Anyone added WWAN to a P870 chassis?

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  1. PsyberEMT

    PsyberEMT Notebook Enthusiast

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    Getting ready to order a P870KM from HIDEvolution and I'm wondering if anyone has ever added a WWAN card? As I recall there are now options for Sierra Wireless that are M.2 compliant. Would just need to find a place for the antennas to go (preferably behind the LCD for reception!). Would love to hear anyone whose done it on this chassis.
     
  2. KLF

    KLF NBR Super Modernator Super Moderator

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    (I'm too lazy to check) does the chassis have sim card reader already? I've seen piggyback readers that could be added over the mpcie cards but not for m.2 yet.

    My laptop has m.2 Huawei LTE card.
     
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    ssj92 Neutron Star

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    No sim slot as far as I know
     
  4. Prostar Computer

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    The models that do have it (I can't recall off hand whether the P870 does or does not), have it disabled somehow. I spoke with R & D about another model that had the slot, and was told it won't work (a customer tested and confirmed it around the same time).

    Why exactly, I'm not sure.
     
  5. PsyberEMT

    PsyberEMT Notebook Enthusiast

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    Helpful to know someone has tested before. Now that just makes my inner tinkerer want to make it work that much more just to prove a point lol.
     
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    Prostar Computer Company Representative

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    If you figure something out, do follow up! It seems superfluous to have it available yet not working.
     
  7. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    It could well be a BIOS switch that's hidden.
     
  8. TomJGX

    TomJGX I HATE BGA!

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    @Prema might have an idea?

    Sent from my LG-H850 using Tapatalk
     
  9. Prema

    Prema Little BIOS Mod

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    BIOS has support, but there is no native SIM card slot on P870xM series, so you would have to go another route to add it. Probably easier to get by with an external USB solution...
     
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  10. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    Or pairing your phone which is what a lot have people have moved to which is why sim slots are less popular.
     
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