11-03-2010 10:36 AM
11-03-2010 07:38 PM
my problem wasn't exactly the same, but somewhat the same. i have an at&t 3g wireless adapter that wouldn't work with windows 7. i don't use access connections. the adapter came with a sierra wireless utility so i brought up the utility and it connected okay with it. i also have an azio 802.11n usb adapter that windows 7 can't connect with. so i use the utility that came with it and it works okay. i know that access connections kinda takes over everything so i wonder if you were able to use the sierra connect utility whether it would work or not.
11-04-2010 10:38 AM
Thanks for the response - I have tried the utility provided - but I beleive that utility (called 'Mobile Broadband Connect') is provided by Vodafone. I have had no success with that either.
I haven't been able to track down any Sierra software - their web site just refers you to your 'field sales representative'.
One problem with it is that I can't find a way of specifying the access details - that utility seems to assume 'pay monthly' access, rather then pre-pay. Access Connections does allow me to add the required credentials.
11-06-2010 06:38 AM
it sounds like access connections can't use the xp driver to connect under windows 7 even though you are able to provide the right credentials. and since the utility assumes you are using a monthly plan instead of prepay you might have to contact vodafone to work some magic on their end. i had to call at t at first coz mine wouldn't work on the monthly plan. they did something on their end so that it would work.
11-09-2010 07:43 PM
I have a similar problem, but with the Sierra MC 5725 modem Verizon. I can't get the Win7 drivers to accept. I wiped my X300 disk and installed Win 7. The card will not accept the updated drivers. I even installed the extra bloatware as dictated by Lenovo (Thinkvantage, etc), but no luck. Any help??
11-10-2010 02:11 PM - edited 11-10-2010 02:13 PM
It was definitely a Vodafone issue - I have tried an Orange SIM and it connected OK. Access Connections seems a bit cranky (it hung first time I tried to connect) but it seemed to have connected.
I would have added this note whilst connected via Orange but the Orange Safeguarding system decided that this site in unsuitable for people under 18 and, as it doesn't know that I am over 18, it refused to display it to me! I assume that, with the Vodafone SIM, it is trying to use contract settings.
I will try to work up the energy to phone Vodafone support and see if I can sort it out! Thanks for the input, folks...
11-11-2010 04:03 AM