Take a look at our
ThinkPads.com HOME PAGE
For those who might want to contribute to the blog, start here: Editors Alley Topic
Then contact Bill with a Private Message

ThinkPad BIOS whitelist (error 1802/1804) *READ 1st MSG*

T60/T61 series specific matters only
Locked
Message
Author
SHoTTa35
ThinkPadder
ThinkPadder
Posts: 1597
Joined: Tue May 29, 2007 6:20 pm
Location: Wash, DC
Contact:

Re: T60 and Lenovo-branded Intel 4965AGN

#121 Post by SHoTTa35 » Fri Mar 07, 2008 10:11 am

Zender wrote:stevenlau: Probably, and if not, I'll do something about it.

Owners of T60 and Lenovo-branded Intel 4965AGN! There's no longer need for taping over disable pin and losing wireless switch and access connections on/off functionality. Either PM me or download a new version of T60 BIOS from the page I've given you link to.
Zender, sweet :) Using this patch now and removed the tape from Pin20 and all is good.

Funny thing is that with the card i don't even have the 3rd Antenna yet but it's still going at N speeds, running at 130Mbps :)
Current - Thinkpad T410si - Core i3 330m, 4GB, 250GB 5400RPM, WXGA+, FPR, BT, Camera, DVDRW, Gobi2000, Win7 Pro x32
Past - Thinkpad T410 - T400 - T61 - T60 - T43 - T42 - T41 - T40 - T23 - 600X

pdudas
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 258
Joined: Wed Dec 29, 2004 12:00 pm
Location: Europe/Hungary/Budapest

#122 Post by pdudas » Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:32 am

Zender: did you modified X61s bios?
Can I get it?

Thanks in advance!

bill bolton
Admin Emeritus
Admin Emeritus
Posts: 3848
Joined: Thu Sep 01, 2005 10:09 am
Location: Sydney, Australia - Best Address on Earth!

Re: T60 and Lenovo-branded Intel 4965AGN

#123 Post by bill bolton » Fri Mar 07, 2008 6:43 pm

SHoTTa35 wrote:Funny thing is that with the card i don't even have the 3rd Antenna yet but it's still going at N speeds, running at 130Mbps :)
You are basically getting SuperG-like speeds (bonding 802.11g channels) not 802.11n Draft 2 speeds, which require 5Ghz channel support from the router.

The role that the 3rd antenna plays in achieving SuperG-like performance is fairly moot!

Cheers,

Bill B.

SHoTTa35
ThinkPadder
ThinkPadder
Posts: 1597
Joined: Tue May 29, 2007 6:20 pm
Location: Wash, DC
Contact:

#124 Post by SHoTTa35 » Fri Mar 07, 2008 7:27 pm

wait, so basically i can't get true N without 5Ghz? I know N supposedly tops out at 300Mbps but i guess that's ideal. Most people get in the range of 270Mbps (visually stated connection speed - not actual speed :) ) But to get those you need a 5Ghz router?

What's the benefit of the 40Mhz channels? I manualy set my channels because after scanning i found nothing on channels below 9... i guess the other people around here (including hidden SSIDs) have their routers on the default channel 11 but 1 person is on 9 for some weird reason. Total of 2 APs. So mine is on channel 1 and 3 for 2 continuous 20+20Mhz frequency. So you're saying even under perfect conditions it's not possible to get a stated max conection under the 2.4Ghz version?

It seems yeah i'm in the MIMO range (Dlink combo got 51Mbps total throughput on CNet Labs tests) ..... interesting.
Current - Thinkpad T410si - Core i3 330m, 4GB, 250GB 5400RPM, WXGA+, FPR, BT, Camera, DVDRW, Gobi2000, Win7 Pro x32
Past - Thinkpad T410 - T400 - T61 - T60 - T43 - T42 - T41 - T40 - T23 - 600X

pdudas
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 258
Joined: Wed Dec 29, 2004 12:00 pm
Location: Europe/Hungary/Budapest

#125 Post by pdudas » Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:56 am

First:
I want to say: Thank you Zender!

Second:

My X61s now successfully use a Novatel EU870D HSDPA card. I flashed the bios from Zender and inserted the SIM card to its place and installed the HSDPA module to the 2nd mini-pci-express slot. I dont have HSDPA antenna in my x61s so I connected the two Wifi antenna cable to the card (It has 2 connectors, because it has diversity annenna system). At the next boot the Vista recognised the card. I installed Mobilink and connected successfully to the T-mobile network in Hungary (2700/350Kbps).

Now I have to order internal HSDPA antenna into my X61s and every connection will work again (temporarily disabled the Wlan in bios, because no antenna connected to the card).

Does anybody knows if I can use normal notebook Wifi antennas as HSDPA antenna (it works well now) ? (as I've seen in hardware maintenance manual the Siera Wireless card has only one antenna connector, so I cannot use the original antanna cabling to this card)

I dont have to disable the card. The power consumption is about 11-12w when not using the HSDPA connection an goes up to 17w when I use the HSDPA internet on high demand. I have 8cell battery, so the system work about 5 hours on Hsdpa internet connection!

hk6045
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:36 pm
Location: Laurel, MD

#126 Post by hk6045 » Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:05 pm

Anyone try this on a t43 yet? Thanks.

bomix_chan
Posts: 33
Joined: Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:36 pm
Location: Hong Kong

#127 Post by bomix_chan » Mon Mar 10, 2008 7:45 pm

Hi, sorry still fresh in WWAN PCIe, I am now using a T61P come with MC5725, but I am now in asia, which no CDMA around here, if I want to swap it to a MC8775, do I need orginal fru parts, a PCIe card in a 875U or just a normal MC8775 from sierra wireless? Or I also need to mod the bios too?? Many thanks. Steven :D

SHoTTa35
ThinkPadder
ThinkPadder
Posts: 1597
Joined: Tue May 29, 2007 6:20 pm
Location: Wash, DC
Contact:

#128 Post by SHoTTa35 » Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:23 pm

hk6045 wrote:Anyone try this on a t43 yet? Thanks.
no-1802 is the patch for the T4x series, this one is for the newer machines x6x series (R6x, T6x, X6x)
Current - Thinkpad T410si - Core i3 330m, 4GB, 250GB 5400RPM, WXGA+, FPR, BT, Camera, DVDRW, Gobi2000, Win7 Pro x32
Past - Thinkpad T410 - T400 - T61 - T60 - T43 - T42 - T41 - T40 - T23 - 600X

Zender
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 315
Joined: Sun Mar 18, 2007 8:34 pm
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Contact:

#129 Post by Zender » Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:37 pm

Even though I was a bit shocked by the T43 BIOS, there are card IDs everywhere and when I've searched for one particular card, it was still in two BiosCode modules. But I quickly remembered to search for 2E01h and found the usual checking function, patched.
People reported that no-1802 doesn't work on T43, so I did it without thinking about that.
Many things keep me busy now, so still no public story and patching utilities, but PMs aren't eft unanswered :)

nirvanaguy19
Posts: 4
Joined: Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:45 pm
Location: Sacramento, Calif.

x60s wifi card

#130 Post by nirvanaguy19 » Tue Mar 11, 2008 1:45 pm

I am getting an x60s and want to replace the intel a/b/g wireless card with a dell broadcomm card, what do i need to do
Telecom software engineer who likes using thinkpads

hk6045
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:36 pm
Location: Laurel, MD

#131 Post by hk6045 » Tue Mar 11, 2008 7:52 pm

SHoTTa35 wrote:
hk6045 wrote:Anyone try this on a t43 yet? Thanks.
no-1802 is the patch for the T4x series, this one is for the newer machines x6x series (R6x, T6x, X6x)
He sent me a patch, and it works. The only thing it does is screw up the plug and play feature on my wired lan card, It gives me an error when i try to disable it in windows. But oh well, I'll just leave it on.

EricRC
Freshman Member
Posts: 67
Joined: Fri Apr 14, 2006 10:11 pm
Location: Foshan,China
Contact:

#132 Post by EricRC » Tue Mar 11, 2008 9:05 pm

bomix_chan wrote:Hi, sorry still fresh in WWAN PCIe, I am now using a T61P come with MC5725, but I am now in asia, which no CDMA around here, if I want to swap it to a MC8775, do I need orginal fru parts, a PCIe card in a 875U or just a normal MC8775 from sierra wireless? Or I also need to mod the bios too?? Many thanks. Steven :D
According to my understanding, Yes, you have to flash the modified BIOS if you want to use mini PCI card that are unauthorized by Lenovo. If don't want to flash the BIOS, just get an Lenovo-authorized one directly from Lenovo :D
T60p(2008-93U) Core Duo T2600 2.13GHz,2GB RAM,ATi V5200,15" UXGA display,320GB 7200RPM

bomix_chan
Posts: 33
Joined: Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:36 pm
Location: Hong Kong

#133 Post by bomix_chan » Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:58 am

Thanks EricRC,
your reply is very helpful to me, do that means that even lenovo also sell MC8775, I cannot use an non lenovo provide MC8775, is that correct?? Many thanks.
Steven
EricRC wrote:
bomix_chan wrote:Hi, sorry still fresh in WWAN PCIe, I am now using a T61P come with MC5725, but I am now in asia, which no CDMA around here, if I want to swap it to a MC8775, do I need orginal fru parts, a PCIe card in a 875U or just a normal MC8775 from sierra wireless? Or I also need to mod the bios too?? Many thanks. Steven :D
According to my understanding, Yes, you have to flash the modified BIOS if you want to use mini PCI card that are unauthorized by Lenovo. If don't want to flash the BIOS, just get an Lenovo-authorized one directly from Lenovo :D

jketzetera
Sophomore Member
Posts: 215
Joined: Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:29 pm
Location: Sydney Australia

#134 Post by jketzetera » Wed Mar 12, 2008 3:37 am

This thread is Great! Many kudos to Zander.

I am wondering if any of you guys have been succesful in installing an Intel 4965AGN WLAN card in a non-Santa Rosa Thinkpad?

If no one has tried, has any one an idea if it should work in theory (since the Intel 4965AGN was introduced as a part of the Santa Rosa platform)?

SHoTTa35
ThinkPadder
ThinkPadder
Posts: 1597
Joined: Tue May 29, 2007 6:20 pm
Location: Wash, DC
Contact:

#135 Post by SHoTTa35 » Wed Mar 12, 2008 7:42 am

well did you read? :D I installed it into a T60 which isn't a stanta rosa. Several other people did also.
Current - Thinkpad T410si - Core i3 330m, 4GB, 250GB 5400RPM, WXGA+, FPR, BT, Camera, DVDRW, Gobi2000, Win7 Pro x32
Past - Thinkpad T410 - T400 - T61 - T60 - T43 - T42 - T41 - T40 - T23 - 600X

jketzetera
Sophomore Member
Posts: 215
Joined: Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:29 pm
Location: Sydney Australia

#136 Post by jketzetera » Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:37 am

SHoTTa35 wrote:well did you read? :D I installed it into a T60 which isn't a stanta rosa. Several other people did also.
Great! Thanks for the info. (my Thinkpad knowledge is strictly limited to the X6x-series).

DieselDude
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:45 pm
Location: United Kingdom

new t60 owner

#137 Post by DieselDude » Fri Mar 14, 2008 5:05 pm

hi guys, I was wondering where I could get the unofficial t60 bios upgrade to enable me to use a non lenovo intel 3945abg mini pci card in this great laptop?

Many thanks

DD
:) :) A smile is a powerful thing :) :)

cosmos
Posts: 20
Joined: Sun Mar 02, 2008 2:46 am
Location: Liaoning, China

#138 Post by cosmos » Sun Mar 16, 2008 3:32 am

nice job!!where can i get modified bios for x61s,thanks!

DieselDude
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:45 pm
Location: United Kingdom

#139 Post by DieselDude » Sun Mar 16, 2008 4:08 pm

Just like to say thanks Zender, bios installed pin 20 tape'd and i now have working wireless....without the lenovo pricey mini pci card.

:)
:) :) A smile is a powerful thing :) :)

bruno-o
Posts: 3
Joined: Sat Mar 15, 2008 9:42 am
Location: castroville, CA

#140 Post by bruno-o » Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:51 am

i was wondering if i can get the modded BIOS for a T61 so i can run a minipci Sprint cell card. thanks

jayanthd
Posts: 18
Joined: Wed Jan 24, 2007 4:05 am
Location: Harrisburg, PA

#141 Post by jayanthd » Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:20 am

[quote="DieselDude"]Just like to say thanks Zender, bios installed pin 20 tape'd and i now have working wireless....without the lenovo pricey mini pci card.

:)[/quote]
Hey Dieseldude- you said "pricey". What is the price?

jay

Iridium
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:13 am
Location: Bern, Switzerland

#142 Post by Iridium » Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:18 pm

Alright, I'll be in need for the BIOS too. My T61p (6457-B68) came with the Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN which then broke and didnt work anymore. So I went to the local store and got a new one. I inserted it into the slot and got the 1802 error. I then tried to apply the NO-1802 fix via a bootable disk, which of course didnt work.

So I would like the BIOS aswell :) Will that version work for the T61p aswell?

Thanks in advance!

witold
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Mar 17, 2008 6:16 pm
Location: Warsaw, Poland

#143 Post by witold » Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:06 pm

Hi, I found today that the "1804 Unauthorized WAN card ..." message pops up on my x61t with Dell Wireless 5505 card while booting from cold start or after reset :- (
The card is recognized as modem and at LPT/COM device . Bios is ver.1.10. I can even log to my local internet network - but this message error 1804 is irritating.

So I reviewed all manuals, faqs, this forum and... I believe that the only way to stop it is via blocking sth at the bios.
Dear Zender, can I ask you please for a mail with relevant bios flash?
Thanks and regards.

bruno-o
Posts: 3
Joined: Sat Mar 15, 2008 9:42 am
Location: castroville, CA

#144 Post by bruno-o » Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:28 am

works great with a Sprint 595U. thanks alot Zender

dozer
Sophomore Member
Posts: 209
Joined: Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:28 pm
Location: Grants Pass, Oregon

#145 Post by dozer » Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:40 pm

Great work Zender...and a LOT of work too! :lol:

Somewhere back in the thread, this site was ref'ed...

http://www.geocities.com/mamanzip/

He's obviously very sharp on BIOS work...and I noticed he has a link for 'services'.

I wonder if it you might want to contact him Zender, and see what he'd charge to fix some of the more complex/arcane things....like adding Fn5 support for non-IBM cards, removing the need to tape pin-20, etc..

He might be able to do several things at once at a pretty reasonable charge; because he'd be starting from the base of all the work you've done already.

Even if he needed, say, $500....I can't imagine this forum couldn't come up with 100 folks who'd drop 5 bucks in a heartbeat. I know I would.

Again, great work, great thread, and I'm looking forward to the page and download-links you mentioned. :)
Last edited by dozer on Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:50 pm, edited 2 times in total.
WANTED! - Battery Diags/Reset Software; please PM me!
WTB: Good 9-cell T60 batt
WTB: Frankenpad T60 15" UXGA w/T61-Intel & internal modem
T60p, 2623-ddu, uxga, Intel-GPU || T61, 6465-01U 15.4" sxga || R60 9457-W37 14"xga

sayagain
Posts: 35
Joined: Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:07 am
Location: Tel Aviv, Israel

#146 Post by sayagain » Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:43 pm

I canceled my order with Lenovo for the X300+MC8755 because it takes 5-weeks to ship. Instead, I ordered an X300 that's in stock from a Dealer.

Now I want to get either MC8755 or MC8775 for this baby. Problem is -- I am not sure which is the safest bet?? MC8755 (1.8mbps) is the only one listed by Lenovo service manuals of the X300, but the MC8775 gives me 3.6mbps, but I don't know if there's a reason Lenovo isn't selling MC8775 with the X300. Which one has more chance to dodging the 1804/1802 error message? Does it matter if I buy it from Lenovo or not?

It is important that I be able to turn off the WWAN when not used, as Battery life is extremely important to me.

Any leads?
------------------------------------------------------
X300 6478-1HU Sierra HSDPA, X31, X40, X41, PowerBook

Zender
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 315
Joined: Sun Mar 18, 2007 8:34 pm
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Contact:

#147 Post by Zender » Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:09 am

dozer: Actually it seems that the situation with Fn-F5/wireless-switch/taping pin 20 is better than I thought before. For *61 it seems to work flawlessly and after doing a more thorough patch for T60, someone reported running non-Lenovo Intel 4965AGN without taped pin, though not sure if it also meant wireless switch working.

Access Connections are a different problem, because they have their own list of supported cards, so we'll have to patch AccessConnections and not BIOS for this (which is much safer to do, so someone might just try...)

sayagain: Unfortunately, I've checked X300 BIOS and there are only two whitelisted WWAN devices, one is the 8755 and the second probably the CDMA/EVDO card. So the safest option is MC8755, if you want anything better, you'd have to patch your BIOS.
There's a very high probability of wireless switch working, if you buy MC8775 from Lenovo, but in all cases, all Sierra Wireless cards can use Watcher application, which is able to turn the radio off, so it might take perhaps a few minutes from your battery, but definitely not more (than when disabling it with wireless switch).

EDIT – correction: the whitelisted card is Lenovo-branded 8775, not 8755. Card ID 1199:6813.
Last edited by Zender on Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:45 am, edited 1 time in total.

dozer
Sophomore Member
Posts: 209
Joined: Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:28 pm
Location: Grants Pass, Oregon

#148 Post by dozer » Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:19 am

Zender, thanks for the reply.

I must've misunderstood a post earlier in the thread...where it sounded like the card 'controls' issue was a firmware problem...as in, the non-ibm cards didn't have the right stuff.

Thanks for clarifying....and please do post when you get your page full of links done. I'm looking forward to being able to find the Pheonix tools etc. without hours of googling... :lol:
WANTED! - Battery Diags/Reset Software; please PM me!
WTB: Good 9-cell T60 batt
WTB: Frankenpad T60 15" UXGA w/T61-Intel & internal modem
T60p, 2623-ddu, uxga, Intel-GPU || T61, 6465-01U 15.4" sxga || R60 9457-W37 14"xga

Zender
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 315
Joined: Sun Mar 18, 2007 8:34 pm
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Contact:

#149 Post by Zender » Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:35 am

Well, that's exactly what I've said earlier and to some extent it seems to be so. No amount of patching got MC8775 taken from 875U USB modem to work in T60 without taping pin 20. Not even actually modifying the whitelist and replacing some other card ID there. So there probably is some difference between firmware of Lenovo and non-Lenovo version.
Maybe it's a problem only with the cards taken from USB modems, I don't know, it needs more information from people who try.

Hopefully soon, sorry for the delays, I spent too much time on this and still making up for it.

sayagain
Posts: 35
Joined: Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:07 am
Location: Tel Aviv, Israel

#150 Post by sayagain » Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:28 am

Zender wrote:dozer:
There's a very high probability of wireless switch working, if you buy MC8775 from Lenovo, but in all cases, all Sierra Wireless cards can use Watcher application, which is able to turn the radio off, so it might take perhaps a few minutes from your battery, but definitely not more (than when disabling it with wireless switch).

EDIT – correction: the whitelisted card is Lenovo-branded 8775, not 8755. Card ID 1199:6813.
OK, I will order MC8775, hope it works. Many thanks!

Zender, I will need to replace my WiFi card soon, to a card that's compatible with OS-X. I have a few cards in mind, but not sure which are white-listed by X300 Bios.
------------------------------------------------------
X300 6478-1HU Sierra HSDPA, X31, X40, X41, PowerBook

Locked
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “ThinkPad T6x Series”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 15 guests