Yes, my plan is to 3G enable all mobile computers..
M912 has Express Card slot so you could use external card.. but it sticks out quite a bit.
The good news is that there is a slot for internal 3G modem.. but Gigabyte has disabled it.
After a bit of testing and research, we found out that taping the pin 20 on the modem enables the radio.
Novatel 3G card with SIM slot inside M219.. and working!
But there was still a problem. Now you could use the 3G but it was always on, which is a problem on flights and for battery life.
So we needed a on/off switch. If you solder wires and on/off switch to these pins, you can control the modem...
..but then a better idea hit us:
as you can control the wifi module from software and keyboard, why not tape the wifi modules pin 20, use it on the 3G slot and put the 3G card to wifi cards slot...
then use keyboard shortcut to enable/disable the 3G and wifi software to control the wifi... tested and working fine!
( if you dont want to tape the pin 20 and don't mind loosing varranty, you can cut the line between the solder points, like on the pcb picture )
Igor, the owner of this M912, is using the second wifi antenna on the 3G card and everything is working gooood...
Thanks again Igor, it was fun to remotely mod your computer ;) !
You can get the modem and the M912 from MobilX:
Novatel Wireless EU850D 3G mini card at Mobilx
Gigabyte M912M at MobilX
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Monday, October 06, 2008