 8th gen i7 CPU. even a novice can do this pretty easily.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://level1techs.com/video/fixing-lenovo-yogas-awful-wifi-module
This is also the solution to the question “How do i get WiFi working on Linux on X laptop?” Assuming your laptop isn’t a Lenovo with whit-listed WiFi modules.
Replaced the craptastic wifi module in my HP notebook with a nice Intel AC 9260.
Does a magnitude 30 better job (before: 2Mbit down, 1.9Mbit up, Now: 60Mbit down, 60Mbit up). The limiting factors is only having 1 antenna.
Why do manufacturers cheap out on the wifi?
Can confirm for IdeaPad 720s-13ARR.
Stupid Realtek thing wasn’t recognized, switched to the Intel 8265, working fine.
You mentioned you’re probably going to return it. What will you replace it with?
I did return it in fact, and probably getting the gigabyte aero 15x.
really tempted by the system76 6-croe tho… it needs edge to edge screens.
Hi I think I need to post my adventure upgrading to AC Wifi on my ThinkPad X61.
Firstly you need to update to a modded BIOS. For me this old guide helped me prep a tiny 128mb usb drive for the job.
I got the patched firmware here http://www.hwdrivers.com/ftp/fd_-slash-Laptop-slash-Lenovo-slash-ThinkPad_X61s-slash-Bios-slash-/fl_Dual-IDA_SATA-II_Whitelist_SLIC21_ThinkPad_X61_X61s_BIOS_(2-dot-22-1-dot-03)-dot-rar.html
Main benefits: swaps the FN/CTRL Key (optional), disables the wifi card whitelist and enabled SATA 2. Also much newer than my old BIOS, so quieter fan profile.
The card I used is: Intel 7260HMW -W041 it must be a Mini PCIE NOT M.2
Also the X61 uses a full length card and this is half-length you will need an adapter. An example name is: “Half Size To Full Mini PCI-E PCI Express Adapter For WiFi Wireless Card”
Okay for disassembly instructions I used this video: https://youtu.be/J_ezBEotJL4
Other upgrades I performed:
- Ram upgraded from 2GB to 8GB. Officially 4GB is supported, but in reality you can get lucky like me and get ram that works. I am using Samsung M470T5267AZ3-CE6 which is 4GB 2Rx8 PC2-5300S-555-12-03 sodims
- HDD to SSD: 80GB seagate HDD to 240GB Toshiba OCZ TR200
Pretty snappy now
I don’t have the skill to do the TN to IPS swap on the screen.
Can anyone tell me what the title of the song at the beginning of the video is? I really like it. It sounds familiar.