05-10-2018 03:40 PM - last edited on 05-10-2018 04:28 PM by NateS
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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05-10-2018 04:04 PM
Looks like the Fibocom is available on the Lenovo Encompass site based on the part number you posted.
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11-03-2018 06:50 AM
11-03-2018 06:59 AM
It's also in the US Lenovo online store now: