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X230 question regarding the Gobi 4000 mobile broadband cards

Question: X230 question regarding the Gobi 4000 mobile broadband cards

This may seem like a stupid question, so forgive me. I am wanting to purchase the x230, and thinking about getting the gobi 4000 card. However, my questions is this: I have a Verizon Wireless plan with truly unlimited data... one of those that got grandfathered in. Now, can I take the sim card out of my phone, plug it into the gobi card in the x230, and get Internet access? Thanks.

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Answer: X230 question regarding the Gobi 4000 mobile broadband cards

Will you get Sierra Wireless mc7750 card (Gobi 4000 for Verizon Wireless, FRU 0A36318) inside of your laptop or install it yourself? If the answer is "yes", my answer for your question is "yes".But as I know Verizon doesn't need sim card for internet access, you just need to activate your modem with plan in carrier' network using Lenovo Mobile Broadband application. Download it from the site.

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Has anyone specifically gotten their gobi 4000 card to connect to tmobile 4glte? I have the x220 with gobi 3000 designed for att and DO have it connected to Tmobile now, however needed to make sure, thanks

Answer:Gobi 4000 Connecting to T-Mobile

Hi there. I have an x220, which module do I need to purchase? I spent close to an hour with Lenovo and couldn't figure it out. Do you know if the Gobi 4000 will work?

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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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Hi, my company purchased x240s and the GOBI cards separately and of course they purchased the AT&T version and we use Verizon as our carrier.Now here is the thing, even with that branding from the tech specs on the Lenovo shop portal they look exactly the same. When I install the latest drivers for the GOBI card and Lenovo Access Connections I can get it to somewhat work in the beginning and then it stops working. I tried every conceivable way to get it to work all the time but it's a hit or miss until it permanently fails and the sim I use is from an x230 that also has a GOBI card. My question is does it really make a difference if it is branded as AT&T since the GOBI card does work at some point and if it doesn't matter am I doing something wrong?Thanks for any help!

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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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Hi,I am a newbie to this stuff. I cannot get my mobile broadband card to work.I have an X121e which has upgradeable mobile broadband. Foolishly I did not buy this card at time of purchase. I have bought an unlocked Gobi 2000 and installed this and the sim card. I have installed the drivers and the broadband package from lenovo. The Gobi 2000 is shown under ports in device manager (windows 7 64bit) with a com3 allocation.However...in 'access connections' there is no adapter so I cannot set up a mobile broadband profile. Only the lan and wireless card are options. Windows 7 internet connections only gives me wired, wireless and modem options. Searching the internet I think this card needs to be shown as a network adapter.Ideas anyone please?

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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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I cannot access my work VPN with ThinkPad GOBI 5000 Mobile Broadband - Verizon.Error: after I login the VPN, i get a internet page cannot be displayed.   I can access my VPN with another WiFI.I tried changing the windows 7 64bit host file.Tried chaging GOBI Adapter DNS entries any alternative ThinkPad GOBI 5000 Mobile Broadband - Verizon "drivers" ? any solutions?  

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I am considering purchasing the GOBI WWAN card.  Lenovo claims the card is compatible with the sprint network.  My carrier is sprint.  I called them up to enquire about how I can get my laptop on my plan, or get it on its own plan.  They said it didn't matter that I had this card.  I will still have to buy a sprint WWAN card.  What's the point in buying it if Sprint won't let me use it?  And why would Lenovo claim I can use it on the sprint network?





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Answer:GOBI 3000 Mobile Broadband (0A36185) for W530 (Sprint)

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Hi I believe my W510 (4389-2SU) has a Gobi 2000 Mobile Broadband card installed but I can't tell for your sure.It's not showing up in the device manager list. I've run the Gobi 2000 driver installer and also installed Access Connections. I use ATT so I ran the Gobi coniguration utility to use the ATT image (2) which it seemed to do with no errors. I also updated the Gobi based code as suggested on the driver downloads site How can I tell whether the Gobi card is installed without opening the machine up? Thanks Mark

Answer:Checking for presence of Gobi 2000 Mobile Broadband Card

Hello mate, You don't have a WWAN modem in your machine. The 4329-2SU has just a WWAN option.





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hey as the subject say, can i insert sim card from another country and carrier ?do i need  unique sim card for that ? i have 3g unlimited data plan, can i use it ? thanks

Answer:x220 Mobile Broadband (Sierra Wireless MC8355 - Gobi 3000) is sim free ?

largo wrote:
can i insert sim card from another country and carrier ?

As long as your 3G carrier supports BYOM (Bring Your Own Modem) for their service, AND it operates on a 3G band supported by the MC8355..... yes, you can.
 
Cheers,
 
Bill
 
 

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Hi all,I've just got a new T410s notebook. It's very good, but unfortunately it doesn't include the built-in mobile broadband.I've tryed to install the Ericsson F3507g Mobile Broadband which I took away from my old X200, but it seems that the T410s doesn't recognize it! I've no error, no warning messages, but any new device appears (I've also tryed to install every drivers)I would like to know if Ericsson F3507g is a compatible device or if I am forced to buy the Qualcomm Gobi 2000 Mobile Broadband, so as defined in the shop.lenovo web site.Thank you all in advance,Valerio

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Hi,I just received a new X230 with pre-installed mobile broadband.  Everything appears to be set up--appropriate drivers, programs etc, however, there is no SIM card.  Was the computer supposed to ship with a pre-installed SIM?  If so, where can I get one--Lenovo or Macheen, the service provider?  Or, am I supposed to get one from a local provider?  I would like to be able to use Lenovo Mobile Access, and it is available here in Denmark. thanks,DRL

Answer:X230 mobile broadband

Hi, AFAIK you need to get a SIM from your Mobile provider.  I know of very few hardware suppliers that supplies Mobile Internet as well.  (Or at least in South Africa). Btw, when you do get the sim, check the manual for the correct way to insert the card. On my X220T, there was no image on the case to show where the angled corner needs to go. And since you have to remove the battery to change it everytime, it is a very time consuming process if you install the card incorrectly.  

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I am running into the following issue: Start activation An error occurred while initializing your WAN hardware.  What steps do I need to take to troubleshoot this error message?

Answer:x230 Mobile Broadband Activation

Hey X230pdx,
 
Can you post back to me what version of BIOS your running? I would also suggest to make sure all your network drivers are up to date.
 
Best Regards,
 
Hiro





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Hello, I have an x230 which is mobile broadband capable and I have my Verizon 4g lte sim card installed. However when I try to activate my data plan using '3g mobile broadband', it only gives the option to activate on AT&T's network. Is it not a bug because I have gobi 4000 mc7750 which is supposed to run over Verizon's 4G network. Please see the screenshot below.   Can anyone help with activation over Verizon's network? Thanks.  AG





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I've just received my ThinkPad X230 (which is lovely!) and bought a SIM card from 3 to use with the Ericsson mobile broadband I specified with it. Lenovo Access Connections displays the 3 transmitter and tries to connect, but I haven't been able to get it to work at all. Any ideas? It starts by not being able to find the provider, but changing from 3 3G to 3 GPRS/EDGE/HSDPA/3G just results in a failed connection and the error log below. Any ideas? I don't know whether this is a problem with the hardware, SIM card or something else: onnection status: Not connectedCause: DHCP server not responding.Error code: 031Recommended action:The DHCP server on this network failed to respond to the request your system made for automatic IP address configuration. To force another request, click Repair. If the problem persists, contact your network administrator.If the problem persists, contact your network administrator and provide the troubleshooting information below.Adapter Details***************Adapter name H5321 gw Mobile Broadband DriverAdapter type WANAdapter speed 7.2 MbpsAdapter status EnabledConnection Status Not connectedInternet Settings*****************IE SettingsHome pageProxy settingsAutomatically detect settings? YesUse automatic configuration script? NoBypass proxy for local addresses? NoSystem Information******************System model 2320CTOBIOS version G2ET32WW (1.12 )Operating system version Windows 7, Service pack 1Access connections version 5.95Global Settings***... Read more

Answer:X230 Ericsson mobile broadband not working with 3 SIM card

Hi dtowsey,
 
First things first, have you updated your systems drivers and BIOS? I see there is a newer version of BIOS which can be downloaded independently here:  BIOS Update Utility for Windows 7 but if you haven't already, run TVT System Update to ensure all drivers are up to date. Once we are certain the ThinkPad has all the latest updates we can cross that off the list of potential reasons for your inability to connect to the network.
 
I hope this at least starts you off on the right track!
 
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Qualcomm has recently released 4G LTE compatible Gobi 4000 card. Is Lenovo planning to sell the card as an upgrade accessory? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Gobi 4000 at Lenovo

hey mariner,welcome to the forums and indeed Qualcomm did release a 4G compatible card, as whether or not Lenovo will be selling the card is hard to say.as Lenovo will normally run test on the card to ensure compatibility before selling it.





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Question: T420 VS Gobi 4000

I have a T420s and like to install a Gobi 4000 (4G) is it possible ? ,looking on specs and accesories the system shows Gobi 3000 only.













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Answer:T420 VS Gobi 4000

Shouldn't be a problem as the interface is the same and the 4000 is just an upgraded 3000 that supports LTE...

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It now looks like Lenovo is now only offering the Gobi 4000 AT&T version withthe new X1 Carbons. Just prior to launch they were listing the Ericson 3G card. Anyone know if we can swap out the AT&T Gobi 4000 one for a Verizon Gobi? How aboutthe laptops that came with the Ericson, can we just replace the WAN card witheither Gobi 4000? Will the Bios not block any of these options? Is the antennasetup the same?

Answer:X1 Carbon NOW WITH GOBI 4000? LTE AT&T

Well this is very odd. The disassembly photos here clearly show it only supports a half height card.I found this page which shows an Ericson card, but has GOBI 4000 listed under physical specs (with the model number for a full-size GOBI 4000).

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I have a number of Thinkpad x131e notebook PCs and need to order a WWAN module for it.  The only supported WWAN mPCI-e card listed is the Gobi 3000 MC8355 model, which is the slower 3G modem.  Has anyone used the GOBI 4000 or 5000 series LTE modems? I've seen posts about Lenovo whitelisting certain hardware, but I can't seem to find that list.  Are there electrical limitations that would prevent Lenovo from whitelisting the LTE modems?  If not, this type of hardware lock would be a deal breaker for any future Thinkpad orders for my company. Hardware is Thinkpad x131e Type 3372 Thanks,Jay

Answer:Gobi 4000 in x131e?

x131e doesn't support Gobi 4000 or 5000 or any other LTE wwan cards officially. Look at the followed file and find out "wireless card" section:http://download.lenovo.com/parts/ThinkPad/X131e_AMD_FRU_BOM.pdfJust Ericsson h5321gw is another supported wwan card. It's a bit faster then Gobi 3000 but doesn't support US wireless CDMA/EV-DO carriers.

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As per title is x201i able to use Gobi4000 LTE or will it ever be supported? Thx!

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Question: Gobi 4000 issue

Coworker just bought both of us Gobi 4000 cards. I have a T420 and he has an X220. Both machines boot fine with the cards installed (no white list error), I even got the drivers installed successfully on both. The antenna does not turn on via the software switch. I tried the broadband activation software but it's not recognizing that an installed product. Access Connections kept referring me to use the broadband activation software lol! Any ideas?

Answer:Gobi 4000 issue

What Operating System are you running on your ThinkPads?
Cheers,
 
Bill

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HI,  Why Gobi 4000 is not available online for X230T while it can be configured for X230? Is there anyway to order Gobi 4000 instead of Gobi 3000 when I configure a new X230T on lenovo website? Thanks. 

Answer:Order Gobi 4000 for X230T

Hey Modfet,
 
Sry but no the only option you have from ordering on Lenovo.com is the Gobi 3000 for X230T. Its from the difference between a tablet laptop and laptop.
 
Best Regards,
 
Hiro





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Hi all, I have a t420s and so far I'm happy with it. Recently I purchased a MC7700 card from ebay with lenovo FRU. Everything looks smooth except that I found there is no way to turn on the mobile broadband switch. I believe I have a whitelist-removed bios otherwise it won't boot. The driver downloaded from lenovo website is installed fine, I can see the card working in device manager. I could read the iccid in windows network settings. Everything looks good, but I just can't turn mobile broadband on. I mean, everything is fine, but I am having a hard time fighting with this problem. How can I turn it on? My laptop runs windows 8.1, I heard there is a thinkvantage connectivity tool that might work for windows 7 but not windows 8. I have quite a few files on my laptop and going back to windows 7 is the last option I would like to try. Many thanks!













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Answer:T420s and gobi 4000/MC7700

Hi, and welcome to the CommunityLenovo Access Connections doesn't work under win8.Did you install Lenovo Power Management driver, Hotkey Fetures package and Lenovo Settings Dependecy package from the support site? All of them are needed in order to modem could work. Also there is Lenovo Settings metro application in m$ store.Then use wireless radio switch and press Fn+F5 for the wireless control window.Wireless networking could be controled under win8 network manager. Or install Sierra Wireless Watcher manager which has many useful features you might need for the LTE card management.Let me ask you a question - what are the card USB identificators (IDs)? Look them in Device Manager.

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I purchased a Lenovo Gobi 4000 MC7750 (Lenovo P/N 0B42409 FRU PN 04W3791)The device is labeled "Sierra Wireless | AirPrime"It throws 4 devices into the device manager.Hardware IDs are: Vid_114f&Pid_68a2&MI_00/02/03/08i tried to install the driver , It seems no matter what I doSince this is a Lenovo branded card and ya'll seem to have a knack for making things work when they're not supposed to I figured I would post here and see if you have any suggestions.thank you 













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Answer:Lenovo Gobi 4000 MC7750

1. Do the device items in Device Manager persist without exclamation or question marks?2. What carrier do you plan to work with?3. Did you install and launch Lenovo Mobile Broadband Activation application for Verizon carrier?4. What do you mean exactly when say "It seems no matter what I do"?

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Hello everyone, I wish you all Merry Christmas! My question is quite simple. Is the Gobi 4000 compatible with W520 or not?If not why is that?I know that the Gobi 3000 is for the Lenovo W520,but it seems that it doesn't support 4G LTE via carrier's mobile network and that is why I want to buy the Gobi 4000.





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Answer:Gobi 4000 Compatibility for W520 CTO

Hi, fasdf78
 
I did some research and found this thread that deals with the same question, albeit a different machine. Sadly, the Gobi 4000 is not compatible in any machines not listed here on Lenovo's website, due to it not being on the whitelist in your BIOS. The whitelist is a list of devices that are compatible with your machine. The Gobi 4000 is not part of the whitelist, unfortunately. Also, the antennas for 4G are different than those for 3G found in the Gobi 3000.
 
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news,
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Hi! I just received my W530 from UPS yesterday, opened it up, and put in my Gobi 4000 Verizon card that I also got from Lenovo as advised by the rep who helped me with the order. When I turned the notebook on, I got an error that said "1802 - Unauthorized network is plugged in." Google turned up that these errors happened when you use non-Lenovo/IBM cards, but my card is purchased directly from Lenovo on the same order as my notebook. I also got an extended warranty on this computer, so I don't want to void that. What should I do? Thanks in advance. To clarify, I got the W530 as "Broadband upgradeable" (because the Gobi 4000 wasn't available preinstalled) and purchased the Gobi here: http://shop.lenovo.com/us/itemdetails/0A36318/460/5166FF91DAB5442C846A84A5FA006F9D













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Answer:Gobi 4000 in W530 - 1802 Error

'evening.
welcome to the community.
 
what's the FRU# on the WWAN card?
 
for reference, here's the W530 HMM: http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/0b48474.pdf
pg59 references the service parts list: http://download.lenovo.com/parts/ThinkPad/W530_FRU_BOM_v2.pdf
 
regards.

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Finally received my Gobi 3000 MC8355. However I can't mack this card do anything. My computer see's it  but can't turn on the radio. Access Connections says to active but then fails because the radio is not on, GPS works fine. Tried multiple versions of drivers. any help appreciated. Windows 7 Ultimate, also tried on 8.1 as well with same results. thanks

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Hi
Excuse me for my lack of knowledge here!
I'm moving to a flat soon which has no phone line & am wanting the easiest possible way of connecting to the internet.
I am looking at this product & wondering if it is a good purchase:-
http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5490914/c1/1|categoryroot|Office%2C+PCs+and+phones|14418968/c_2/2|14418968|Mobile+broadband|16527170.htm
I use the internet for around 2-3 hours a day, sending emails, youtube etc, no movie or music downloads!
Also, do i need any kind of WiFi in the flat or connection/contract with t-mobile!
do i just plug in & go?
Thanks

Answer:Mobile Broadband dongle question!

Its the T-Mobile £39.99 starter pack

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Hi everyone, Looking at the T430u and will seriously consider it if I get positive feedback on the screen but for now here is my question.  If I was to order the "u" with WWAN, integrated mobile broadband, I see that it comes with the Sierra Wireless Gobi 3000 plus SIM Card for U.S. AT&T - does this mean I can use Lenovo's Mobile Access cellular plan or do I have to sign up for an AT&T plan?  Can't find anything on Lenovo's website to help me out with my question. Thank you,Jim

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I'm taking delivery of Twist 3347CTO in 10 days.  The machine was ordered with the SSD primary drive so its my understanding that there is an open PCI Express slot that could accommodate a WWAN card like: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/product-and-parts/detail.page?&DocID=PD024643 Will this work to get Verizon Wireless mobile broadband on my Twist? What about drivers? Thanks Randy in Florida 

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hi guys first time poster, please help me out, i live in Australia, but i have decided to order x200 tablet from the American lenovo site since it is so much cheaper due to high Australian dollar lately,  i know someone in the States that can re post my order to Australia, but  i have a few question before i order1. with the mobile broadband, i have a few options to go with,Integrated Mobile Broadband - UpgradableIntegrated AT&T Mobile Broadband (Ericsson 3G with GPS) [add $80.00]Integrated Verizon Mobile Broadband (Gobi 1000 3G with GPS) [add $125.00]Integrated AT&T Mobile Broadband (Gobi 1000 3G with GPS) [add $125.00]my question is that since neither AT&T or Verizon is operating in Australia, will other network work on any of these upgrades? (my mobile internet is with 3 network), my guess is that i should order the Ericsson 3G with GPS, i assume it is the same as F3507g that's available on ebay right?  if 3 will not work on these options, which wwan card should i get to make it compatible with 3?2. is ultrabase worth it? if i do not buy the ultrabase, does that mean i wont be able to install microsoft office 7 myself.3. i have a spare 500gb 2.5 sata hd, which i am planning to install into the x200t, how will i be able to re-install window 7? is ultrabase a must for this? 4. which wireless card should i get? wifi, 5100 or 5300?sorry about taking your time, help and recommendation would be appreciated.

Answer:question regarding to mobile broadband and ultrabase

Hi, just an opinion but1. go with integrated mobile broadband-upgradable.  You can always upgrade later.2. you don't need the ultrabase to install windows 7.  I am thinking of getting an ultrabase though.3,4.  sorry, im not sure about those.  hopefully someone else can post something.

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Hi, I just got new X230 (made 12/12). It has intel HD 4000 and i7-3xxx-series processor. I also got dock (usb3 support).  I foud a few topics saying that x230 would support 3 monitors, but how? I have 3x fullHD monitors, 2 of them is connected with DVI to the dock and one with VGA to dock. Windows screen settings allows me to enable 3 monitos, but the 3rd wont "wake up" and after reopenin windows screen manager it says that 3rd monitor is "disconnected". Intel's own tool only gives option for 2 monitors. So is it possible to enable 3rd monitor?













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Answer:X230, Intel HD 4000, dock and three monitors, how?

where are you reading that the Thinkpad X230 supports 3 LCD natively?If you need 3 LCD support, you have to either:1. ThinkPad USB 3.0 dock2. Lenovo Displayport splitter3. eGPU/ViDock

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Hi guys,I have a t410s with gobi 2000 and t-mobile sim card with unlimited data plan. Is there any way I can make T-Mobile USA SIM Card to work with ThinkPad Gobi 2000. I followed the topic"Thinkpad + T-Mobile = WORKS!" posted by "LoveIsMe ". I connected with T-MOBILE, but I only can surf t-mobile homepage. Is there any ways I can get rid of this limitation? Thanks.

Answer:Gobi 2000 + T-mobile

You probably need to configure a custom profile in Access Connections to get it working. However, you will not be able to get 3G speeds on T-Mobile with the Gobi 2000 since it does not support T-Mobile's 1700mhz 3G band.

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Hey,   I'll be traveling a bit next month and would like to have my 3g modem (on sprint or verizon) active during that time.. But when I look at the Activation service plans available I only see ones with commitments.. Does anyone know how to activate our 3G cards on plans that do not require a 2 year commitment.. Ideally I would love the plans to be a granular as the 4g card is (which is down to daily passes if you really want to pay for them). ThanksJosh

Answer:Any No-Commitment 3G plans for our Gobi cards?

Hello mate, You just have to insert the sim card. If your modem is unlocked it will work no need activation.I use a prepaid mobile sim card when I'm on the move and never have problem in any country.





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(I did a search for this topic and not sure where to post this- so please move to the appropriate forum, thanks.) Has anyone download and tried the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility to tweak and overclock the Intel HD 4000 graphics chip? Found here: Intel Extreme Tuning Utility Does the Lenovo Thinkpad in general support this Utility? I stumbled across these links from Semiaccurate.com that describes the process:Overclocking Intel HD 4000 Part 1 Overclocking Intel HD 4000 Part 2 Overclocking Summary I downloaded the latest Intel Extreme Tuning Utility on my X230T and tried to get it to work but after installing and running the program  the window opens and just hangs there- not able to get into the GUI. If it is only Developer or Manufacturer specific and not able to work on Lenovo laptops then I say a mod or someone start shaking the trees and get the Lenovo developers / coders on this! thanks. Rob 

Answer:Overclocking: Intel HD 4000 (on Lenovo Thinkpads - example: X230 & X230T etc.)

Hello,
 
That looks like a utility specific to Intel brand motherboards, which tend to ship with decent cooling solutions that can be easily upgraded.  And, of course, get installed into some kind of ATX case with supplemental cooling.
 
I would imagine that using such a utility would increase the thermal output of the IGP and decrease its life, as well as that of the surrounding components.  Unless they are specifically designed for gaming, notebook computers tend to have much more limited thermal "envelopes" for the amount of waste heat they can successfully dump, either through passive (radiation) or active (mechanical cooling fan) means.
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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Hi, I just registered here because I want to request to Lenovo, to release new updated Intel HD 4000 video driver for Windows 7 x64 system. Lenovo just offers last year driver. I want to install the generic Intel driver bu I afraid hotkey OSD won't work because I know Lenovo made some customization on its drivers. So please, release X230 new video driver update for Windows 7 x64.

Answer:ThinkPad X230 Intel HD 4000 Video Driver NEW update for Windows 7 x64

Hi,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to inform you that as of now, the latest available Intel HD Graphics driver for Windows 7 x64 is version 9.17.10.2843.
 
I suggest you to subscribe to Lenovo RSS feeds so that you will get the latest drivers and downloads for your Lenovo product without visiting the website now and then.
 
Best regards,
Mithun.





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I have set up an ATT Data 2 account for this device.  However, I have no idea how to connect and received no documentation on the device or software requirements with my computer.  Can someone help me with this.

Answer:Qualcomm Gobi Broadband Wireless

Bevpro, If everything is correctly installed, then you should be able to connect using Lenovo Access Connections. I have the same card, and I'm able to connect via Access Connections. Access Connections (Advanced view) should have two profiles:HSPA Mobile Broadband -- this is the one for AT&TVerizon WirelessSelect HSPA Mobile Broadband profile, and it should walk you through connecting to AT&T. Good luck,   





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I was told by a sales rep that the 78Y1399 GOBI 2000 Broadband option would work for a T500.  I purchased the option and installed in into the T500 without a problem.  Fired up the system and was greeted with the unauthorized hardware message.  I ran the latest T500 bios update but that didn't address the problem.  Is there a utility or update that can authorize a Lenovo GOBI 2000 card in a T500?

Answer:T500 and GOBI 2000 Broadband

Hi pawj68, and welcome to the Lenovo User Community!
 
Hmmm... the T500 Hardware Maintenance Manual doesn't list the newer GOBI 2000... just the Ericsson F3507g and Qualcomm UNDP1 (GOBI 1000).  Either of those will work.

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Greetings: I own an  X200T (7848-CTO), Win7, 64bit and was wondering ifthe Gobi 2000 would work in my system. I've already installeda modified Bios.Any help is much appreciated.

Answer:Gobi 2000 BroadBand Option

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-Tablet-ThinkPad-Laptops/X200t-Qualcomm-Gobi-for-Windows-7-Veriz... here's an old thread about that.

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Brand new HP Z Book 17 [email protected] It has the embedded 4211 GOBI LTE broadband device installed. (Verified by removing the cover and looking at the label pasted on laptop. The SIM was working in another laptop with no issues. SIM/IMEI was provided to Verizon and verified configured properly in the network. HP connection manager shows  broadband wireless connects to the Verizon network on the first try but there is no data connectivity. Unable to connect to anything with a browser. This is done without the laptop connected to any network. The laptop works perfectly on WiFi LAN and Wired LAN connections though. The HP connection manager show NOTHING in the "Mobile Broadband" tab which seems to indicate the HP connection manager is not talking to the GOBI properly even though it connects to the Verizon network. The lastest 4211 driver on the website appears to have issues during installation as it states "unsuccesfully installed" several times. HP, what is the issue here ? Brand new laptop, working SIM card, Wireless Broadband connectivity is no functional !!!!!!!!  

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Product:   23202TG , Bios: G2ET32WW (1.12 ) , Intel HD graphics 4000 ver 9.18.10.3359.
 
Applications, like Lenovo solution centre, System updates, HP printers utilities, CHROME, etc.  start with empty BLACK window.  see the screenshot.
 
Neither  updates of Lenovo drivers, Intel HD Graphics driver, Windows 7 help to solve this problem. Please, advise!
 
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Today I opened my E420s for put in my new GOBI 2000 Broadband, I can see inside the empty slot, but the 2 little cables  (and the 2 screws) are missing! I can see other 2 little cables fixed on Intel wireless card, but they are the only 2 in there! Is it possibile to put this card inside here?





AleXskY

Answer:GOBI 2000 Broadband in EDGE E420s with ATI Graphics?

hey AleXskY,as I do not have that particular you, i cannot say for certain. however I would like you to use this manual >> http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/0a60439.pdfi do believe that it can assist you.





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I have an issue with the Qualcom GOBI broadband option for Verizon.  I can connect fine, but my machine will power off the wireless LAN radio after a few minutes (not consistant time period.  It appears that this happens only when I am on battery power, which leads me to believe it is a power saving issue.  I think I have changed all of the appropriate powersaving settings and even turned of the "allow the computer to turn of this device to save power" in device manager, and it still persists. I am running Windows 7 Enterprise x64, the latest verizon access manager, and have mad sure all lenovo/qualcomm drivers are up to date. Any ideas?

Answer:x301 3G problem - Qualcom GOBI broadband option

Update:  Still having this problem, except I was wrong about it only happening when I am on battery power.  It happens regardless if I am on battery or plugged in. Can someone help?

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dell sells a gobi card,  http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/products/Wireless_WiFi/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&s...  , that would physically fit in the T400s. Lenovo has qualcomm drivers . Anyone have an opinion whether this card would work in the t400s? My concern is that it might be "locked" so as to only work wth specific Dell models. The card provides compatability with multiple carriers such as verizon, AT&T, and others rather than just one carrier.  Also could be used with GPS. I cannot find a version of this card specifically designed for the T400s. * Note for Lenovo - this would be a sought after option to avail your customers of.













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Answer:T400s with Gobi 5600 multimode broadband mini card & GPS

The T400s Hardware Maintenance Manual specifies an FRU 42T0961 Qualcomm UNDP1 WWAN card, which is a Gobi card. Looks like IBM parts are selling it.  That would be all you would need for a WWAN Upgradeable ThinkPad (orange and blue antenna cables already installed - see the HMM).  A non-Lenovo card like the one you mention would most likely give an 1802 BIOS error "Unauthorized network card".  I have no idea if that card is SIM-locked - maybe someone reading this does?       

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Hi All!

New to the forum and would sure appreciate any advice on a perplexing problem I'm having installing a Microsoft Wireless Mobile 4000 mouse. Upon attempting to install the new drivers, its detecting conflicting device software already installed that may impair the functionality of the new device software.

When I authorize it to remove the conflicting software, I'm getting an error that says "Uninstallation can't find standard mouse driver i8042prt.sys in windows system directory. So you can't uninstall this software." I do find that file in a number of locations.

Strangely enough, the mouse does the rudimentary stuff but the software isn't out there to allow programming of the programmable buttons.

Any ideas??

Many thanks!

Answer:M/S Wireless Mobile 4000 Installation Error

Uninstall the intellipoint software completely.

Download the latest software from: Software Download

Clean boot

How to Troubleshoot a Problem by Performing a Clean Startup in Windows 7 or Vista

Then install new software

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HelloI have Lenovo G580 notebookWin 7 Ultimate x32 .. I install display driver (Intel HD graphics 4000)but when I go to screen resolution it is show (Mobile PC Display)while on the device manager / display adapter it is (Intel HD graphics 4000)How I can use (Intel HD graphics 4000) as a display adapter ? Thank you

Answer:Mobile PC display instead of Intel HD graphics 4000 ??

It's normal, Mobile PC Display means that it's connected to your laptop's LCD, while the other selection available for external monitors.If you only have one display adapter(Intel HD4000) it will always use that display adapter.If you have optimus(integrated intel vga+dedicated nvidia vga) you can change the Prefered graphic processor from nvidia control panel's global settings. For external monitors, i'm not sure whether the external monitor port(hdmi/vga port) can be connected to the dedicated vga or not, it's probably connected to the intel vga also.May be someone else can confirm this, as i've seen many people were having difficulties trying to use the geforce vga through HDMI (they can only gets the intel vga through hdmi) in most lenovo's optimus-based laptops.

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Hi Guys, 

DO You think would be possible add to my Dell T3500 second card but fo rgaming like some GTX
Can I run both cards ? and swith then by some software depending from need ?

Thanks in advance

Answer:Dell T3500 with 2 cards- Quadro 4000 and some GTX ? Possible?

I think wcould be nice machine budget. I got 24 Gb of RAm, Quadro 4000 , so I I will add some GTX , could be also nice budget gamer pc

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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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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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Hmmm. Can't believe what you read nowadays anymore. I bought a Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000 to replace an ailing optical laser mouse that's on its last legs, and on the package it said that one "AA" battery would last for one entire year without replacing. What it meant was, it would have took until the next spring before it's time to replace the battery.

Apparently, the mouse doesn't think like that, it appears, and when I was looking down at it, there was a red warning light indicating that the single battery had already been exhausted from use. Between surfing the web and playing some Team Fortress 2 now and then this is more than just a "mobile" mouse.

Answer:Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000 - Low Battery Already?

I have never use that mouse but the first thing I would do is try another battery. Make a note of the date installed and go from their. At the present time I have 4 Microsoft battery powered mice with no problems. Many years ago I did have a Microsoft mouse that eat batteries like a puppy eating pork chops. I just through the dam thing away but you might be able to RMA yours. I have been reading reviews and most people complain about is it gets hot with heavy use. I really don't know how that could happen.

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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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Hi everyone.

I am having a hard time with my laptop after it came back from a repair at the shop.

i installed win xp pro 64x and fully updated the whole thing.

my windows continues to claim that my processor works at a 800mhz at all times. i am able to launch games like EVE online and run all my programs but when i try to launch Hellgate London i get the message that i am not meeting the minimun requirements of 990mhz, it then proceeds to the game and i can log in to my account and play BUT the whole thing is in a super accelerated mode.





can anybody help me with this ? i already searched microsoft and google for solutions and cant seem to find anything

my AMD Power monitor says that i am running 2600mhz as i should be.

i have tried to change the reg key to 2600 mhz instead but this doesnt help.

i have also tried to install the newest amd drivers.

i have also tried to install SpeedSwitch to force my computer into max speed at all times (cpu goes slower when its not working)

please help me if u can i am totally out of ideas here..

// my system is the Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo A1667G laptop

Mobile AMD athlon 64 processor 4000+
ATI radeon mobility x700
1,5gb ram
the power management system is ACPI

thx in advance

Aron Rohden

Answer:Win XP pro 64x Mobile AMD athlon 64 processor 4000+ power management/Cpu speed issue

Boot to BIOS, Check the settings there.

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Could anyone tell me the difference between Gobi 2000 and Gobi 3000? Thank you













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Answer:X120e Gobi 2000 v Gobi 3000

Hello,
 
I found a spec sheet for the Gobi 2000 here and the one for the Gobi 3000 here.  From looking between the two, it appears the newer 3000 model is ready for UMTS - AWS and EV-DO/CDMA ? 2100 MHz (standards which may not have been ratified when the 2000 was released), supports faster HSDPA speeds (14.4Mbps vs. 7.2Mbps) and is 2.5 grams lighter.
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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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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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?m looking at replacing my old Thinkpad T43 at home with a new T510. I?m confused as to the difference between the WWAN option and a GOBI 2000 card. They seem to accomplish the same thing. Could someone please elaborate? Thank you, Jesse

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Hello, I have a small question about the QualComm Gobi 2000 in the ThinkPad X201 3680-1T2, I wonder if I can send SMS with it in my laptop. I brought SMSCaster however it gives me an error, I have no idea how I can get it to send SMS. Can someone point me into the correct directions to send a SMS using the Gobi 2000, please state the software when used or the settings (and where I can find the settings to enable SMS). Thank you for your supprt. PS: for those who are unfamiliar with the ThinkPad X201 3680-1T2, it is not a touchpad version.

Answer:ThnkPad X201 3680-1T2; QualComm Gobi 2000 question

When you open Access Connections, is the SMS icon on the Tools tab greyed out or in color?  When you left-click your Mobile Broadband icon on the Tools tab (in Access Connections), do you have an option with which to enable SMS?  I have have a similar question for my X201 3249 (about which I have made a similar post).  I have read on the Lenovo Community about SMS problems with Windows 7 but,considering many of these postings were made over a year ago, one would think that a solution to this problem would have been found by now.

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I take my laptop with me on vacation for two months a year.

I want to know if there are pay-as-you-go laptop cards that do not require a contract. If so, who has them, how much, and which services are the best. I would be using the laptop in Florida.

I do not want to sign a contract as I would only be using the laptop for two months. I wish there were something out there similar to the pay-as-you go cards used for trac phones.

I also would like to know if there is such a service, can you use the card anytime you want to and get charged just for the time you use it, or do you have to pay per month whether you use it or not.

Any information at all would be helpful.
 

Answer:are there pay-as-you-go mobile cards for laptops

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Question: Mobile Video Cards

Is there anywhere to buy mobile notebook video cards that are pci-express or agp based seperate from the laptop?
 

Answer:Mobile Video Cards

No.
 

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how do I see where and what my graphics memory is going towards?

Answer:graphics question regarding intel hd 4000

GPU-Z Video card GPU Information Utility

You don't have to choose to install it, you can just let it run in 'standalone' mode instead. Next, click on the Sensors tab and look at where it says 'Memory Usage (Dynamic)'.

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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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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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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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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?

Answer:mobile broadband

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

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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

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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Question: Mobile Broadband

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

Answer:Mobile Broadband

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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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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Question: mobile broadband

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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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,
Mithun.





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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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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

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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Question: mobile broadband

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: 3 mobile broadband

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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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.)
Have a look at http://allyours.virginme... Read more

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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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Question: Mobile broadband

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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Question: mobile broadband

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

thank you

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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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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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Question: mobile broadband

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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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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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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Question: Mobile broadband

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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