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# 37368 12-Jul-2009 01:11
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I have a ThinkPad X301 which can take a WWAN option 43R9153 which allows for 3G broadband, Ingram Micro's site says it's "Vodafone compatiable" but looking at the spec's it doesn't do 900Mhz, only 2100Mhz so not sure if this is really going to work well on VF, by the specs it should work fine on XT.

Anyone else using this option, or a WWAN enabled ThinkPad?

LENOVO WIRELESS WAN 3G CARD
FOR SELECTED WWAN READY THINKPADS
** PLEASE CONFIRM COMPATIBILITY BEFORE PURCHASE **

PI DATE : Jun 2009
PRODUCT : Vodafone HSPA BroadBand Option
POWER CONSUMPTION : Peak power consumption
SUPPORTED VOLTAGE RANGE : 3.0V - 3.6V (3.3V +/- 9%)
NOMINAL OPERATING VOLTAGE 3.3V
AVG STANDBY CURRENT / POWER (RADIO OFF) < 30mW
AVG IDLE CURRENT / POWER (ATTACHED TO NETWORK) < 30mW
DATA TRANSFER PEAK CURRENT / PEAK POWER < 2.8W
UMTS: 384kbps (Packet-Switched)/64kbps (Circuit-Switched) DL;
384kbps (Packet-Switched)/64kbps (Circuit-Switched) UL
GSM: 14.4 kbps UL/DL
GPRS: 85.6 kbps DL; 42.8 kbps UL.
EDGE: 247.4 kbps DL; 123.70 kbps UL.
HSPA: 7.2 Mbps DL; 2.0 Mbps
FREQ RANGES : Uplink(Mobile Broadband Module to base-station)
850(869-894 MHz); 1900(1930-1990 MHz) ; 2100 (2110 - 2170 MHz)
Downlink(Base-station to Mobile Broadband Module)
850(869-894 MHz); 1900(1930-1990 MHz) ; 2100 (2110 - 2170 MHz)
GSM/GPRS/EDGE data at 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, and 1900 MHz
DIMENSIONS : 4.25 x 30 x 50.95
WEIGHT: 0.012 kg (0.026 lb)




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  # 234276 12-Jul-2009 09:08
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It seems to be 2100 MHz, and I wouldn't get a 2100 MHz only device for Telecom XT Network, unless you want to have angry users/customers who can't get enough coverage.






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  # 234318 12-Jul-2009 12:50
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freitasm: It seems to be 2100 MHz, and I wouldn't get a 2100 MHz only device for Telecom XT Network, unless you want to have angry users/customers who can't get enough coverage.



Don't you mean Vodafone? From the spec's it says 850Mhz/1900Mhz/2100Mhz for UTMS or am I reading it wrong?

Time to do some more research, I just didn't want to get a USB dongle, having a device inside my laptop seemed pretty cool. Sigh. Thanks Mauricio




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  # 240455 30-Jul-2009 09:01
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So is there firmware available for it to work on XT?
I have heard of someone trying to put in a XT sim and it 'not accepting the SIM'

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  # 240471 30-Jul-2009 09:26
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We have a lot of current model T-series and X-series ThinkPads with internal WWAN cards (including the X301). To date we mostly used them with the Vodafone network very successfully, however have also tried them a little with the XT network and that often gets better speeds especially when outside of main regions.






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  # 240717 30-Jul-2009 19:25
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paulspain: We have a lot of current model T-series and X-series ThinkPads with internal WWAN cards (including the X301). To date we mostly used them with the Vodafone network very successfully, however have also tried them a little with the XT network and that often gets better speeds especially when outside of main regions.


Thanks Paul, what software do you use to connect with? I'm wanting to use both VF and XT SIM's. Is the support baked into Windows 7?

Hopefully Ingram have stock, last time I checked they were ETA 1 month.




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  # 241722 3-Aug-2009 11:15
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Tyler, I suggest using ThinkVantage Access Connections ... another brilliant IBM/Lenovo innovation :) It's setup by default for Vodafone however you can manually enter settings for XT Network, but Lenovo are updating Access Connections for XT network so might even be updated by the time you download it.




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P.S. I'm using Access Connections on Windows 7 at the moment (on X200) ... however works with Vista too. I have yet to notice the fancy new native WWAN support in Windows 7 ... maybe new drivers are required for that?

Most X301's ship with WWAN module embedded. Are you sure yours doesn't have that pre-installed? I'm certain the model released in NZ with 128gb SSD drive has WWAN bundled.




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