Have you been itching some Verizon 4G love in a package that’s just a hair more portable than their also-just-announced HP Pavilion dm1? I know I haven’t, but Verizon has just announced their first 4G capable netbook, the Compaq Mini CQ10-688nr all the same.
The Mini packs a 1.66 GHz Intel Atom processor, a 250GB hard drive, and 1 GB of DDR3 RAM into its svelte-ish frame. It’s set to ship on Thursday, August 4th at $ 449.99 with a 2-year contract agreement and Verizon’s standard complement of 4G mobile broadband plans. You probably know them all by heart, but here they are for the 4G-uninitiated: $ 30 nets you 2 GB of monthly data usage, while $ 50 grants 5 GB, and $ 80 scores you 10GB.
All things considered, it’s not too shabby for such a tiny package, but it seems a bit underwhelming compared to its HP counterpart. It’s only less than half a pound lighter, and the Pavilion manages to squeeze a feistier processor, and a larger screen and hard drive into a package that isn’t that much bigger. I’m sure that true road warriors will appreciate the Compaq Mini’s extra portability, but my (admittedly poor) internal economist likes the idea of more power at a slightly higher price tag sans contract.
Question by Mosaddeq D: I have an evo 610c series of COMPAQ and I have a problem to connect to Internet.? Of course I can connect to web via network port in my laptop but I can not do it via dial up port. Also I have a dual pci card supporting the two way connection (dial up and ethernet) of OSITECH company. Here the only ethernet connection do work properly but the other port related dial up connection built on the card (PCI). Newly because of non-working my dial up way on card, I have purchased an external USB ” U.S.Robotics” Fax-modem, but once connecting via dialup I receive an error conflicting port. please help me.
Answer by vudumojo01Hello…I have an EVO 610c as well and have problem with the PCI and network connections. Im not sure what you want to be your primary means of connection to your network / internet, but I’m going to assume that it will be via ethernet. If you can please provide greater detail as to what you are trying to do (ie connect to a personal network, connect to internet via ISP, connect to work via VPN, etc) this would help me trouble shoot the issue better. First off what OS are you using? If you are using anything less than Windows XP SP2 this is part of the problem. Second, the easiest way that I have found to resolve this issue (and I have the same External USR Modem) is as follows: 1. Unplug everything, all external peripherals as well as PCI cards. 2. Click Start->Settings->Control Panel->System->Hardware->Device Manager
***Note: Prior to following step 3, be sure to have either you Windows XP install CD or a CD containing all the drivers for you NIC, Modem, or any PCI peripherals handy you may need it should Windows not automatically find suitable drivers for reinstall**** 3. Once in the device manager, expand the branch labeled “Network Adapter” and remove all entries by right clicking and selecting uninstall. Do this until all entries on this branch are gone. 4. While still in the Device Manager, expand the branch labeled “Modems”, and again remove all devices until all entries are gone. 5. Finally still in the Device Manager, expand the branch labeled “Ports”, and again remove all devices until all entries are gone.
*** Steps 3-5 are removing all the devices from you system, next you will reboot and let Windows automatically reinstall these devices in hopes of clearing any hardware conflicts. ****
6. Reboot PC (you may need to do this several times to reinstall all devices properly, BE PATIENT!) 7. If at any point Windows cannot find suitable drivers for you hardware, use the CD with the drivers and point the hardware install wizard to the appropriate folder containing the correct drivers for install. 8. BE PATIENT! I cannot stress enough to the Windows install all the hardware and reboot itself as many times as necessary to get everything reset correctly. 9. Once this is complete, again navigate to the Device Manager and look for any devices that have a Yellow Circle with a Black Exclamation Mark listed on the entry. These devices will need to be manually installed. You can do so by right clicking on the entry and then selecting the “Update Driver” option. You will again use a CD containing the correct drivers for this device.
10. Once you get all hardware reinstalled successfully, now you may begin inserting the individual PCI cards or peripherals one at a time and allowing windows to install them (or install manually if necessary). Start with the primary device you will use to connect, ie ethernet or modem. If ethernet windows should have automatically set up the hardware, in which case you can then install the modem or pci card.
11. After each additional peripheral is installed, make sure to full test connectivity, prior to attempting the install of the next. This will give you a start point for troubleshooting should devices stop working after the installation of a new one.
This should work as it would for my Compaq EVO n610c with the same issues (I believe). FYI..the overall issues stem from the chipset used for the PCI slots and NIC, as they do not mesh well in general and you may have problems with other peripherals (like wireless PCI network adapters).
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