06-27-2012 04:05 AM
I have a problem with my F5521GW Broadband modem on a Lenovo X220T after completing all the current update.
It was working perfectly until yesterday when I used the Lenovo Software Update utility to run all the updates (there was about 22 in total) and after I rebooted, the Broadband module doesn't want to connect to the Service providers anymore.
It is still properly listed without errors in the Windows Hardware devices (Modem Driver: Ericson AB, 2011/04/13 Version 184.108.40.206) (Network Driver: Ericcson, 2011/08/12, 220.127.116.11).
When I use the Access Connections Utility (Version:5.93 Build G1C51WW) and set it to Mobile Broadband on the "Connect to the Internet" tab, it does detect the Service provider I use. It shows the tower Icon with Vodacom-SA. In the past I could click on that icon and then click connect and I was online. I also had a Location profile setup for Vodacom and that also worked.
Now when I try and use any of these connection methods it doesn't connect (Error message: Connection Failed). I click on the Help Me Fix This button and on the Diagnostic window I get error code 043. I then click the repair button where it is supposed to find the service provider again, but then it doesn't find any providers anymore.
When I close the Diagnostic screen and go back to the "Connect to the Internet" tab, the Vodacom-Sa Icon is still there. I tried to click on the "Find Now" button and it gives no errors and still reports Vodacom-sa
I re-downloaded the BIOS, Firmware and Access Connections updates and ran them manually. No help.
I ran the Firmware update again and got this message:
Welcome to the Mobile Broadband Module Updater (CXP 901 9670/01 R1M01) INFO 302 - No update is needed. Press the enter key to close this window.
When I ran the BIOS Update it just complained that it could not find the BIOS folder. I know the BIOS updated yesterday, since I watched it on the reboot. (Always nervous to do BIOS updates)
I have tried a different SIM, but have the same issue.
There are no errors in the Window Event logs.
What else can I try?
06-27-2012 06:01 AM
06-27-2012 08:52 AM
06-29-2012 01:24 PM
A cold reboot every couple of hours is not going to work for me.
It has been discussed and confirmed many times in other forums. Unfortunately Lenovo does not listen http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Lapt