Hoping to get faster WiFi and newer Bluetooth, I bought a new WiFi miniPCIe card for my laptop. As it turns out, there is a whitelist of allowed cards in the BIOS of many ThinkPads. Why is that? 🙄


@en what if that unvetted wifi card would be interfering with passing airplanes while you're not around? Or be complicit to some rogue states or other terrorist organizations?

That's too much risk, should've just forked out an extra hundred for a blessed card. Why aren't they the same chips you might ask? Anyway, refer to point one.

btw, you're lucky to even have that extra mpci slot to put it into. On my recent X box, the damn thing is soldered on.

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