01-30-2018 01:41 AM
I'm thinking to buy ThinkPad Sierra Wireless EM7345 4G LTE Mobile Broadband FRU: 04X6014 for my ThinkPad X250. I’ve few questions, Pease suggest ...
01-30-2018 02:08 AM - edited 01-30-2018 02:10 AM
Regarding your questions:
1) I personally use it and it's really good, as I don't want to use additional USB modem or WWAN wireless router.
2) Can't say, as I don't use Fedora.
3) There's a dedicated port for this module. Please make sure, that you have an antenna connectors for module and adapter for a SIM card. Moreover, instead of WWAN module, you can install there a m.2 2242 SSD disk.
4) Both can be enabled and connected, but application will use one at time.
5) I have an extended battery, so it's hard to tell. I guess it have a simmilar power usage as WLAN module (basing on Windows power utilization). Can't say about Fedora.
6) It you don't want to have a problem with whitelist (it prevent system from booting, when unauthorized module is installed), then I look for module on eBay. Make sure, that photos explictly show FRU PN: 04X6014 on module's label. Models without it will not work.
01-30-2018 02:32 AM
Do it well, worse becomes itself