Establishing a Mobile Broadband Network Connection
Depending on your computer, you can use either a Mobile Broadband
ExpressCard or Mini Card, but not both, to establish a Mobile Broadband network
To set up a Mobile Broadband network connection, you need:
A Mobile Broadband ExpressCard or Mini Card (depending on your
An activated Mobile Broadband ExpressCard or activated Subscriber
Identity Module (SIM) from your service provider
The Mobile Broadband Card Utility (already installed in your computer if
you purchased the card when you purchased your computer, or on the
media that accompanied your card if purchased separately from your
If the utility is corrupted or deleted from your computer, see the Mobile
Broadband Card Utility user's guide in Windows Help and Support (click
accompanied your card, if you purchased it separately.
Checking Your Mobile Broadband Card
1 Click Start
2 Search for Computer Information, Use Tools, or System Information to
view your computer information and diagnose problems.
Windows Help and Support.
Connecting to a Mobile Broadband Network
These instructions only apply to Mobile Broadband ExpressCards or
Mini Cards. They do not apply to internal cards with wireless technology.
Activating Mobile Broadband Service
Before you connect to the Internet, you must activate Mobile Broadband
service through your cellular service provider.
Networks (LAN, Wireless, Mobile Broadband)
→ Help and Support) or the media that
The Mobile Broadband card is typically listed under Modems on
→ Help and Support.