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Re: error 1802 on R40 - unauthorized network card plugged in

2008-07-20, 21:46 PM
nobody attacked anybody personall. i said "nobody" should come to ibm's defense. i guess somebody took that personall. anyway, i do not think that anybody should defend this tactic of ibm. should they? i do understand community forum rules and respect it. but, defending ibm on this issue is a little bad.
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Re: error 1802 on R40 - unauthorized network card plugged in

2008-07-21, 0:09 AM

@ipatij:

 

First of all, you've bought the wrong card. Had you taken time to look at the HMM for your machine, or purchased the card that I've suggested to the OP, you wouldn't have had a problem.

 

You don't have to take my word for anything and that includes BIOS hacks. Do some reading on TPF and you'll see that quite a few people have reported such issues. A small percentage, granted. But it does happen.

 

And no, I have no association with IBM/Lenovo, nor I ever had. Not to mention the fact that I'm here to help and not scare people whatsoever. I volunteer my time and knowledge as a "thank you" to people that I've learned from, starting from the days of old TPF which is now off-line. Having owned more ThinkPads than most people who are not employed by IBM/Lenovo get to see in five lifetimes, I'll say two things about myself:

 

a) I am not a fear monger

b) I am not a person of little knowledge when it comes to ThinkPads.

 

Everyone and anyone is welcome to take my advice or proceed in opposite direction.

Cheers,

George




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Re: error 1802 on R40 - unauthorized network card plugged in

2008-07-21, 1:37 AM

oh, great, thanks! i couldn't agree more! ibm's 'high rate' was definitely a bad choice. but thank god and some good samaritans who made available the workaround it ended up working even though not supported by ibm.

 

actually, i have nothing bad to say about my overall experience with ibm laptops. they're fairly reliable and have quite a few features that i find useful, i had a few of these and i've built up a set of expectations towards their laptops. so i was quite surprized when i saw that ibm standard adapter card won't work in their laptop just because of some completely stupid reason - the card not being in some stupid list which serves one single purpose - buy more ibm.

 

remember how the PS/2 series ended up? do you know the reason why? that's exactly the reason the PC still alive and MAC had some hard time surviving - the proprietary vs open architecture. the introduction of whitelist is a step towards the proprietary one and is definitely a mistake in my opinion. that might have achieved some short term goal of making a quick cash, but definitely discourages people who don't want that hassle with their next laptop.

 

 

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Re: error 1802 on R40 - unauthorized network card plugged in

2008-07-21, 2:57 AM

Well, a little FYI here: the card you have, according to its FRU, is a combo wireless/modem card, meant to be used in X2x, T23 and A3x units. Since your R40 already has a separate modem, it has triggered the "1802 error"...it's as simple as that.

 

The way I see it, it's not worth risking the motherboard on a $200-250 machine for a $10-15 difference between the card with a FRU and a generic one, but that's just my opinion.

 

In case you haven't read it, here's the thread on this (1802 error) issue, and I stand by every word I've written there:

 

http://forums.lenovo.com/lnv/board/message?board.id=Special_Interest_General&thread.id=958

 

Make no mistake, there's a number of things that I'm not crazy about when it comes to certain IBM/Lenovo policies, both past and present, but I'm NOT going to suggest a solution that I've gotten myself burned on, and not for a lack of knowledge in applying the hack...

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George




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Re: error 1802 on R40 - unauthorized network card plugged in

2008-07-21, 3:49 AM

wrote:

Since your R40 already has a separate modem, it has triggered the "1802 error"...it's as simple as that.



 

omg! i refuse to continue this discussion after this.

 

please rtfm mister guru.

 

 

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Re: error 1802 on R40 - unauthorized network card plugged in

2008-07-21, 4:07 AM
Wow! Thanks for the lesson in Internet English...had to Google that one...but profanity really doesn't hide the fact that you are the one who hasn't read the manual for your own ThinkPad, otherwise you wouldn't have bought the wrong card...
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George




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Collecting dust: T60

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Re: error 1802 on R40 - unauthorized network card plugged in

2008-07-21, 4:11 AM
OK, I think this discussion has run its course.  Locking thread.

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