A wireless wide area network (WWAN) is a mobile broadband
network that is available in mobile phone service areas.
The descriptions below are for computer models with
mobile broadband devices. A mobile broadband device is
Depending on the version of the operating system, some
functions may not be provided or different functions may
The pictures in this manual may differ from the actual
product depending on your WWAN device model.
For more information on the mobile broadband network,
contact the network provider.
You must activate the SIM before you connect to the
To find the hardware information for the SIM activation,
open the Charms and click Settings
settings > Wireless > View mobile broadband hardware
information. You can check IMEI, phone number, and SIM
ICC ID information.
To set a SIM card's PIN for security, open the
> Network. Press and hold the carrier
name and click View link properties > Secure.
(Wireless WAN, Optional)
> Change PC
Click Charms > Settings
mobile broadband networks as shown below.
If there are no available network service providers listed
under Mobile broadband, turn off the computer, and insert
the SIM card correctly, and then turn on the computer.
Select a carrier, and then click Connect.
Clicking Connect in a foreign country activates automatic
data roaming. Therefore, you may be charged for the data
If the Profile settings screen appears, follow the onscreen
instructions to enter the required information.
The network connection is established and Internet access is
Using the computer
> Network to display available