~Toughbooktalk~ Rob - 630-300-8877

The largest Toughbook discussion site on the net!
It is currently Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:45 am

All times are UTC-06:00




Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 12 posts ]  Go to page 1 2 Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2016 7:47 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:46 pm
Posts: 28
I was unable to find anything definitive on this, so I thought a how-to was in order.

Important information: CF30 Mk3 (WWAN ready pocket), Windows 7 Pro 32 bit, and Gobi2000

Recently I spent several weeks in the US on vacation, and while I was there I sourced and upgraded a CF30 with the intention of taking it home with me.

With no definitive answer on what would work re: onboard mobile internet, I browsed the forums and drew the conclusion that a Gobi2000 card was my best bet, with it being a multi carrier unit, theoretically giving me the best spread of options.

Research into connection manager options in Australia led me to believe that neither Telstra nor Optus, the two major carriers support the Gobi card (and Optus dont want to know unless its their hardware, I havent checked with Telstra yet). From there, I found the most popular third party connection manager was "OneClickInternet", supposedly a Sony program, but the copy I found is supposedly from Fujitsu.

WWAN sled and Gobi purchased, I fitted them and tracked down the Panasonic drivers, once I'd established the Gobi was happily recognised in the BIOS and by Windows, I entertained myself by exploring the possibilities of the Gobi's GPS (tip: only do this if you have the time to experiment, otherwise get the UBLOX kit).

*NOTE* CF30 WWAN sled's are fitted with a bank of 4 DIP switches, from what I can find, HSDPA is appropriate for Australian 3G networks, it is possible that EV-DO or UNDP1 *may* work, but mine are set for HSDPA and it appears to work just fine.

Image
Image shamelessly stolen from NBR member db04p71.

Back in Australia, I visited my local Optus store and bought a prepaid SIM, went home, activated it online using a WLAN connection, then opened up OneClickInternet. Trying to connect manually, even when armed with the Service ID (Phone number assigned to the SIM when you activate it) and the IMSI (Unique to each SIM, I needed to harass a Optus tech pointing out that the connection manager told me to get this information from him, finally he told me) I had problems with the connection attempt timing out.

I wondered if changing the firmware might help as it was set for Verizon, selecting "Automatic (UMTS)" only seemed to revert straight back to Verizon, so I started attempting other firmware options and struck lucky with Vodaphone, and as soon as it had loaded the firmware, OneClickInternet restarted and gave me an almost instant connection to the Optus network.

(Telstra is next, I went to Optus first because Telstra are that high up my **** list the only reason I still have anything to do with them is that in my experience they have the *best* mobile phone coverage in Australia, and that is something thats kinda critical to me, even if their customer service sucks enough that I havent done anything about the $10.45 they keep sending me letters every 3-4 weeks telling me they owe me.... for the last 6-7 years.......)

Update: Telstra SIM works on the same Vodaphone firmware selection, but seems to operate on the UMTS protocols whereas Optus operates on HSPA

In short, for a WWAN ready CF30:
Buy and install a WWAN Sled and Gobi2000 card, making sure to select the "HSDPA" DIP switch settings
Download and install the Panasonic Gobi2000 drivers
Download and install OneClickInternet from here:
http://support.ts.fujitsu.com/IndexDown ... 294944DD92
Buy and activate an Optus or Telstra mobile internet SIM
Change the OneClickInternet firmware selection to "Vodaphone"
Connect to the internet and have fun!

_________________
Panasonic Toughbook
CF-30KTPAX2M
Win7 Pro 32bit
160gb/4gb
Gobi2k WWAN&GPS
Intel 5300 WLAN
Sony Optiarc AD5540 Optical
More goodies to come


Last edited by QldRtv on Mon May 16, 2016 10:41 pm, edited 4 times in total.

Top
   
PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2016 3:14 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:13 pm
Posts: 2227
Location: TDR-HQ California
Thank you Phillip. We always appreciate payback. :D

Continue to share please.

Jeff

_________________
Fair for you/ Fair for me.
I chose to NOT be organized.

-------------------------------------------------------------------[/color]
http://toughbooktalk.com/
http://forum.notebookreview.com/panasonic/


Top
   
PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2016 4:49 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:46 pm
Posts: 28
Original post updated with download link for OneClickInternet

Next tme I head into town I'll grab a Telstra SIM and see what needs to be done there

_________________
Panasonic Toughbook
CF-30KTPAX2M
Win7 Pro 32bit
160gb/4gb
Gobi2k WWAN&GPS
Intel 5300 WLAN
Sony Optiarc AD5540 Optical
More goodies to come


Top
   
PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2016 4:17 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:46 pm
Posts: 28
Updated again, Changing to Telstra from Optus was as easy as rebooting with the Telstra SIM inserted

_________________
Panasonic Toughbook
CF-30KTPAX2M
Win7 Pro 32bit
160gb/4gb
Gobi2k WWAN&GPS
Intel 5300 WLAN
Sony Optiarc AD5540 Optical
More goodies to come


Top
   
PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2016 3:12 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:13 pm
Posts: 2227
Location: TDR-HQ California
O.K. then, keep updating.


HEY ROB!!!! STICKY VOTE TIME!!!!+Plus subtle :D bump.

_________________
Fair for you/ Fair for me.
I chose to NOT be organized.

-------------------------------------------------------------------[/color]
http://toughbooktalk.com/
http://forum.notebookreview.com/panasonic/


Top
   
PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2016 2:46 pm 
Offline
Toughbooktalk Founder
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:23 pm
Posts: 3580
Stickied!! :)

_________________
~Rob - Rugged Depot ~ Cell: (630)/300-8877~

~Fully rugged Toughbook user since April 18th 2005~
~New 3/16/18 - CF-54F0001KM Win10, Intel Core i5 6300U 2.4GHz, 240GB SSD, 12GB, Verizon 4G LTE, Intel 8260 WiFi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth~
~For the wife (New 1/25/18): CF-54F0962KM/i5/128GB SSD/8GB/Win 10~
~Others: CF-52MLBBQ2M (Home Workstation)
~New 11/13/14 Donations thanks to everyone at Toughbooktalk: IBM xSeries 3650/2 x Xeon X5560 2.8GHz/16GB RAM/8 x 600GB 10KRPM SAS RAID 5/3.71TB Space/Win 2008 R2/3000VA + 1250VA Battery Backup~
~AT&T 1GB Fiber 1GB/1GB business static line~
~Gamber & Johnson Diamond Partner~

http://www.toughbooktalk.com
http://www.toughbooktalk.com/public_downloads
http://www.toughwiki.com
http://www.robsnetworks.com
http://www.giganethosting.com


Top
   
PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2016 2:47 pm 
Offline
Toughbooktalk Founder
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:23 pm
Posts: 3580
Also moved to CF-30 area!

Thanks!

_________________
~Rob - Rugged Depot ~ Cell: (630)/300-8877~

~Fully rugged Toughbook user since April 18th 2005~
~New 3/16/18 - CF-54F0001KM Win10, Intel Core i5 6300U 2.4GHz, 240GB SSD, 12GB, Verizon 4G LTE, Intel 8260 WiFi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth~
~For the wife (New 1/25/18): CF-54F0962KM/i5/128GB SSD/8GB/Win 10~
~Others: CF-52MLBBQ2M (Home Workstation)
~New 11/13/14 Donations thanks to everyone at Toughbooktalk: IBM xSeries 3650/2 x Xeon X5560 2.8GHz/16GB RAM/8 x 600GB 10KRPM SAS RAID 5/3.71TB Space/Win 2008 R2/3000VA + 1250VA Battery Backup~
~AT&T 1GB Fiber 1GB/1GB business static line~
~Gamber & Johnson Diamond Partner~

http://www.toughbooktalk.com
http://www.toughbooktalk.com/public_downloads
http://www.toughwiki.com
http://www.robsnetworks.com
http://www.giganethosting.com


Top
   
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2016 9:53 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:13 pm
Posts: 2227
Location: TDR-HQ California
Hey "Q" ....edit original and add Gobi to the Subject.

What 'cha think?

_________________
Fair for you/ Fair for me.
I chose to NOT be organized.

-------------------------------------------------------------------[/color]
http://toughbooktalk.com/
http://forum.notebookreview.com/panasonic/


Top
   
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2016 10:07 am 
Offline
Toughbooktalk Founder
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:23 pm
Posts: 3580
Done!

_________________
~Rob - Rugged Depot ~ Cell: (630)/300-8877~

~Fully rugged Toughbook user since April 18th 2005~
~New 3/16/18 - CF-54F0001KM Win10, Intel Core i5 6300U 2.4GHz, 240GB SSD, 12GB, Verizon 4G LTE, Intel 8260 WiFi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth~
~For the wife (New 1/25/18): CF-54F0962KM/i5/128GB SSD/8GB/Win 10~
~Others: CF-52MLBBQ2M (Home Workstation)
~New 11/13/14 Donations thanks to everyone at Toughbooktalk: IBM xSeries 3650/2 x Xeon X5560 2.8GHz/16GB RAM/8 x 600GB 10KRPM SAS RAID 5/3.71TB Space/Win 2008 R2/3000VA + 1250VA Battery Backup~
~AT&T 1GB Fiber 1GB/1GB business static line~
~Gamber & Johnson Diamond Partner~

http://www.toughbooktalk.com
http://www.toughbooktalk.com/public_downloads
http://www.toughwiki.com
http://www.robsnetworks.com
http://www.giganethosting.com


Top
   
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2016 10:24 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jun 07, 2014 7:39 am
Posts: 655
Location: Canada
Nice write-up. Does Vodaphone and Optus roam on each other's networks or share equipment?

_________________
CF-19 MK2 TOUCHSCREEN || CF-19 MK2 DIGITIZER || CF-30 MK3 "Jeff Edition" || CF-19 MK4


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 12 posts ]  Go to page 1 2 Next

All times are UTC-06:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited