wifi 6 upgrades

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  1. kschewe

    kschewe Notebook Consultant

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    Anyone look into doing the wifi 6 ax200 upgrade for new toughbooks m.2 slot? Just wondering if cards are black or white listed for toughbooks. Like to get the bluetooth 5 upgrade. I heard about mods to for it to work also.
     
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    The intel ax200 does not work in my cf-20 mk1
     
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    i tried the card in a cf-c2 the original and new cards are both e and a slot cards. the wifi works but no bluetooth though. going to investigate some other ideas. sadly it should work same card and slot. but in your case with a newer device that is bs
     
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    Upgrading wifi cards in Toughbooks usually results in losing Bluetooth.

    In a FZ G1 I got Bluetooth back by putting the original card in the WWAN slot.
     
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    i tried masking off pin 56 which is the signal for wifi off and works on most laptops. Lots of info for acer etc. I am going to try it on a lenovo t450. Shares the same hardware as cf-c2. I wanted the bluetooth 5 more then the wifi lol. Worse case I could leave the wifi 6 in the m2 slot and use the wwan slot for some sort of bt 5

    also just seen pcie to m2 adapter for ax200. that might be a go also

    an uppdate. ax200 card works in lenovo t450 bluetooth 5 and wifi!
    that model is a haswell and same cpu and chipset as cf-c2 so its bios blacklisted or something. I ordered pcie to m2 e key. I will update when that arrives. It should work hopefully. I used similar on cf-h2, pulled the wwan and used pcie to usb 2 port internal for gps etc
     
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    Update. i thought the cf-c2 used pcie but it has a m.2 b key which is not common. I will investigate if there is a b or b + m key to e + a
    although the pcie to a + e key works in other machines
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    wifi 6 card does work in cfc2 but bluetooth does not. I might look into using the the b key slot to usb and installing bluetooth 5 that way possibly
     
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    Try a second wifi/bluetooth card in the wwan slot.
    I used identical cards if that matters.
    I got bluetooth on my G1 that way.
     
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    i would try but its my fault i should of looked. i just assumed it was pcie. the wwan slot is a m.2 b key lol. now i will look for adapter on ebay. the must make m2 b to e and a
     
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