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ac427
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X1 Carbon Mk.2 WWAN an option ?

I have purchased an X1 Carbon Mk.2.

 

In the build list, the WWAN section lists:

 

"MBL BB upgradable, future use"

 

Does this mean i need an FRU is required to activate / enable the modem before i can use ?

idanan
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Message 2 of 13

Re: X1 Carbon Mk.2 WWAN an option ?

Yes, there is an option. Unfortunately, you have to order the part now since it was not available when you ordered.

 

The same happed to me in January and I actually did not know what this meant. I got my X1 Gen 2 in January and until March (IIRC), the ordering page said "MBL BB upgradable, future use".

 

Then, one day, a Gobi 5000 option appeared there. That's when I knew there was a part missing. So, I called Lenovo and they transferred me to IBM which got me an unlocked Sierra Wireless AirPrime EM7355 for $780 which works here in Canada.

 

If you do not mind a locked version and are in the USA, it is much cheaper and you can order it right here from Lenovo for $199.

ac427
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Re: X1 Carbon Mk.2 WWAN an option ?

Thanks for your reply. I am in th UK. The spec on the GB.website.

 

The Sierra Wireless 7345 – Ericsson HSPA+(N5321)  is listed as the standard option.

 

I found the options list a while ago and it lists all these below!

 

03X6601 2 Lenovo mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter
04W3800 2 Foxconn 20792S NFC module without antenna
04W3842 2 Ericsson N5321 HSPA+ 21Mbps M.2 WWAN Support Win8.1
04W3844 2 Intel Wilkins Peak 2 7260 2*2 11ac+BT4.0 M.2 Card Indonesia SKU
04W3845 2 Intel Wilkins Peak 2 7260 2*2 11agn+BT4.0 M.2 Card Indonesia SKU
04X5599 2 RJ45 Subcard
04X5600 2 Audio Subcard
04X6007 2 Intel Wilkins Peak 2 7260 2*2 11ac+BT4.0 M.2 Card Wake# Issue Fix SKU
04X6008 2 Intel Wilkins Peak 2 7260 2*2 11agn+BT4.0 M.2 Card Wake# Issue Fix SKU
04X6009 2 Intel Wilkins Peak 2 7260BN 2*2 11bgn+BT4.0 M.2 Card Wake# Issue Fix SKU
04X6014 2 Sierra EM7345 LTE/HSPA+ 42Mbps M.2 Card
04X6038 2 Sierra Gobi5000 EM7355 LTE/EVDO/HSPA+ 42Mbps M.2 Card 3FF SIM sku
04X6436 2 FPR Card ASM

idanan
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Re: X1 Carbon Mk.2 WWAN an option ?

Great. Those look like they could work:

 

04X6014 2 Sierra EM7345 LTE/HSPA+ 42Mbps M.2 Card
04X6038 2 Sierra Gobi5000 EM7355 LTE/EVDO/HSPA+ 42Mbps M.2 Card 3FF SIM sku

 

The second one has a SIM so it is specific to a carrier, only I don't know which.

 

Now that you have the parts, I would just call Lenovo. They are quite helpful!

 

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Message 5 of 13

Re: X1 Carbon Mk.2 WWAN an option ?

ac427,

n5321 is 3g card only, doesn't support LTE.

idanan,

em7355 isn't locked for specific carrier. It supports AT&T, Verizon, Sprint networks. More details are below:
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/X1-carbon-Verizon-support-Or-Verizon-wwan/m-p/...

No needs to purchase it with SIM SKU.

Also, em7345 is for the European networks basically



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idanan
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Re: X1 Carbon Mk.2 WWAN an option ?

@x220forme

 

That is not what I was told by Lenovo tech support. Maybe the situation changed but the post you pointed to

pre-dates my talking to Lenovo. They told me to order the part from IBM to have an unlocked version.

 

Now that I found the original conversation with them, the FRU number I was told to order is 04W3801

 

- Itai

 

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Message 7 of 13

Re: X1 Carbon Mk.2 WWAN an option ?

idanan,

04W3801, Sierra Gobi5000 LTE/EVDO/HSPA+ 42Mbps NGFF Card.

I don't understand what are the difficulties tech support met with. The choice (em7345 vs em7355) depends of the carrier and frequency bands he works in.



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xello84
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Message 8 of 13

Re: X1 Carbon Mk.2 WWAN an option ?

Does anyone know if the 7355 will work in the UK? Until I read this thread I was going on information that these cards are not 'locked' and as long as you have one that is on the bios whitelist you just need a sim card from your provider and you are good to go.

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Message 9 of 13

Re: X1 Carbon Mk.2 WWAN an option ?

xello84,

"locked" statement in the post #5 above means em7355 card has hardware configuration and filters that allow to work in the specific frequency bands and networks standarts. So, em7355 supports European HSPA+, GSM/GPRS/EDGE networks, but not LTE ones in the UK at least.



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xello84
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Message 10 of 13

Re: X1 Carbon Mk.2 WWAN an option ?

So the 7345 is really the only 4g option for me ? That's a shame I was looking at some 7355s that I could pick up a lot cheaper than the full retail price.

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