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Windows 7: Driver to enable GPS on WWAN 3G 5530 card

27 May 2010   #1
thangbom

windows 7
 
 
Driver to enable GPS on WWAN 3G 5530 card

Hi all, I am running Windows x64 on my Dell Studio XPS 1340. I recently plugged in a (Ericsson) Dell Wireless 5530 Internal WWAN Mini Card HSDPA 7.2 Mbps in. This card has a GPS function. Although I could install all the drivers, where broadband modem worked, no errors in Device manager, the GPS could not fixed the signal (I ran it in clear sky open air for about half an hour).

Does somebody has the same problem, and how to get the right driver and/or configure correctly this device? Thank you


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27 May 2010   #2
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thangbom View Post
Hi all, I am running Windows x64 on my Dell Studio XPS 1340. I recently plugged in a (Ericsson) Dell Wireless 5530 Internal WWAN Mini Card HSDPA 7.2 Mbps in. This card has a GPS function. Although I could install all the drivers, where broadband modem worked, no errors in Device manager, the GPS could not fixed the signal (I ran it in clear sky open air for about half an hour).

Does somebody has the same problem, and how to get the right driver and/or configure correctly this device? Thank you
Maybe something with the antenna?
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28 May 2010   #3
thangbom

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
Maybe something with the antenna?
I was the one who plugged it in, and the broadband radio signal reception works very good (sensitive and stable), even in low mobile telephone signal coverage area. I have been working in an area where my mobile phone disconnects more often than my internet connection, as this might shows that the assembly should be fine.

Thanks for our comments, anyway
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28 May 2010   #4
fishnbanjo

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Do you have a 3G SIM from your cellphone/mobile broadband carrier? I believe this is required for the GPS to function 100%.
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28 May 2010   #5
thangbom

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fishnbanjo View Post
Do you have a 3G SIM from your cellphone/mobile broadband carrier? I believe this is required for the GPS to function 100%.
of course... as I said. I am getting google maps to my laptop via this connection outdoor, but could not get the GPS signal fixed
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28 May 2010   #6
fishnbanjo

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Well your System Spec's is empty and you state you are running Windows 7 64 but did not include which version. To the best of my recollection these devices worked well with XP and multiple problems with Vista, specifically not linking, and holding, onto GPS signals. If you have Professional or Ultimate you might try running virtual XP and load all the drivers etc for the unit and it will probably work and might be the only way for it to be operational for you. Did you check to see if there was a Firmware update for the unit? Best of luck.
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28 May 2010   #7
thangbom

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fishnbanjo View Post
Well your System Spec's is empty and you state you are running Windows 7 64 but did not include which version. To the best of my recollection these devices worked well with XP and multiple problems with Vista, specifically not linking, and holding, onto GPS signals. If you have Professional or Ultimate you might try running virtual XP and load all the drivers etc for the unit and it will probably work and might be the only way for it to be operational for you. Did you check to see if there was a Firmware update for the unit? Best of luck.
Great! My OS is Win7 x64 Ultimate, and the driver version of my GPS (found in Device Manager) is 1.0.0.29.

Good to know that there is a possibility to run virtual XP, as I will give a try, but can you tell me how to do it?
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28 May 2010   #8
fishnbanjo

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Go to the MS Virtual XP Page Windows Virtual PC: Home Page there are some downloads to do then it is a step by step to set up the VHD (Virtual Hard Drive) uses a small amount of drive space and loads only when you wish to use Virtual XP.
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28 May 2010   #9
thangbom

windows 7
 
 

thanks, fishnbanjo. I will give a try, but it seems to mess up my system just to get this device to work... hic. A better alternative is to wait until there is a x64 bits driver available then
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28 May 2010   #10
fishnbanjo

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Don't understand what you mean by "it to mess up my system just to get this device to work... hic." Do you mean XP is messing up your PC or the driver is?
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