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      ThinkPad GOBI Mobile Broadband Wireless WAN (WWAN) Option - Overview

      ThinkPad GOBI Mobile Broadband Wireless WAN (WWAN) Option (0A36185)

      Features and specifications

      The ThinkPad GOBI Mobile Broadband Wireless WAN (WWAN) Option (0A36185) is a wireless WAN-ready option that provides a cost-efficient remote access solution for the following U.S.-only carriers: Verizon, AT&T and Sprint.

      Wireless WAN (WWAN) differs from a wireless LAN (WLAN) because it uses cellular network technologies such as WIMAX, CDMA, GSM, HSDPA, or 3G to transfer data(1). These cellular technologies are offered regionally, nationwide, and globally and are provided by a wireless service(2) provider, typically for a monthly usage fee.

      WWAN is a predictable, cost-efficient remote access solution. Instead of managing the setup, use, and payment of multiple connectivity solutions for your remote workers (remote office connectivity, hotel and airport Wi-Fi, and home office access), you can use a single, cost-effective solution with wide national coverage, consistent experience, simple setup, comprehensive support, and predictable cost.

      1. WAN cards: Requires separate agreement with select third-party service provider, and is subject to credit approval and applicable service agreement/terms, rate plan, and coverage maps of the provider. Service is available in select metropolitan markets, not available in all areas. Service provider, not Lenovo, is solely responsible for service. Lenovo customers may be contacted after purchase to activate service. A network connection, third-party software, or additional hardware may be required. Additional restrictions may apply.
      2. WWAN Service Providers: Requires separate agreement with select third party service provider, and is subject to credit approval and applicable service agreement/terms, rate plan and coverage maps of the provider. Service is available in select metropolitan markets, not available in all areas. Service provider, not Lenovo, is solely responsible for service. Lenovo customers may be contacted after purchase to activate service. A network connection, third-party software and/or additional hardware may be required. Additional restrictions may apply.

      Technical Information:

      UMTS/3G operates in the following frequency ranges:

      • Uplink (Mobile Broadband Module to base-station)
        • 850: 824 - 849 MHz
        • 1900: 1850 - 1910 MHz
        • 2100: 1920 - 1980 MHz
      • Downlink (Base-station to Mobile Broadband Module)
      • 850: 869 - 894 MHz
        • 1900: 1930 - 1990 MHz
        • 2100: 2110 - 2170 MHz
      • GSM/GPRS/EDGE data at 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, and 1900 MHz
        GSM Power Class:
        • MCS1-4 (GMSK): GSM850/900: Class 4/2W/33dBm GSM1800/1900: Class 1/1W/30dBm
        • MCS5-9 (8-PSK): GSM850/900: Class E2/0.5W/27dBm GSM1800/1900: Class E2/0.4W/26dBm
      • UMTS Power Class: Class 3 (23dBm)
        UMTS reference sensitivity
        • Band V(850): Nom <-110dBm, Max: <-104dBm
        • Band II(1900): Nom <-107dBm, Max: <-104.7dBm
        • Band I(2100): Nom <-109dBm, Max: <-104.7dBm

      Performance specifications:

      • Peak power consumption
      • Supported Voltage Range 3.0V - 3.6V (3.3V +/- 9%)
      • Nominal Operating Voltage 3.3V
      • Average Standby Current / Power (Radio off) <1mA
      • Average Idle Current / Power (Attached to network) <57mA
      • Data Transfer Peak Current / Peak Power <2.4W
      • UMTS: 384 kbps (Packet-Switched)/64 kbps (Circuit-Switched) DL; 384 kbps (Packet- Switched)/64 kbps (Circuit-Switched) UL
      • GSM: 14.4 kbps UL/DL GPRS: 85.6 kbps DL; 42.8 kbps UL
      • EDGE: 247.4 kbps DL; 123.70 kbps UL
      • 3G: 7.2 Mbps DL; 2.0 Mbps UL

      Physical specifications:

      • Approximate height: 4.25 mm (0.1675 in)
      • Approximate width: 30 mm (1.18 in)
      • Approximate depth: 50.95 mm (2.0 in)
      • Approximate weight: 0.012 kg (0.026 lb)

       

      Drivers Operating System Version
       Release Date
      Lenovo Mobile Broadband Activation  (22.9 MB)
      ReadMe (9.18 KB)

      Windows 7
      4.4.1017 29 Nov 2013

       

      Manuals  Version
       Release Date
      Setup Poster for ThinkPad Gobi Mobile Broadband Wireless WAN (X220, X220i, X220 Tablet, X220i Tablet, X230, X230 Tablet) (0.6 MB)


      June 2012 17 June 2012
      Setup Poster for ThinkPad Gobi Mobile Broadband Wireless WAN (L420, L421, L520, T420s, T420si, T430s, T430si) (0.5 MB)


      June 2012 17 June 2012
      Setup Poster for ThinkPad Gobi Mobile Broadband Wireless WAN (X1, X121e) (0.5 MB)


      June 2012 17 June 2012
      Setup Poster for ThinkPad Gobi Mobile Broadband Wireless WAN (T420, T420i, T430, T430i, T520, T520i, T530, T530i, W520, W530) (0.8 MB)


      June 2012 17 June 2012
      Safety and Warranty Information (3.2 MB)


      Nov 2014 1 Dec 2014
      User Guide (English)  (0.3 MB)


      June 2012 19 June 2012

       

      Warranty

      1 year – Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU)

      • Announce date: 12 Apr 2011 (country list)
      • Availability date: 15 Apr 2011 (country list)
      • Effective withdrawal date: 30 July 2014 (US)

       

      Hardware compatibility
      Description
      Machine - Models
      ThinkPad T420i, T420s, T420si, T430, T430i, T430s, T430si, T520, T520i, T530, T530i
      All
      ThinkPad X131e, X121e, X130e, X220, X220 Tablet, X230, X230 Tablet,
      All
      ThinkPad L420/L421, L430, L520, L530, All
      ThinkPad W530, W520 All

       

      Software requirements
      • Microsoft Windows XP
      • Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit)
      • Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)

       

      Packaging
      • ThinkPad GOBI Mobile Broadband Option (Sierra Wireless MC8355)
      • Setup posters
      • Warranty poster
      • Software CD

       

      Agency approvals
      • CE
      • 3GPP
      • CDG
      • FCC
      • R&TTE
      • IS
      • PTCRB
      • GCF

       

      Additional product information
      Service parts - Parts listing for your product
      Lenovo Mobile Broadband Activation - Application for WWAN cards
      Wireless - Reference - A list of other Wireless accessories

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      • Last Updated :16 Dec 2014
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