08-31-2009 02:03 AM
But I could not find any way to use the sim card and I have contacted HP and they told me the necessary hardware is not in the pc.
Inside the PC there should be a card to get this working.
I need an part number for this device so I can buy it. Does anyon now what it is
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08-31-2009 05:03 PM
08-31-2009 11:40 PM
Forget the above, today's notebooks do have
the option to add simcards.
(wheter behind the battery, or below the
keyboard you will find a simcard holder)
Best you do is go to y're vendor and ask
him/her to explain how to use it.
09-01-2009 01:09 AM
The way sim card works similar to mobile/cell phone and normally locked to a specific carrier. Check where you bought the machine or check your SIM card - you may need some sorts of "driver" to unlock it.
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09-01-2009 02:07 AM
09-01-2009 03:05 AM
HP un2400 EV-DO/HSDPA Mobile Broadband Module (FN556AA)
09-03-2009 09:49 AM
The un2400 is just fine and will cost you about 70 - 150 USD as a used part on eBay (that's how I got mine). It is manufactured by Qualcomm and the same chipset is used on other recent laptops of other manufacturers (Dell, Lenovo, etc.).
HP un2400 = Qualcomm Gobi 1000
a) will work in almost any mobile network worldwide
b) is integrated, no extra gadget, doesn't block USB ports
c) GPS chip integrated
a) EliteBooks will ONLY work with THIS modem
b) drivers for WinXP and Vista only, some unofficial solutions for Win7 already on the internet (google it), GNU/Linux = ????
c) power consumption = 2500mA when active
d) firmware needs to be loaded prior to its use (HP Connection Manager does that)
e) GPS can not be used by end-user unless you have a contract with absolute.com & Co. - only used for tracking the device when stolen
The cheaper alternative could be to use an external USB-based UMTS modem which may sell for quite less and is also supported by other OS.