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04-18-2010

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Problems with Gobi 2000

2010-07-18, 19:16 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?

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07-26-2010

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Re: Problems with Gobi 2000

2010-07-26, 20:20 PM
I have experienced exactly the same. Brand new w510, card activated with service provider but won't recognize any service providers in Denmark.

Any ideas?
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07-26-2010

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Re: Problems with Gobi 2000

2010-07-27, 9:35 AM

Found the solution here:

 

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkVantage-Technologies/Configuring-Mobile-Broadband-with-Gobi-2000-outside-the-US/ta-p/244132

 

Yay !

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08-06-2010

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Re: Problems with Gobi 2000

2010-08-06, 14:42 PM
Hi, I have the same Problems. I use a Vodafone Prepaid UMTS-SIM-Card (Prosieben) for Mobile Connections. I already used it surfing for 2-3 hours. But then it suddenly dropped the connection and since then the Gobi 2000 card appears and disappears in the devicemanager in Win7 every few seconds. It's impossible to build up any connections in that timespan. The Gobi Card has already been replaced by another one, but still the same problem. I have all drivers and Programms installed from the ground. Nothing helped. Any secret hints? Thanks Christian
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07-30-2010

Austria

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Re: Problems with Gobi 2000

2010-08-09, 10:37 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 ...

 

http://forum.lenovo.com/t5/W-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/w510-BSOD/td-p/202086/page/11

 

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 !

 

 

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07-01-2010

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Re: Problems with Gobi 2000

2010-08-11, 20:02 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.

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11-05-2008

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Re: Problems with Gobi 2000

2010-08-15, 23:38 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!

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07-30-2010

Austria

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Re: Problems with Gobi 2000

2010-08-16, 8:30 AM

Hi there,

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
"setup.exe /DEFAULTIMAGE=6"
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 !

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02-24-2011

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Re: Problems with Gobi 2000

2011-02-24, 13:03 PM

Greetings FlashXAron,

HOW does one run step (4)Start the setuo with special parameters
"setup.exe /DEFAULTIMAGE=6"

I have searched the net for what this means and how to do it...but I'm stumped.

Thanks for your help.

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07-19-2010

Colorado

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Re: Problems with Gobi 2000

2011-02-24, 17:20 PM

Is there a way to physically remove GOBI? I feel it is causing my sleep issues and disabling it in Device Manager hasn't accomplished what I hoped.

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