05-14-2011 11:43 AM - edited 05-14-2011 12:29 PM
I'm trying to use my built in 3G modem in my T420.
I'm running the "Launch Lenovo Broadband COnnect" from "Lenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox".
I'm located in Sweden but in the dropdown box for "Provider" there are none listed.
I'm trying "Other" but it fails with a message that I need a proper SIM card.
My provider is Telia and my SIM is inserted.
What gives? Please advice.
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05-14-2011 12:30 PM
Are you sure that your model got 3G? Some models are WWAN upgradable which means you have to buy and insert the 3G adapter. What is the model/type of your T420 (XXXX-YYY)?
Do you see the 3G adapter in device manager and no missing drivers?
07-01-2011 07:26 PM
I have T420, part number 4180RN4. On back side, close to battery there is a simcard port (just like on this image http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=PD008489).
I do not have any 3g device in 'device manager'. Im using Windows 7 Professional 64bit.
How can i check if my T420 do have 3g device? Is it possible that even I've got SimCard slot there isnt any device which support it ?
07-02-2011 08:58 AM
My unit 417858Y also come with SIM slot but unusable...
You need hardware below in order to have 3G network
Normal T420 come with device below cant access 3G network
09-07-2011 12:27 AM
09-07-2011 02:54 AM
07-23-2012 05:16 AM
I've got a T420, TYPE: 4178-C7G....
I've inserted the sim card into the slot behind the battery, buy not getting anything? I really thought this laptop had built-in 3G, how do I find out if I need to buy the additional hardware to get it set up?
07-23-2012 05:50 AM
You need one of these WWAN cards for T420:
0A36185 - Gobi™ 3000 Sierra Wireless EV-DO/HSPA WWAN Minicard - http://shop.lenovo.com/us/itemdetails/0A36185/460/5166FF91DAB5442C846A84A5FA006F9D
0A36186 - Ericsson HSPA+ WWAN Minicard (F5521gw) - http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/product-and-parts/detail.page?DocID=PD010662
Check your Device manager > network adapters.
Anyway, I have looked on lenovo.com/support page:
i5-2540M(2.60GHz),4GB RAM,500GB 7200rpm HD,14in 1600x900 LCD,1GB NVIDIA N12P-NS1,CDRW/DVDRW,Intel 802.11agn wireless,Bluetooth,1Gb Ethernet,UltraNav,Secure Chip,Fingerprint reader,Camera,6c Li-Ion,Win7 Pro 64
I wonder if your unit has WWAN antenna or not, there is no "WWAN option" or "WWAN ready" mentioned in the list.
07-23-2012 07:15 AM
12-04-2012 10:20 AM
I installed mSATA SSD on miniPCI slot where should be place Modem. Now where have to install Sierra Wireless MC8355 - Gobi 3000 or Ericsson 3G modem. my miniPCI slot is acupied with mSATA SSD...