07-18-2010 12:16 PM
I have a W510 with a Gobi 2000 WWAN card.
It has a new SIM card from AT & T that has not yet been activated in the slot.
I have all the latest drivers installed.
The problem that I am having is that I can not activate the card.
In device manager under network adapters the Gobi device is continually appearing and disappearing every few seconds.
Is this a fault Gobi card, faulty SIM, drivers or something else?
07-27-2010 02:35 AM
Found the solution here:
08-06-2010 07:42 AM
08-09-2010 03:37 AM
... Here are more people with the same problem ... at the beginning it even gave us a BSOD ... now it is only that device manager problem ...
but Lenovo says, only a minority has that problem, at least I am a minority of 30 Laptops ... and the good thing is, I still haven't paid LENOVO that Laptops :-)
and I will not, if they will not solve the problem !
08-11-2010 01:02 PM
This is also the case when I use the Gobi 2000 for Sprint in the USA which is a CDMA network. I got it to work and connected, but now it just gets wiped out from device manager. So I just ended up getting a overdrive mifi thing, but would be nice not to have to carry that around.
08-15-2010 04:38 PM
I had the same problem.
If i put a sim card with no pin code the Gobi card would just disappear and appear constantly.
I put the sim in my phone and enable the pincode and it works fine after that.
Hope just Lenovo will have that fixed soon!
08-16-2010 01:30 AM
after forcing Lenovo Austria to find a solution (not paying 30 Lenovo Laptops 510) they sent me after 14 days following.
1.) deinstall the GOBI Drivers
2.) remove any inserted SIM CARD
3.) extract the newest GOBI 2000 drivers
4.) Start the setuo with special parameters
5.) Shut down your Laptop
6.) Insert your SIM CARD
Now your SIMCARD Provider should show up in the Access Connections ...
I HOPE DEFAULTIMAGE works for you guys also ... if not ask your LOCAL LENOVO Support (but I fear they will not know) ... I have an Austrian A1 mobile HSDPA SIM Card
After 3 days testing it still works for me ...
WISH YOU ALL LUCK !
02-24-2011 05:03 AM
HOW does one run step (4)Start the setuo with special parameters
I have searched the net for what this means and how to do it...but I'm stumped.
Thanks for your help.