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10-30-2012

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Lenovo Twist - Can't get WWAN Driver to Install

2012-10-30, 1:15 AM

Hey,

 

So, got my Lenovo Twist last weekend - absolutely love it, but **bleep**.. I'd love to be able to slap a SIM in here an go.

 

Problem is, the WWAN driver appears to be missing - Device Manager shows the WAN Miniport, but the driver doesn't work.

 

Here is what I've tried so far:

 

- Allowing Windows to try to find an updated driver (nothing)

- Downloaded and attempted to install this from the Lenovo Twist Support Drivers Page: Ericsson H5321gw/C5621gw Mobile Broadband Firmware for Windows 8 (32-bit, 64-bit) - ThinkPad (this results in an error: Initialization error) - This seems to only be a firmware anyway

- Tried this one.. which appears to be the driver for Ericsson H5321gw: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS029034 (Installs, but doesn't solve the driver issue.. even after reboot)

- Tried a few other various drivers that people have suggested, but none seem to work.

 

Any suggestions?

Marc

 

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11-02-2012

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Re: Lenovo Twist - Can't get WWAN Driver to Install

2012-11-02, 18:08 PM

I got 2 Twists over the weekend. One for me and one for my Wife , so far I love it too. It would be nice if the WWAN  worked, but I am not sure the hardware is installed in the TWIST(?)

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11-02-2012

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Re: Lenovo Twist - Can't get WWAN Driver to Install

2012-11-02, 19:52 PM

I have wracked my brain trying to find this out as well.  Even called Lenovo support, who promptly told me that the SIM slot i was looking at was acrually a SD card slot (which it obviously is not).  Tried to install all drivers per above but received the same error as described.

 

The device has a SIM slot that appears legitimate.  The user guide indicates the laptop supports wwan, but I fear that it is just a dummy slot that will never work. 

 

I don't have a problem waiting for a proper driver, but I am most concerned about it never being a supported feature.  WWAN is critical for me. 

 

Please post updates if possible to this thread.  thanks. 

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11-07-2012

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Re: Lenovo Twist - Can't get WWAN Driver to Install

2012-11-07, 18:30 PM

I contacted Lenovo about ordering a Twist with the optional WWAN.

They told me there is no WWAN yet.

They are developing it and it may be out in 2-3 months.

So if you cannot get the driver to install it is probasbly because the WWAN does not exist.

 

:smileyfrustrated:

 

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Re: Lenovo Twist - Can't get WWAN Driver to Install

2012-11-08, 21:11 PM

I don't think the WAN Miniport has anything to do with the WWAN or in my case the mSata SSD slot.

 

It apparently is a driver that Lenovo has not yet updated to support Windows 8.

 

Perry

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W550s I5 QHCD, W520, I7 2720QM, M4 512 GB SSD OS/Program Disk, C300 256 GB Data Disk in Ultrabay Caddy; X220, I7 2620, Samsung 256 GB SSD, Intel 310 mSata Drv, T61, ancient but working, Asus MoBo, I7 2600k overclocked
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11-13-2012

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Re: Lenovo Twist - Can't get WWAN Driver to Install

2012-11-13, 16:55 PM

From the way I understand it you either get WWAN or the 23 gig SSD drive,  and WWAN is not supported yet so we all have the SSD drives in that slot.    I went ahead and disabled WWAN in the device manager.

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11-16-2012

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Re: Lenovo Twist - Can't get WWAN Driver to Install

2012-11-16, 9:03 AM

I am looking forward to buy Thinkpad Twist however WWAN is critical and currently it appears to be unavailable.

I have checked German Lenovo site and they offer Twist with 3G radio, but for 1200 EUR which is rougly 15 hundred USD. However from specs I could distinguish that there are Ericsson H5321gw 3G radio installed what costs ~100 USD by itself.

Does anyone have an idea could it be workable if I`ll clear mSATA port and put in 3G radio?

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12-10-2012

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Re: Lenovo Twist - Can't get WWAN Driver to Install

2012-12-11, 3:54 AM

Hi,

    This is not a fix but it is a work around.  I have the same problem.  I used a usb cable tether to a Samsung smart phone and the windows drivers allow the phone to work as a modem.  It's a patch for the time being.  Wireless access while we wait!

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12-12-2012

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Re: Lenovo Twist - Can't get WWAN Driver to Install

2012-12-12, 6:03 AM

Following up on an earlier post I opened up my Twist to see what is inside with respect to WWAN.  Easy to do; just two screws and slide out the keyboard.  I had not seen any WWAN references in the Device Manager.  Sure enough, the PCI Express slot the User Guide shows to be the location of the WWAN card has the 24GB SSD. Even though the SIM slot and socket is there and the red/blue antenna leads are there it does not appear both the WWAN and 24GB SSD can be installed at the same time.  The other PCI Express slot has the WIFI card.

 

I don't know enough about SSDs but maybe a SATA type SSD could take the place of the 500GB hard drive which could free the PCI Express slot for a WWAN?

 

My Twist is model S230u and the Lenovo System Update application says the "Machine type and model" is 33474HU.

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11-21-2012

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Re: Lenovo Twist - Can't get WWAN Driver to Install

2012-12-12, 14:01 PM
Yes, you can replace the SATA drive. Put a decent SSD Sata in and you could ditch the 24 GB SSD. Also Lenovo may not officially support the WWAN cards, but you should be able to locate some drivers that will work for Windows 8. A Gobi 4000 as an example I believe would work. Since I haven't received my Twist as of yet I can't confirm this for certain, but I would expect this to work. If I have time before someone else confirms the driver issue I'll post back with my findings.
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