|WWAN (Wireless Wide Area Network) technology, also called mobile broadband, provides Internet access through a mobile phone network. You get the benefits of regular broadband, such as ADSL or Cable, plus the benefit of wireless mobility. |
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15-30 minutes activity
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WWAN modemIf your VAIO has a built-in WWAN modem, you do not need other hardware to set up a mobile broadband connection. If you are unsure whether your VAIO has a built-in WWAN module, please check the online specifications for your model.
(Note: If your VAIO does not have built-in WWAN modem, you can buy an external WWAN adapter for e.g. USB 3G modem stick. Contact your mobile operator for information and support.)
SIM cardFor WWAN to work, you need a SIM card that is activated for data. If you do not have a valid SIM card, please contact your mobile operator for information and purchase.
WWAN connection managerThe WWAN connection manager preinstalled on your VAIO may be different depending on your VAIO model and its country of purchase. Which connection manager to use depends on the type of SIM card that you have:
2. Ensure that the battery is properly installed in your notebook.
Depending on the model, WWAN may not work if the battery is not (correctly) installed.
3. Access Wireless under PC Settings.
4. Ensure that Mobile Broadband is switched ON.
How to connect to Mobile Broadband via Oneclick Internet (Windows 7)
How to connect to Mobile Broadband via Oneclick Internet (Windows 8)
Setting up WWAN with Windows 7 Network Connections