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Master Geek


#53222 9-Dec-2009 11:09
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Hi,

I have just upgraded my netbook from XP to Windows 7. The netbook has a datacard installed with an XT SIM and with XP I used the Dell Connection Manager to establish the connection.

Windows 7 seems to support mobile broadband connections natively and I am notified by an icon in the tray that the network Telecom NZ has been detected, but when I click 'Connect' it fails to connect.

I swapped out the XT SIM with a vodafone SIM and Vodafone network was detected and it connected when I clicked 'Connect' and I was able to browse the web (seemed to automatically pick the right APN as I didn't have to enter it).

Has anyone else got this working with XT? Is it possibly a 3G issue? As the Vodafone connection was maybe not 3G (I live out in he country and I don't think there is a 3G tower near by?).

I haven't been able to find a version of the Dell Connection Manager software for W7 so hopefully I can get this working without it.

Cheers


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Uber Geek


  #280648 9-Dec-2009 11:15
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You could try the Dell Connection Manager for Vista and if it doesn't install nicely just install it under Vista compatability mode... Also, what model is your net-book?



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Master Geek


  #280652 9-Dec-2009 11:23
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It's a Mini 10. Yeah I'll try that, but letting Windows manage the connection is much nicer solution than running another application.

 
 
 
 


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  #280696 9-Dec-2009 11:51
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Also, you could see if there is a newer driver available that 7 didn't download automatically. Or perhaps roll back the driver to an older version to see what happens.

There are Windows 7 Drivers listed here.

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