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Bios Update Blocked WWAN Modul Fibocom L860-GL

2021-07-01, 13:11 PM

Hello,

 

I bought this module because it was recommended by the distributor:

 

Lenovo ThinkStation Fibocom L860-GL CAT16 WWAN Modul 4XC1B83610
 
This worked fine since the last BIOS Update 1.36.
My Notebook (Lenovo P14S G2 20VX000TGE) does not boot with this Bios Version. I am getting following error:
 
1802: Unauthorized network card is plugged in - Power off and remove the network card (8086/7560/1CF8/8601)
System is halted
 
Why does this WWAN Modul do not work anymore ?
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Re:Bios Update Blocked WWAN Modul Fibocom L860-GL

2021-07-01, 20:04 PM

Hello Gomblee,

 


Welcome to Lenovo Community

 

 

When you bought the machine, was it WWAN ready? Did you configure it during the order process?
Update us soon as convenient.

 


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Lorenzo_Lenovo



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Re:Bios Update Blocked WWAN Modul Fibocom L860-GL

2021-07-01, 20:29 PM
yes, from the technical details: Wireless Broadband (WWAN) Generierung: WWAN-Upgrade-fähig
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Re:Bios Update Blocked WWAN Modul Fibocom L860-GL

2021-07-06, 8:24 AM

Any Lenovo Developer here in this forum ?!?

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Re:Bios Update Blocked WWAN Modul Fibocom L860-GL

2021-07-06, 18:31 PM

Hello Gomblee,

 


Sorry for the late response.

 


Quectel with embedded eSIM are provided on P14S Gen 2 (20VX) machine types.
Some are loaded with Quectel EM160R, MIMO 4x4, M.2 card, while others came with Quectel EM120R-GL.
Most likely the distributor assumed that the Fibocomm is compatible, since it worked with previous ThinkPad models. 
Currently, the Parts lookup website do not show any Fibocomm Branded WWAN cards for P14S Gen 2.
Hopefully, as technology develops, there might be one available soon. 
Take care.

 


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Re:Bios Update Blocked WWAN Modul Fibocom L860-GL

2021-07-07, 12:59 PM

What does this mean ? I have to send my WWAN Module back?

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Re:Bios Update Blocked WWAN Modul Fibocom L860-GL

2021-07-08, 18:32 PM

BTW, the update also disabled SSD cards in that slot. Apparently Lenovo only wants you to install devices on the original parts list? It's an arbitrary choice, which seems to be marketing, not engineering driven.

 

For now you have the option of downgrading your BIOS to 1.37 (but you have to take out the WWAN module to do so).

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Re:Bios Update Blocked WWAN Modul Fibocom L860-GL

2021-07-13, 7:29 AM

I did sent the module today back to the reseller.

I will buy the Quectel. 

Very bad service from lenovo !

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Re:Bios Update Blocked WWAN Modul Fibocom L860-GL

2021-07-13, 23:03 PM

Any downgrade BIOS plans are not recommended so it would be at your own risk and decision.

Just have a note from the Engineering team informing that the newer models do not support the Fibocom card and the latest BIOS is implementing what it is intended.  

We apologize for the inconvenience. 

 


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Re:Bios Update Blocked WWAN Modul Fibocom L860-GL

2021-07-14, 7:09 AM

Again:

Very bad support and sevice from lenovo !

 

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