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melvsee
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Cannot use F3507g WWAN from T400s on T430s

Hi,

 

I upgraded from a T400s to a T430s. However, I cannot use the F3507g WWAN card from my T400s on the T430s. Please help!

 

Thank you.

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Re: Cannot use F3507g WWAN from T400s on T430s

it won't work, as there is BIOS whitelist which pretty much prevents older cards working in the newer machines (or any generic mPCIe cards).
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Re: Cannot use F3507g WWAN from T400s on T430s

Hello melvsee,

 

lead_org is correct.  The new computers are not compatible with some older model parts.  The WWAN being one of these incompatible parts.  The computer does not recognize these older parts. 

 

Wireless WAN cards that are compatible would be these:

Qualcomm

Gobi3000 chipset

PCIe Mini Card,

EV-DO Rev. A

GPRS/WCDMA/HSPA

GPS

 

Hope this helps,

 

Alex


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Re: Cannot use F3507g WWAN from T400s on T430s

Hi there,

 

I see the question was already answered but this card is compatible with your system:

 

ThinkPad GOBI Mobile Broadband Wireless WAN (WWAN)

 

I just wanted to give you somewhat of an idea what your options are.

 

Best regards,

 

Ed

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Re: Cannot use F3507g WWAN from T400s on T430s

the price of progress. i now have to purchase a new wwan card

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Re: Cannot use F3507g WWAN from T400s on T430s

Often the whitelist for wireless and WWAN cards exists in part due to government mandate to make sure everything plays nice. 

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