11-01-2012 09:39 AM
I have a T430 with 16gb Core i7 - nvidia 5400 graphics, Bluetooth, figerprint reader, SSD, illuminated keyboard and Gobi-3000 wwan option.
I've upgraded to windows 8 Pro, even did a fresh install of windows 8 PRO, all work except lights in keyboard and my wwan card, no driver is found for the card.
Please help me I need WWAN to work since I work out of the office 80% of the time, please advice or do I have to go back to Windows 7.
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11-04-2012 02:20 AM
11-04-2012 03:03 AM
All, I might have found a work-around to the problem posed by activation of Sierra Wireless Gobi 3000 Card. Download a connection manager (it is not meant for ThinkPads, but I took chances...) from http://www.motioncomputing.com/drivers/J3500/MotionCM_v32315_RN.htm . It works!!! Those in the USA might be able to use the pre-installed broadband profiles for AT&T and Verizon etc. For all others, you may have to create profiles.
11-07-2012 05:50 AM
OK, quick update.
Keyboard backlight is now working (don't know how that happened)
Now WWAN - I had a hard time with the connection manager, problem was hardware was recognized by device manager ( 4 devices named sierra wireless Gobi 3000) but no driver was installed. I downloaded windows 8 beta driver for Gobi-3000 but it always said "no compatible hardware found", So I had an Idea, I backed up the drivers from windows 7 to a folder, this created folders with .inf .dll and all necessary files, on windows 8 I right clicked on each and did an update driver using the drivers I backed up, only one of the devices was recognized and installed but now when I ran the beta drivers for windows 8 it installed everything, now all mi devices work and are correctly installed.
Now I installed the connection manager suggested by Vmarco and YESSSSS now I have WWAN connection up and running. I did create a new profile since I'm currently in ARGENTINA.
I have two disks installed in my T430, I use one for work and one for testing, In will keep testing and will try to find a more easy solution for this.
Please Lenovo release real drivers and connection manager for Gobi-3000 and windows 8.
You have Ericsson drivers on the Site why not Goby-3000 or 4000?
11-07-2012 10:00 AM - edited 11-07-2012 10:01 AM
I found a native app for windows 8 and sierra wireless gobi 3000
I will be testing today, but looks like it will solve my problem since it is a supported configuration on a global card.
Laptops with Embedded Verizon
Wireless WWAN Module Windows (Vista/XP) Windows 7 Windows 8
Supports NDIS Supports NDIS Supports NDIS Mode
Lenovo Notebook with global module
(Sierra Wireless MC8355 "Gobi3000")
|188.8.131.52 (2685b) 3||184.108.40.206 (2685b)3||220.127.116.11 (2794a)3|
I can't wait to get home and try this out.
Take note the version to download is 18.104.22.168 (2794a)
will let you know.
11-08-2012 04:27 AM
Ok so my venture with the Verizon app did not work, it says the card is not compatible, but I can say that Vmarco's alternative works perfect.
In some cases T430 will recognize sierra wireless on windows "device admin panel" but it wont install drivers, in this case please download beta drivers for windows 8 and gobi3000, the drivers don't mention T430 and go up to T420 but they work all the same then if all devices install correctly use Vmarco's app to create and manage profiles, I can confirm it works on all networks since I'm currently in Argentina and successfully configured and connected to all three providers.
Here are the links:
|Sierra Wireless MC8355 (Gobi 3000)|
The beta page if you need any thing else that has not been officially released:
And Vmarco's profile and connection manager:
I guess we can say this issue is resolved but not fix since Lenovo should give us the correct driver installer including the connection and profile manager.
11-19-2012 06:45 AM
11-24-2012 06:00 PM
I cannot activate with the motionCM manager.
When I click "activate" motionCM says:
"Activation or update could not start. Error code: 1013"
(it doesn't help running motionCM as administrator).
So no WWAN. Any ideas?
Lenovo beta drivers (win8beta_8awt16ww) seems to have installed correctly in device manager.
Thinkpad: X230/win8 with gobi-3000.