FZ-G1 WWAN card issues

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  1. SAVi (nick)

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    Hello yall, I am new to posting here but I have read many of your threads on tough books before. you all seem to be in the know.

    I am having an issue with an FZ-G1 MK2 (M/N: FZ-G1FA3JXBM)

    It was bought used from ebay, came with win10 installed.

    The plan was to upgrade this one with an em7355 when it arrived.

    We also purchased 3x Em7355 from ebay. Two of them appear to be generic and one dell, no idea if the firmware has been corrected or changed, because of the main problem:

    The FZ will not show anything connected with any one of the three cards, at least not in a way that i have been able to find yet. Spent the last day and a half trying to figure it out to no avail. Been getting desperate and getting into CMD trying to find things that windows may have missed, still nothing.

    The device does not show up in device manager and I have not been able to get anything to show me in windows that the card is even connected.

    Any ideas? Any way to know if this device is bad, or if the cards are? Have I made a mistake in the compatibility of these devices? Am i just a big dumb idiot? xD

    Hopefully a quick solution, I would like to deploy these fairly quickly. Thank you for any and all input.

    I have also had some issues with drivers. I have so many versions in my download folder.. and probably some malware too. any recommendations as to where to go for those?

    Thanks,

    Nick
     
  2. Shawn

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    Did you change the optional config setting in the BIOS?
     
  3. SAVi (nick)

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    no, it seems not. I thought i had but it was the wlan, not wwan. Good one. I had not seen the correct config of this before. made me look again. The optional kit configuration is password locked. am i screwed now? lol

    Thanks for taking the time to reply Shawn.
     
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    I have looked on the forum more and it seems discussing this is difficult with the rules, as well as the fact that people have stated certain things will not work in the past. Thanks for the help. Does anyone know what the service center's running rate is for a repair?
     
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    The Optional Wireless Configuration password is "Toughkit." This is a well known password and has been discussed here before. It is the same password for every Toughbook. This NOT like discussing a BIOS password. Heck... Even Panasonic will tell you the Optional Wireless Config password! I think they assign it a password so you don't inadvertently make changes to your WWAN.

    Also... Toughbooks are VERY picky about what cards it accepts. I am not familiar with your model but you may end up needing a card that came out of a Toughbook or one someone else here has found out works. I am sure someone will chime in...

    Edit: And BTW... Welcome to the forum! ;)
     
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    OMG! thank you guys so much. this legitimately made my day.

    I just got into the config and set the ID as 13, for the em7355. Tested it and it loads the youtube main page fine on cell data. I cant believe it worked, after all that time i spent melting my brain over it.

    Says something to the power of human connection, no?

    I came here as a last resort but my efforts were awarded in spades, so than you guys so much. I hope I will be back here again soon, but not with a (seemingly) huge problem like this, lol.

    Thanks for fixing my big dumb idiot mistake!
    :vbcool::vbthumbsup:

    -Nick
     
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    Happy to help.

    Which card worked? From a Dell or something else?
     
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    Glad you are up and running! Make sure you check back with us from time to time.
     
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    The generic 7355. Does not have lenovo or dell markings on it. majority of the sticker is blank. I am going to test the dell in a moment
    will tell you how it goes, if it's flashed or not. We bought all 3 from ebay seller. two were generic and one was a dell model DW5808e
     
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    thanks! Also, i would like to add that the password was "toughkit", not as in your reply but close. All lowercase and no period. thanks again.
     
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