Toughbook CF-19 3G Qualcomm.. how to get it online in the UK

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  1. navigatorwannabe

    navigatorwannabe Newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    I have an old Toughbook CF-19 which I use for maps etc in my vehicle. It's running Windows 7 32bit currently, and its fitted with a 3G card which is labelled 2723A-UNDP1 on the actual unit. In Windows it presents as Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 250C (or at least I think that's the same device?).

    It seems to have the latest driver installed, and I've installed all of the Panasonic drivers I can find. I have put an activated UK SIM card into it.

    My question, is what next? How do I actually make a connection..?

    I've found lots of forum threads about loading the Panasonic carrier drivers etc, but everything I've found so far is US centric. How do I use this in the UK? The card seems to be fine for UK use, but I don't know what I need to do to connect it. Feels like I need an app to do that.

    Any hints gratefully received! Let me know if I've missed any info. Thanks everyone

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  2. KLF

    KLF NBR Super Modernator Super Moderator

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    You might need a dialer software that connects to the internet.

    My old HP Elitebook had same card in HP branding and it used HP Connection Manager to turn radios on/off and open internet connection.
    Now Windows itself can do the same thing with modern modems but I'm not sure if it can handle something that old... (10 years already).
     
  3. michealscott

    michealscott Notebook Consultant

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    ThinkPads also use ThinkVantage Radios software to enable 3G.

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  4. User32

    User32 Toughbook Master Race

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    I don't use WWAN or Win7 on my 19, but you indeed need software to turn on the 3G radio.

    Or just install Win8.1, it has a dialer built in.
     
  5. michealscott

    michealscott Notebook Consultant

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    KLF NBR Super Modernator Super Moderator

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    I actually was wrong before. The old HP computer I was referring to actually used connection manager from Fujitsu, because the Gobi card was salvaged from old Fujitsu laptop... :D The HP connection manager I used was in one of my newer laptops much later... Lesson: different brand card might work but it might need different software. Just in case someone stumbles upon this thread years later.
     
  7. michealscott

    michealscott Notebook Consultant

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    Its a Gobi card

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