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Which Integrated Mobile Broadband?

Question: Which Integrated Mobile Broadband?

I am trying to figure out the best configuration for my X1 Carbon tablet which I am planning to order. I have gotten stuck on the option for Integrated Mobile Broadband.I am based in Sweden, with a Telia subscribtion, and want to be able to slot a simcard into the computer. Which of the two options should I then choose (for some reason Lenovo completely refuses to answer this question in any other media (phone, email, distributor, etc) than in this forum so hopefully someone here can help me): * N5321 Mobile Broadband HSPA+* LTE Sierra EM7345 Thx!

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Answer: Which Integrated Mobile Broadband?

Hi Cff, Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums! As per the query we understood that you are looking for Integrated Mobile Broadband for your ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Below is the list of WAN adapter with part number which will be compatible for ThinkPad X1 carbon. 04W3842 - Ericsson N5321 HSPA+ 21Mbps M.2 WWAN 04X6014 - Sierra EM7345 LTE/HSPA+ 42Mbps M.2 Card 04X6038 - Sierra EM7355 LTE/EVDO/HSPA+ 42Mbps M.2 Card 3FF SIM My suggestion is to go for any of Sierra card has it is having 42 Mbps connection. Hope this helps.

Best regards.
Hemanth Kumar





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Greetings:Does it make sense to get the Integrated ____ (Verizon, AT&T, etc.) Mobile Broadband add on or is it more economical to get a USB or express card later on?Does integrated mean built in as it relates to this issue?Thank you.





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Answer:What is the value of the Integrated Mobile Broadband add on?

The value is for people whom knows definitely that they are going to use mobile broadbands, in addition the reception using the integrated system would be better than the external usb plugins (most of them anyway), if you only occasionally use mobile broadband then some people would suggest an external one. It really depends whether you are a road warrior that need constant mobile internet access.

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Hello,I've been trying to figure out what is that Integrated Mobile Broadband - Upgradeable option?I live in Israel, and I want to buy a sim card from a local provider use on a 3G\4G cellular network.Will the default (non-upgraded) "Integrated Mobile Broadband - Upgradeable" option enable me to put in the sim card and connect?Thank you 

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why lenovo omitted Integrated Mobile Broadband options such as Ericsson F5521g with 21Mbps D/L and Gobi 3000 from its list for customising a thinkpad T-420? and what people do now ( without those modules)  if they want to use a simcard for connecting to internet whenever they carry their laptop and need web services?  

Answer:Integrated Mobile Broadband options

Hi AmirNa!
 
I have no idea why the Lenovo Australia online store shows no Integrated Mobile Broadband options for the T420 at the moment. I would call them, or find an in-stock standard model with Integrated Mobile Broadband at a reseller.
 
Hope this help!

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Hello,Ordered a laptop with this option. & have inserted a SIM card I used in my "old Sony laptop that I used for WWAN.What else is needed to connect?Thanks

Answer:What does " Integrated Mobile Broadband upgradable" mean?

Hi rookie66, welcome to the forums,
 
it means that everything you need for broadband, WWAN, is present except the all important module which actually makes it all work.  The module can be purchased separately, or, on some systems the slot where it sits can be used for a solid state drive instead.
 
As you probably want to use WWAN, if you post which system you have members will be able to inform you exactly what you need to realise it.

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What does this mean? I ordered a T410 with this option and I would like to connect to my Verizon account- do I need a SIM card from Verizon to get mobile broadband to work. It appears no mobile hardwear is installed on the machine??  My x61 had the drivers and hardwear already installed - so this was previously very easy to do. Thanks in advance.













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Answer:T410 - Integrated Mobile Broadband - Upgradable

Hi and welcome to the forum!Upgradable means that the internal antennas are installed inside, but you need physical Mobile Broadband card to use WWAN, the card can be bought from lenovo. I'm not sure about the SIM part though, isn't Verizon CDMA? were you given a SIM for your X61 from Verizon (given that you were using same connection)?





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Dear Support,We have problems with drivers for a SIM 3G integrated of our ISP.It uses HP un2420 Mobile Broadband Module Qualcomm Gobi2000 Driver 1.1.7.0 but not Gobi3000 driver as LENOVO manufacturer. The fact is if I use a USB HUWAEI modem conenction runs perfectly. The problem is when I insert the SIM, recognize the Ericsson driver but the device is always switched off.I have alsoo proved with SIERRA driver but without successed.If you need some technical details more, please do not hesitate to contact me. GEMMAJF HILLEBRAND SPAIN S.A.

Answer:Problems with drivers Mobile Broadband Module 3G integrated

I appreciate that English may not be your first language,... however, the explanation above does not make a great deal of sense, so its not really possible to respond to it.  Woud you please explain your problem in more detail.
Also, please indicate which ThinkPad model are you using?
 
Cheers,
 
Bill

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When I ordered my T410s, I chose the "upgradeable" option.  What does that exactly mean?  Does this mean that I have all the hardware already pre-installed, and I just need a SIM card and a service plan?  I noticed what appears to be a SIM card slot underneath the battery.  Should have thought ahead when I ordered the ThinkPad and had them set it up ready to go from the beginning.  Thanks.





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Answer:Integrated Mobile Broadband - Upgradeable vs. Gobi 2000

Upgradable means you have the SIM slot and built-in antenna, but need to insert a WWAN mini PCI adapter like the Gobi 2000. So you have all the hardware except the WWAN adapter. The WWAN adapter is easy to insert and not that expensive to buy so it's no big deal, but if you are going to use mobile broadband you could as well have bought the Gobi 2000 instead of upgradable. You need a SIM card and a plan as well from a mobile network operator in your country. -gan

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I just received my new T500 laptop with integrated AT&T mobile broadband card.  There are no instructions (i.e. printed material, installation CDs, or on-screen messages) on how to activate this feature.  I currently use the AT&T service on my T61 laptop using a broadband modem card plugged in to the side of the computer.  This laptop came with an integrated Verizon mobile broadband card and every single time I boot up a message comes up asking if I want to activate / subscribe to the Verizon service.  No such message (for AT&T) comes up on my new T500. Can anyone provide me with step-by-step instuctions on how to get set up and going?  Also, are there any AT&T broadband service users who can share any helpful tips in transferring an existing service from one computer to another? Thanks in advance for any help!

Answer:How do I Activate (Integrated) AT&T Mobile Broadband Card on T500?

"Also, are there any AT&T broadband service users who can share any helpful tips in transferring an existing service from one computer to another?" Just move the activated SIM card.  I have one activated SIM card that I move between a T60 and a T61 as required. Both of these machines have internal integrated Sierra cards, though. Have to remove the batteries while moving the SIM card. As far as activating service on your new T500, you should be able to do that by calling AT&T Wireless. Two people in previous threads on this forum have gone that route. Centex 

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Can someone confirm for me that ordering this will get me an Ericsson F3507G?  I have been told from our I.T. purchasing that it will be an Option card and he can get it cheaper and install himself.  I am trying to replicate a previously purchased unit  that is out in the field, for testing. Thanks

Answer:X200 Tablet with Integrated AT&T Mobile Broadband (Ericsson 3G with GPS)

If you are configuring that in the online store, the "Integrated AT&T Mobile Broadband (Ericsson 3G with GPS)  [add $80.00]" will be the F3507G, unless there has been a recent change. Amazing if your IT guy can go through the purchasing cycle, install, and test, for less than that.

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Hi guys, I've been debating on the purchase on a Helix 2 the deal breaker is if the broardband version (USA) that it has, is EM7345 unlocked?  I've called Lenovo Support and there not sure and avoid answering the question.  The only thing that do say is that they offer ATT or Verizon service. Anyone know if the EM7345 is unlocked?  Thanks!













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Answer:Helix 2 Integrated Mobile Broadband EM7345 Unlocked?

EM7345 is not locked in any means http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/pd031021 Features and Benefits of ThinkPad EM7345 4G LTE (4XC0F46957):LTE/HSPA+ SupportOpen SIMSupports EMEA countries, Australia and New ZealandDelivers a true broadband experience to any device, anytime, anywhere.





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I run Win10. I have tried installing the driver for this via the device driver, Win10 Update and Thinkvantage update. No luck (no driver found). Any clue?













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Answer:T410 - 2537 - Integrated Mobile Broadband (Gobi 2000 3G with GPS)

Installed a driver from Lenovo EOL for W7.

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Hello All: I can't get the GPS location feature working on my new W520 (4270-CTO).  The device did work once, the first day I had the computer (before running Microsoft Update and Lenovo Update), however, it has not worked since then. I've tried everything I can think of - removing and re-installing all the software, double-checking the BIOS, looking for device driver problems - but no luck.  When I launch the 'GPS Enabler' application, all I see is 'Satellite Acquisition in progress...".  I know the laptop can see the satellite constellation because I have a small hand-held GPS beside the laptop, and it has an excellent view of the satellites.  So does my Blackberry. My operating system is Windows 7 Pro, 64 bit, SP 1 (what the computer shipped with).  I've installed the 83wo13ww driver package (nominally version 6.4.1.6, according to the readme file, but displayed as driver version 1.4.0.5 in the properties sheet of the driver when viewed via the Device Manager); the 83wa20ww Lenovo Mobile Broadband Activation package ( version 4.0.0020); and the 83gp31ww ThinkVantage GPS package (version 2.72). I'm running Access Connections 5.84 (build 83c755ww), which I believe is the current release.  I have placed a SIM card in the slot in the back of the computer, and when I launch the Lenovo Mobile Broadband Activation, it shows all the appropriate information (IMEI, ICCID, etc.) for the SIM card... Read more

Answer:Can't get GPS working on W520 with Ericsson F5521gw Integrated Mobile Broadband

Just a postscript - I have found another discussion from about 18 months ago that mentions similar problems with a W500 and a T500.  One of the participants in that discussion suggested that improper assignment of COM ports might be the cause of the problem... but, if that is so, how does one go about re-assigning the two ports used by the GPS?  The picture I provided (link is above) shows that my W520 is using COM ports 10 and 11 for the GPS.  I have no idea at all how to change this port assignment. Here's the link to the prior discussion: W500 GPS Problem Regards, Michael





W520 (4270 CTO), which replaced a W500 (4062-27U), which replaced a T42P, which replaced an A21P...

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I purchased a W530 with integrated mobile and have been trying to connect with various networks to no avail. I have a Type 2436-CTO S/N xxxxxxx 13/08 and Windows 8 came installed when I received. I have upgraded BIOS and everything that Lenovo solutions says I need to update.  
 
The MEID is A1xxxxxxxxxxx. It came with an integrated Sierra Wireless MC8355-Gobi 3000 modem. I have downloaded an updated driver for Windows 8 for the MC8355. I have spoken with almost every Lenovo technical person as well as taken the computer to various network stores and so far no one can figure out why it won't connect to Verizon.
 
Verizon says I'm active and the computer error message says I am not active. Every tech has tried to look at the system by logging into my computer and no one can figure it out. The device manager says the MC8355 is working. Interesting when it was shipped to me it also had an AT&T sim card installed. After I had signed up with AT&T and one mo of paying for service they determined it would not work on their network. Finally someone told me to take the AT&T sim card out and it still will not connect.
 
Verizon tells me I do not need a sim card as I have the MC8355 but they can't tell me why I can't connect. Now I've paid for Verizon service for one month and still cannot connect. Everything else works fine with the W530. I've owned ThinkPads exclusively since the first one ever came out. I've never not been able to connect to mobil... Read more

Answer:New Thinkpad W530 order direct from Lenovo with integrated mobile will not connect to broadband

Hi swade01, Have a look there: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?DocID=HT077670 It might help you hopefully. Vince.





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Looks like none of the existing or announced (CES 2014) tablets support T-Mobile mobile broadband. Modems are locked to AT&T, etc.
Am I wrong? I'd like to get a Dell Venue 8 Pro, Toshiba Encore, Lenovo Thinkpad 8, ... with T-Mo mobile broadband. Will it be possible?

Answer:Is there even a single Windows 8.x tablet w/ T-Mobile-compatible mobile broadband?

Is using the Internet Sharing on your phone not an option? I would like to have a tablet with data built in, but it is too expensive for me. I have unlimited Internet Sharing through my phone for $30/month.

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Can someone confirm whether the Sierra Wireless HSDPA Network Adaptor is supplied locked or unlocked on the X60s? Just bought an X60s and was told the internal SIM slot is unlocked and would take any SIM card but for some reason it's taken an unhealthy dislike to my T-Mobile SIMs. When I load the ThinkVantage Access Communications Wireless Connection Staus window and click on the Mobile Broadbad tab, at the top above the Connection Status box I get the message "SIM card is locked...." When I load ThinkVantage Access Communications and press the Mobile Broadband button, I get the following message "The installed SIM card is not authorised for use with integrated Mobile Broadband adaptor in your computer." This latter message seems to suggest that Sierra Wireless HSDPA Network Adaptor is locked.

Answer:X60s - Is the built-in 3G mobile Mobile Broadband adaptor locked?

Go to ebay and buy unlocked mc8755 for lenovo. It is about $25 buy it now. I bought two, problem solve.

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Hi all,I have issues getting mobile (3/4g) broadband to work with my new T470 Thinkpad. In Ubuntu, the Fibocom Adapter is only detected as a generic MBIM adapter, and although Network Manager (and it's applet) display my network provider, the connection is not established, and the system process mbim-proxy is hanging at 100% CPU. This issue has been reported here (but seems to remain unsolved ?) : https://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-usb/msg158286.html Did anyone get this to work?Best whishes and thanks for any hints!

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A friend has a caravan in the sticks. Looking at Orange and Virgin, they say only 2G available, not 3G. Could she use 2G to connect to the internet for browsing and emails? Would she need a dial-up dongle?

Answer:Mobile broadband or mobile dial-up?

Click on the Mobile Broadband Ad, to the right of this page - might present more options!

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I purchased a HP ENVY TouchSmart 14-k111nr Sleekbook that came with T-mobile Mobile Broadband for 2 years from the Microsoft Store two months ago. When I clicked 'Internet Access', there would be a 'Mobile Broadband' option for me to choose and select the T-mobile Mobile Broadband. Unfortunately, that has not been appearing since the last few days. I checked my hardware and it appears that there still is a 'Smart Card' but with no information regardin it. I also checked the HP Support Assistant and HP Utility Center but they had nothing. I have tried removing the card and placing it back again. The computer emits the sound that recognizes new hardware but no installater comes up Searching forums, I tried downloading the HP Connection Manager, but it failed to install when an error message ' NO WWAN' came up I also downloaded and reinstalled the latest Mobile Broadband Drivers but nothing happened. In fact, I suspect that it maybe the new updated drivers that caused my T-mobile SIM card to be disabled. I have tried calling HP support but they cannot help and demand payment for 'advanced tech support' when my Laptop is still under Warranty. I tried calling T-mobile, but they said that it was a problem that I needed to contact HP for. I contacted Microsoft that said I need to get in touch with T-mobile. The second call on HP, they told me to contact T-mobile, One big circle. TL;DR: I need the installer for my T-mobile SIM Card, mobile broadband... Read more

Answer:T-mobile Mobile Broadband doesn't even Appear

@YdocZ ,
 
I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post personal information (serial numbers and case details).If you are unfamiliar with how the Forum's private message capability works, you can learn about that here.Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forum.

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Hi Everyone,

I was just wondering what the equivalent of my laptop's Mobile Intel 915GM/GMS, 910GML Express Chipset would be. And would it be able to run games such as The Movies and Age of Empires 3? Thanks in advance. (I know integrated cards are not for game...)

Bsaber
 

Answer:Mobile Intel Integrated Video

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/chipsets/display/i915g_9.html
Pretty bad for gaming...
Even a super basic fx5200 64bit blows it away in some cases. In others it's a little faster.

It might run those games, but they likely will be very slow, possibly unplayably slow.
 

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Sirs, I don't know why when I put sim card to sim slot, it didn't work.I'm not sure the reason is I didn't upgrade Integrated Mobile Broadband?If I want to use sim slot to add sim card to surf, what can I do...?Please help me...Thanks.

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Recieved my new X220 Tablet today (i7, 8GB, etc) and have to say its looks a nice bit of kit - only problem is I thought 'Integrated Wireless Broadband - Upgradable' - meant it had integrated WBB but you could choose upgraded hardware if you wanted - turns out what this really means is it has nothing unless you choose the Erricson device 
 
Also, wish I hadnt upgraded the antennas as you lose the built in webcam - I didnt realise that by upgrading this component you lost what is essentially a given on most other laptops
 
Not a great start to ownership - I am about to try the pen to see if this is as bad as they say - if it is, its going straight back!
 

 
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Hi, I would like to buy the new X1 Thinkpad that has an integrated Broadband modem. I read the UK users would get a 30 days trial with 3G Vodafone, but its not clear how much the price plans work out after the trial? I am a business user and would really appreciate it if someone could reveal this to me. Many Thanks, Houman

Answer:ThinkPads: What are the Vodafone price plans for Lenovo integrated broadband cards in UK? Thanks

hey houmie,could you provide a link to this promo or some newspaper scan? At the same time, I believe contacting Vodafone will be your best bet





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iam thinking of geting a netbook i would like a usb dongle for the net but which one is the best to go for

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Question: Mobile broadband

My T430 has a blank sim card. Where do I purchase a sim card that will allow me to use Lenovo Mobile Broadband Service? What kind do I buy and what can I expect to pay?

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Question: Mobile broadband

I bought a Lenono Thinkpad Edge E530c and would like to use the internal 3G mobile connecting. I inserted my sim into the sim slot under the batery compartment but its not working.  It looks like the drivers are missing. When I start the Mobile connection app it give me "No Wireless Mobile Broadband device found." When I go look in the device manager I cant see any modems installed. So how do I make use of the 3G sim slot to connect to the internet? I also downloaded some bluetooth / modem drivers for my series but nothing seems to work. Please help. 

Answer:Mobile broadband

Hi,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
To activate WWAN in your Lenovo ThinkPad E530c, first you have to ensure that you have a WWAN card and WWAN antennas installed. WWAN upgradable models have the WWAN antennas installed from the factory these will be red and blue wires (the Wi-Fi are typically white, black and grey or just black and grey depending on model). If you have WWAN antennas installed from the factory, probably you need to purchase a compatible WWAN card and install it. If you have a WWAN card installed in your system, install Lenovo Mobile Broadband Activation which will guide you through the activation of mobile broadband.
 
Go to Lenovo Support site, enter MTM number of your device in quick path and get the system specifications. If you find any difficulties, please share the MTM of your device.
 
Hope this helps!
 
Best regards,
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Hi, I've a Lenovo S10-3 to which I've fitted an Ericsson F3607GW wwan card for Lenovo notebooks FRU: 60Y3237.  I bought the card from Hong Kong via Ebay.  I downloaded driver 83W013WW.exe from the Lenovo site and it allows me to connect in areas of 3G coverage. Unfortunately we don't have full 3G coverage in Australia and in my home region there is only a GSM signal and the card will not connect to it, although my old usb plug in modem works fine!  According to the Ericsson data sheet the F3607GW has the full range of frequency bands avilable - so it should work! I see that other drivers and the Ericsson broadband Manager are available and would welcome help in what drivers/broadband managers to use.  I have read on other forums that some other modems require the region to be set to '3' to allow proper working in Australia. I would welcome advice on which drivers/manager etc to use to get the card working properly in Australia. If anyone has experience with the GPS capability of this card I would like to learn how it was done - that's the next step after getting the wireless broadband function to work! Looking forward to some good advice! Rogerf

Answer:Mobile Broadband on the s10-3, GPS?

hi rogerf.due to it was working before, i can say there's no compatible issue with the device and computer.you may need to contact ericsson or the mobile provider in aussie. still, there may be users here who has/had the same issue. you can wait for reply.

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Question: Mobile Broadband

Hi,Slightly hijacking the thread...I too live in a rural area (Ewelme in Oxfordshire). Our problem is that the exchange is the other side of the Thames and the Council will not let BT place more cabling over the bridge or under the Thames - so some users have Broadband others do not (only at 1mbps).Mobile signal is atrocious indoors, can barely get a signal and 3G is non-existant. However, outside and a few yards down the drive 3G kicks in.Therefore my question is: Is it possible to get a High Gain aerial and have that connect to the 3G dongle to access a better signal inside the house? If so, does anyone know how, and which equipment is required?I work in Kent and really would like to be able to work from home occasionally to avoid the 200 mile round trip every day to the office.ThanksJ

Answer:Mobile Broadband

Don't think there is any way you are going to get it, until Gov makes a move on all UK being able to get BB. This they are wanting to do. And charge everybody for the extra installation. About £6 to £8 a year. One of the things they are doing is laying Fiber Optics in Sewer Pipes

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Question: Mobile Broadband

My friend and I have bought two Lenovo® ThinkPad® X230 laptops simultaneously. My laptop model is 23255CG and my friend?s laptop model is 65G. When the ?Access Connections? opens , my friend?s laptop has ?Mobile Broadband? option but mine doesn?t .As for the Hardware, my laptop also has a slot for the SIM Card and I put a SIM Card in this slot, but I do not know how can I activate it. How can I know, whether my laptop has a Mobile Broadband Modem or not? What should I do to set up this Modem?

Answer:Mobile Broadband

If you look in device manager under modems it should give you an idea of what WWAN card you and your friend has.

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Does anyone else use a mobile broadband stick that you just plug in to your USB port and away you go? I'm using one on the 3 network,its the second one I've had.And Does anyone know if companies such as AOL or BT plan to bring out versions as at the moment in the uk its only T-Mobile,3,Virgin,Vodafone and Orange who offer them,and usage is quite expensive typically ?10 1Gb,?15 3Gb and ?25 7Gb.I'm using 7Gb a month and I'm not downloading very much

o2 are are advertising it,but its just a 3G i-phone on pay as you go for ?350 i could buy a laptop for that!! At the moment Vodafone offer the fastest speed 7.2mbps the other all around 3mbps.

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Question: mobile broadband

Hi all, i am a first time user to having a laptop, i want to get broadband for it and it to be pay as you go, what do you suggest. also someone told me a can connect it to my desktop broadband, how would i be able to do this if so it wouldn't be mobile would it?. i'm with virgin with my desktop computer.

Answer:mobile broadband

Hi and welcome to the forums.

I assume you live in the UK like me so I think I can help.

I use 3 mobile broadband which in my opinion is the best of the PAYG tariffs. You can buy a dongle which is the expensive bit or if you have an unlocked 3G phone which allows tethering you can use that if you know how to set it up.
You get 150MB of free data when you top up (minimum ?5 in store, ?10 online) plus it also works as a phone if you want it to.
This 150MB of data lasts 90 days or until you use it all up.
This means it works out you spend ?1.66 for 50MB of data every month, which if you have static broadband at your home should be enough. If you ever use more than this just top up more regularly.

For more info (and probably a much clearer explanation visit 3 - Pay As You Go - SIM Only - Free stuff - Free stuff with every top-up)

I don't know too much about Virgin medias mobile broadband but a good place to start would be here Mobile Broadband - Broadband - Virgin Media

Hope this helps, Oli.

EDIT: After reading your post more carefully, it sound like your do not have your Internet connection going into a Wireless router and then to your laptop and desktop.

This suggests to me that your Virgin Contract may be quite old as all new tariffs include a free Wireless router and setup, not to mention less to pay per month (I went down this road with BT, tripled my connection speed, got a load of free stuff and I now pay ?10 less per month.)
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I'm looking at setting up my laptop to use in the field.As a penny pinching hate waste type of person the best deals really do interest me.I have had the provider 3 suggested to me as the best deal on the market but am woried if there is a trade off here by way of coverage? ie. has 3 got a good country-wide network set up?Are there any other considerations I should be taking into account?Regards Gemma (pgj)

Answer:3 & mobile broadband

I would be interested in peoples observations as well.At present I'm on T-mobile web and walk with Blackberry 8800 (it is not 3G and has low modem speed) which works well when there is coverage. Occaisionally I have driven around chasing signal or at popular festival events due to increased phone traffic.Personally i would give 4 out of 5 for flexibility and coverage whilst with price of package only 3 out of 5Philip

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My t430 is supposed to have an integrated mobile broadband. I can not find how to activate and use it. Fn + F5 does not do anything. Please help.

Answer:mobile broadband

Fn+F5 doesn't show any mobile radios? Have you reinstalled the OS? What OS?

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Question: Mobile Broadband

Hi - We are a company which uses a laptop to connect to our secure centre and the internet. We currently use a Orange Mobile GC75 data card which connects to the Orange network and then we dial in to our services and the internet. Our systems are advancing greatly and the GC75 card doesnt give a quick enough connection (Is seems like dial up again) so i was wondering if there was a broadband connection that we could use?Another problem is that there isnt a very good Orange signal where we are so was wondering if there was a data card that could be used with a manx card?We are also looking at buying a new laptop so i can get the best possible to match the data card.I may have got myself in a muddle here but basically i just want a mobile broadband connection that can be used everywhere when on the move with the best signal possible to make it more stable. You help would be much appreciated!

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I need mobile broadband for my laptop. As I am new to this I cannot find any info' from 3G suppliers. Do I just purchase one of their modems and use my existing IP or does the modem supplier (Vodo' 02, 3 ) supply an e-mail address. Who do I subscribe to, is it my IP, modem supplier or both.Any help?

Answer:mobile broadband

Thanks Beta.From that I presume I am just paying for air time as per my mobile phone to access my iP service.

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Hi.I have an S12 - model 20021.There is a SIM card slot under the lid ...... but I think there is no GSM radio module.?! Anybody knows if there is a compatible GSM module ... which I can install inside ?Thanks.    













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Answer:S12 Mobile broadband

Hi and welcome there.. i heard not about the first time this question.. Al what i can say is the best compatible WWAN card is the SE F3507  ...and not all cards will work overall (different / newer Card-Firmware) even when you buy a Lenovo card (used by some thinkpads/S10 with 3G/S10-2 with 3G) 
second is more difficult have to disassemble your Ideapad ... you need to install a antenna in LCD frame (loose warranty)...
and the third barrier is under windows till now not correct working scenario (even with the actual drivers) ...
Hints for try out upgrading/opening S12  here in this part of forum ... same for tryout upgrading wwan card...
 
sincerely KalvinKlein
 

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Question: Mobile Broadband

In the ?Hardware Maintenance Manual? I download for ThinkPad® X230 is pointed out to ?Removing the SIM card?. I have also reviewed and I see that it has slot for SIM card.
Model: 23255CGSerial: xxxxxxx
I also put a SIM card in this slot, but I do not know how can I activate it? Should I install a driver to use GPRS? Apart from the Internet, can it be used for both Call and SMS? Is there any utility to do so?
 
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Answer:Mobile Broadband

If you didn't fit mobile broadband card yourself you havn't that card in your laptop from the factory. It's wwan ready only, i.e.has internal wwan antennas and sim card holder.If you'll decide to buy and insert wwan card you have not to download and launch application from Lenovo site "Mobile Broadband". It's for simless CDMA/EV-DO networks only.

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Question: mobile broadband

I have purchased a ZTE MF112 dongle on the 3 network. This works fine but only in UK. Is it possible to fit another phone companies sim card to work in other countries? Or is it locked to 3 as some mobiles are?

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It will be locked to 3 in the same way as mobile phones.

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Hi,sorry if i'm posting on wrong thread, im having major problems connecting to xbox live through my mobile dongle, my equipment is as follows, windows 7, 12g 3g mobile dongle, new xbox 360 with ethernet cable, right now i have taken as many steps as i can find to resolve this issue but am having no luck, i am unable to bridge connections for a start, i.e 3 connect to lan, can highlight both but drop dwn bar no longer shows the bridge connection icon, if i highlight on there own it does but msge comes up sayin i need two high speed cons to bridge. i have made my default conn shared and that doesnt work, been thru steps with tech guy from xbox he doesnt know either, can anyone pleeeease help.
 

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I have just purchased a Lenovo T420s with the built in mobile broadbank option.  I don't seem to have received a sim with my package, is that normal?  Any suggestions as to the best place to pick one up?

Answer:Mobile Broadband Sim

Did you configure it with the Gobi 3000 card? If you did call Lenovo and they should send you out the missing SIM card. Hit Fn+F5 and check for the Wireless WAN option in there.

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I bought Lenovo ThinkPad T 430, but the mobile broadband can't start. I had inserted the sim card and downloaded the  Ericsson H5321gw/C5621gw Mobile Broadband Driver  which I have installed but I cant find Mobile broadband manager compatible with windows 8 

Answer:T 430 MOBILE BROADBAND

Hi Swathu,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Are you sure that your model has been shipped with WWAN card from the factory?
 
If you have a WWAN card installed in your system, Lenovo Mobile Broadband Activation will guide you through the activation of mobile broadband. Also, install Think Vantage Access connections to handle various wireless profiles.
 
Hope this helps!
 
Best regards,
Mithun.





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Hi all, i am a first time user to having a laptop, i want to get broadband for it and it to be pay as you go, what do you suggest. also someone told me a can connect it to my desktop broadband, how would i be able to do this if so it wouldn't be mobile would it?.

Answer:mobile broadband

Please don't post multiple threads on the same subject.

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OK, I asked a question before and got one response...but not answers.This should be simple.1. I have been using the mobile broadband on my T410 for 3 years. It worked fine.2. I did a major windows update.3. Mobile broadband has gone. There is nothing! COmputer says there is no sim card. (there is a sim card and I reinserted it)4. FN F5 bring up no mobile broadband.5. I am paying my $30/ month and have had nothing for past 4 months!!! its killing me. 6.  It worked once for 3 years. Now it does not work. I tried reinstaling the software and it gets almost rhrough and says "There is no mobile sim card installed in this computer"!! Ugggh!!!!7. Lenovo support is useless. Even tho I only annoyed them one time with a problem in 3 years of service contract, my contract ended a couple months ago....so no help there....I have spoken to a dozen people and none have a clue what to do. Surely someone out there has seen or heard about this? My computer cannot be convinced that mobile broadband should be allowed to work!!   HELP!  

Answer:Mobile Broadband....need help - its gone...!

I'm the person who responded before. Could anyone who has mobile broadband and who has kept all the various Microsoft and Lenovo updates current tell us that their WWAN is still working? It seems odd if Wombat and I both had a hardware failure at the same update time, but I suppose it could happen. PS My card is an Ericsson 3507

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Ok, i decided to get mobile broadband on O2. Its a pay and go deal which offers up to 3GB. Just wondered how long i can get on MSN before my usage runs out say, 500MB. Thanks, but it does get expensive, and i need to know my spending. Thanks everyone.

Answer:Mobile Broadband

This click here might help you keep track.

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Please help! I have 3 connect mobile broadband (dongle). I connected it ages ago and it installed and worked fine. Then I uninstalled it. Now when I put the dongle into the USB port, it won't auto install. It says that it cannot be installed properly. (it does, however, work on other computers). I phones 3 connect support and they were uselss. When I looked into device manager, and click on the icon (which has a ! on it) it says:
Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19).

It wont auto load and im getting pretty fed up. Please can anyone help. I am thinking I must have deleted some drivers, but when i select 'update driver' it says that my drivers are fully updated.

Please help!
 

Answer:3 mobile broadband

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I have two questions. Assuming you get the optional Att mobile broadband option on your x300Can the gps be used without activating a mobile broadband account?Can one just insert their sim card from their phone and have mobile broand band work on their computer?

Answer:GPS without Mobile broadband

Not all cards are supported and may need to be unlocked, see related threads on this.  May be easier to use a USB GPS device while not using your minutes.





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Hi,I was wondering whether my R50 laptop can support mobile broadband. I have tried to insert a Three dongle but nothing happens. The laptop has recently had a major problem and the software has been returned to factory settings a number of times. So I don't know whether a driver is required and it has not been put back on or whether the laptop is just too old? Thanks Extin

Answer:R50 - mobile broadband?

hey extin,welcome to the forums.hard for me to say if a driver is needed or not. The unit of yours, is it running on XP on Win7 ?If it is on XP, a high chance you may need a driver. I would then suggest that you get in contact with the mobile broadband vendor and check with them.





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When I try to connect my laptop to the wireless network connection I created it is forever "waiting for network".

I want have an access point on my xp laptop for my ps3 to connect and after going through the tutorials multiple times, my laptop still won't send out a signal.

also I'm using a mobile broadband internet connection via usb to laptop.

xp sp3, intel(r)pro/wireless3954abg.

what could be the issue? and how to resolve please.

Answer:xp to ps3 ad hoc with mobile broadband

moving thread to the Networking forum for better results.

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Hi I am using vodafone mobile broadband while on holiday. I am able to receive emails but am having a problem sending them. There is no error message it just times out. I have rebooted laptop but am getting nowhere - had the same problem a few weeks ago - the email i was sending just sat in my outbox until I got home. Any suggestions appreciated

Answer:mobile broadband

The general rule is that you must send mail using the SMTP server of the ISP with which you are connected to the internet. At the moment, that means using Vodafone's SMTP server. Your email program will almost certainly be configured to use the SMTP server of your home broadband provider, which won't work with the Vodafone connection.

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Sorry if this is in the wrong forum.

I will be moving from the rented house I've been in for 21 months into a new house in the next couple of months. The house is a new-build and I will obviously not have broadband to start with - don't know if I'll have a phone line straightaway yet. I am trying to work out the best way to get online during this time.I am in the UK.

I went in to an O2 shop today and they were trying to sell me a dongle which cost £20 and then £2 a day, £7.50 for a week and £15 for a month. This would get over my immediate problem of geing broadband-lacking when I move but wasn't quite what I had in mind. I was thinking more of a dongle with x amount of Gbs (to be decided) which doesn't have clock running on it. So, after I've stopped needing it at the new house, I could take it out and about with me on my laptop whenever I wanted and when it ran out I'd top it up.

Does such a deal exist and, if so, what size in Gbs would be OK? We use aroung 10Gb per month on average but that's with the kids looking at YouTube, using iPlayer a bit so assume that just a bit of surfing would need less? Thanks for any help.
 

Answer:Mobile broadband Pay-as-you-go?

Hi,
I use '3' mobile broadband all over UK. £10 per month, 1gb which is plenty for an hour or so a day surfing plus emails.

I think in a new build you'll soon have utility providers beating a path to your door!!
 

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I have 3 mobile Broadband. I have a monthly contract. Can I use it abroad, if so what do I do now?

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You would not be able to use your 3 mobile Broadband abroad as difference country uses difference system via their mobile network, you will also need an account with the local broadband supplier Mobile roaming calls worldwide is difference than mobile broadband Most International telephone companies have an agreement between themselves that will allow you to use your local mobile phone on there local network and charge you roaming fees from 80% - 175% above the normal cost some also charge you both ways, for receiving a call or a text message and when you make a call

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Hello, I purchased a T400s in the UK which came with a Vodafone SIM inside it for mobile broadband. However, due to some error, this SIM never was activated and I can't use it. I'm wondering if I can purchase a mobile broadband SIM from T-Mobile (or indeed anyone else) and use it with integrated SIM component of the laptop - does anyone know if this would work just fine, or would any hardware or software modifications be required? (I have a clean install of Windows 7 on the laptop.) Thanks for any input, /vijayan

Answer:Mobile broadband SIM

Will work, if you will have SIm card with 3G activated. If you have model F3507g, then this is Erricson hardware and if you are not fun of Access Connections tool of Lenovo (i do not use this tool), then i can recommend you simple tool directly from Ericsson http://www.sonyericsson.com/cws/support/mobilebroadband/download/wirelessmanager/gc83?lc=en&cc=us





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can my internet search history be tracked if i am using a mobile broadband dongle on a computer that is provided by an it company?

Answer:mobile broadband

Yes.

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I have a web'n and walk t-mobile pay as you go toggle which I hoped to use while away from home on my laptop. Does anybody now where I can purchase a booster that will into the toggle as it does have a gold connector for this. I have been online the the t-mobile shop but they don't stock it yet.If not is there any other way I can boost the signal I am getting one sometimes but it is not very strong. It is a USB Stick 110 thanks for looking

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Hi By default the Mobile broadband card in my X301 is turned off. Is it possible to turn in on by default when Windows start ups

Answer:Mobile broadband

It has to be mentioned as matter of disclaimer really since this forum is innundated with users who mistakenly believe they're x was GSM / CDMA equipped when they notice the SIM card slot under the battery. Most X's have the SIM slot but this seems standard regardless if the user configured or will have it installed. Assuming you spec'd your for the card and aren't being hopefully confused by spotting the slot....1. Check your BIOS setting to ensure the card is enabled2. check devmgmt.msc for the WiFi or "MobileBroadband" category since the category isn't standard and verify the card is properly installed and enabled / if it is then verify in the cards Advanced properties to ensure the OPERATING SYSTEM DOESN'T TURN OFF THE CARD TO SAVE POWER !!!! Still failing then contact tech support or reply with the rest of the story and whatever inordinary things you've done to this thing because the manufacturers and cellular providers along with Lenovo's group have worked extraordinarily hard to even COOPERATE IN DETERMINING CONFIGURATION AND RARE FOR  SO MANY THINGS TO COME TOGETHER SO WELL IN LAPTOP AS DO BROADBAND CARDS. The cards monthly subscription costs and cellular usage penalties has forced them to behave so cohesively when delivering the option since the type of person who buys a broadband card expects it to work and work out of the box. If you could take an official or even unofficial survey of what kind of hardware failure makes end users and prosum... Read more

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HiI'm having a problem with mobile broadband on our x200 laptops After a period of use the HSPA Mobile broadband becomes grayed out. On investigation it seems like the entire ericsson network adaptor has been removed as it has gone from device manager and it re detected . Reinstalling the driver makes no difference . The wireless and Lan connections are not afffected . On rebuilding the laptop the network adaptor returns so it does exsist on the laptop This is happening over multiple laptops . We have a locked down user profile so users would not be able to removed the hardware . Has anyone seen this before ?? Peter

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Question: Mobile Broadband

I have mobile broadband with 3. Today I tried to connect and did so successfully. However, when I check the connection to see my how my usage was going my 3 connection manager told me I was not connected?How can this be? I am connected to the internet via my USB 3 modem not wifi and am surfing the net.Can anyone help me understand this?

Answer:Mobile Broadband

When you install the 3 Mobile Broadband software, an entry is added in the Network Connections folder for a "Dial-up" connection. If you double click this, you will connect without having to use the Connection Manager, which may still show you as *NOT* connected, even though you are.Additionally, if the Mobile Broadband is set as your default connection and in "Control Panel > Internet Options > Connections" you have selected either...- Dial whenever a network connection is not present- Always dial my default connection...then as soon as you run a program that requires internet access (web browser, email etc), the Mobile Broadband will connect.

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I have an X1 Carbon Thinkpad: X1 Carbon (Type 20A7, 20A8) Laptop (ThinkPad) - Machine Type 20A8, Model 003YMZ It has a slot for a SIM card on the back, but I don't know how to get this to work. Simply popping a SIM in there does nothing! Does anyone know (a) if this model is actually configured for mobile broadband, and (b) if so, how to activate it? Many thanks!

Answer:Mobile broadband

HelloThere isn't wwan modem factory preinstalled in your laptop. WWAN antennas set and a sim card reader are there.

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Hi.I have a lenovo thinkpad x201t 2985-DMG which was delivered with win7-32.I have reinstalled it with win7-64bit. I have not yet got the touch to work. But more troublesome is the GOBI2000 mobile internet. I use Access Connections 5, and I set up a new location profile.When I press connect it takes a while then it says:'SIM card is not present. Insert the SIM and try again.'I have tried with two different SIM-cards which works in other machines. Do I need a driver for the SIMcard-reader or could mine be broken?

Answer:No mobile broadband.

You did try inserting them the right way? It happened to me once - I was inserting it wrong side first

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Hi I got a SL500 and I'm using a SIM from Fullrate, which works ok (although when you push "activate" in the wwan it says my ISP isn't supported?? yet i can connect, no problem). But then I have to connect to a VPN at my University in order to use some software licenses, this works well.. for 10 minutes, then the wwan connection is lost and I can't reconnect. Used vista repair functions, ipconfig /release/renew nothing works except a reboot. Help me! I'm getting really frustrated...













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Answer:VPN (PPTP) and mobile broadband - help me!

btw. model nr. and type: 2746-9bg Also if anyone could give help med with the wwan "activate" problem, that would be great too. kind regards

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My wife and I have just started using the 3 Mobile broadband service with the dongle that plugs into a USB port and requires no other connection to latch onto a broadband connection. If we want to run this on more than one computer we are currently unplugging it from the one to plug it into another.Both computers have wireless. Do we need a router to allow both simultaneous access to the connection? If so is there a particular kind of router required? There is no RJ45 connector from the dongle.Thanks in advance for any help.

Answer:networking with 3 mobile broadband

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I'm trying to find some way to make the Ericsson F3507g "mobile broadband card" automatically connect at Windows startup. This is needed because our organization's VPN application demands that a connection be established before Windows logon. At present our mobile user would need to first logon to Windows without a network connection, then connect the mobile broadband device, log back out and then in again to be able to see all their network resources. At the moment we are unable to use the built-in mobile broadband devices in some Lenovo T and X series laptops because of this issue. In many external mobile broadband cards (such as cards from Option), there is a simple "autoconnect" setting in the device driver menu that automatically connects the mobile broadband as soon as possible. So a networked windows domain logon can be achieved just like when using LAN or WLAN. Please help our overworked IT-department to find a solution to this problem? This message concerns T500 in particular, but also X200 and X300 modelsSome search strings: automatically connect autoconnect autoreconnect 3g gprs umts internal modem problem Message Edited by autoconnect on 02-02-2009 07:44 AM

Answer:Autoconnecting with mobile broadband

Hello!  Take this advice for what its worth...considering that I am not using the same connection card, and I think your using AT&T service. I have a Sprint Merlin EX720, which is an express card, not MiniPCI and use it in "NDIS" Mode; to turn this on, there is an option in either the Current Sprint manager software, or in the Novatel Connection manager.  In this mode the card acts very much like an Ethernet type connection, instead of a RAS connection.  I like NDIS do to not needing the connection software, unless I need to auth a GPS session. also it acts very much like being connection via lan ports. Once I fresh boot(not coming back from sleep/hibernate -- have not tested these modes) and sitting on the log in window of Vista of my T400 I can insert the card, and its light blinks for a bit then goes steedy green.  Its about the same amount of time as if i was already logged in and on the desktop and just put the card in. Also from time to time the annoying new connection box from the Connection software provided by Lenovo pops up over the vista log in.   I'm not sure how "locked" down your laptops are, however this might, at lest be a starting point for your IT guys.

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I have a T400 2768-W2S which has the slot under the battery for my Vodafone sim, Access connections has it greyed out,How do I tell if my model has the mobile broadband installed, Thanks

Answer:T400 Mobile Broadband

i thought all t400 has the sim slot regardless?





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Hello guys!I've just buy a T420 model 4178-83g, i discover only now that is 3g upgrandable. witch 3g module can i install on it? i'm in Italy so i need a compatible module.i've also an edge 15 (model 301) with the 3g card, is this compatible with my new thinkpad?? thankyou very much!stefano   

Answer:T420 mobile broadband

hey spiz,
 
http://bit.ly/rfYJV2 - this is a compatible 3G module for your T420.
 
Your Edge 15 that has the 3G card.. it is either a ThinkPad GOBI 2000 Broadband Option or a ThinkPad AT&T GOBI 2000 Broadband Option. Both of this would not work with your T420





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Will 3 mobile broadband work with Linux based Asus EE which I am thinking about getting. Have been told not in one shop but have seen some posts that say Linux does work on this network.

Answer:3 Mobile broadband and Asus EE

I think it would be more a case of compatible drivers being available than anything else , the drivers for Windows etc. are stored on the device itself , whether others are about for the Asus and it's brand of Linux , I really don't know . click here for some useful details and some drivers . Ashley

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Does the R500 support internal simcards for use with mobile broadband? if so where do you put the sim card in the R500. Thanks,Yos













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Answer:Mobile Broadband R500

did you order the R500 with the WWAN option? The sim card slot should be under your battery. 

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Hi,

I have a couple questions. My main question is i was wondering if slingshot.com prepaid mobile broadband service is still operating. I heard sprint shut them off so i was wondering if their still providing service. And has anyone had experience with slingshot.


My other question is does anyone know of a prepaid mobile broadband service that operates on at&t's network.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks ahead of time.

Answer:Mobile broadband service.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=slingshot+broadband

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Hi guy Has anyone installed an EM7345 after purchasing there T450? http://www.amazon.com/Asunflower%C2%AE-EM7345-42Mbps-04X6014-Thinkpad/dp/B00YS1HTEM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UT...

Answer:T450 mobile broadband.

Hi The card should work, has p/ns required. But might need (or not need) some efforts to work, in dependency of factory default or presale settings.

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hello people,i purchased mobile broadband yesterday, checked speed and it is poor!links:click hereclick herehow to make it faster?, of course i am gonna complain tomorrow, but this speed is killing me, it takes for ages to download,many thanks, nika

Answer:Slow 3 mobile broadband

The PC Advisor result is abysmal but the Speedtest.net result at 651kbps is not that different from the speed I often get for download. Upload though is very poor. (I'm also using the 3G network).Try click here - just now, this has given me 480kbps Download and 114kbps Upload.

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I have an X1 Carbon laptop and I have been using a local SIM card for the Mobile Broadband.  It detects the SIM and connects fine - my issue is the network seems to drop out after about 2 minutes then turn back on after 30 seconds repetitively. By drop out I mean in the network connection I loose the option of connecting to "Mobile Broadband", and just see "Airplane mode" and "Wifi", and the when it reconnects it shows the "Mobile Broadband" option, then goes to no service, then it turns on and connects to the SIM card.     I've tried switching SIM cards and moving to a new mobile broadband supplier - but the issue appears to be with the laptop. I've tried removing the SIM card completely to see if the option for "Mobile Broadband" continues to disappear but it doesn't appear to do so. Anyone have any ideas on what I can do to try and fix this?  

Answer:Mobile Broadband disconnecting

HiFor the troubleshhoting and test purposes switch off wifi connections capabilities to avoid auto reconnection influence.Does this issue persist at another location (office, home...)?What is the model of wwan card? What's the OS installed? Are you using any connection manager except of the system one?

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I recently signed up to an Orange mobile broadband contract with 3GB monthly allowance.The software comes with a window which includes Statistics. This gives daily, monthly and yearly usage since the date the contract started. However I am not 100% sure if this gives me the info I need to see how my monthly Orange allowance is going.I phoned Orange helpline and they couldn't tell me as perhaps I have not been uploaded to their system yet. As far as they are concerned I havn't used anything! She said I would get half a month for the first month since I started on 17th Jan. She suggested using Net Traffic Meter. I checked this out but found negative reviews and wasn't sure anyway if it would provide anything extra than what I already have with the Orange Mobile Partner.Anyone any thoughts?thanks!

Answer:mobile broadband monitoring

You could try NetMeter click here not the same as Net Traffic Meter, it's supposed to be pretty good, although I haven't used it in quite a while.

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i am a SE in srilanka..i brought my T500 from USA & currently use in srilanka..i Try to activate Mobile Broadband in this machine..but it can't work..if any one know please help me..thanks

Answer:How to activate Mobile broadband

Hi mihira, and welcome to the Lenovo User Community!
 
What's the model number of your T500, and which OS are you running? This will help the members answer your question.

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I have thinkpad t500 without builtin MB module, but I don't want express card/PCMCIA moduleI have hole for sim card behind battery, where can I buy module to extend this hole to working sim card hole?

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Are there any Lenovo engineers on the board that have knowledge of the GOBI WWAN chipset? The GOBI website lists the newer T series as machines that support GOBI, but no one at the support line knows anything about GOBI. I need to know if the Verizon UNDP card is actually a GOBI card before I order it, and if it will work with my 2765-T2U. I want to use Sprint here in the states, but I am going to Europe in two weeks and I want to use an HSDPA carrier such as Vodaphone while I'm there. I dont know if I should order the card because I cant seem to confirm anything at all. The phone support people are nice but admit to knowing nothing about it..I've talked to several of them and they told me to come here and find an engineer! Thanks for any help you might provide! Matt

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I am trying to connect a new Dell Latitude laptop with a Dell 5720 VZW (EVDO Rev-A) mobile card to our network using the sonicwall GVC. Any interface other than the VZW card such as WIFI or ethernet cable work fine when connecting and mapping drives over the internet using GVC. However with the Verizon Wireless connection, all I can do is ping our server and strangely I have no problem connecting to remote desktop. When attempting to map a drive on the laptop using the mobile broadband I get the error message "The network location cannot be reached." almost as if I never was within reach of the server even though I can ping it and RDP! I have Netbios enabled on our VPN so I don't believe that is the problem. Numerous calls to Sonicwall support have left me with nothing. Any suggestions would be VERY appreciated. Thanks in advance for any help that might be offered. I'm running Vista.
 

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Just over 2 months ago I purchased a 12 GB pay as you go deal with 3. For less than £100 it is a great deal. I only use the facility at work and over the 2 months it has become invaluable. However, I am now having problems and finding it impossible to get internet access for more than the odd few minutes. Having talked to a few other 3 users it would seem they are having the exact same problem, after 2 months of using the service without problem it comes to a sudden and almost total stop. One purchased their 12 gig deal in early Dec 2008 the other at the end of Dec 2008 and me in early 2009. In each situation after 2 months and a few days we have all started to encounter problems. The icing on the cake here is that the first of the above to purchase believed they had used their 12 gig credit and so topped up by £10 and got perfect access again for a few weeks ? I add here that they had not used up their allocation and that in fact they had only used 1.5 gigs.Has anyone else heard of this problem? If it is 3 limiting people after a few months that is outrageous and surely must be illegal? If not it is certainly immoral and should be given a nationally huge publicity push. As I said this facility had become invaluable to me and I now feel like I have lost one of my arms now at work.

Answer:3 mobile broadband problem - is it a rip off?

and asked why this is happening?

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Hi all, I am just starting to use my built in mobile broadband radio in my T500 (mid-2009) and have an empty SIM card slot under my battery. I ordered the built in radio in my computer, so I assume I just need to put a new SIM card into the slot and restart? do I need to change anything in the bios? I am not seeing anything listed in the ThinkVantage software under Mobile Broadband either, will this change when a SIM card is placed? Note - I am in Canada, and will be using a supplier such as Bell, Rogers or Telus (sigh),  cheers, thanks, new at this! intermediate otherwise,  Peter

Answer:Starting Mobile Broadband

Yes, all you need to do is put the SIM card inside. You should use Access Connections to turn on the Ericcson modem then connect. I probably have the same specs as your T500. Good luck!

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I recently bought a T520 type 4240, when I tried to use the mobile broadband by inserting the SIM card for 3G it doesn't detect it, even on the access connections it's grayed out I can't change anything, please help

Answer:T520 Mobile broadband

I could be that your T520 is WWAN upgradable which means that the WWAN adapter is not included. In that case you have to buy and insert the WWAN adapter.
 
Do you have the rest of the model/type (4240-XXX)?
 
If you look in device manager do you find any mobile broadband adapter or a device with missing driver?
 
-gan

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I have a new X260 with Windows 7 Pro installed. When I try to utilize the Mobile Broadband option, the Lenovo Broadband Activation software tells me that it cannot read the SIM card.  I go to the Verizon Wireless and they test the SIM card and tell me it is activated and working fine. So, at this point, no Mobile Broadband - which is half the reason I bought this particular laptop model. I have updated to the latest driver for the Sierra Wireless EM7455 card which is installed in the X260. Has anyone run into a similar problem? Thank you.

Answer:Mobile Broadband Problem

you dont really need to run the Lenovo Broadband Activation tool thats only for special SIM card you can get off lenovo that can then be activated on some carriers so all you gota do is insert your sim card and use lenovo connection tool or w.e name is and from there you can connect to mobile broadband system and thats it you should be fine after that.

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Can someone explain to me the difference between normal broadband v an offer I saw on T mobile. You don't need a telephone you're sent a USB modem.Need helpThanks

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you've summed it up yourself - you don't need a telephone/landline, therefore you aren't paying out for BT line rental, possibly just so you can use broadband on it.Another obvious advantage is the fact you can use it nearly anywhere. I say nearly as this is one of the drawbacks - I use T-mobile broadband via my phone as a modem....it works most of the time but I'd describe it as flakey. For example three days last week I had no access at all as the transmiter was down. Was visiting a friend in Manchester at the weekend and there was no 3G/HSDPA signal at all - now central Manchester is hardly the scottish highlands where you could expect poor service.....so you really need to investigate whether it's going to work, and how well it is - before you jump in.

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Greetings, I just got a W510 and noticed the SIM card slot on the back, under the battery. I put the SIM card from my cell in, and booted back up - but I didn't see any options for the mobile broadband. So how the heck does this whole setup work? I didn't see a user manual with the laptop.

Answer:W510 Mobile Broadband How-To?

ao125, welcome to the forum,
 
not all W510 system have integrated WWAN, maybe yours doesn't? It may however be upgradeable. If you enter your  Type and Model Number on this site (right column in the box for select your system), you will then be presented with a description of your main components and be able to see if it has WWAN, is upgradeable or doesn't have it.
 
If you are unsure, post your type and model number here and other members will surely be able to help. Please do NOT post your s/n. If the model number ends in CTO there should be another number underneath the CTO, please post that.
 
Regards
 
 

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Hi, I have a Thinkpad T400s (2808-CWG) with integrated Wireless Mobile Broadband originally on Vodafone. I have purchased O2 mobile broadband and successfully set-up the connection. OS was originally Vista but upgraded to Windows 7 using original Lenovo DVDs. The issue I'm having is that when the laptop goes to sleep and I want to turn on the Mobile Broadband via Fn+F5 after waking it up, Mobile Broadband is missing in the Radio column in the Wireless Radio Manager!!! What's more, bluetooth is OFF even if it is ON while going to sleep. If I restart the laptop, Mobile Broadband is back in the menu and all works fine. It's extremely annoying, both missing WWAN and the bluetooth issue. Please help!

Answer:Mobile Broadband sometimes missing!

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Please pardon my naivete, but I really have very vague ideas about these sticks in terms of after purchase cost(activation? monthly?) and amount of internet time and usage(how much surfing it allows? can I watch hour/s long videos? Several times a day? Everyday?

T Mobile ZTE MF691 Rocket 3G 4G Webconnect USB Laptop Stick Modem AirCard HSDPA | eBay

Above link is an example(of several)e-bay listings of device.(stick).

NetZero is for a short time offering a year-long cost-free 4GB stick for a cost of the device. That's it.

PS: I am fully aware this topic has nothing to do with W7...but I really do not know where to go for this.

Answer:Mobile Broadband device

With those Adaptors it all depends on the tarriff/carrier as to what you get.

Normally a top up of say $10 will give you about 1-2gb of usage. Thats not a great deal of data when it comes to streaming videos, but will five you hours and hours of surfing.

I use my phone as a hotspot when im out the house, and id say i watch about 1-2 hours of youtube and netflixs a day, in a month that adds up to about 20-30gb of usage as an idea of heavy video streaming. But luckily for me i get unlimited usage on my phone with a fair usage policy of 1000GB a month.

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Hi, I just got my SL400, I have mobile broadband with T-mobile and have swapped the sim card with the original Vodafone one, where the RAM is. Just wanted to know how to get my T-mobile sim working or what drivers i need. The SL400 has an Ericsson F3507g Mobile Broadband Minicard Network Adapter. 

Answer:SL400 Mobile broadband

As far as drivers are concerned install this:- http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-70000Be sure to read the following instructions.Installation instructionsNotes:The following software must be updated when you install this package.Access Connections version 5.32 or higherThinkPad Power Management Driver for Windows 98 SE/Me/2000/XP/Vista version 1.42 or higherHotkey driver for Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit, XP, 2000 version 2.08.3000 or higherBefore installing this software, you should install Windows Vista fix module KB948278. The detail information and how to obtain the KB948278 module is located in the following Microsoft's site.To verify if the KB948278 module is installed properlyClick Start, then click Control Panel.Find 'Programs and Features' and click. If this option does not exist on the window, choose Classic View to find it.On 'Tasks' pane, click on "View installed updates".Verify that KB948278 is included in the list of installed updates.Start Windows and logon with administrative privileges.Extract this package to the hard drive.The default location is C:\DRIVERS\WIN\WWANERFor Windows Vista, click Start, select All Programs, selectAccessories, then click Run...For Windows XP, click Start, then click Run...Specify setup32.exe (for Windows XP / Vista 32-bit) or setup64.exe (for Windows Vista 64-bit) with the full path name of the location where you extracted the package and click OK.&nb... Read more

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Hi, I recieved the W540 a few days ago, and I see there is a slot behind the battery for a SIM card, I tried using my SIM card and I still can't use mobile broadband. so I have a few questions: Can I use mobile broadband on the W540? do I need any drivers? and if I can't use it, can I buy something like this for the expresscard slot and insert the SIM in the slot behind the battery? Please help me, I really want this thing worked out.Thanks













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Answer:W540 - Mobile Broadband?

If it's anything like W520, only the SIM card slot and antennas are installed out-of-the-box. You will need to buy the actual WWAN module and install it in the mSATA slot.

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This might seem pretty obvious but do I need to buy an integrated card for the SIM card to be read? (I didnt choose the "Integrated Mobile Broadband (Ericsson F5521gw)" option when buying the laptop) I've got the SIM card inserted under the battery (it's "clicked" into place) but my Orange 3G USB dongle says it can't see the SIM. Any ideas?Thanks,Andrew

Answer:W50 - Mobile Broadband - SIM card?

hey andrewjknox,shouldn't the simcard be in the dongle ? although there is a slot under the battery to insert the sim, the sim will not be detected as there is no device (the intergrated mobile) to detect it.





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Hope it is okay to ask this here?A friend has just had a new loptop bought for her by her hubby. She wants to go online for very basic surfing and email at home. They have NO fixed BT landline at home and don't want one installed.We've been pointed to Vodafone's mobile USB key deal for £15 per month. Seems fine for her needs. Are there any others we should look at and could be recommended please?

Answer:Best mobile broadband option?

Ask away ..... I have never used mobile broadband, but this looks a good one too ... click here

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I have X200 with Vista. I try to insert the sim card. (I have tried all positions, while there is no insruction about how to insert the sim card). I get the message, sim card not found, insert the sim card.Any solution to the problem? Updates? does it need any special sim card from a spesific vendor? I have sim from Telenor.Is there any manual which shows how to insert the sim card and solve problems with mobile broadband? ThanksKam













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Answer:problems with mobile broadband

Hi kamtor, and welcome to the Lenovo User Community! To help us help you better, what is the product number of your X200 (don't post the serial number)?

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I own T500 with Ericsson F3507g Mobile Broadband modem. I have a odd problem. I believe it is a compatibility issue of W7 and firewall softwares.I can create mobile broadband internet connection old fashion way using DialUp connection. Then F3507g acts just like any other modem. That is reliable way and everything works as expected.But if I use W7 Mobile Broadband (new feature of W7) - not DialUp - problems occur. My firewall software is not able to protect my system. It seems that most firewall softwares can not filter W7 Mobile Broadband connections. I have tested most of them. Only Windows Firewall and Norton Internet Security 2010 filters connections correctly and reliable. Do you have similar system? Can you please test your Mobile Broadband connection? Same results.I think you must use internal modem and W7 Mobile Broadband feature - no modem manufacture's software here for accesssing connections.Here are few of the internet services you can use: pcflank.com, grc.com, auditmypc etc. Please post here your results! I am interested to know. I have tested: outpost pro, comodo, onlinearmor, fsecure, norton, pctools, windows firewall .... To many to list here. Only two worked.

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I have a X200t (7453-WRK) and a Windows 7 64 Bit with all the Updates through the Lenovo Systemupdate  and i like to use the mobile broadband connection through the F3507 Mobile Broadband. At first i got the Error 043 in the Think Vantage Access Connection and i found out many people does have problems with the card.. Phase a) Some of the symptoms i had where in Fn + F5  the wwan connection does not appear,  the was no Lan - Connection in the window 7 connection manager, there was a connection with the mobile broadband device but with the wrong symbol (cable) ... After a couple of installations and deinstallations (also with old versions as recommend through forums, but finally with a nice reinstallation (deinstallation - reboot - installations) suddenly this Symptoms where gone. Phase b) In the Fn + F5 the wwan connection appears, but i can't switch it on. After a lot a searching through the internet a read that a couple of people mention that the access connection making a lot of troubles, so i gave that a try and after deinstallation of access connection the "wwan module" suddenly can switched on Phase c) now with 1.0.0.52 beautiful installed and no  access connection the next problem appears.. referring to (http://jack.ukleja.com/update-ericsson-f3507g-mobile-broadband-on-windows-7-with-lenovo-thinkpad/) there should be a menu, properties where i can configure the apn ...  (it isn't listed in the n... Read more

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