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T400s with Gobi 5600 multimode broadband mini card & GPS

2009-08-15, 16:09 PM

dell sells a gobi card,  http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/products/Wireless_WiFi/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=313-7847  , that would physically fit in the T400s. Lenovo has qualcomm drivers .

 

Anyone have an opinion whether this card would work in the t400s? My concern is that it might be "locked" so as to only work wth specific Dell models.

 

The card provides compatability with multiple carriers such as verizon, AT&T, and others rather than just one carrier.  Also could be used with GPS.

 

I cannot find a version of this card specifically designed for the T400s.

 

* Note for Lenovo - this would be a sought after option to avail your customers of.

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Re: T400s with Gobi 5600 multimode broadband mini card & GPS

2009-08-15, 16:27 PM

The T400s Hardware Maintenance Manual specifies an FRU 42T0961 Qualcomm UNDP1 WWAN card, which is a Gobi card. Looks like IBM parts are selling it.

 

That would be all you would need for a WWAN Upgradeable ThinkPad (orange and blue antenna cables already installed - see the HMM).

 

A non-Lenovo card like the one you mention would most likely give an 1802 BIOS error "Unauthorized network card".

 

I have no idea if that card is SIM-locked - maybe someone reading this does?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: T400s with Gobi 5600 multimode broadband mini card & GPS

2009-08-15, 16:27 PM

The T400s Hardware Maintenance Manual specifies an FRU 42T0961 Qualcomm UNDP1 WWAN card, which is a Gobi card. Looks like IBM parts are selling it.

 

That would be all you would need for a WWAN Upgradeable ThinkPad (orange and blue antenna cables already installed - see the HMM).

 

A non-Lenovo card like the one you mention would most likely give an 1802 BIOS error "Unauthorized network card".

 

I have no idea if that card is SIM-locked - maybe someone reading this does?

 

 

 

 

 

 

USB-C: Just cos it fits don't mean it works.
I don't work for Lenovo. I'm a crazy volunteer!

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Re: T400s with Gobi 5600 multimode broadband mini card & GPS

2009-08-15, 18:39 PM

Thx very much - u really know your way around the site & manuals. That part # is spot-on! A bit steep at $266 delivered with tax. I should have bought the Verizon when ordering! Oh, well.

 

Help was very much appreciated.

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Re: T400s with Gobi 5600 multimode broadband mini card & GPS

2009-08-16, 0:46 AM
The one I got from lenovo.com in accessories for T400s was 43R9151and it was $143 with some coupone rebate on 07/17.
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Re: T400s with Gobi 5600 multimode broadband mini card & GPS

2011-09-23, 17:07 PM

I did and card is working fine but no gps signal.. Searching satellite for last 3 days!

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