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Elitebook 8470P - New wifi card BT+ Wifi AC

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Hi, so I need to replace my 8470P laptop intel centrino with a new wifi card. I would like to have BT+Wifi AC support... I've read a lot about and i've found that the 8470P has in fact one mini-pcie port without whitelist... i just wonder how lucky would I be to get one AC card such as BCM94360HMB to work? I realised that it might need new antenas or compatible extension connectors etc but I wonder if it actually will be recognized?

Thank you all for your help
 

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Hi, so I need to replace my 8470P laptop intel centrino with a new wifi card. I would like to have BT+Wifi AC support... I've read a lot about and i've found that the 8470P has in fact one mini-pcie port without whitelist... i just wonder how lucky would I be to get one AC card such as BCM94360HMB to work? I realised that it might need new antenas or compatible extension connectors etc but I wonder if it actually will be recognized?

Thank you all for your help
moved to laptop compatibility
also read up on:
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/faq-read-first-laptop-frequent-questions.164990/
 

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Hi, so I need to replace my 8470P laptop intel centrino with a new wifi card. I would like to have BT+Wifi AC support... I've read a lot about and i've found that the 8470P has in fact one mini-pcie port without whitelist... i just wonder how lucky would I be to get one AC card such as BCM94360HMB to work? I realised that it might need new antenas or compatible extension connectors etc but I wonder if it actually will be recognized?

Thank you all for your help
Your laptop has a guide.
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-hp-probook-elitebook-zbook-using-clover-uefi-hotpatch-10-11.189416/
 
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Hi, I had read all of those links before and none is clear at some point... so mind me to say that "my laptop guide" says very little about compatible wifi cards plus my laptop is not listed in any list of compatible hardware. So as far as i could understand my question is not answered clearly in any post at tonymac. Either way I've bought the BCM94360HMB.
Guess I'll have to wait and see...

i've found this post which mention the above card but I can't figure if it worked etc
Anyway, RehabMan thank you very much for all the work you have done so far. I apologize for my ignorance but definitely I'm a noob when it comes to hackintosh...


https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/elitebook-8460p-wireless-whitelist-bios-questions.162039/page-2
 
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Hi, I had read all of those links before and none is clear at some point... so mind me to say that "my laptop guide" says very little about compatible wifi cards plus my laptop is not listed in any list of compatible hardware. So as far as i could understand my question is not answered clearly in any post at tonymac. Either way I've bought the BCM94360HMB.
Guess I'll have to wait and see...

i've found this post which mention the above card but I can't figure if it worked etc
Anyway, RehabMan thank you very much for all the work you have done so far. I apologize for my ignorance but definitely I'm a noob when it comes to hackintosh...


https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/elitebook-8460p-wireless-whitelist-bios-questions.162039/page-2
Your profile lacks details on your hardware. Please fix as per FAQ.
http://www.tonymacx86.com/el-capitan-laptop-support/164990-faq-read-first-laptop-frequent-questions.html

But, unlike the 8x60, the 8x70 has no BIOS WiFi whitelist.
So, as per Probook guide, you can choose any macOS/OS X compatible half mini PCIe WiFi with your laptop.
 
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Thank you so much for clarifying... I'm happy I've done a smart choice let's hope that the extension connectors fit the origin antenas socket!
 
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