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DangerMouse
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F5521gw Driver Update for T420s in line with T430 systems . . .

Hi there guys,

 

You've pushed out a 7.1.1.0 driver update for the F5521gw card for the T430 but haven't updated the T420 systems for the same card.

 

The drivers from the T430 work on my T420s so out of interest why hasn't there been an update for us guys ?

 

Be nice to think we weren't being left behind, we aren't even barely a generation old yet ! Smiley Happy


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Soduku
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Re: F5521gw Driver Update for T420s in line with T430 systems . . .

Hi buddy,

Why update if it's working fine? The same card in my T420S is working fine.
ThinkPad T420s (4174-HG6) i5-2540M 8GB RAM, 320GB HDD
ThinkPad T430s (2356-GDG) i5-3320M, 8GB RAM, 500GB HDD x 2
ExJamJus
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Re: F5521gw Driver Update for T420s in line with T430 systems . . .

DangerMouse,

There is no fix or improvement if you were to compare the one released for T430 and T420s.

See Summary of Changes below.

Version 7.1.1.0 (G1WO07WW)
(New) Added support for ThinkPad Edge S430
(New) Initial release.

Version <6.5.1.5> (83Wo14WW)
(New) Added support for ThinkPad X130e
[Important] End of support for Ericsson F3607gw Mobile Broadband Minicard Composite Device.
Note: It is supported with the previous version, 6.4.1.6 (83Wo13WW). (Click here for 83wo13ww README.)
(New) Added support for Japan Network.

Unless the driver is broken then the team would release a newer version of drive to fix it.

*Non Lenovo employee*

I have a Y530 ... Feel free to highlight any post which you have posted on the forum to me if no one have chimed in.
DangerMouse
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Re: F5521gw Driver Update for T420s in line with T430 systems . . .

Hi guys,

 

Well I've been using the T430 driver for a few days now and I can say that it is more stable than the current driver we have for our systems.


They were built over 6 months apart, with the T430 driver still being built in December of last year

 

Our current driver : 6.5.1.5

T430 current driver : 7.1.1.0

 

Its not a lot of work to release a driver for our systems if it suits the hardware, the driver installs straight onto the T420s anyway (with F5521gw installed) - so why not push it out to our systems ?


The driver seems to me, to be more reliable at holding onto a signal and sustaining data transfers and not having the card just stop responding, so for me, regardless of the notes attached there is an improvement.

 

I'm also sure that between an 6.5 and 7.1 driver revision there are more changes than what Lenovo have listed, however as Ericsson only provide their drivers directly to the manufacturers I have no way of proving this.


Either way, if the driver installs straight onto the T420s and it takes someone from the driver team 10mins to check ith works on all the 20 variants then why not push it out ?


Doesn't make much sense to me.

 


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ExJamJus
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Message 5 of 6

Re: F5521gw Driver Update for T420s in line with T430 systems . . .

DangerMouse,

Unless the updated driver will be fixing some bugs or improvement then development team will not be releasing the update as the team would be more focused in fixing drivers or software with bugs.

Appreciate you taking the time to install the 7.1.1.0 and posting back. So for those who want to try the 7.1.1.0 driver on their T420s or T420 with Ericsson card, they may do so however it is at their own risk at it is not in the Lenovo compatibility list.

Thanks

*Non Lenovo employee*

I have a Y530 ... Feel free to highlight any post which you have posted on the forum to me if no one have chimed in.
DangerMouse
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Re: F5521gw Driver Update for T420s in line with T430 systems . . .

No problem, happy to help Smiley Happy

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