CF31 question . use of cellular in UK

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  1. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    This photo has a card labeled GOBI. It is a WWAN 3G/4G card. If your CF31 has a card, it will be in this location.

    Screenshot-2019-1-8 Toughbook CF-31 Does it have GPS and GOBI.png
     
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  2. mikethepig

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    Hi I hope this worked I see 2 wires only a brown and grey below I see another white no other wires the brown and green are all ready connected to a card not loose
    learnt something today how to save picture to forum ill be a notebook guru soon I don't think so though
     

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    Picture is perfect!
    You do not have a WWAN card installed.
     
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    shawn thank you for your prompt reply you help is much appreciated
    just tried tethering to my i phone which has large data (works great over Bluetooth) plus I have a data only card in my router which gives out a hotspot up to 10 devices in my motor home I travel Europe with each year
    In your view would the cost of gobi card or similar give added benefits i.e better signal or other stuff
    or do you think use of hotspot on phone and use of router in van be just as good
    I don't mind shelling out for new card if it will be better
     
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    EdFromBJCS Notebook Geek

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    In my opinion, the mobile hotspot is a good solution. A Gobi card would be helpful if you need the added mobility, but it sounds like you're using the Toughbook mainly in your motor home. To my knowledge, the Gobi card would not give you a significantly better signal than the hotspot, but maybe someone here knows more than I do about that.

    If you do decide you want the Gobi 5000 card, it should work in (at least most of) Europe. We (bobjohnson.com) can sell one to you, though if one of the European members here has one, they might be able to get it to you for cheaper. Send me a PM if you want a quote.
     
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    thanks ill keep that in mind I suppose as long as no benefits im better off hotspotting it or using free wifi and my phone if needed
    I appreciate all advice on this site you have been very helpful
     
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    Can anyone help by telling me details of original laptop from model number CF-31WFM15M3 serial number 5DKCA22551 please
    Ive tried searching to no avail or point me right direction to find out
    Many thanks
    Mike
     
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    I could not find much info on that model online.

    I can try and look in a price sheet later on if I remember.
     
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    thank you Shawn your hhelp is much appreciated ive been on ages trying to look to no avail blisters on my fingers not used to all this work
     
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    Mike.
    I'm in the UK and have fitted an MC7710 card to my CF31. The MC7710 gives 4G. Some of the other cards are 3G only.

    There are usually a few on ebay UK for £20 - 30.
     
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