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January 8, 2009

HOW TO : Configure AT&T 3G on Windows Vista without Communication Manager

Filed under: HOWTO,Windows — Vinay @ 9:49 am

This is a howto for the geek in you :-). You can easily configure a AT&T 3G Wireless card on your workstation using the Communication Manager software provided by AT&T.. But then I have always been against using bloated software for something you can configure on your own.

I recently got a 3G card at work and needed to install it on my laptop. I figured that the AT&T  provided software was just setting up a dial-up connection with specific settings. Guessing that some Linux geek might have already figured out what the settings where, I used the following search term in Google “Linux Ubuntu Configure AT&T 3G card”.. Lo and behold, the following link showed up http://redmonk.com/sogrady/2008/12/07/how-to-use-an-att-ericsson-f3507g-card-on-ubuntu-intrepid/.

Here are the steps, I follwed to configure the card in Microsoft Vista

  • Insert card into the laptop and use the “search online” feature for installing the required drivers.
  • Open “Network and Sharing Center”.
  • Click on “Setup up a connection or network”.
  • Choose “Connect to the Internet” option and click on Next.
  • If you are already connected to the Internet, you will get a message stating the same, but choose the “Setup a new connection anyway”.
  • If you already have existing dial-up or DSL connections, choose “No, create a new connection” and click on Next
  • Choose “Dial-up”
  • Choose the modem related to your 3G card.. For example, mine was “Sierra Wireless AirCard 875 HSDPA Modem”
  • Enter the following information in the ISP Information
    • Dial-up phone number : *99#
    • User name : *
    • Password : *
    • Connection Name : Whatever you want to name it

  • Click on Connect and enjoy the broadband speed without bloatware :-).

7 Comments »

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  2. I’m attempting to do this with a built in card on a Dell E6400 and I get an error 734: the PPP link control was terminated. I’ve tried tweaking all combinations of the PPP settings with no luck. Any suggestions?

    Comment by Greg — April 15, 2009 @ 3:44 am

  3. Did the modem get detected in the OS?

    Comment by Vinay — May 4, 2009 @ 10:47 pm

  4. nice share

    Comment by windows vista skins — August 1, 2009 @ 9:34 am

  5. thanks for that

    Comment by Fine Food — March 10, 2010 @ 2:50 pm

  6. Thank you! Very valuable. Works with my AT&T USB Connect Quicksilver 3G card on Windows 7. :)

    Comment by Bryce — July 20, 2011 @ 1:40 pm

  7. Works with the new AT&T Sierra Wireless card on Windows 7. Thanks! I really do hate installing unnecessary bloat!

    Comment by Phil — July 20, 2012 @ 3:47 pm

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