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notebook ThinkPad E330
model: ThinkPad E330(model id: 1344)
subtype (notebook, netbook, motherboard, tablet):
notebook
vendor:
Lenovo
architecture:
x86-64/amd64
does it have a free boot firmware (BIOS,UEFI,...) ?
no
can free operating systems be installed?
yes
does the device prevent installing wifi cards not-approved by the vendor?
yes (see the details inside the description entry)
year of commercialization:
2013
compatibility with free software:
C-silver
tested on:
Trisquel 6.0 Toutatis
tested with the following kernel libre:
video card model:
(not specified how it works)
wifi model:
(not specified how it works)
webcam model:
(not specified how it works)
Description:
Wifi card whitelist

All thinkpads have a Wifi card whitelist at the BIOS level that prevent installing certain WiFi cards. The restriction can be bypassed with a BIOS modification: Either installing Libreboot, Coreboot or editing the official Lenovo/IBM BIOS.

I wasn't able to use my wi-fi card, co I didn't install Trisquel. I also tried to install gnewsense with the same result.

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