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Michael
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 4:34 pm    Post subject: Vista and EVDO Cards - Compatibility Info



Microsoft should be delivering Visa starting November for large accounts and January 2007 for everyone else.

This thread will discuss compatiblity between Vista and the following EVDO Cards:

Cards in green are fully Vista Compatible


Verizon:

AirCard 595
Kyocera KPC650 (ETA March)
Novatel V620
Novatel V640 (ExpressCard)
AirCard 580
PC5740 (ETA Late Feb)
PC5220 (ETA Late Feb)

Sprint:

Merlin EX720
Merlin S620
Merlin S720
Novatel Ovation U720
AirCard 595
Pantech PX-500
AirCard 580
PC5740


In some other threads up here, the solution was to activate it first in a Windows XP computer and then using DUN to connect via Vista.

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netnut
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:56 am    Post subject:

Just an FYI that my S620 has worked flawlessly with clean Vista builds and upgrades from XP in my Compaq NC6000. I have tested it all the way up to a pre-escro RTM version.

I will post an update as soon as I get results from the final RTM build when we get it. Upgrades and clean install. I give results for the latest Sprint connection manager as well.

The card was originally activated in XP SP2.

Also,
I have no problems moving the card between two machines with different O/S (XP SP2 and Vista).
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nivla
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:40 am    Post subject:

The Pantech PX-500 card works flawlessly with Vista (Build 5600). Needs to first be activated under XP.

Install the Sprint software in Vista - this may hang during or towards the end of installation. If it hangs, cancel or reboot. The drivers are loaded which is what you're looking for. A Pantech dial up connection will be created in Network Connections or you will need to manually create a dial up connection using the Pantech card as the modem.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:09 am    Post subject:

I have a fresh install of Vista RC2 (build 5744) and anytime I insert my Kyocera KPC650 or Novatel V620 (both Verizon) I get a blue screen and the computer won't start up unless I remove the card. Anyone know a workaround for this?

I'm using a Dell Latitude D610

****UPDATE****

I disabled the smart card reader that was using the same IRQ as the PCMCIA slot and I was able to insert the KPC650 without a bluescreen, I was unable however to detect any drivers for this card using the find drivers online method.

I then tried my V620 again and it worked perfectly and found drivers online. I then created a manual dial-up connect for it to #777 with the username and password of vzw.

Summery for Vista RC2 (build 5744)
Kyocera KPC650: no driver (I didn't try to load an old one manually yet)
Novatel V620 : works perfect when you manually create the connection without VZAccess Manager software
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 5:27 am    Post subject:

I'm seeing something different with Vista RC2. I have an ACER Aspire 5670 dual booting between Vista and Windows XP. In XP the KPC650 works just fine. But under Vista I'm getting the following error when the USB driver attempts to load

NEC PCI to USB Host Controller

The device cannot find enough free resources that it can use (code12)

I followed everything on this active but still can't get it to work.

http://blogs.technet.com/keithcombs/archive/2006/04/30/426857.aspx

I guess something is conflicting it in Vista but not XP. I wish Verizon would just put out drivers since it's making it very annoying to be on the road with this card not working in Vista and only XP. Since all of my major applications are only installed on Vista and not XP anymore Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 6:50 am    Post subject:

Microsoft announced today that Vista is done and they are on track for a January 30, 2007 delivery for consumers:

http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/ptech/11/08/windows.vista.ap/index.html
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 1:17 pm    Post subject:

Anyone running Vista under Boot Camp on Mac OS X?

My Treo 700p works ok with XP.
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mikedageek
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 10:55 pm    Post subject: Vista RTM PC5740

I upgraded to Vista Ultimate RTM ... I just tried to bring up the wireless connection using the 5740 ... the laptop wanted to install a USB driver for the PCMCIA card? I also uninstalled the VZManager and tried to reinstall ... reinstallation would not work becase the VZmanager software wants a newer version of windows (98 or newer) ...

Poking around for drivers .... no love yet ...
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WEB_SRFR
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 12:30 am    Post subject:

Anyone running Merlin S720 on Vista RTM?
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sreymj
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 2:07 pm    Post subject:

I am unable to get the DELL Wireless Broadband 5700 mini card ot work in Vista RTM. Any one else have success?
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brentellis2
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 10:21 pm    Post subject:

I have 64-bit vista and am having issues with my Pantech PX-500. I would greatly appreciate if some one could give me a link to the drivers *NOT THE .MSI* so i can attempt to perform manual driver install. I will probably have to re-write them for the 64-bit environment and I will repost them when i am done. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 7:58 pm    Post subject:

The AirCard 595 with VZAccess 6.06 (Verizon), is currently the only EVDO that is Vista compatible out of the box.

I am sure this will change over time.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:24 pm    Post subject:

Novatel had this press release today:

Quote:
Novatel Wireless Announces Windows Vista-Ready Wireless Broadband Access Products
Wednesday January 3, 6:00 am ET

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Novatel Wireless, Inc. (Nasdaq:NVTL - News), a leading provider of wireless broadband access solutions, today announced that they, in collaboration with Microsoft, have developed WWAN modem hardware and software drivers that are certified for the Windows Vista operating system. To achieve this critical milestone, Novatel Wireless' products successfully passed a series of stringent tests at Microsoft's Windows Hardware Quality Laboratories (WHQL).

"Novatel Wireless has worked closely with Microsoft to ensure the best performance and most reliable Windows Vista experience through our diversified line of EV-DO and HSDPA WWAN products," said Slim Souissi, senior vice president and chief technology officer for Novatel Wireless. "Windows Vista WHQL certification gives OEMs, operators and consumers complete confidence that their WWAN investment will be future-proof."

WHQL certification sets a high bar for quality and reliability, and is considered an essential part of the purchase decision by many business and home users. This certification allows Novatel Wireless, as well as its wireless carrier and OEM customers, to display the Certified for Windows Vista logo on retail packages for branded products. The logo assures customers that Novatel Wireless products will provide easy plug-and-play installation when used with the Windows Vista operating system. The WHQL certification also means the Novatel Wireless modules are approved for integration into laptop PCs by manufacturers seeking the Certified for Windows Vista logo for their products.


It doesn't say which cards, BUT we will post more info as soon as we find out.

It is probably a safe bet that the current shipping Novatel Cards are included.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 1:49 pm    Post subject:

Here's an interesting page about Vista and how Microsoft will disable your hardware and software whenever it feels like it... Oh, forgive me, I am a died in the wool Machead.... Wink

Anyway, it is interesting reading.

A short quote:

"Windows Vista includes an extensive reworking of core OS elements in order to provide content protection for so-called "premium content", typically HD data from Blu-Ray and HD-DVD sources. Providing this protection incurs considerable costs in terms of system performance, system stability, technical support overhead, and hardware and software cost. These issues affect not only users of Vista but the entire PC industry, since the effects of the protection measures extend to cover all hardware and software that will ever come into contact with Vista, even if it's not used directly with Vista (for example hardware in a Macintosh computer or on a Linux server)."

It also points out how Vista will disable your hardware if it doesn't comply with DRM or something like that. I wonder if it will disable earlier broadband cards and what price Novatel had to pay for certification. I bet it won't download pirated music and movies!

Response to the url on Macintouch are rather interesting.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:09 am    Post subject:

I am going out on a limb here and wondering why broadband cards have to be 'certified'. I can understand drivers for xp not working on Vista. Maybe 'certified' means that MS now has the ability to disable the broadband card when it feels like it?

I think the article raises the issue of Microsoft trying to control our computers for the benefit of the entertainment industry and to prevent copyright violations. Thus MS has created a real monster of checks and disabling hardware and drivers if the checks fail.

So, what will Vista do if it finds someone sending TV content over the internet to their work computer running Vista? Will it disable the broadband card, graphics cards, sound cards, etc?

What about showing an HD movie trailer from Apple's web site, you might try this if you are using Vista. The 1080 HD is amazing. I don't know if it is DRM protected:

http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox/fantasticfourriseofthesilversurfer/

I am downloading it now on my U720 and MacBook Pro and it is working just fine although the download is taking some time for the HD file size. Will it download and run OK under Vista with the older cards? Let us know.
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