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lapstud
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X220i WWAN upgradability

Hello,

 

I've recently bought a new X220i, off-the-shelf from a retailer.

At the time wasn't knowlegeable enough.

How can i find out if my piece is WWAN upgradable ?

 

A picture taken during keyboard replacement is attached.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Link to picture

 

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Re: X220i WWAN upgradability


@lapstud wrote:

 

How can i find out if my piece is WWAN upgradable ?

 



Let us know what the full MTM (machine type/model) identifier for you X220 is..... see http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-49QTT6 ... and someone should be able to help.

 

Cheers,

 

Bill 

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lapstud
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Re: X220i WWAN upgradability

4286-2AU

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Re: X220i WWAN upgradability

Should be upgradeable, according to the part number, you can also check the link below to be even more sure.

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/product-and-parts/partsLookup.page

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Re: X220i WWAN upgradability


 

lapstud wrote:

 

4286-2AU


OK, that's this configuration:

 

i3-2310M(2.1GHz), 4GB RAM, 320GB 7200rpm HD, 12.5in 1366x768 LCD, Intel HD Graphics, Intel 802.11bgn wireless, WWAN option, 1Gb Ethernet, UltraNav, Secure Chip, Camera, 6c Li-Ion, Win7 Pro 64

 

WWAN option means that you have the SIM reader and 3G antennas installed in the X220, so you just need to add a Lenovo WWAN card, and drivers, then you should be good to go with 3G WWAN.  As you are in the US, the ThinkPad GOBI 3000 Mobile Broadband card from Sierra Wireless (Lenovo part number 0A36185) is the one to go for.

 

Cheers,

 

Bill

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cswu
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Re: X220i WWAN upgradability

Hi,

 

I have the same modle of X220i (i3 version).

 

Yes, I have the sim reader, but I only found 2 anntena RF cable, one is black and another one is grey connected with Wifi card. But no blue and while WWAN cable.

 

Someone said to swap the WIFI cable to WWAN card but it affect the RF reciption of WIFI.

 

Can I share the Main WIFI cable to WWAN? or I need to install a complete set of WWAN cable/antenna? I know it need to disassembly the complete machine, the antenna located at LCD bezel. 

 

Any suggestion to me?  

 

Thanks.

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Re: X220i WWAN upgradability

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