09-30-2009 02:04 AM
I have noticed this problem on 2 X301 Systems. One running XP (SP3') one running Vista (SP2). On both machines the Vodafone Dashboard was used to connect to WAN. At first it worked but afer a while a message saying": "Mobile connection not possible. Ensure that no other programs are using your selected device, and try again in a short while", when trying to connect.
On one machine running vista, i could bypass this problem by using the sony ericsonwireless manager. On the XP machine it couldn't find the card (the ericsonwireless manager). The WAN Module is active. Under Modems i can see the F3507g device, which is working normally. Also under Ports I can see 2 COM Ports dedicated to the module (Device Management and GPS Port). Its interesting that i can connect to WAN using the RAS/Dial-up connection. Ipconfig /all shows an external IP and I can surf the net.
Are there any known Issues with the Vodafone Dashboard ( I am using latest one Dashboard Version 188.8.131.5284).
A driver reinstall didn't help.
09-30-2009 11:51 PM
You can just dump the "dashboard" and connect using Dial Up Networking, those broadband "connection managers" are really QoS managers and can dynamically quash your throughput based on settings updated on connection and broader network policies.
Cellular providers drop calls and WWAN connections duirng periods of congestion and WWAN cards suck up more bandwidth than multiple voice users and their QoS habits are illogical most of the time.
You should already have an entry for your ISP within DUN and you can google for sites with the specific settings to recreate / experiment with your settings, one particular site is:
10-06-2009 06:49 AM
Is there no way to find out what is blocking the application. The dail up settings are a solution i would accept, but my superior would prefer using the oter applicaiton (tracks data traffic and provides sms functionaity). Could some lenovo software block the device? What i have also notice, is that it really takes quite a bit to start the modem. I have read that it somtimes doenst traverste its device states correctly.