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What does " Integrated Mobile Broadband upgradable" mean?

Hello,

Ordered a laptop with this option. & have inserted a SIM card I used in my "old Sony laptop that I used for WWAN.

What else is needed to connect?

Thanks
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Re: What does " Integrated Mobile Broadband upgradable" mean?

Hi rookie66, welcome to the forums,

 

it means that everything you need for broadband, WWAN, is present except the all important module which actually makes it all work.  The module can be purchased separately, or, on some systems the slot where it sits can be used for a solid state drive instead.

 

As you probably want to use WWAN, if you post which system you have members will be able to inform you exactly what you need to realise it.

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Re: What does " Integrated Mobile Broadband upgradable" mean?

Thanks Andy.

It's an X240 - does that help?
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Re: What does " Integrated Mobile Broadband upgradable" mean?

There appear to be two different options you could use;

 

0C52883  ThinkPad N5321 Mobile Broadband HSPA+

4XC0F46957  ThinkPad EM7345 4G LTE Mobile Broadband

There will probably be instructions in the box on how to install the cards, but just in case there aren't, you always have the Hardware Maintenance Manual  (see p.72 of pdf).

 

If you decide to source the cards from somewhere other than from Lenovo directly please ensure that the card is originally from Lenovo; otherwise it wont work due to the cards being whitelisted in BIOS.

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Re: What does " Integrated Mobile Broadband upgradable" mean?

Thanks Andy!

 

Looked at the installation instructions - what "tech" level do you think is required?

 

Plug-in USB dongle stsarting to look very attractive! :-)

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Re: What does " Integrated Mobile Broadband upgradable" mean?

what "tech" level do you think is required?

 

Very basic. The instructions are also in the X240 User Guide, chapter 6. That means the card is a Customer Replaceable Unit and that Lenovo recommends that customers install/replace the card on their own. All you need is a small Philps screwdriver.

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