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# 18477 11-Jan-2008 18:11
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i have just picked up a vodem to run on the laptop , telecoms outage last night was the final straw.

Vodem works fine but I would like to put the sim into the laptop and do away with the vodem . does anyone know where I can start looking for info on how to set this up or drivers I need to get it going . There is a dell mobile broadband card utility loaded on teh laptop but looks to be preset for ausa card .



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  # 106198 22-Jan-2008 22:07
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Yup. This can be a little tricky. You need a specific version of the Mobile Connect software (I used version 8.03.0017.0 with my HP 6400 laptop & you can download from HP) and I also needed HP Wirless WAN (WWAN) drivers to enable/disable my wireless functions from software (version The WWAN package allows me to selectively activate Bluetooth, WiFi or my HSDPA internal card, rather than use the standard external wireless button available on most machines.  If you get either of these wrong, the VMC software cannot discover the integrated HSDPA card.

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# 106204 22-Jan-2008 22:40
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And that's if the internal HSDPA adapter is not SIM locked to a specific operator - we can't even check the D620 specifications because the product is discontinued now - but you can download drivers for both CDMA and HSDPA for a variety of operators (including Vodafone) from th Dell D620 drivers page.


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  # 108443 4-Feb-2008 11:46
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I have a Dell D620. It has the SIM slot under the battery but the ones sold in NZ do nto have teh mini-PCI 3G card installed. i spent some time trying to locate one at a reasonable price and ended up with the Vodem instead.

The card is a Novatel (EU870??) that is virtually the same as the Vodafone PCMCIA 3G card. You need to dissect the laptop to install  it.

I am running the Vodafone Mobile Connect client for Linux with the Vodem and have fewer problems (by far) than when I ran the VMC client for XP on the same laptop about a year ago with the Vodafone PCMCIA card.


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