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AmDD
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x100e can i install bluetooth?

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I just got a x100e the other day. I thought I ordered one with bluetooth but apparently not. Can I buy the module and install it myself? Where would I get it? I found this website: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-74258#15 but it shows 2 different  part numbers for bluetooth, which do I need?

 

Also rather than starting a new thread, I had the back cover off looking inside it, there is a smallish black square that slides to unlock and then opens up. it looks like you would put a card of somekind in there. what is this for?

 

EDIT: ERR.... I just realized that this is the tablet pc section, not the laptop one. Sorry, can a mod move this or should I just make a new thread in the correct area?

 

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Re: x100e can i install bluetooth?

 


AmDD wrote:

I just got a x100e the other day. I thought I ordered one with bluetooth but apparently not. Can I buy the module and install it myself? Where would I get it? I found this website: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-74258#15 but it shows 2 different  part numbers for bluetooth, which do I need?

 

 

Also rather than starting a new thread, I had the back cover off looking inside it, there is a smallish black square that slides to unlock and then opens up. it looks like you would put a card of somekind in there. what is this for?

 



 

The two part number are simply two equivalent boards built by different oem.

 

The little door is simply the SIM slot.

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Re: x100e can i install bluetooth?

So neither bluetooth board is any better/different than the other? Searching the part numbers in google gives me a few places to buy from but prices range from $30 to $400. Where is a good place to buy from?

 

Whats the SIM card for? A SIM card like some cell phones use? Would that mean that this laptop has the ability to connect to the mobile network (if i pay for the service)? I didnt think i bought a model capable of that

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Re: x100e can i install bluetooth?

 


AmDD wrote:

So neither bluetooth board is any better/different than the other? Searching the part numbers in google gives me a few places to buy from but prices range from $30 to $400. Where is a good place to buy from?

 

 


http://www.sparepartswarehouse.com/searchresults.aspx?pn=60Y3199

 

The 400$ item is clearly a mistake

 

You can also check the lenovo site itself (on the bottom of the page you linked)

 

 


 

Whats the SIM card for? A SIM card like some cell phones use? Would that mean that this laptop has the ability to connect to the mobile network (if i pay for the service)?


Yes a cellular SIM card. You can use it if you have the cellular modem daughter board, (and the antennas inside the cover).


 I didnt think i bought a model capable of that

We are almost the same, the cellular connection is my only connection to the nternet since 1998 :smileyvery-happy:

 

 

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Re: x100e can i install bluetooth?

Alright, thanks! one last question, is it worth it? I bought a usb bluetooth dongle for my desktop awhile back for less than I can get one these other ones. Would it better better (longer range, higher speed, etc) than a usb dongle or would they both work the same?

The_Solutor
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Re: x100e can i install bluetooth?

Te only real advantages are pratical: nothing protruding out of the notebook, the internal board can't be lost, as a dongle, and so on.

 

You can also have the widcomm/broad sw for free, rarely it is provided with the ( cheap) dongles.

 

BTW you can still use the plain Microsoft BT stack, if you want a lighter, even with the internal board.

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Re: x100e can i install bluetooth?

Hello,

 

Have you verified your X100e does not have a Bluetooth daughter card installed?  Pressing Fn+F5 while at the Windows Desktop should allow you to toggle all wireless radios on and off, including the Bluetooth module, if if is installed.

 

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Aryeh Goretsky

 



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