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Re: Gaming desktop hardware + 802.11 ac wifi

From: Maxim Cournoyer
Subject: Re: Gaming desktop hardware + 802.11 ac wifi
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2019 20:17:10 -0500
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Hello Benjamin,

Benjamin Slade <address@hidden> writes:

> On 2019-01-18T20:35:06-0700, Maxim Cournoyer <address@hidden> wrote:
>  > Hi,
>  > Would you know if this would be compatible with newer ThinkPad models
>  > such as the T460S?
>  > I'm using a ThinkPenguin USB wifi adapter with the one I have, but it's
>  > a bit bothersome.
> One, you would have to see what size card the T460S uses. I *think* it's
> probably a half-height one (which is also what my X230 uses), so that
> would be the one I listed under (2).
> But, two, you could run into issues with the bios only whitelisting
> certain wifi cards. I know some ThinkPads have such whitelist, but I
> don't know about your particularly model. (And I don't think Coreboot is
> an option for that model either.)

Thanks for the answer. Based on my research, the T460S would have an RSA
signed BIOS, which means attempting to modify it is futile, helas.

It would also have a whitelist... I guess I'll stick to my ThinkPenguin
TPE-N150USB USB adapter then!


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