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X1C6/T480s WWAN difficulties

This post is partially to request assistance and partially to voice aggravation and disappointment.


My old laptop was failing and I was in need of one for travel with WWAN capability. I initially bought an X1C6 that showed the WWAN card as enabled in BIOS. When I found out that the card was not present, I returned the laptop.


After doing further research, I settled on a T480s that was WWAN upgradable, expectating a wait for the EM7565 with FRU 01AX762.


Now the Fibocom L850-GL with FRU 01AX786 is available for new builds, but I cannot find where to buy it on the site or elsewhere; if this is not simply due to me being unable to navigate the poorly-designed Lenovo site, it effectively punishes anyone who ordered early.


Finally, I tried my old EM7345 with FRU 04X6014 and encountered the 1802 error for an unauthorized device. Researching that further led to understand that Lenovo uses a whitelist - another punishment. I am now ready to return this laptop as well unless I can make some progress before traveling again.


If anyone knows where to obtain either LTE card, I would appreciate it.



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Re: X1C6/T480s WWAN difficulties

Looks like the Fibocom is available on the Lenovo Encompass site based on the part number you posted.


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Re: X1C6/T480s WWAN difficulties

Currently out of stock and the price is almost 3x the $100 for inclusion in a new build, but thank you.

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Re: X1C6/T480s WWAN difficulties
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Re: X1C6/T480s WWAN difficulties

It's also in the US Lenovo online store now:

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