Qualcomm Gobi 2000

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Qualcomm Gobi 2000

This is a Qualcomm WWAN Adapter that is installed in a Mini-PCI Express slot

NOTE!
Specific versions of this card may come pre-configured for a certain carrier (AT&T or Verizon)

Features

  • Chipset: Qualcomm Gobi 2000
  • USB ID: 05c6:9204 (loader)
  • USB ID: 05c6:9205 (modem)
  • EV-DO Rev. A,
  • GPRS/WCDMA/HSPA
  • GPS
Qualcomm Gobi 2000 WWAN Adapter

Lenovo Partnumbers

  • ThinkPad AT&T® Gobi 2000 Broadband Option 78Y1398
  • ThinkPad Gobi 2000 Broadband Option 78Y1399

Firmware

The firmware for this device is not publicly downloadable and currently must be obtained from a windows installation. The firmware consists of 3 parts:

  • amss.mbn (firmware stage 1)
  • apps.mbn (firmware stage 2)
  • UQCN.mbn (formware stage 3) - includes configuration including SIM lock)

MD5 SUM of known firmware files:

  • 84d002b0ef003cde6c95826bfbf067fe /lib/firmware/gobi/amss.mbn (STAGE 1 tested with UK T510)
  • d7496085f1af3d1bfdf0fa60c3222766 /lib/firmware/gobi/apps.mbn (STAGE 2 tested with UK T510)
  • 1aa5727b034dd1f371a3412d5800c1a3 /lib/firmware/gobi/UQCN.mbn (STAGE 3, UMTS unlocked, tested with UK T510)

Firmware loader

The firmware for this device must be loaded prior to using the device. The firmware loading interface is exposed over USB as id 05c6:9204 which can be accessed as a character (TTYUSB) device under Linux using the qcserial driver (modified to include correct USB IDs). The firmware can be loaded using the gobi_loader application.

Modem

After firmware is loaded, the modem is exposed over USB as id 05c6:9205 which can be accessed as a character (TTYUSB) device under Linux using the qcserial (modified to include correct USB IDs). Normal dial-up software can be used to create a 3G connection.

Links

ThinkPads this device may be found in

AT&T service contract required

Verizon service contract required

Gobi 2000 WWAN upgradable

NOTE!
not every ThinkPad listed here can actually be upgraded