04-03-2013 08:59 AM - last edited on 04-03-2013 09:14 AM by zoltanthegypsy
04-03-2013 12:36 PM
Can you please take a screenshot of Device Manager? This will allow the community to see what the hardware configuration of your machine is. Did your X1 Carbon come with a WWAN card installed so that it can connect to mobile networks? Also, when posting the screenshot of Device Manager, please have the tree for Network Adapters open so we can see all the network adapters in your machine.
Thanks in advance,
04-04-2013 05:25 AM - last edited on 04-04-2013 09:30 AM by zoltanthegypsy
04-04-2013 12:31 PM
Hi again, rickycrc
Looking at the network adapters visible in Device Manager, I am unable to see a WWAN card installed. The only wireless devices in your machine are Bluetooth and WiFi. It is possible that your system is "WWAN Upgradeable," which means that you would need to purchase and install a WWAN card to access a mobile network. A SIM card does not allow mobile network access by itself. A WWAN (Wireless Wide Area Network) card is needed to actually capture the mobile signal to use it.
Hope it helps,
04-04-2013 08:27 PM - edited 04-04-2013 08:27 PM
MODEL: X1 Carbon 3444-2JB
That model does not come with a WWAN card installed:
i5-3317U(2.6GHz), 4GB RAM, 128GB Solid State Drive, 14in 1600x900 LCD, Intel HD Graphics, 1Gb Ethernet, UltraNav, Secure Chip, 4c Li-Ion, Win7 Home Premium 64
04-05-2013 05:21 AM
That is indeed correct.
In this picture you can see where you should install the WWAN card I suppose (not sure, but it' the only open slot available): click here for the image
I'm not sure, but I think the Ericsson F3507G wwan card will work.
10-18-2014 08:46 AM
Did you make your X1 Carbon work?
I successfully made it work with any local GSM prepaid SIM, but did it with an odd solutions.
1. First, see if your model number has really a "Physical WWAN" inside (see articles posted earlier)
2. If it does, its probably an Ericcson 5321GW. If you don't you have to buy one (otherwise the SIM slot is only a dummy port)
3. Download the latest software update for the modem driver in #2, install and reboot
4. Google for VOdafone Connection Manager, its in German but the installation is english. Install it.
5. Insert any prepaid GSM SIM of your country into the SIM slot at the back.. Be ready to Google the APN settings of the carrier of your SIM.
6. DO NOT USE the Lenovo Mobile Access Manager, it only works in the US.
7. On the VOdafone app, create a new profile with your local APN setting.
8. The X1 Carbon will immediately connect to your provider.
VOILA you have internet , SMS send/receive using GSM SIM card! And its really fast if you use LTE sim.
Hope this works for you!