09-21-2012 05:42 AM
I got another new laptop X230T with Gobi 3000 (AT&T). And it was brought to another country where I found the local WCDMA 3G provider. The problem is I could not connect to the mobile broadband with AC (5.93). Everytime I try to connect, it tries to initialize the hardware, then on the FN+F5 window, I can see the hardware is disabled, and I was asked to activate the mobile broadband. However, i can't activate it. Please advice how to connect to the mobile broadband with the SIM from local service provider.
BTW, earlier i got a X230 with Gobi 4000, and it worked smoothly with the same SIM without any activation problems. The AC is also the same version 5.93 (the default 5.95 didn't work).
09-24-2012 01:52 PM
Here is a more or less very technical approach: Install tera term (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tera_Term) and open up an AT command terminal to your modem (when you start tera term there will be a prompt for the port to use: use serial and search for an AT port which looks like your modem). In the opened terminal type "at+cpin=<your pin>" and press enter. If the output says "Ok" then wait for some seconds and type "at!gstatus?". If there i an "registered" in the output you 're conencted to an mobile cell and something is wrong with your normal conneciton software, if not then your modem might be defect or your SIM card is not valid or your reception is bad.
Google "AT commands" for detailed information or ask me.
09-24-2012 01:53 PM
It might be helpful to shut down your connection software while using tera term, because only one instance can use the serial port.