12-27-2008 06:22 AM
I just received my new T500 laptop with integrated AT&T mobile broadband card. There are no instructions (i.e. printed material, installation CDs, or on-screen messages) on how to activate this feature. I currently use the AT&T service on my T61 laptop using a broadband modem card plugged in to the side of the computer. This laptop came with an integrated Verizon mobile broadband card and every single time I boot up a message comes up asking if I want to activate / subscribe to the Verizon service. No such message (for AT&T) comes up on my new T500.
Can anyone provide me with step-by-step instuctions on how to get set up and going? Also, are there any AT&T broadband service users who can share any helpful tips in transferring an existing service from one computer to another?
Thanks in advance for any help!
12-27-2008 07:27 AM
"Also, are there any AT&T broadband service users who can share any helpful tips in transferring an existing service from one computer to another?"
Just move the activated SIM card. I have one activated SIM card that I move between a T60 and a T61 as required. Both of these machines have internal integrated Sierra cards, though. Have to remove the batteries while moving the SIM card.
As far as activating service on your new T500, you should be able to do that by calling AT&T Wireless. Two people in previous threads on this forum have gone that route.
01-12-2009 01:22 PM
02-11-2009 06:06 AM
Try going into the BIOS (F1 when system first starts) and load the BIOS defaults (F9) and save (F10).
If the card was added after factory assembly, the card may not be recognized.