[Trisquel-users] ThinkPad W510 Wifi - Whitelist, Replacement Cards..

dirk.netter at posteo.de dirk.netter at posteo.de
Thu Feb 7 23:49:14 CET 2019

Hey there,

i am planing to switch to trisquel because i want to support free software  
and have a possibly nsa-free system. I tried trisquel a couple of minutes ago  
and sadly my wifi doesn't work.
To be honest, that's what i anticipated because it is always the same when i  
try to use completely free operating Systems.

I think i may have to relpace my PCIE Wifi Card with something more  
compatible, like a:
RealTek RTL8188EE Wifi Card

But i have read that there is a "whitelist" in my bios which tries to keep me  
from replacing this wifi card. Sadly, there is no libreboot/ custom-bios at  
the moment to remove that nasty "defective by desgin"-piece-of-garbage..

Any suggestions?
Maybe buy a USB-Wifi-Adapter like this:
Realtek RTL8188cus ?

I found this list very helpful:

This is my current WiFi-PCIE:

sudo lshw -C network

        Beschreibung: Ethernet interface
        Produkt: 82577LM Gigabit Network Connection
        Hersteller: Intel Corporation
        Physische ID: 19
        Bus-Informationen: pci at 0000:00:19.0
        Logischer Name: enp0s25
        Version: 06
        Kapazität: 1Gbit/s
        Breite: 32 bits
        Takt: 33MHz
        Fähigkeiten: pm msi bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt  
10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
        Konfiguration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=e1000e  
driverversion=3.2.6-k firmware=0.12-1 latency=0 link=no multicast=yes  
port=twisted pair
        Ressourcen: irq:37 memory:f2600000-f261ffff memory:f2625000-f2625fff  
        Beschreibung: Kabellose Verbindung
        Produkt: Centrino Advanced-N 6200
        Hersteller: Intel Corporation
        Physische ID: 0
        Bus-Informationen: pci at 0000:03:00.0
        Logischer Name: wlp3s0
        Version: 3e
        Seriennummer: 18:3d:a2:a6:10:3c
        Breite: 64 bits
        Takt: 33MHz
        Fähigkeiten: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical  
        Konfiguration: broadcast=yes driver=iwlwifi  
driverversion=4.15.0-43-generic firmware= build 25532  
ip= latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11
        Ressourcen: irq:41 memory:f2000000-f2001fff

Is there any chance to make it work?

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