HP Mini 1000 ‘Hidden’ 3G module

Written by Aldrin Cantos on November 25, 2008 – 9:17 am -

The HP Mini 1000 is the 2nd netbook from HP which replaces the VIA processor from the previous 2133 and uses Intel Atom. It has SSD storage of 8GB/16GB, and 60GB HDD options. RAM is reduced to 512MB compared to previous 1GB. Lots of differences from the 2133 brother.

Some are now surprised because it seems that HP missed to announce that HP Mini 1000 comes with built in 3G module. And you won’t worry about installing external 3G PCIe card anymore. The only problem is that the 3G module is disabled initially, and software/driver is not by default included in the package. But it’s also not a problem anymore how to enable it. dplxy has some pretty good details on how he enabled the 3G feature on his HP Mini 1000. Head on and check it out.

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How-to install internal 3G HSDPA on Asus Eee PC 901 and 1000H

Written by Aldrin Cantos on September 13, 2008 – 4:14 am -

As you may have already thought, one important thing the Eee PC 901 and 1000H lack is the readily setup 3G HSDPA, though Asus provided an open PCIE slot so you can practice your soldering talent and add the 3G card on your own effort at your own risk. And if you want to try, the ingredients are made available for you as well.
Ingredients: miniPCI-E connector (thin enough to fit inside the case), SIM Socket (1.5 mm height), metal screws to secure miniPCI-E, HSPA or EVDO miniPCI-E card, Coaxial wire with an U.FL connector, Spare cell phone antenna. [source]

3G hsdpa asus eee pc

Now, for the cooking procedure, there’s only one place you need to go and you’ll be good. jkk has all the knowledge you need to install 3G HSDPA on your Asus Eee PC. Beware though, that you have to be really good on the hot rod since soldering the mini PCIE is not easy to do. Actually, jkk have already claimed to not assist you in this matter right before you ask for it. :)

Oh btw, in case you are in doubt of jkk’s works, hit this.


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How to not configure your Eee PC to get internet connection?

Written by Aldrin Cantos on September 2, 2008 – 11:11 pm -

There’s a company in Germany (Nova Media) that offers a helpful software called “launch2net for Linux” to do the configuration part for your 3G modem/phone. The pack is exclusively for Linux but the weird thing is that it’s not free. Why would you opt to pay for this while setting up 3G on Linux (esp. Xandros), is not too hard to do?

Related Topic: You can setup the T500 3G on Linux easier via a .deb package and I want to try this with other 3G modem / phone as well.

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High-Speed 3G USB Modem for Comfy Internet Access

Written by Aldrin Cantos on August 8, 2008 – 3:25 am -

Internet connection anytime anywhere could be one of the things we wish we always have nowadays. Most establishments in cities have available WiFi hotspots already but there’s still lack of it on the surrounding areas. The best alternative is to have 3G connection. Thanks to 3G phones and mobile networks for this service.

If you do not have a modem phone, your best option is to avail a high-speed 3G USB Modem. We saw it selling in Chinavasion at $171. I bet it’s USD. The device supports different frequencies, runs at 5V power with up to 7.2Mbps depending on available network strength. It is also very small and light-weight though I cannot tell the actual measures. But based from the pictures, it’s about the same size as the smallest Wireless Mouse.

High Speed 3G USB Modem - EDGE and HSDPA


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Eee PC 3.5G with Nokia 6120

Written by A. Cantos on May 18, 2008 – 1:00 am -

It’s quite funny since I’ve been looking for 3.5G modem like the T500 while my Nokia 6120 can do quite the same if there’s strong mobile signal. I don’t usually check my phone when I have stable connection so I just noticed that small 3.5G written just below the signal bar just now. For normal internet use the average speed of 300 kbps is not bad, is it? I don’t use much my Eee PC for downloading large files. So that speed, for me, is very satisfying.

  • Youtube videos loads faster than my brother’s broadband connection at home.
  • Gmail, which I believe has quite too heavy scripts to execute, loads at acceptabley fast as well.
  • All your blogs loads fast.
  • There’s nothing more I could ask for.

I observed the little icon for few minutes and it just barely change to 3G and then go back to 3.5G again in about 2 seconds. This speed may vary depending on the carrier/provider, I use Smart, but the location is the major factor for this. I never get stable connection with this phone when I’m at home.

Some speed tests after the jump.

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SmartBro Wireless Post Paid, also on Prepaid

Written by Aldrin Cantos on April 3, 2008 – 11:19 pm -

Smart Wireless Broadband is now also available on prepaid. I learned it from EeePH. The idea uses the same modem used with SmartBro Wireless post paid and a prepaid SIM card specially designed for broadband access. The SIM card has no text and call functions, but it can receive information coming from Smart such as load/balance information. Broadband cost is Php 10 for every 30 minutes, same with what they charge for Smart 3G connection. This is 3 times cheaper than what you pay for GlobeQuest Wi-Fi services at malls. And more than 3 times lower than Coffee Bean’s. When load runs out, you can easily reload via Read more »


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The smartest student gets the Asus EEE PC and 3G Phone

Written by Aldrin Cantos on April 3, 2008 – 8:29 am -

3g logo
Today is judgment day at Magic 89.9 FM (Philippines) as students with outstanding report cards in school is gathered for the Asus EEE PC and a 3G phone. The prices are sponsored by Smart Philippines which aims to promote 3G for mobile laptop users. The prices will go together to the smartest student. By smartest it means not because you have the highest grade you’ll win. You have to be smart. (No wait. You have to win category game. Category: human organs, books of the bible, elments)

How I wish I could give those prices here as well. I’m sure you wish too.


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How to configure 3G Mobile connectivity on Asus EEE PC

Written by Aldrin Cantos on February 22, 2008 – 6:33 pm -

3G technology is one most reliable internet connection as far as mobility is concerned. You can have access to any site or check your emails anywhere you want as long as there’s 3G network.

In general, here are the important steps to get connected via 3G from with your 3G mobile phone.

  1. Create a dial up connection.
  2. Select your phone as your modem.
  3. Modify the dial up script.
  4. Connect to internet and surf.
  5. That’s basically it.

And how you’re gonna do it? Just follow the steps found in myasuseee.com.

For more advanced and amazing 3G setup, you can check out jkk’s modification. jkkmobile.


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