HP Mini 1000 gets 3G Support, Hack

HP Mini 1000 with SIM

Shortly after they reviewed the HP Mini 1000, LaptopMag decided to pull apart the machine to get a closer look at the blood and guts of the tiny netbook. They discovered two major things – the RAM was easily upgraded via a plastic door covering the pre-installed DIMM and there was a slot in the battery compartment that fitted an AT&T SIM card. Assuming that the netbook lacked the internal hardware to support the 3G network, they just wrote this off as a possible future feature.

However, someone over at Pocketables Forum – after spending some time on the phone with both HP and AT&T – figured out how to put that SIM slot to work. Apparently the HP Mini 1000 does support the 3G network, all you need is a Multi-WWAN driver from HP and your SIM card from AT&T. The user, dplxy, divulges the rest of the setup instructions in his post. So far there doesn’t seem to be a driver for Linux users, although I’m sure anyone willing to dig around might be able to come up with one.

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5 thoughts on “HP Mini 1000 gets 3G Support, Hack

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  2. I have always hated service like this, they sound good but in the end they are just going to cost you a lot of money for the downloads. But I was wrong about the whole “internet on an airplane” idea. I thought that was going to be expensive, but its priced at $10 for a short flight, less than 3 hours, and $13 for a long flight, more than 3 hours.

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