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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:40 am 
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Hi, i have a CF-31ACAA... with a SIM slot under the HDMI. I recently pulled out a WWAN mini PCI card from a Sony Vaio Pocket with 3G never used, and the Toughbook is not recognizing it. I read somewhere that the WWAN card need a BIOS update ant to be unlocked in the BIOS, is this true? There is not sign of the WWAN card in the BIOS whatsoever.

I attach a photo of the card and the BIOS version of my CF-31

I only have Debian installed, can i install BIOS updates in Linux? or do i have to use Windows?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:11 pm 
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I have yet to get my hands on a CF-31, but you would probably have to activate it with the Optional Kit Configuration section in the BIOS. Someone here will likely chime in on this one.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:59 pm 
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First of all it's a Gobi 1000. >>> means no GPS even if it shows up or is advertised as such.

See if you can find a Panasonic card for Gobi 2000.

When buying used Gobi2000 look for a T written in permanent marker ink on the card. Several shops write the T on there when stripping components from Toughbooks.

You will save a lot of time and avoid failure by using Panasonic card.

If you want to try it anyway the optional kit password is toughkit.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:58 pm 
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I dont see any "Optional Kit", is it in the BIOS? Do i have to update the BIOS on mine?


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