The OFFICIAL Panasonic CF-29 Toughbook Thread!

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  1. Liamw652

    Liamw652 Notebook Enthusiast

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  2. Alex

    Alex Super Moderator

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    I have not tried
    I have customers that we duel boot w98se and xp on the earlier cf28 mk1 and mk2 for radio programing software
    There is no drivers from panasonic other than w2000 or xp for these
    You will have to search the internet for drivers that are not included with the w98 disk


    Alex
     
  3. lrdfang

    lrdfang Newbie

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    Not sure who manages the Toughwiki site but I have an answer for the wireless question on at least the cf-29 mk5.

    I have a CF-29PTWGZBM, and it has the antennas and the leads run though the screen, and connected down though to under the keyboard and to one side on the external antenna connection. But the was only one lead coming from under the keyboard to go to the MPCI. The slot is there and everything works if you add a card.

    To go along with this does anyone know where to buy a second lead? I had to disconnect the external antenna to get both internal working and want to hook it back up eventually.
     
  4. Silver Trooper

    Silver Trooper Notebook Deity

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    I got mine off Ebay. You can get them with the small connector on both ends or with the external connector on one. Should go for about $5-$7.
     
  5. Azrial

    Azrial Notebook Deity

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    Hey Ken, I am not that big a glutton for punishment, but if I was I would use the Unofficial Windows 98 SE Service Pack 2.1 Final. I am sure that you must have a good reason!

    Welcome to the forum! :)
     
  6. TopCop1988

    TopCop1988 Toughbook Aficionado

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    Are you saying that the TNC connector on the underside of the CF-WEB273CBL mobile dock is for WWAN not WLAN?
     
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    ohlip Toughbook Modder

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    Yup! If it is still on the original configuration, but you can change that pretty easy by just unpluging and pluging the way you want it. Either you want to use it for WLAN, WWAN and or for GPS antena extension. That simple process.


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  8. dbulin

    dbulin Newbie

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    Here's a good one for all of you who really like to push your Toughbooks. I am looking for a good, portable solar power source. It needs to fit into a small 2500 or 3100 CUI backpack with the Toughbook.

    Suggestions?
     
  9. Toughbook

    Toughbook Drop and Give Me 20!

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    There was a fantastic solar thread by an old member.... Lemme see if I can dig it up....

    THIS is the BEST article on powering your laptops in the field. Terminus was/is a fairly hermit of a guy who lives off the grid in NM (Last I heard) that has been doing this a long time... So he should know. It may be overkill for your application but when the chips are down... You'd have power... And power to spare. The setup is costly but would work for many things.
     
  10. SHEEPMAN!

    SHEEPMAN! Freelance

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    The N.M. hermit guys write up was excellent. You need to read the whole thing as there are several gems.
    I've been off grid for 15 years plus and am pretty close to a hermit myself.
    I found we needed to change energy use habits. Never had a microwave so leave that out. No toaster 'cause it has a heating element. I have never had a T.V. in my house. Someone felt sorry for us and gave us one but I never brought it in from the garage. Not enough time to watch it.
    Back to the subject I feel a little surfing for either folding or flexible solar arrays will give dbulin more than enough information to wade through. The kit type units would be my choice as I like to tinker.
    1. How much power is needed?
    2. Am I willing to carry it?
    3. And then there are the dollars. This stuff ain't cheap.
    4. You may need to take a siesta during peak solar hours in order to charge your battery....this is one of the change of habits similar to what I mentioned above.
    5. And the idea of a solar poncho keeps popping into my head.
    Good luck to you dbulin.
     
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