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X301: Intel 5300 & WWAN Broadband Option Card

2009-08-26, 1:27 AM

I just got my X301, which came with an Intel 5300 wireless card, and I went to install the AT&T 3G BroadBand Option currently being sold in the accessory store. So, turns out, the 5300 card is a full-size mini PCI-Express card... So is the 3G card. Yet, as far as I can tell, I can only hook up one full-size card, and I guess the other slot is for a half-size card. This is behind the memory door. What's the best course of action I can take?

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Re: X301: Intel 5300 & WWAN Broadband Option Card

2009-08-26, 3:51 AM

Hi CryptoQuick, and welcome to the Lenovo User Community!

 

There's a full-size slot under the keyboard. That's where it belongs. There are some nice movies showing how to install it, and other parts. The half-size slot is for Turbo Memory or Wireless USB.

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Re: X301: Intel 5300 & WWAN Broadband Option Card

2009-08-27, 15:50 PM

Thanks a bunch for that link, man! For posterity's sake, you remove the keyboard, then unscrew the terminals, add the ericsson f3507 module, then screw them back in. I was also careful to add the two antennas, red and blue. The wires were held together with a piece of tape. I think it's kind of cool that Lenovo made this functionality so easy to add.

 

The one problem I'm having now is getting the service to work. I had AT&T activate the SIM, but Windows is having trouble recognizing it. I've tried a bunch of drivers, and the card now is available in network connections, however, it's not connecting to the wireless network. I'll have to do more research, I suppose.

 

This X301 is pretty **bleep** sweet!

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Re: X301: Intel 5300 & WWAN Broadband Option Card

2009-08-27, 15:57 PM

Glad you got that installed.

 

The AT&T support page describing how to connect using Vista or using XP may be useful to you. AT&T Connection Manager and Access Connections are not necessary to make a connection.

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