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Default GPS via WWAN Card on Dell Mini 9 - 12-11-2008, 09:08 AM

[news-img:2kgti71i]/images/news/gps2.jpg[/news-img:2kgti71i]Forum member SorX has just post an in-depth tutorial on how he managed to use the 3G WWAN card in his Vodafone-supplied Dell Mini 9 as a GPS device.

Tutorial is written for window users using only a few simple programs and commands.
This could be considered as an alternative method to the original internal GPS mod for us UK Vodafone'rs.

Read the how-to GPS on Vodafone UK WWAN Mini


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Default Re: GPS via WWAN Card on Dell Mini 9 - 01-15-2009, 09:08 PM

Hi,

I've been reading these forums on my Dell Mini for a while, thought the GPS commands to enable GPS on the Vodafone / Dell 5530 was great, but I'm using Windows 7 and I don't have Hyperterminal, so I wrote a small application in .NET to enable GPS from the desktop.

You can download at http://www.simply-sol.com/gpsswitch.zip

Just run the setup.exe file and It will install.

Comment and suggestions welcome.

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Default Re: GPS via WWAN Card on Dell Mini 9 - 01-20-2009, 01:50 PM

the drivers available here: viewtopic.php?f=54&t=2354 should work fine

it works with the latest Dell/Sony Ericsson Wireless Manager 5
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Default Re: GPS via WWAN Card on Dell Mini 9 - 02-04-2009, 02:35 PM

Does anyone know if this works (or could work) with the AT&T Broadband Mini Card? I don't think I qualify for the rebate since I already have an Broadband account but the card was cheap so I thought I'd at least try to use the GPS part. Thanks in advance.


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Default 05-19-2009, 06:05 AM

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Originally Posted by giangpoh View Post
the drivers available here: viewtopic.php?f=54&t=2354 should work fine

it works with the latest Dell/Sony Ericsson Wireless Manager 5

yeah.. its on at my DELLmini9..but keep searching for signal..
any idea ?
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Default 10-28-2011, 06:19 PM

Hello All,
I want to use a WWAN+GPS card in my Dell Inspiron N5010. My plan is to use GPS for google earth, street view etc. I also plan to use a 3G enabled SIM card in my laptop to make use of high-speed-internet-on-the-go. Currently my laptop neither has a WWAN card nor a SIM card slot. I have read many blogs on this topic but could not proceed towards a starting point. As you guys seem to be pretty used to it, please advise me on how to proceed to get my lappy loaded with these stuff.
Thanks in advance for any ideas that you may give me.
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Default 10-29-2011, 01:48 AM

I don't see an internal option for you here. Unlike the Mini series we discuss here, it doesn't look like the N5010 was ever offered with an internal WWAN option. I don't even see an ExpressCard slot in the specs. I think a USB connected WWAN adapter is the best you'll do - maybe some of them do GPS too.


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Default 12-15-2011, 10:10 PM

The GPS works with XP - never been able to get it working in win 7 - have been able to get it generating data but never achieves a fix. Not an issue anyway for me use my phone which is far more practical a solution than using a netbook mounted in the car.
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Default 12-17-2011, 03:38 PM

I have an old Inspiron 1520.
Behind the battery is a sim card slot, but no wwan in the compartment.
If i fitted the card and attached the aerial wires that are there. Would this work on Orange UK network?


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Default 12-18-2011, 06:37 PM

Terence, you might be better off asking this in the WWAN section of the forum. That there is a slot in the plastic for a SIM means nothing without the installation of the WWAN option. Adding a GSM card that has the frequencies of Orange should work, but of course you'd need to add this as a device to your Orange account. Are you sure there are leads for a WWAN antenna?


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