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Topic # 6059 21-Dec-2005 19:29
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Has anyone experienced trouble with Sierra Wireless aircard 580 with older laptops with win 2000 or 98.

I have client asking me to fix his but i think it could be the that the PCMCIA slot is not Cardbus 2 compliant which according to sierra wireless means the card wont work.

Anyone got any ideas ??





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  Reply # 25122 21-Dec-2005 20:27
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What OS is it 98 or 2000? What exactly isn't working and what brand laptop is it? Also have you run the latest upgrade for the card from the Sierra Wireless Website? Also have you gone through the trouble shooting wizard on the website?

http://www.sierrawireless.com/SupportDownload/ac580_Telecom.asp

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  Reply # 25123 21-Dec-2005 20:29
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Sorry I after re-reading i see its a Toshiba :-) What Model?

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Reply # 25137 22-Dec-2005 08:39
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Sorry you will not be able to get the AirCard to work unless you have Cardbus. Another option is the Gtran GPC6210 EVDO card which is sold by Advanced Portable Technologies in Wellington. This card is PCMCIA.

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  Reply # 25154 22-Dec-2005 10:07
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HI LAPTOP IS

Toshiba T 1800 purchased in Nov 2001 running W2000 service pack 4, Nortons 2003 a Celeron 800 processor and 384 mg RAM







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  Reply # 25169 22-Dec-2005 11:55
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From memory the 1800 is CardBus, however if you're having problems, the GTran card should have no issues. The GPC-6210 will work on Win98, ME, 2K, XP using either the PCMCIA or USB interface.

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  Reply # 25171 22-Dec-2005 12:01
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Thank for your help JPwise

I will attempt to reset to this avo and go from there we 6210 - thats my preferred card any way but at the time this custy got the Aircard





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  Reply # 25222 22-Dec-2005 22:52
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The SW Card running firmware pre the 3.04 upgrade were known to have issues with some Toshiba laptops, make sure that the card has the latest firmware running on it.



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  Reply # 25230 23-Dec-2005 08:59
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I have loaded last version and but no go - The issues are related to the software not seeing the card - the Sierra wireless 580 control port driver will not load properly so the watcher software wont see it.

Very frustrating - I can't spend anymore time for free on it. Will get them a 6210!





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