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Using HP Mobile Broadband (select models only)
HP Mobile Broadband enables your computer to use wireless wide area networks (WWANs) to
access the Internet from more places and over larger areas than it can by using WLANs. Using HP
Mobile Broadband requires a network service provider (called a mobile network operator), which in
most cases is a mobile phone network operator. Coverage for HP Mobile Broadband is similar to
mobile phone voice coverage.
When used with mobile network operator service, HP Mobile Broadband gives you the freedom to
stay connected to the Internet, send e-mail, or connect to your corporate network whether you are on
the road or outside the range of Wi-Fi hotspots.
HP supports the following technologies:
HSPA (High Speed Packet Access) module, which provides access to networks based on the
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) telecommunications standard
EV-DO (Evolution Data Optimized) module, which provides access to networks based on the
code division multiple access (CDMA) telecommunications standard
You may need the HP Mobile Broadband Module serial number to activate mobile broadband service.
The serial number is printed on a label inside the battery bay of your computer.
Some mobile network operators require the use of a subscriber identity module (SIM). A SIM contains
basic information about you, such as a PIN, as well as network information. Some computers include
a SIM that is preinstalled in the battery bay. If the SIM is not preinstalled, it may be provided in the HP
Mobile Broadband information provided with your computer or the mobile network operator may
provide it separately from the computer.
For information on inserting and removing the SIM, refer to the “Inserting a SIM” and “Removing a
SIM” sections in this chapter.
For information on HP Mobile Broadband and how to activate service with a preferred mobile network
operator, refer to the mobile broadband information included with your computer. For additional
information, see the HP Web site at
Inserting a SIM
To prevent damage to the connectors, use minimal force when inserting a SIM.
To insert a SIM:
Shut down the computer. If you are not sure whether the computer is off or in Hibernation, turn
the computer on by sliding the power switch to the right. Then, shut down the computer through
the operating system.
Close the display.
Disconnect all external devices connected to the computer.
Unplug the power cord from the AC outlet.
Turn the computer upside down on a flat surface, with the battery bay toward you.
Remove the battery.
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