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Mobile broadband or mobile dial-up?

Question: Mobile broadband or mobile dial-up?

A friend has a caravan in the sticks. Looking at Orange and Virgin, they say only 2G available, not 3G. Could she use 2G to connect to the internet for browsing and emails? Would she need a dial-up dongle?

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Answer: Mobile broadband or mobile dial-up?

Click on the Mobile Broadband Ad, to the right of this page - might present more options!

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Looks like none of the existing or announced (CES 2014) tablets support T-Mobile mobile broadband. Modems are locked to AT&T, etc.
Am I wrong? I'd like to get a Dell Venue 8 Pro, Toshiba Encore, Lenovo Thinkpad 8, ... with T-Mo mobile broadband. Will it be possible?

Answer:Is there even a single Windows 8.x tablet w/ T-Mobile-compatible mobile broadband?

Is using the Internet Sharing on your phone not an option? I would like to have a tablet with data built in, but it is too expensive for me. I have unlimited Internet Sharing through my phone for $30/month.

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Can someone confirm whether the Sierra Wireless HSDPA Network Adaptor is supplied locked or unlocked on the X60s? Just bought an X60s and was told the internal SIM slot is unlocked and would take any SIM card but for some reason it's taken an unhealthy dislike to my T-Mobile SIMs. When I load the ThinkVantage Access Communications Wireless Connection Staus window and click on the Mobile Broadbad tab, at the top above the Connection Status box I get the message "SIM card is locked...." When I load ThinkVantage Access Communications and press the Mobile Broadband button, I get the following message "The installed SIM card is not authorised for use with integrated Mobile Broadband adaptor in your computer." This latter message seems to suggest that Sierra Wireless HSDPA Network Adaptor is locked.

Answer:X60s - Is the built-in 3G mobile Mobile Broadband adaptor locked?

Go to ebay and buy unlocked mc8755 for lenovo. It is about $25 buy it now. I bought two, problem solve.

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I purchased a HP ENVY TouchSmart 14-k111nr Sleekbook that came with T-mobile Mobile Broadband for 2 years from the Microsoft Store two months ago. When I clicked 'Internet Access', there would be a 'Mobile Broadband' option for me to choose and select the T-mobile Mobile Broadband. Unfortunately, that has not been appearing since the last few days. I checked my hardware and it appears that there still is a 'Smart Card' but with no information regardin it. I also checked the HP Support Assistant and HP Utility Center but they had nothing. I have tried removing the card and placing it back again. The computer emits the sound that recognizes new hardware but no installater comes up Searching forums, I tried downloading the HP Connection Manager, but it failed to install when an error message ' NO WWAN' came up I also downloaded and reinstalled the latest Mobile Broadband Drivers but nothing happened. In fact, I suspect that it maybe the new updated drivers that caused my T-mobile SIM card to be disabled. I have tried calling HP support but they cannot help and demand payment for 'advanced tech support' when my Laptop is still under Warranty. I tried calling T-mobile, but they said that it was a problem that I needed to contact HP for. I contacted Microsoft that said I need to get in touch with T-mobile. The second call on HP, they told me to contact T-mobile, One big circle. TL;DR: I need the installer for my T-mobile SIM Card, mobile broadband... Read more

Answer:T-mobile Mobile Broadband doesn't even Appear

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Hi all,I have issues getting mobile (3/4g) broadband to work with my new T470 Thinkpad. In Ubuntu, the Fibocom Adapter is only detected as a generic MBIM adapter, and although Network Manager (and it's applet) display my network provider, the connection is not established, and the system process mbim-proxy is hanging at 100% CPU. This issue has been reported here (but seems to remain unsolved ?) : https://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-usb/msg158286.html Did anyone get this to work?Best whishes and thanks for any hints!

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I am moving into a serviced flat for 3 months. It has a wired in phone. No BT plugin. I have a modern HP laptop, a mobile phone and a dial up connection.Can I access the Internet and email with this equiptment. A friend says that I only need a connecting cable from my phone to my laptop's USB connection. Any help appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:Dial up via a mobile?

Your friend is right. Talk to your Service Provider or post back the make and model of your phone. It is quite expensive to use a mobile like this though. Are you sure that there`s no plug in telephone point?An alternative is to use a bluetooth connection to your phone - assuming your phone has bluetooth of course. A bluetooth USB device for your laptop would probably be cheaper than the cable at around £10-£15 and could be useful for other things without being restricted by a cable.

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I'm using the 950 XL on T-Mobile. I thought that if I put in my sim those apps would load but didn't. I can search the store and see the at&t ones, but nothing for T-Mobile. I'm in the US. Thanks for the help.

Answer:Is there a way to get the T-Mobile apps like MyT-Mobile and T-Mobile Tuesdays, etc on the 950 XL?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question I'm using the 950 XL on T-Mobile. I thought that if I put in my sim those apps would load but didn't. I can search the store and see the at&t ones, but nothing for T-Mobile. I'm in the US. Thanks for the help. have you contacted T-mobile for their input?
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In all the demos pictures I've seen they have moved the dial pad icon from the bottom left (8.1) to the top right (10). When I'm using one hand, it looks like it will be impossible to reach on my 640.
Is there an option to move it back to the bottom of the screen?
I'm talking about when you hit the phone icon to make a call.
Thanks

Answer:Windows 10 Mobile Dial Pad

I'm using a 640 on the Insider Preview. Running 10.0.10586.122.
Here is what it looks like. Everything is on the bottom. My hands are not large and I can easily reach the Dial Pad button with one hand.
There is no way to arrange the buttons that I know of.
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Hey, can anyone help. I need to configure a dell laptop (inspiron 9100) running XP home to dial up through a mobile phone. (Nokia) I have never done this and was looking for a few pointers. Any help appreciated.Cheers

Answer:Laptop dial up through mobile phone

you need a cable to connect you moby to your laptop....and software >http://www.softpedia.com/public/cat/10/19/10-19-95.shtml     its  abit expensive this project...have you thought of  adding a wireless card..there is a program embeded in windows called phone dialer...maybe you could use that ...with the cable connected to your laptop..

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All setup done properly, but I don't see any "Phone" application installed. Thank you!

Answer:How do you dial out from the Asus TF600TL (T-Mobile)?

the asus is a windows rt tablet, and not windows phone. to make a phone call from it, you'd have to use an app like skype or some such service. there is no native phone app.

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i have a sony ericcson t68i with bluetooth i was wondering if there is any way i can use my handset to connect my pc to the internet as i dont have a home phonelinewrite back with any information please to [email protected]

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Have set up a bluetooth-enabled laptop to communicate with a Nokia 6310i for someone so they can collect/send emails. This is currently done using a dial-up connection to a normal ISP so is painfully slow and no good for large attachments.Someone has said to the user they should think about using GPRS instead.What difference will this make - and more to the point how do you actually do it??

Answer:Mobile Phone/Laptop/Dial up/GPRS ??

The Mobile phone will be connected to the Always On GPRS which is like the internet connection which you have for your computer. The computer will have a connection to the mobile phone which has the internet connection and will use this to wirelessly connect to the internet.I'm not sure if this will be any quicker because GPRS is not very fast and it will also cost a lot because you get charged per Kb.Charence

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Question: Mobile Broadband

Ok, i decided to get mobile broadband on O2. Its a pay and go deal which offers up to 3GB. Just wondered how long i can get on MSN before my usage runs out say, 500MB. Thanks, but it does get expensive, and i need to know my spending. Thanks everyone.

Answer:Mobile Broadband

This click here might help you keep track.

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Question: Mobile broadband

I have an X1 Carbon Thinkpad: X1 Carbon (Type 20A7, 20A8) Laptop (ThinkPad) - Machine Type 20A8, Model 003YMZ It has a slot for a SIM card on the back, but I don't know how to get this to work. Simply popping a SIM in there does nothing! Does anyone know (a) if this model is actually configured for mobile broadband, and (b) if so, how to activate it? Many thanks!

Answer:Mobile broadband

HelloThere isn't wwan modem factory preinstalled in your laptop. WWAN antennas set and a sim card reader are there.

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Hi,I was wondering whether my R50 laptop can support mobile broadband. I have tried to insert a Three dongle but nothing happens. The laptop has recently had a major problem and the software has been returned to factory settings a number of times. So I don't know whether a driver is required and it has not been put back on or whether the laptop is just too old? Thanks Extin

Answer:R50 - mobile broadband?

hey extin,welcome to the forums.hard for me to say if a driver is needed or not. The unit of yours, is it running on XP on Win7 ?If it is on XP, a high chance you may need a driver. I would then suggest that you get in contact with the mobile broadband vendor and check with them.





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Question: mobile broadband

can my internet search history be tracked if i am using a mobile broadband dongle on a computer that is provided by an it company?

Answer:mobile broadband

Yes.

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Does anyone else use a mobile broadband stick that you just plug in to your USB port and away you go? I'm using one on the 3 network,its the second one I've had.And Does anyone know if companies such as AOL or BT plan to bring out versions as at the moment in the uk its only T-Mobile,3,Virgin,Vodafone and Orange who offer them,and usage is quite expensive typically ?10 1Gb,?15 3Gb and ?25 7Gb.I'm using 7Gb a month and I'm not downloading very much

o2 are are advertising it,but its just a 3G i-phone on pay as you go for ?350 i could buy a laptop for that!! At the moment Vodafone offer the fastest speed 7.2mbps the other all around 3mbps.

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Sorry if this is in the wrong forum.

I will be moving from the rented house I've been in for 21 months into a new house in the next couple of months. The house is a new-build and I will obviously not have broadband to start with - don't know if I'll have a phone line straightaway yet. I am trying to work out the best way to get online during this time.I am in the UK.

I went in to an O2 shop today and they were trying to sell me a dongle which cost £20 and then £2 a day, £7.50 for a week and £15 for a month. This would get over my immediate problem of geing broadband-lacking when I move but wasn't quite what I had in mind. I was thinking more of a dongle with x amount of Gbs (to be decided) which doesn't have clock running on it. So, after I've stopped needing it at the new house, I could take it out and about with me on my laptop whenever I wanted and when it ran out I'd top it up.

Does such a deal exist and, if so, what size in Gbs would be OK? We use aroung 10Gb per month on average but that's with the kids looking at YouTube, using iPlayer a bit so assume that just a bit of surfing would need less? Thanks for any help.
 

Answer:Mobile broadband Pay-as-you-go?

Hi,
I use '3' mobile broadband all over UK. £10 per month, 1gb which is plenty for an hour or so a day surfing plus emails.

I think in a new build you'll soon have utility providers beating a path to your door!!
 

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Question: Mobile broadband

I bought a Lenono Thinkpad Edge E530c and would like to use the internal 3G mobile connecting. I inserted my sim into the sim slot under the batery compartment but its not working.  It looks like the drivers are missing. When I start the Mobile connection app it give me "No Wireless Mobile Broadband device found." When I go look in the device manager I cant see any modems installed. So how do I make use of the 3G sim slot to connect to the internet? I also downloaded some bluetooth / modem drivers for my series but nothing seems to work. Please help. 

Answer:Mobile broadband

Hi,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
To activate WWAN in your Lenovo ThinkPad E530c, first you have to ensure that you have a WWAN card and WWAN antennas installed. WWAN upgradable models have the WWAN antennas installed from the factory these will be red and blue wires (the Wi-Fi are typically white, black and grey or just black and grey depending on model). If you have WWAN antennas installed from the factory, probably you need to purchase a compatible WWAN card and install it. If you have a WWAN card installed in your system, install Lenovo Mobile Broadband Activation which will guide you through the activation of mobile broadband.
 
Go to Lenovo Support site, enter MTM number of your device in quick path and get the system specifications. If you find any difficulties, please share the MTM of your device.
 
Hope this helps!
 
Best regards,
Mithun.





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Hi,sorry if i'm posting on wrong thread, im having major problems connecting to xbox live through my mobile dongle, my equipment is as follows, windows 7, 12g 3g mobile dongle, new xbox 360 with ethernet cable, right now i have taken as many steps as i can find to resolve this issue but am having no luck, i am unable to bridge connections for a start, i.e 3 connect to lan, can highlight both but drop dwn bar no longer shows the bridge connection icon, if i highlight on there own it does but msge comes up sayin i need two high speed cons to bridge. i have made my default conn shared and that doesnt work, been thru steps with tech guy from xbox he doesnt know either, can anyone pleeeease help.
 

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When I try to connect my laptop to the wireless network connection I created it is forever "waiting for network".

I want have an access point on my xp laptop for my ps3 to connect and after going through the tutorials multiple times, my laptop still won't send out a signal.

also I'm using a mobile broadband internet connection via usb to laptop.

xp sp3, intel(r)pro/wireless3954abg.

what could be the issue? and how to resolve please.

Answer:xp to ps3 ad hoc with mobile broadband

moving thread to the Networking forum for better results.

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I have two questions. Assuming you get the optional Att mobile broadband option on your x300Can the gps be used without activating a mobile broadband account?Can one just insert their sim card from their phone and have mobile broand band work on their computer?

Answer:GPS without Mobile broadband

Not all cards are supported and may need to be unlocked, see related threads on this.  May be easier to use a USB GPS device while not using your minutes.





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Question: mobile broadband

HiI'm having a problem with mobile broadband on our x200 laptops After a period of use the HSPA Mobile broadband becomes grayed out. On investigation it seems like the entire ericsson network adaptor has been removed as it has gone from device manager and it re detected . Reinstalling the driver makes no difference . The wireless and Lan connections are not afffected . On rebuilding the laptop the network adaptor returns so it does exsist on the laptop This is happening over multiple laptops . We have a locked down user profile so users would not be able to removed the hardware . Has anyone seen this before ?? Peter

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Question: Mobile broadband

Hi By default the Mobile broadband card in my X301 is turned off. Is it possible to turn in on by default when Windows start ups

Answer:Mobile broadband

It has to be mentioned as matter of disclaimer really since this forum is innundated with users who mistakenly believe they're x was GSM / CDMA equipped when they notice the SIM card slot under the battery. Most X's have the SIM slot but this seems standard regardless if the user configured or will have it installed. Assuming you spec'd your for the card and aren't being hopefully confused by spotting the slot....1. Check your BIOS setting to ensure the card is enabled2. check devmgmt.msc for the WiFi or "MobileBroadband" category since the category isn't standard and verify the card is properly installed and enabled / if it is then verify in the cards Advanced properties to ensure the OPERATING SYSTEM DOESN'T TURN OFF THE CARD TO SAVE POWER !!!! Still failing then contact tech support or reply with the rest of the story and whatever inordinary things you've done to this thing because the manufacturers and cellular providers along with Lenovo's group have worked extraordinarily hard to even COOPERATE IN DETERMINING CONFIGURATION AND RARE FOR  SO MANY THINGS TO COME TOGETHER SO WELL IN LAPTOP AS DO BROADBAND CARDS. The cards monthly subscription costs and cellular usage penalties has forced them to behave so cohesively when delivering the option since the type of person who buys a broadband card expects it to work and work out of the box. If you could take an official or even unofficial survey of what kind of hardware failure makes end users and prosum... Read more

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Question: mobile broadband

Hi all, i am a first time user to having a laptop, i want to get broadband for it and it to be pay as you go, what do you suggest. also someone told me a can connect it to my desktop broadband, how would i be able to do this if so it wouldn't be mobile would it?.

Answer:mobile broadband

Please don't post multiple threads on the same subject.

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Question: mobile broadband

I have a web'n and walk t-mobile pay as you go toggle which I hoped to use while away from home on my laptop. Does anybody now where I can purchase a booster that will into the toggle as it does have a gold connector for this. I have been online the the t-mobile shop but they don't stock it yet.If not is there any other way I can boost the signal I am getting one sometimes but it is not very strong. It is a USB Stick 110 thanks for looking

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Question: mobile broadband

Hi I am using vodafone mobile broadband while on holiday. I am able to receive emails but am having a problem sending them. There is no error message it just times out. I have rebooted laptop but am getting nowhere - had the same problem a few weeks ago - the email i was sending just sat in my outbox until I got home. Any suggestions appreciated

Answer:mobile broadband

The general rule is that you must send mail using the SMTP server of the ISP with which you are connected to the internet. At the moment, that means using Vodafone's SMTP server. Your email program will almost certainly be configured to use the SMTP server of your home broadband provider, which won't work with the Vodafone connection.

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Question: mobile broadband

I have purchased a ZTE MF112 dongle on the 3 network. This works fine but only in UK. Is it possible to fit another phone companies sim card to work in other countries? Or is it locked to 3 as some mobiles are?

Answer:mobile broadband

It will be locked to 3 in the same way as mobile phones.

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Question: Mobile Broadband

I have mobile broadband with 3. Today I tried to connect and did so successfully. However, when I check the connection to see my how my usage was going my 3 connection manager told me I was not connected?How can this be? I am connected to the internet via my USB 3 modem not wifi and am surfing the net.Can anyone help me understand this?

Answer:Mobile Broadband

When you install the 3 Mobile Broadband software, an entry is added in the Network Connections folder for a "Dial-up" connection. If you double click this, you will connect without having to use the Connection Manager, which may still show you as *NOT* connected, even though you are.Additionally, if the Mobile Broadband is set as your default connection and in "Control Panel > Internet Options > Connections" you have selected either...- Dial whenever a network connection is not present- Always dial my default connection...then as soon as you run a program that requires internet access (web browser, email etc), the Mobile Broadband will connect.

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Question: Mobile Broadband

In the ?Hardware Maintenance Manual? I download for ThinkPad® X230 is pointed out to ?Removing the SIM card?. I have also reviewed and I see that it has slot for SIM card.
Model: 23255CGSerial: xxxxxxx
I also put a SIM card in this slot, but I do not know how can I activate it? Should I install a driver to use GPRS? Apart from the Internet, can it be used for both Call and SMS? Is there any utility to do so?
 
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Answer:Mobile Broadband

If you didn't fit mobile broadband card yourself you havn't that card in your laptop from the factory. It's wwan ready only, i.e.has internal wwan antennas and sim card holder.If you'll decide to buy and insert wwan card you have not to download and launch application from Lenovo site "Mobile Broadband". It's for simless CDMA/EV-DO networks only.

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Question: Mobile Broadband

My friend and I have bought two Lenovo® ThinkPad® X230 laptops simultaneously. My laptop model is 23255CG and my friend?s laptop model is 65G. When the ?Access Connections? opens , my friend?s laptop has ?Mobile Broadband? option but mine doesn?t .As for the Hardware, my laptop also has a slot for the SIM Card and I put a SIM Card in this slot, but I do not know how can I activate it. How can I know, whether my laptop has a Mobile Broadband Modem or not? What should I do to set up this Modem?

Answer:Mobile Broadband

If you look in device manager under modems it should give you an idea of what WWAN card you and your friend has.

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Hi.I have a lenovo thinkpad x201t 2985-DMG which was delivered with win7-32.I have reinstalled it with win7-64bit. I have not yet got the touch to work. But more troublesome is the GOBI2000 mobile internet. I use Access Connections 5, and I set up a new location profile.When I press connect it takes a while then it says:'SIM card is not present. Insert the SIM and try again.'I have tried with two different SIM-cards which works in other machines. Do I need a driver for the SIMcard-reader or could mine be broken?

Answer:No mobile broadband.

You did try inserting them the right way? It happened to me once - I was inserting it wrong side first

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Question: mobile broadband

Hi all, i am a first time user to having a laptop, i want to get broadband for it and it to be pay as you go, what do you suggest. also someone told me a can connect it to my desktop broadband, how would i be able to do this if so it wouldn't be mobile would it?. i'm with virgin with my desktop computer.

Answer:mobile broadband

Hi and welcome to the forums.

I assume you live in the UK like me so I think I can help.

I use 3 mobile broadband which in my opinion is the best of the PAYG tariffs. You can buy a dongle which is the expensive bit or if you have an unlocked 3G phone which allows tethering you can use that if you know how to set it up.
You get 150MB of free data when you top up (minimum ?5 in store, ?10 online) plus it also works as a phone if you want it to.
This 150MB of data lasts 90 days or until you use it all up.
This means it works out you spend ?1.66 for 50MB of data every month, which if you have static broadband at your home should be enough. If you ever use more than this just top up more regularly.

For more info (and probably a much clearer explanation visit 3 - Pay As You Go - SIM Only - Free stuff - Free stuff with every top-up)

I don't know too much about Virgin medias mobile broadband but a good place to start would be here Mobile Broadband - Broadband - Virgin Media

Hope this helps, Oli.

EDIT: After reading your post more carefully, it sound like your do not have your Internet connection going into a Wireless router and then to your laptop and desktop.

This suggests to me that your Virgin Contract may be quite old as all new tariffs include a free Wireless router and setup, not to mention less to pay per month (I went down this road with BT, tripled my connection speed, got a load of free stuff and I now pay ?10 less per month.)
Have a look at http://allyours.virginme... Read more

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Question: Mobile Broadband

Hi,Slightly hijacking the thread...I too live in a rural area (Ewelme in Oxfordshire). Our problem is that the exchange is the other side of the Thames and the Council will not let BT place more cabling over the bridge or under the Thames - so some users have Broadband others do not (only at 1mbps).Mobile signal is atrocious indoors, can barely get a signal and 3G is non-existant. However, outside and a few yards down the drive 3G kicks in.Therefore my question is: Is it possible to get a High Gain aerial and have that connect to the 3G dongle to access a better signal inside the house? If so, does anyone know how, and which equipment is required?I work in Kent and really would like to be able to work from home occasionally to avoid the 200 mile round trip every day to the office.ThanksJ

Answer:Mobile Broadband

Don't think there is any way you are going to get it, until Gov makes a move on all UK being able to get BB. This they are wanting to do. And charge everybody for the extra installation. About £6 to £8 a year. One of the things they are doing is laying Fiber Optics in Sewer Pipes

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iam thinking of geting a netbook i would like a usb dongle for the net but which one is the best to go for

thank you

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Hello, I purchased a T400s in the UK which came with a Vodafone SIM inside it for mobile broadband. However, due to some error, this SIM never was activated and I can't use it. I'm wondering if I can purchase a mobile broadband SIM from T-Mobile (or indeed anyone else) and use it with integrated SIM component of the laptop - does anyone know if this would work just fine, or would any hardware or software modifications be required? (I have a clean install of Windows 7 on the laptop.) Thanks for any input, /vijayan

Answer:Mobile broadband SIM

Will work, if you will have SIm card with 3G activated. If you have model F3507g, then this is Erricson hardware and if you are not fun of Access Connections tool of Lenovo (i do not use this tool), then i can recommend you simple tool directly from Ericsson http://www.sonyericsson.com/cws/support/mobilebroadband/download/wirelessmanager/gc83?lc=en&cc=us





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I have just purchased a Lenovo T420s with the built in mobile broadbank option.  I don't seem to have received a sim with my package, is that normal?  Any suggestions as to the best place to pick one up?

Answer:Mobile Broadband Sim

Did you configure it with the Gobi 3000 card? If you did call Lenovo and they should send you out the missing SIM card. Hit Fn+F5 and check for the Wireless WAN option in there.

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I'm looking at setting up my laptop to use in the field.As a penny pinching hate waste type of person the best deals really do interest me.I have had the provider 3 suggested to me as the best deal on the market but am woried if there is a trade off here by way of coverage? ie. has 3 got a good country-wide network set up?Are there any other considerations I should be taking into account?Regards Gemma (pgj)

Answer:3 & mobile broadband

I would be interested in peoples observations as well.At present I'm on T-mobile web and walk with Blackberry 8800 (it is not 3G and has low modem speed) which works well when there is coverage. Occaisionally I have driven around chasing signal or at popular festival events due to increased phone traffic.Personally i would give 4 out of 5 for flexibility and coverage whilst with price of package only 3 out of 5Philip

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Question: 3 mobile broadband

Please help! I have 3 connect mobile broadband (dongle). I connected it ages ago and it installed and worked fine. Then I uninstalled it. Now when I put the dongle into the USB port, it won't auto install. It says that it cannot be installed properly. (it does, however, work on other computers). I phones 3 connect support and they were uselss. When I looked into device manager, and click on the icon (which has a ! on it) it says:
Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19).

It wont auto load and im getting pretty fed up. Please can anyone help. I am thinking I must have deleted some drivers, but when i select 'update driver' it says that my drivers are fully updated.

Please help!
 

Answer:3 mobile broadband

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Question: mobile broadband

I need mobile broadband for my laptop. As I am new to this I cannot find any info' from 3G suppliers. Do I just purchase one of their modems and use my existing IP or does the modem supplier (Vodo' 02, 3 ) supply an e-mail address. Who do I subscribe to, is it my IP, modem supplier or both.Any help?

Answer:mobile broadband

Thanks Beta.From that I presume I am just paying for air time as per my mobile phone to access my iP service.

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Question: Mobile broadband

My T430 has a blank sim card. Where do I purchase a sim card that will allow me to use Lenovo Mobile Broadband Service? What kind do I buy and what can I expect to pay?

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I bought Lenovo ThinkPad T 430, but the mobile broadband can't start. I had inserted the sim card and downloaded the  Ericsson H5321gw/C5621gw Mobile Broadband Driver  which I have installed but I cant find Mobile broadband manager compatible with windows 8 

Answer:T 430 MOBILE BROADBAND

Hi Swathu,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Are you sure that your model has been shipped with WWAN card from the factory?
 
If you have a WWAN card installed in your system, Lenovo Mobile Broadband Activation will guide you through the activation of mobile broadband. Also, install Think Vantage Access connections to handle various wireless profiles.
 
Hope this helps!
 
Best regards,
Mithun.





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Hi.I have an S12 - model 20021.There is a SIM card slot under the lid ...... but I think there is no GSM radio module.?! Anybody knows if there is a compatible GSM module ... which I can install inside ?Thanks.    













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Answer:S12 Mobile broadband

Hi and welcome there.. i heard not about the first time this question.. Al what i can say is the best compatible WWAN card is the SE F3507  ...and not all cards will work overall (different / newer Card-Firmware) even when you buy a Lenovo card (used by some thinkpads/S10 with 3G/S10-2 with 3G) 
second is more difficult have to disassemble your Ideapad ... you need to install a antenna in LCD frame (loose warranty)...
and the third barrier is under windows till now not correct working scenario (even with the actual drivers) ...
Hints for try out upgrading/opening S12  here in this part of forum ... same for tryout upgrading wwan card...
 
sincerely KalvinKlein
 

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Question: Mobile Broadband

Hi - We are a company which uses a laptop to connect to our secure centre and the internet. We currently use a Orange Mobile GC75 data card which connects to the Orange network and then we dial in to our services and the internet. Our systems are advancing greatly and the GC75 card doesnt give a quick enough connection (Is seems like dial up again) so i was wondering if there was a broadband connection that we could use?Another problem is that there isnt a very good Orange signal where we are so was wondering if there was a data card that could be used with a manx card?We are also looking at buying a new laptop so i can get the best possible to match the data card.I may have got myself in a muddle here but basically i just want a mobile broadband connection that can be used everywhere when on the move with the best signal possible to make it more stable. You help would be much appreciated!

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Hi, I've a Lenovo S10-3 to which I've fitted an Ericsson F3607GW wwan card for Lenovo notebooks FRU: 60Y3237.  I bought the card from Hong Kong via Ebay.  I downloaded driver 83W013WW.exe from the Lenovo site and it allows me to connect in areas of 3G coverage. Unfortunately we don't have full 3G coverage in Australia and in my home region there is only a GSM signal and the card will not connect to it, although my old usb plug in modem works fine!  According to the Ericsson data sheet the F3607GW has the full range of frequency bands avilable - so it should work! I see that other drivers and the Ericsson broadband Manager are available and would welcome help in what drivers/broadband managers to use.  I have read on other forums that some other modems require the region to be set to '3' to allow proper working in Australia. I would welcome advice on which drivers/manager etc to use to get the card working properly in Australia. If anyone has experience with the GPS capability of this card I would like to learn how it was done - that's the next step after getting the wireless broadband function to work! Looking forward to some good advice! Rogerf

Answer:Mobile Broadband on the s10-3, GPS?

hi rogerf.due to it was working before, i can say there's no compatible issue with the device and computer.you may need to contact ericsson or the mobile provider in aussie. still, there may be users here who has/had the same issue. you can wait for reply.

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OK, I asked a question before and got one response...but not answers.This should be simple.1. I have been using the mobile broadband on my T410 for 3 years. It worked fine.2. I did a major windows update.3. Mobile broadband has gone. There is nothing! COmputer says there is no sim card. (there is a sim card and I reinserted it)4. FN F5 bring up no mobile broadband.5. I am paying my $30/ month and have had nothing for past 4 months!!! its killing me. 6.  It worked once for 3 years. Now it does not work. I tried reinstaling the software and it gets almost rhrough and says "There is no mobile sim card installed in this computer"!! Ugggh!!!!7. Lenovo support is useless. Even tho I only annoyed them one time with a problem in 3 years of service contract, my contract ended a couple months ago....so no help there....I have spoken to a dozen people and none have a clue what to do. Surely someone out there has seen or heard about this? My computer cannot be convinced that mobile broadband should be allowed to work!!   HELP!  

Answer:Mobile Broadband....need help - its gone...!

I'm the person who responded before. Could anyone who has mobile broadband and who has kept all the various Microsoft and Lenovo updates current tell us that their WWAN is still working? It seems odd if Wombat and I both had a hardware failure at the same update time, but I suppose it could happen. PS My card is an Ericsson 3507

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Question: Mobile Broadband

I have 3 mobile Broadband. I have a monthly contract. Can I use it abroad, if so what do I do now?

Answer:Mobile Broadband

You would not be able to use your 3 mobile Broadband abroad as difference country uses difference system via their mobile network, you will also need an account with the local broadband supplier Mobile roaming calls worldwide is difference than mobile broadband Most International telephone companies have an agreement between themselves that will allow you to use your local mobile phone on there local network and charge you roaming fees from 80% - 175% above the normal cost some also charge you both ways, for receiving a call or a text message and when you make a call

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Question: mobile broadband

My t430 is supposed to have an integrated mobile broadband. I can not find how to activate and use it. Fn + F5 does not do anything. Please help.

Answer:mobile broadband

Fn+F5 doesn't show any mobile radios? Have you reinstalled the OS? What OS?

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For the last couple of days the phone will not dial a specific number. each time I dial the number it rings once and then I get a message to say the phone is busy which is not the case.

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I have a problem with Build 10512 on my Lumia 930. I switched to this bulid last weekend and did a reset by going to setting --> system --> about. Afterwards I didn't restore any data and started from scratch. Installed some apps and deleted some as well. Two days ago I got the message from my carrier, that I just used all my mobile data for this month. Due to the fact, that I was using WIFI during most of the time when I was using the phone I was very suppriesed. So I went to data sense and noticed that there was an entry "unistalled app" which had a high data usage. As I was looking at data sense during the day I just noticed, that the amount of data was growing.
Because I didn't know which apps this could be I did another reseted yesterday by doing the same steps mentioned above. This time I started from scratch again but didn't deleted any app. However today I again find the entry "uninstalled app" in data sense, which again is still unsing data (about 100 MB during the day, no WIFI). Has anybody an idea what this is and how I can stop this?

Answer:I uninstalled app mobile data usage Mobile Preview Build 10512 Lumia 930

I just noticed that too in my Data-sense. It has only used 116 Mb in about a week though, so I'm not too concerned about it yet.
Time to add some feedback :)

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Hello Everyone,
I am unable to install word mobile on my Lumia 640 XL LTE running on windows 10 mobile. I had actually installed this app (word) already but the had to change my memory card. After inserting my new memory card, i am able to re-install almost all of my apps except for WORD mobile.
I keep getting this error - Couldn't install. We'll try again later - The error code is 0x80073CF6. Please note, excel app was also throwing the same error but upon trying 3-4 times, it got installed. But, word is not installing at all - have tried installing at least a 100 times. Restarted by mobile at least 10-15 times.
I know a hard reset would solve this problem for me but I am not ready for that yet! Thanks!

Answer:Windows 10 mobile - Word mobile - Unable to Install - Error code is 0x80073CF6

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question Hello Everyone,
I am unable to install word mobile on my Lumia 640 XL LTE running on windows 10 mobile. I had actually installed this app (word) already but the had to change my memory card. After inserting my new memory card, i am able to re-install almost all of my apps except for WORD mobile.
I keep getting this error - Couldn't install. We'll try again later - The error code is 0x80073CF6. Please note, excel app was also throwing the same error but upon trying 3-4 times, it got installed. But, word is not installing at all - have tried installing at least a 100 times. Restarted by mobile at least 10-15 times.
I know a hard reset would solve this problem for me but I am not ready for that yet! Thanks! Change app destination in Storage to Device, then install. After success, you'll can move word to sd card via Settings -> Storage

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Since upgrading to Windows 10 Mobile my MMS settings don't work properly. I have an unlocked Lumia 830 running on T-Mobile. What are the necessary settings because all the ones I've tried don't seem to work. Please help. Both internet sharing and MMS dont work due to this.

Answer:Why dont MMS settings work in Windows 10 Mobile - Unlocked Lumia 830 on T-Mobile

Bump

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I was charging my mobile when this happened, all of a sudden i heard a loud sound and i when i rushed to my room i saw the charger blew up and the mobile was dead and the mobile dint turned on. I want to know if i can claim this under warranty and get a new mobile !

Answer:My Lumia 1020 charger blew up while charging the mobile and the mobile is dead now

Take it in or send it in and see what they say.

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Iam unable to locate songs recieved from another mobile into my mobile nokia lumia 525. :(
please help me out

Answer:Unable to locate songs recieved from another mobile into my mobile nokia lumia 525

The music files should be in the Music app (be sure to refresh) and if you plug in a USB cord and plug into a PC you'll find it in the Music folder. If you the Files program it will be in the same place.

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Please tell me can I update SW update through mobile data in build 10149

Answer:Software update above 100 Mb through mobile data in window mobile build 10149

Please read this article than you know.http://www.windowscentral.com/window...d-limits-store

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- My car does not have Bluetooth music streaming, so this is why I have to depend on the iPod because my car does have iPod integration (ugh)

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I bought a lumia 630 and im trying to use sun cellulars mobile internet and placed it as my default mobile data under sim 2. But when i turn mobile data on, status bar shows E and its so slow. Shouldnt it be H+ on d status bar? How can i make connection faster? Should i transfer it to sim1?

Answer:How do I get faster mobile network data using Sun Cellular mobile internet on my Lumia 630?

E means 2G. That could mean you don't have a strong 3G signal at your place.

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Error:unable to find a bootable option. press any key to shut down.
the above mentioned message is coming when i switch on the mobile. i went to the shop they are saying software problem. how to solve this issue. please suggest what to do to rectify this problem.

Answer:my mobile nokia lumia 635 has software problem. when i switch on the mobile it is showing

Windows phone recovery tool might help.

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The Windows Mobile 6.5 Developer Tool Kit has just been released for download from Microsoft Download center.
The Windows Mobile 6.5 Developer Tool Kit adds documentation, sample code, header and library files, emulator images and tools to Visual Studio that let you build applications for Windows Mobile 6.5. More>>

Answer:Build mobile application through Windows Mobile 6.5 Developer Tool Kit

Thanks for the information I am sure that it will be of interest to many. Love the information lay out on winspark by the way

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Well, my lumia 950 display was broken by simple drop from my job desk, also it's front camera damaged because of it (1st in my live that my phone broken simply because drop off), and it cost me about US$ 200.
the worst is that at customer service site, they required me to sign statement that Microsoft doesn't responsible if because of the service the phone become worsen (aww... it's my first time also to find such awful service site).
After the service, microsot accidentally attach some glue in my phone back cover that can't be removed. guess what microsoft tell me... they say it's out of their responsibility.
Awww...... i'm very disappointed, it's really really bad idea to be microsoft mobile fan and user

Answer:Microsoft mobile and it's services is the worst in my experience with mobile device

Not a question. Closed.

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Answer:How do I activate my mobile data on my Cherry Mobile Alpha Style?

Go to settings>cellular+sim>use mobile data

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hey all, first post so can i start by saying great forum. Have found loads of useful info on here, but this it the first time I couldnt find an answer.

My problem is this :

I have a ZTE MF627 modem with a mobile broadband sim from O2 in it. Everytime I insert the USB device and use the connection manager software to initiate the connection windows vista askes me to set a location for the network, and suffixes it with a number

eg set a location for the O2 (5) network :home, work , public.

The first time i connected it was simply o2 as this was the name of my network. The problem lies when I disconnect and reconnect. For some reason vista seems to recognize it as a NEW network as opposed to reconnecting to the old profile and again askes me to set a location and adds a number thus creating a new profile. Its simply an annoyance having to set my location each time, and periodically having to delete some network profiles, but I was wondering if anyone has a solution to this. Connecting in the same USB port seems to have no impact at all.

see here for a screenshot


any help greatfully received.

Doc

Answer:Mobile Broadband Issue

hi,
have you contacted o2 or visited their mobile technical support pages to see if there have been any other cases of this, or to see if there is an updated version of the connection manager that is compatable with your USB device.

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please someone can help me??Y am owner of a new T450 s with broadband internet (with sim card).Unfortunately is it not possibele to use it on the way because the Radio is off.I tried everything to turn the radio on but I did not found the way to manage that.Maybe there is a simpel solution for that but I do not know how to turn the radio on in the program for network and internetpaul

Answer:mobile broadband: Radio off

Do you have the actual 3G modem? The SIM slot is always there, even if you don't have a 3G modem.

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My wife and I have just started using the 3 Mobile broadband service with the dongle that plugs into a USB port and requires no other connection to latch onto a broadband connection. If we want to run this on more than one computer we are currently unplugging it from the one to plug it into another.Both computers have wireless. Do we need a router to allow both simultaneous access to the connection? If so is there a particular kind of router required? There is no RJ45 connector from the dongle.Thanks in advance for any help.

Answer:networking with 3 mobile broadband

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I have upgraded to Windows 8.1 on my X1 Carbon, and it does not detect mobile broadband - the "Networks" pane now shows only the switch for Airplane mode on/off and a list of available WiFi networks, where previously it showed a list of available networks (when outside my home  country) or "Macheen" when at home. Driver issue?  This is make or break for me, as mobile broadband is my lifeblood.Thanks

Answer:Windows 8.1 and mobile broadband

After updating my X1C to Windows 8.1 I can tell you that at least once I've seen the mobile broadband option with the Vodafone logo on the connections, but it is no longer listed. Even if I go to "Turn wireless devices on or off" it only shows the Wifi control, no bluetooth or mobile broadband. Will add this issue to my own thread of issues with the 8.1 update on my X1C...http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/Critical-problems-with-X1-Carbon-updated-to-Wi... 

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Hi when I open the 3 connect program a bar pops up and says:
an error occurred and the application will be closed!
(error : :class util::WilogEx |0| Wilog Exception. cannot find converter for version 2.8.0.\configMgr\AFileVersionHandler.cpp|AFileVersionHandler::Convert|144
class util::WilogEx|0|Wilog Exception. Unsupported file version.|.\ConfigMgr\AconfMgr.cpp|AConfMgr::ConvertFileVersion|1446
class util::WilogEx|0|Wilog Exception. Failed to read from file.|.\ConfigMgr\AconfMgr.cpp|AConfMgr::ReadFromFile|778
what can i do?
many thanks
Beans

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Being raised in the paleolithic, I am lost in a forest of wireless technology. I have tried reading up on this, but still confused.:confused I would like to get rid of my cable phone company and switch from dial-up. I would like to lose the landline altogether. As I understand it, I can buy something that will connect me to a cell phone network. All I want is a higher speed connection for my desktop, an older business machine. Will a dongle thingy for a cell phone network work for that as I don't want to use a cell phone. Just the computer and the thing that makes it possible. Is getting a card from a cell phone network and paying them monthly the only way to get this, or are there other options?
Thanks, Sheena
 

Answer:need some help understanding mobile broadband

You can't get higher speed than cable at least around me its 50Mbps, same as fiber. DSL is next in line with 6 - 15 Mbps. Then wireless from a cel company (called mobile broadband) then dial up comes in last place, I don"t know how that plays into you wanting "a higher speed connection".

Dumping your landline, you can get a smartphone that can double as a wireless access point. Most wireless companies are limiting their broadband usage. Sprint is still *unlimited*.

So you had a cable company phone service for dial up Internet access?
 

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On a T430s I have upgraded to Windows 10.  Unfortunately the mobile broadband driver (h5321gw) is not working.  I have downloaded and installed the latest driver which shows as installing and operating correctly but the system does not see the driver. Any help appreciated.

Answer:Mobile Broadband and Windows 10

HiCheck out modem firmware and upgrade that one in another laptop installed, not running win10:http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-x23...Or downgrade win10, upgrade modem fw, then upgrade to wi10 again.

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My friend has a compaq presario 2133ac laptop runnig xp home sp2. she has recently tried to install and use a huawei e1762 usb modem for 3g mobile broadband(blinkit, powered by optus). the thing won't save a default setup for apn(the default setting is static, but should be dynamic). I've changed this manually, but although it claims to have saved and set as default, it still goes back to static on restart. when I connect to the net, internet explorer starts searching, then I get the bsod. it cites BUGCODE_USB_DRIVER. the usb hub onboard is version 1, and the device is version 2.0. I'm stuck! Any ideas?
 

Answer:mobile broadband is a bytche

It would appear that this is an issue to do with the laptops outdated usb version 1 hub. the ladys bro' tried the modem on his desktop(version 2.0 hub, more RAM), and it worked no drama(still had to manually set the connection profile, though). got the mongrel working on the laptop, but very slowly. I'm thinking that only a RAM upgrade(currently 256MB - dismal!!!) & a new usb 2.0 hub on the cardbus will fix this. The modems manufacturer(Huawei) don't seem to have this model listed.
 

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hello people,i purchased mobile broadband yesterday, checked speed and it is poor!links:click hereclick herehow to make it faster?, of course i am gonna complain tomorrow, but this speed is killing me, it takes for ages to download,many thanks, nika

Answer:Slow 3 mobile broadband

The PC Advisor result is abysmal but the Speedtest.net result at 651kbps is not that different from the speed I often get for download. Upload though is very poor. (I'm also using the 3G network).Try click here - just now, this has given me 480kbps Download and 114kbps Upload.

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Please pardon my naivete, but I really have very vague ideas about these sticks in terms of after purchase cost(activation? monthly?) and amount of internet time and usage(how much surfing it allows? can I watch hour/s long videos? Several times a day? Everyday?

T Mobile ZTE MF691 Rocket 3G 4G Webconnect USB Laptop Stick Modem AirCard HSDPA | eBay

Above link is an example(of several)e-bay listings of device.(stick).

NetZero is for a short time offering a year-long cost-free 4GB stick for a cost of the device. That's it.

PS: I am fully aware this topic has nothing to do with W7...but I really do not know where to go for this.

Answer:Mobile Broadband device

With those Adaptors it all depends on the tarriff/carrier as to what you get.

Normally a top up of say $10 will give you about 1-2gb of usage. Thats not a great deal of data when it comes to streaming videos, but will five you hours and hours of surfing.

I use my phone as a hotspot when im out the house, and id say i watch about 1-2 hours of youtube and netflixs a day, in a month that adds up to about 20-30gb of usage as an idea of heavy video streaming. But luckily for me i get unlimited usage on my phone with a fair usage policy of 1000GB a month.

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hi, got the windows 10 update, and was having problems getting connected to the internet, so i uninstalled
my mobile broadband program, and now dont know how to run the program again, because all that happens
now is i get a notification in the action center, every time click on the icon it dissappears, before a message
would come up on windows 8 and you just clicked run program (mobile broadband). any help would be much appreciaited thanks.

Answer:mobile broadband and windows 10

Try running Windows Update. There should be a Get Started button. Or download the media creation tool at: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...d=ms_wol_win10

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Hi,

I've been using 3's mobile broadband for a few month now and everything's been fine...until I decided to try a different web browser to see if it was any quicker. I downloaded the Apple browser and it was ok but nothing too special so i uninstalled it. Since that day, when I click the 'connect' button on my broadband window, it's started coming up with the error -

'The web browser application associated with connection '3connect' failed to start. Please check your browser application settings.'

It works fine if you leave this message up and open up IE, but if you click 'ok' then it says that connection has failed do you want to retry...I'm confused. I can't for the life of me figure out where I'm supposed to change this. Can anyone help me please.
 

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Hi!I have previously successfully used my built in 3G modem in my T410, model 2537W6C with Win7 64bit. It's unclear why it has stopped working. I have not touched the SIM card. I don't recall messing with any drivers, broadband-related software, etc.  I have installed drivers "Qualcomm Gobi 2000 HS-USB Modem 9205", version 2.0.7.4 (2011-05-09). The Lenovo "Wireless Radio" app (<Fn>-<F5>) shows Wifi, bluetooth and mobile broadband adapter installed, but only the first two can be toggled on/off. The mobile broadband is stuck in "off". If I press the button to Power on Wireless WAN Radio, the mouse cursor turns into an hourglass, but the WWAN symbol does not turn green (i.e. it is not turned on). I have Ubuntu installed on the same system as Dual boot. Mobile broadband used to work in Ubuntu, but does not appear in the available networks any longer. Please advise what more troubleshooting I could do, and how I can get my Mobile Broadband adapter back to life. 

Answer:T410 mobile broadband

Helloo and welcomeAny chance the wwan card is captured by Linux' stand by mode while the system boots Windows? That might mean the card can't resume from one of the power mode.Thy to reset the BIOS/EC and laptop power circuits:unplug the power cable and battery, press the power button and hold it for 20...30 seconds. Enter the BIOS Setup, load and save default settings, check out the settings you prefer, save them. Boot laptop.These steps might help but not resove issue until you'll find the way how Linux interacts with modem.

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Hi guy Has anyone installed an EM7345 after purchasing there T450? http://www.amazon.com/Asunflower%C2%AE-EM7345-42Mbps-04X6014-Thinkpad/dp/B00YS1HTEM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UT...

Answer:T450 mobile broadband.

Hi The card should work, has p/ns required. But might need (or not need) some efforts to work, in dependency of factory default or presale settings.

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I installed the GOBI WAN card, it's recognized and functioning within Win7.  Activated at Verizon.  Problem is in trying to activate on x220.  When I try to connect, it asks if I want to activate.  When I click okay, it tells me that I need to install "Mobile Broadband Connection". Can anyone help me here?  What is this software?  Is it Lenovo - Verizon had no idea. Thanks!

Answer:Help with mobile broadband - x220

hey rustywillis,i believe the software you require will be this :http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS013487





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Greetings!  I purchased a Thinkpad X201 (running Windows 7 64-bit) withBluetooth   (Bluetooth w/ antenna),  Integrated WiFi wireless LAN adapters   (Intel Centrino Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250),  Integrated mobile broadband   (Integrated Mobile Broadband (Gobi 2000 3G with GPS) ), and  Selectable SIM   (SIM Card: USA ) and I selected Verizon Mobile Broadband.  However, the SMS option on the Tools tab of Access Connections is gryyed out and, per Access Connections Help, "If the laptop does not have sim card, SMS Message box will be greyed out and cannot be used."  Since my laptop is suppose to have a SIM card, I should have SMS functionality/access.  I inquired at Lenovo but did not obtain any help (Owen did not seem to know what was going on at all!).  Verizon wants me to download their VZAccess Manager for SMS.  However, since I have a SIM card and the SMS functionality of Access Connections, I should not need to do so.  Can anyone direct me to the information that I need so that the SMS Message Box will no longer be greyed out and I will be able to send text messages? I had searched for this topic on this forum and found a posting stating that SMS could be enabled by left-click the Mobile Broadband icon on the Tools tab.  However, when I left-click or right-click this icon, the only options are for (i) Account information and Activation and (ii) Data Usage. Any help that you ... Read more

Answer:SMS/SIM/Verizon Mobile Broadband

Can anyone provide any help with this?

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Hi. I have just bought an X121e which comes with "integrated mobile broadband" . I cannot set this up. The manual states that there is a button in Lenovo think vantage tools but none appears. I have tried using the Internet connections/access connections button but the access connections screen has the mobile broadband button greyed out. Tried downloading new drivers but they all refer to WAN broadband cards (which are not fitted to my machine).  Any ideas gratefully rec'd thanks.

Answer:x121e mobile broadband

hey ditton01,when you go to Device Manager and look at the integrated mobile broadband, was the brand attached to it ?anyway, try removing Access Connection and use Windows built-in connection wizard.





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Windows 10 Help says that I should have a Mobile connection link under Network and Internet, I don't. By luck I managed to connect my dongle because Windows saw it as a drive. I now need to be able to use the Mobile link in order to set my connection to metered so that I don't download updates and over-run my allowance. Because Windows now sees my mobile connection as an Ethernet connection I can't set it to metered. How do I tell Windows to offer me a metered connection (I've tried and failed to edit the registry, mainly because I'm too dim to know what I'm doing). From not being offered a mobile connection there are a whole series of other problems which can wait for another day.

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Hi, I recently bought a X120e notebook. I can see that it has a SIM card slot within. Also some drivers have been provided on the Lenovo support site for Gobi 2000/3000/Ericsson/Huwawei 3G modules. DOes this notebook come pre-fitted with one of these data cards ? Or do we have to buy one separately? Regards,Sandip













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Answer:x120 e mobile broadband

doesn't come prefitted unless you specifically bought a laptop that was shipped with WWAN card installed.

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I am thinking of buying a netbook and I would like to use it whilst I am in the Canaries to access the internet and use my email etc. I thought that my best bet was to buy a pay as you go dongle when I arrive in Tenerife and then use it there. Is this a sensible option? I am also unsure how payment would be made - is there some way of pre-loading it or is an account issued? Would this be done before I return home? Since I go to Tenerife more than once a year, could a pay as you go dongle be used say, every six months, or would I buy a new one each time I go on holiday? I currently use a 3G dongle for my broadband at home. Is it possible 3G could offer me anything useful?

Answer:Mobile Broadband in the Canaries

best advice is to purchase one when you get there otherwise you will be subject to roaming charges and the like.
any telecoms store should sell then for around a resonable amount and will work fine as most of them support the english language also,

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Just over 2 months ago I purchased a 12 GB pay as you go deal with 3. For less than £100 it is a great deal. I only use the facility at work and over the 2 months it has become invaluable. However, I am now having problems and finding it impossible to get internet access for more than the odd few minutes. Having talked to a few other 3 users it would seem they are having the exact same problem, after 2 months of using the service without problem it comes to a sudden and almost total stop. One purchased their 12 gig deal in early Dec 2008 the other at the end of Dec 2008 and me in early 2009. In each situation after 2 months and a few days we have all started to encounter problems. The icing on the cake here is that the first of the above to purchase believed they had used their 12 gig credit and so topped up by £10 and got perfect access again for a few weeks ? I add here that they had not used up their allocation and that in fact they had only used 1.5 gigs.Has anyone else heard of this problem? If it is 3 limiting people after a few months that is outrageous and surely must be illegal? If not it is certainly immoral and should be given a nationally huge publicity push. As I said this facility had become invaluable to me and I now feel like I have lost one of my arms now at work.

Answer:3 mobile broadband problem - is it a rip off?

and asked why this is happening?

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I recently signed up to an Orange mobile broadband contract with 3GB monthly allowance.The software comes with a window which includes Statistics. This gives daily, monthly and yearly usage since the date the contract started. However I am not 100% sure if this gives me the info I need to see how my monthly Orange allowance is going.I phoned Orange helpline and they couldn't tell me as perhaps I have not been uploaded to their system yet. As far as they are concerned I havn't used anything! She said I would get half a month for the first month since I started on 17th Jan. She suggested using Net Traffic Meter. I checked this out but found negative reviews and wasn't sure anyway if it would provide anything extra than what I already have with the Orange Mobile Partner.Anyone any thoughts?thanks!

Answer:mobile broadband monitoring

You could try NetMeter click here not the same as Net Traffic Meter, it's supposed to be pretty good, although I haven't used it in quite a while.

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Hi!I'm trying to use my built in 3G modem in my T420.I'm running the "Launch Lenovo Broadband COnnect" from "Lenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox".I'm located in Sweden but in the dropdown box for "Provider" there are none listed.I'm trying "Other" but it fails with a message that I need a proper SIM card.My provider is Telia and my SIM is inserted.What gives? Please advice. Best regards,Fredrik  













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Answer:T420 3G Mobile Broadband

Are you sure that your model got 3G? Some models are WWAN upgradable which means you have to buy and insert the 3G adapter. What is the model/type of your T420 (XXXX-YYY)?
 
Do you see the 3G adapter in device manager and no missing drivers?
 
-gan

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Hi Everyone ! I have Hp-ProBook 6440b, with windows 7 (64 Bit) installed. The issue is that mobile broadband driver is not working properly. I've installed latest drivers from hp, did almost everything, But it still isn't working. When i open Hp Connection Manager, on Mobile Broadband (WWAN) tab, it says "Disabled by device manager". And when i go to device manager, > Ports (COM & LPT) the driver "Hp un2420 HS-USB QDLoader (COM 4), it says the device is working properly. And when i go to "Network Adaptors there is no driver installed for my Mobile Broadband. Please help!!! I'm attaching images of HP Connection manager and deiver manager.

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I have just purchased the Huawei E 160 G USB Modem on the 3 mobile Broadband net work. My intention is to use this for short periods of surfing at work (I?m a Market Trader) in conjunction with my laptop which is running Vista Home basic. After a very short time of use I found out how easy it is to be caught out by automatic down loads ? namely Microsoft was about to use up 35mb of my price plan. I decided right away to switch off automatic updates and opted to be asked before such updates started - i.e. I can do that type of update at home for free on the house hold wireless system.This got me thinking whether there was other setting I could change on my lap top to reduce the rate at which my broadband time is eaten up. For instance can I reduce the amount of downloading there is on a standard net page so that I only get to see the text etc? Are there other automatic down load items I should consider or anything that will extend the life of my mobile surfing time per £ I pay?Kind Regards Paul

Answer:Mobile Broadband - More For Your Money

Don't surf in to youtube because it may start downloading straight away and some of the files are quite large!

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I have a dongle to use with laptop when away from home. I have connected to O2 Mobile Broadband and will purchase credit on daily, weekly or monthly basis when necessary. The dongle claims to be a memory stick and does work in that capacity on the laptop where the O2 Mobile Broadband is installed, but does is not recognised as an external drive in the desktop computer (which does not have the O2 mobile broadband software installed. Any ideas of why not?
 

Answer:O2 Mobile Broadband Dongle MF 100

If its like my wifes dongle then it has a micro sd card inside, to read those files in another machine you need to use a separate card reader.

You could try and install the o2 mobile software on the DT computer and access it there.
 

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hi all. My stepfather went and purchased an 18 month contract with three mobile internet but it has never worked since he purchased it.There is no signal when i use the 3 USB Modem panel and i have gone over all the settings from three's site and tried entering alternate APN's in settings but haven't had a connection yet.I've tried it at my own house where it claims a 4/5 signal strength but just gives an authentication / connection error when i try to connect [error 619][URL=click here][IMG]click here[/IMG][/URL][URL=click here][IMG]click here[/IMG][/URL][URL=click here][IMG]click here[/IMG][/URL][URL=click here][IMG]click here[/IMG][/URL]Will it be possible for me to return it to carphone warehouse where it was purchased on 5-sept-2008 due to lack of service.

Answer:cancelling 3 mobile broadband

Update, appears to be working tonight but connection intermittant.

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I recently bought a T520 type 4240, when I tried to use the mobile broadband by inserting the SIM card for 3G it doesn't detect it, even on the access connections it's grayed out I can't change anything, please help

Answer:T520 Mobile broadband

I could be that your T520 is WWAN upgradable which means that the WWAN adapter is not included. In that case you have to buy and insert the WWAN adapter.
 
Do you have the rest of the model/type (4240-XXX)?
 
If you look in device manager do you find any mobile broadband adapter or a device with missing driver?
 
-gan

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