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ThinkPad X270 - upgrade wifi to wifi 6?

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ThinkPad X270 - upgrade wifi to wifi 6?

#1 Post by Edward Mendelson » Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:21 pm

I've just installed a wifi 6 router and the speed difference is dramatic. Is it possible to upgrade the wifi card that came in my ThinkPad X270 with a wifi-6 enabled card? Will the BIOS whitelist get in the way? I see that the card is physically replaceable, but don't know about the whitelist.

Thanks for any insights.

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Re: ThinkPad X270 - upgrade wifi to wifi 6?

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:13 am

AX200 works off the bat in a T470s, which should have the same wifi-specs as an X270.
Get the card (model AX200NGW, FRU: 02HK705) e.g. here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZVYKRW9/
And get your drivers before you swap the card.
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Re: ThinkPad X270 - upgrade wifi to wifi 6?

#3 Post by Edward Mendelson » Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:25 am

Thank you! Will do exactly that.

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