Help with fz-g1 cellular service

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  1. Matt525

    Matt525 Newbie

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    So I bought a g1 last year, now I'm trying to get it added onto my Verizon account. Long story short, I'm OTR truck driver, want it for a gps, entertainment and when I purchase my own truck this spring, use it as my elog, ifta, dispatch, etc. However I took it into the veriVer store and of course they just look at a list of devices an since it's not samsung or apple they assume it's not compatible.. I bought a verizVe sim card, installed it, however the computer won't even acknowledge it's there. The cellular network option doesn't pop up in network settings. I'm about 99 percent positive it's already got the network cards in it considering I paid 2500 bucks for it. I did locate two wwan antennas in the tablet, the Sim card slot is there etc. Downloaded the drivers from Panasonic for Verizon, however the firmware update would not install. I believe it is a mk4, I'll look when I get home tomorrow. But any ideas or suggestions been reading a little about the bios, so I'm rather curious if the cellular network card has to be turned on through a different menu such as the BIOS? Definitely not a computer wiz, however I'm a little more knowledgeable than your typical person
     
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    Fz-g1p5400vm
     
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    Geraout Notebook Consultant

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    FZ-G1P5400VM
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    Description: Windows 10 Pro, Intel Core i5‑6300U 2.40GHz, 10.1" WUXGA Gloved Multi Touch + Digitizer LCD, 256GB Solid State Drive, 8GB, Wi‑Fi, Bluetooth, Dual Pass (Ch1:WWAN/Ch2:GPS), Camera, Webcam, TPM 2.0, Toughbook Preferred

    No mention of WWAN card but does show WWAN as one of the external antenna connections...
     
  5. Matt525

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    It's got the slot for a Sim card....or is that something they all have and need the wwan card installed? Just strange bc it has two wwan antennas
     
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    Open up Device Manager and click on Network Adapters, my G1 Mk4 has a Sierra EM7305 WWAN module and it should show up there.
     
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    Nothing along the lines of Sierra or wwan, or anything else 4g related shows up. Just wifi
     
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    Which means you don't have a WWAN module.
     
  9. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    It does not have a WWAN card.
    FZ-G1P5400VM
    Description: Windows 10 Pro, Intel Core i5‑6300U 2.40GHz, 10.1" WUXGA Gloved Multi Touch + Digitizer LCD, 256GB Solid State Drive, 8GB, Wi‑Fi, Bluetooth, Dual Pass (Ch1:WWAN/Ch2:GPS), Camera, Webcam, TPM 2.0, Toughbook Preferred

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    Here is a description of one that does.
    FZ-G1J2640BM
    Description: WIN8.1 PRO, VPRO, INTEL CORE I5-5300U 2.30GHZ, 10.1" WUXGA 10-PT GLOVED MULTI TOUCH+DIGITIZER, 256GB SSD, 8GB, INTEL WIFI A/B/G/N/AC, TPM, BLUETOOTH, DUAL PASS (UPPER:WWAN/LOWER:GPS), 4G LTE MULTI CARRIER (EM7355), WEBCAM, 8MP CAM, SERIAL DONGLE, NO DVD DRIVE, TOUGHBOOK PREFERRED
     
  10. Matt525

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    Well then, what exactly do I need to get it up and running? Replaced ram on desktops before, is it plug and play or would I be better off getting one of the usb cards?
     
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