Cell modem for Telus

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  1. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    I converted those into images so they could be saved in this thread.

    Aircard bands - Module freqs_1 crop.jpg Aircard bands - sierra wireless AT_1 crop.jpg
     
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    As @canuckcam said in other works the card you need has to be out of a Toughbook or it will not work. Do you have the link to the auction you bought it from ?
     
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    kode-niner Notebook Consultant

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    Or is has to be not locked to any manufacturer. Expect these things to happen when you experiment with WWAN modules from random sneezebay sellers.

    I had trouble with the MC7455 under Linux so I took the path of least resistance and slapped it in the CF-31 that runs Windows 10 where it seems to work a lot better, and it's fine right where it is. I continue to use the MC7700 on my main Linux workhorse (because it just works) but I'll get back to the MC7455 if I have a need for some of its frequency bands, which I don't right now. The wife sort of uses the Windows CF-31 at home and doesn't need WWAN. She put all sorts of pretty "stickers" all over the lid. :rolleyes:

    Being curious, I should dig up the MC7355 and see what the big deal was with that card and why I left it alone.
     
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    I do remember now you did get it going but for someone new to Toughbooks and as you know many times we could spend hours / days trying to get a non Panasonic one to work and sometimes where one will work in one Toughbook but not in another (MK1 vs MK2) . I know I have lost lots of sleep and hair trying to get them working so now I spend the extra and get the right one from a seller that knows Toughbooks.
     
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    locksmth Notebook Enthusiast

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    Well, the MC7355 seems to be a no go. I just bought an MC7700 on ebay that claims to be a toughbook pull. Wish me luck.
     
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    How did the MC7700 work ? Any luck at all...
     
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    locksmth Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks for asking. I installed the new modem and went on the hunt for drivers. Didn't have any luck so far. Got a home reno project on the go and my wife's breast cancer treatment so the modem project got bumped back a bit.
     
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    Hey no problem. I know what you mean...family comes first.
     
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    My apologizes for not having anything more to contribute the thread. I have not had the hours at work that I thought I would ( much rain) so there is no room in my budget to get a data plan for the MC7700 at this time.
     
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    I pulled the Koodo sim card from my Sonim and put it in the 31mk3 running MX linux. I had to setup a new mobile broadband connection. Followed the wizard and had to enter the carrier and APN ( access point name). Clicked connect and was off surfing the 'net. Thanks kode-niner for the APN info.
     
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