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What Laptops Does the Intel AX200 work in?

Discussion in 'General Wireless Discussion' started by thiggins, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    Please share the make, model and OS of notebooks/laptops that you've successfully installed this WiFi 6 card in.
     
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    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

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    Note that there are two different cards within the AX200 WIFi6 family of cards.

    Both are the same form factor M.2 2230/1216

    AX200NGW - Cyclone Peak
    AX201NGW - Harrison Peak (CNVio)
     
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  3. RMerlin

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    You can forget about adding it to pretty much any Lenovo laptop. They use whitelists to allow only specific cards. I contacted them about my Thinkpad Yoga 15, and basically confirmed that even in 2019 they are still whitelisting cards in the BIIOS.
     
  4. L&LD

    L&LD Part of the Furniture

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    Depends on the laptop, specifically. I have updated a few Lenovo laptops with newer WiFi cards. How old is your Yoga 15? The oldest Lenovo I updated the WiFi on was about 4 years ago.
     
  5. sfx2000

    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

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    Some of the OEM's have a very conservative interpretation of FCC rules regarding certification - even if the modules themselves may be certified by the module vendor, the OEM still has to certify the final configuration in the device. Hence the BIOS lock.

    Doubly so if the OEM offers 3G/4G options...

    https://transition.fcc.gov/oet/ea/p...09/ModularTransmittersReview_ Oct09_JD_TH.pdf

    since Industry Canada follows FCC rules very closely...
     
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  6. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    Guys, info about what DOES work, please.
     
  7. sfx2000

    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

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    If you're looking for an add-in card - in a laptop, options are going to be limited (see FCC notes above) - perhaps some of the Tier 2 brands (like Asus/Acer) might be more open to dropping a card in.

    Or a PCI-e Adapter Board for a desktop that doesn't have WiFi in the first place.
     
  8. RMerlin

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    Fifth gen i5, so probably around 4 years old.
     
  9. L&LD

    L&LD Part of the Furniture

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    In your position, I may very well just take a chance and gamble on a $20 part. :)

    Support isn't always as knowledgable as we expect them to be. :)
     
  10. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    Dell XPS13 9350 Windows home. Monitor mode not supported for Wireshark, but functions fine otherwise at both 80 and 160 MHz bandwidth on 5 GHz.
     
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