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X200 broadband options

#1 Post by ov_Darkness » Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:46 pm

Because there's now possibility to have free-of-charge HSPA+/LTE in Poland (256kbps ntohing fancy, but still...), I've started looking for compatible WWAN module. (SIM cardes are quite picky):

1. F3507g is NOT working
2. F3607GW is confirmed working
3. F5521gw not known (should work)

As the latter costs 2-3 times as much as the other two there is the question: will the working WWAN's work with my x200?Or maybe there are any Aero2 users with x201's or X220's from Warsaw willing to help? (
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Re: X200 broadband options

#2 Post by marYn » Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:27 pm

Czescz, I'd check your polish mobile network - which frequencies/bands they use and compare it to the card you're about to buy not all cards support all necessary LTE bands. Another hint - you can modify your bios to unlock your laptop to use any wwan card you want. I successfuly use my x200 with a Sierra card from x60s and now Gobi 2000.
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Re: X200 broadband options

#3 Post by Puppy » Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:48 pm

F3507g is supposed to work while F5521gw is compatible with X220 only.

BTW the free-of-charge HSPA+/LTE is available in Poland in general ?
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Re: X200 broadband options

#4 Post by ov_Darkness » Sun Sep 25, 2011 2:37 pm

@marYn: I know for a fact that 3607 wil work with this SIM Cards. Do you know, where can I find modified BIOS'es or HOWTO for doing it myself?

@Puppy:
nothing as cool. The goverment agency, wich sells concessions for spectrum bands expects that Aero2 (part of Zygmunt's Solorz-Żak media empire) wich've buyed concession will give free-of-charge public internet access for three years after reaching 75% coverage with HSPA+ 900MHz and 50% coverage with LTE 2.6GHz.

Of course Aero2 doesn't wan't too much users - they limit bandwidth to 256kbps (512kbps in near future), list of modems, that work with specific configuration of this network is very short (not every HSPA+ 900MHz enabled device will work), the modems shoud be at least class 10 HSPA+ devices or class 3 TD-LTE devices.
There's 20PLN (about 4.5 EUR) caution for SIM card and the wait time about one month.

Detailed info is available here http://www.aero2.pl/bdi.html (polish only)

HSPA+ coverage
May 2011(224kB)
Prognosed for 30.12.2011 (15MB jpeg!!)

Oh, and LTE is virtually non existent.
They have 1.8GHz commercial LTE but very limited data packets (max 25GB/month)

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Re: X200 broadband options

#5 Post by Bezan » Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:23 am

Hello,
Which card with Gobi2000 (or simillar) is easy to use in X200s?
If there is BIOS hack needed where can I find it?

Now I have F3507g but it is not working with Aero2.

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Re: X200 broadband options

#6 Post by bill bolton » Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:41 am

Bezan wrote:Now I have F3507g but it is not working with Aero2.
The F3507g doesn't support 3G on the 900MHz band, so it won't do you any good with Aero2.

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Re: X200 broadband options

#7 Post by Bezan » Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:46 am

bill bolton wrote: The F3507g doesn't support 3G on the 900MHz band, so it won't do you any good with Aero2.

Cheers,

Bill B.
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Re: X200 broadband options

#8 Post by EOMtp » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:52 am

@Bezan: Check to see if you have any PMs (Private Messages).

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Re: X200 broadband options

#9 Post by Bezan » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:59 am

EOMtp wrote:@Bezan: Check to see if you have any PMs (Private Messages).
Got it. Thank you !

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X200 broadband options - F3607gw not working

#10 Post by BigCatAndy » Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:02 am

Hello everybody,

I hope, I found correct thread to place my question. I recently bought X200s with WWAN upgrade Options, and later bought at eBay WWAN Card Ericcson F3607gw with Toshiba logo. Unfortunatelly, this Card is not accepted by the BIOS - 1804 or 1802 error. So, I had to remove it.

In this thread you say, the F3607gw is known as working. Which Options do I have to make my card working? I know 2:
- BIOS modification
- taping of the pin 20

Can anyone give me a hint on it?

Thanks in advance,
Andrey
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Re: X200 broadband options

#11 Post by RealBlackStuff » Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:47 am

https://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.p ... 00#p791300

Apart from this, it's never a good idea to necro-post (i.e. posting in a thread that has not been updated for many (6 in this case) years).

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Re: X200 broadband options

#12 Post by BigCatAndy » Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:35 pm

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:47 am
https://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.p ... 00#p791300

Apart from this, it's never a good idea to necro-post (i.e. posting in a thread that has not been updated for many (6 in this case) years).
Hello,thanks for the hint. So, you recommend BIOS update...
I know, this thread is quite old, but I had to choose between posting same question again or necro-post. :-) Both is not perfect. And thanks, that you nevertheless helped me.

Regards,
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