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Rick3910
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Does HP BIOS SP96086 remove wifi whitelist?

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Probook 4540s
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I want to install a faster WIFI card in my Probook 4540s.  In  the latest BIOS update SP96086 (F68 04/11/2019), has the WIFI whitelist been removed in that or a prior Bios update?

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

Below are the release notes for that BIOS update. 

 

If the notebook has a BIOS whitelist, that BIOS update didn't remove it.

 

Fix and enhancements:

- Enhancement to address security vulnerabilities CVE-2018-12126, CVE-2018-12127, CVE-2018-12130.
 
None of the 3 previous BIOS updates on the support page removed the whitelist or added support for additional wifi cards.
 
No doubt there were earlier BIOS updates, but they are no longer available to review.
 
I don't know what model card you have installed now, but the service manual offers one dual band card you can upgrade to.
 
Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235   HP part # 670292-001
 
Also, your notebook was made around the time HP was transitioning some models off the whitelist.
 
You may want to experiment with this card.  It is cheap enough to do so.  $20 or so.
 

Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 802.11 ac 2x2 WiFi + BT 4.0    HP Part # 710661-001

 

Search by the HP part number, not the model of the wifi card.

 

There should be plenty of them for sale on eBay...

 
 
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