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BitKiller
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Registered: ‎03-26-2011
Location: Lower Austria
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Can not turn on Gobi 3000

Hello @ all. 

I bought a new Gobi 3000 from China with FRU 60Y3257 for my W520. 

But i can´t turn on the Gobi with Fn+F5 Menu, WWAN Button is there - onclick nothing happens.

WLAN Button works normal.

WWAN driver-installation was without any troubles.  

Device-Manager shows all ok - no unknown Devices. 

Before Gobi i had an Ericsson F5521gw inside, it worked. 

 

Also strange thing is, the Wireless-LED is always on, also when the Hardware-Switch is off. 
That wasn´t so with Ericsson.

Thinkpad is a W520 with Win7 Pro x64 Clean Install.
Gobi Driver is 8awt11ww.
Hotkey Driver is 8jvu10ww.
BIOS is 1.33. 

No ThinkVantage Software installed. 

 

Same mistake is on T520 - also not only a Problem with my W520...

 

Any ideas? thx 

PanEuropean
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Message 2 of 8

Re: Can not turn on Gobi 3000

Is this Gobi thing something that Lenovo offers as a pre-installed device on the W520?  I don't think so, because I can't find any reference to it in the W520 Device Driver File Matrix.

 

It could be that the W520 is not designed to support this device, even though it physically fits into the computer.

 

Michael

W520 (4270 CTO), which replaced a W500 (4062-27U), which replaced a T42P, which replaced an A21P...
BitKiller
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Re: Can not turn on Gobi 3000

You are right - Driver-Matrix is not complete. 

Gobi 3000 and Huawai EM660 drivers are still missing.

Gobi 3000 ist listed in T/W520 HMM Page 110 - Huawai is also not listed.

All 3 cards are in the X220*/T420*/T520/W520 BIOS-Whitelist. 

So all 3 cards are supported. 

 

Martin 

PanEuropean
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Re: Can not turn on Gobi 3000

Hi Martin:

 

I'm not entirely certain that just because a part is listed in the Hardware Maintenance Manual, it implies that Lenovo will support the part when installed in the field.  What I mean by this is that the primary reference for whether or not an owner can expect support for a part is probably the TA Book, not the HMM.

 

I think this way because it is possible that during the design process (when the HMM was written), Lenovo might have considered this card as an offering with the machine, but when things got down to the finish line and they actually started building and selling the W520s, they decided to not offer this part - hence the absence of the driver from the DDFM.

 

My suggestion is that you take a look in the TA Book and see if you can find a configuration that is offered with this Gobi card.  If you do find one, then you have a solid case to put it to Lenovo that they need to supply you with a recommended and approved driver, and they should assist you to get the thing working on your machine. The fact that you bought it aftermarket is, in my opinion, not really relevant, unless of course the part itself is defective, in which case you will need to sort that out between yourself and the part vendor.

 

Just out of curiosity - what does the Gobi card do that the Ericsson one doesn't?  In other words, what's your motivation for using the Gobi card?

 

Michael

W520 (4270 CTO), which replaced a W500 (4062-27U), which replaced a T42P, which replaced an A21P...
PanEuropean
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Re: Can not turn on Gobi 3000

Martin:

 

Disregard my comments above about not being sure if the Gobi card is supported on the W520.  I was just at the Lenovo USA site, trying to look up some other information, and I came across the configuration page shown below.

 

So, the only concern you have now is whether or not the card you bought is defective.

 

Michael

 

Gobi

W520 (4270 CTO), which replaced a W500 (4062-27U), which replaced a T42P, which replaced an A21P...
BitKiller
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Message 6 of 8

Re: Can not turn on Gobi 3000

Thanks Michael for your reply. 

Problem with Ericsson F5521gw are always broken connections, i hoped it would be better with Gobi 3000. 

Gobi 2000 worked very fine in the past Models. 

 

I will test in the afternoon Gobi 3000 with Linux,  if there is the same problem, there must be a defekt in the Gobi 3000 card. 

 

thx Martin 

BitKiller
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Re: Can not turn on Gobi 3000

Now tested with (german) Ubuntu:

rfkill unblock wwan # Ein
rfkill block wwan # Aus
rfkill list wwan # Status 

 

 get message:

 

0: phy0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no

It seems for a Gobi defect.

 

Thanks linrunner for code!

Afelix
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Re: Can not turn on Gobi 3000

Hello I have the same problem. Can you give a link for Ubuntu drivers? Thank you

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