Sierra Wireless MC5720 Broadband Module
This is a Sierra Wireless WWAN Adapter that is installed in a Mini-PCI Express slot. It is also known in Lenovo literature as
Specific versions of this card may come pre-configured for a certain carrier (Verizon)
|Sierra Wireless MC5720 WWAN Adapter|
Not all ThinkPads listed below can have this option installed, check if yours is WWAN upgradable first. Also installing the wrong card type in a ThinkPad that never officially supported it may give a Error 1804 on boot and refuse to continue until the card is removed. As such it is best to check the HMM (Hardware Maintenance Manual) for your ThinkPad first.
- FRU PN 41W1177, 42T0863 (MC5720)
Should be automatically detected by NetworkManager with any recent Linux distribution (Fedora 12, Ubuntu 9.10) and allow for easy configuration.