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Your Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card identifies you to the wireless network. You will not be able to connect to the network without your SIM card.
To insert the SIM card, follow these steps:
To remove the SIM card, follow these steps:
Your laptop has a 9-in-1 Media Card Reader (media card not included with your purchase) to view and share digital photos, music, videos, and documents stored on the following digital memory cards:
Note: Do not remove your memory card while it is in use. Removing the memory card while it is in use may corrupt the data stored on your memory card and damage the memory card or your laptop.
The media card slot is on the front of the computer.
Note: Your laptop ships with a plastic blank installed in the media card slot. Blanks protect unused slots from dust and other particles. Save the blank for use when no media card is installed in the slot; blanks from other computers may not fit your laptop.
To insert the memory card, follow these steps:
To remove the memory card, follow these steps:
Press the memory card into the media card slot until it clicks and releases. The memory card pops out slightly.
Slide the memory card completely out of the media card slot.
To install the battery, follow these steps:
To remove the battery, follow these steps:
To charge the battery, connect the AC adapter to the laptop and then plug the adapter into a wall outlet or surge protector.
The Connection Manager is an application that you use to connect to the T-Mobile Mobile Internet network, Wi-Fi networks, and VPN networks.
Familiarize yourself with the Connection Manager and its main features:
Figure 1: Main T-Mobile Broadband screen
Figure 2: Main Wi-Fi screen
To connect to the T-Mobile mobile internet network, follow these steps:
Note: You do not need to add a profile or change settings to connect to T-Mobile Mobile Internet.
What is connection profile priority?
In the Profiles window, profiles are listed in order of priority. When selecting a network to connect to, T-Mobile Connection Manager will go down the list from top to bottom, selecting the first network profile for which all of the following are true:
Profile priority also determines when T-Mobile Connection Manager automatically switches from one network to another. If you are connected to one network and a higher priority network becomes available, T-Mobile Connection Manager switches to the higher priority network.
To change the priority of a specific profile, follow these steps:
To view mobile internet connection information, follow these steps:
To connect to another network, you must first create a profile for that network.
Note: Consult with your IT administrator if needed for applicable settings.
To create a profile for a mobile internet network, follow these steps:
To connect to other mobile internet networks, follow these steps:
Important: Connecting to other mobile internet networks may result in roaming charges.
Before you check data usage, review the following information:
T-Mobile Connection Manager allows you to monitor your approximate data usage with the Usage Meter. The amount of data transferred (transmitted and received) is measured in kilobytes (KB), megabytes (MB), gigabytes (GB), or terabytes (TB). The amount of data depends on the type of files transferred:
Text files typically use relatively small amounts of data.
Graphics files and music files typically use larger amounts of data than text files.
Video files use very large amounts of data.
Your usage amount varies depending on how often you use the network and the type of information you transfer. The type of data plan you have determines how much data you can transfer before incurring additional charges.
Example: If you are on a 5GB plan, any data transfer over the 5GB limit will incur additional charges.
T-Mobile sends you a free text message, viewable in your T-Mobile Connection Manager inbox, when you have exceeded your data plan limit.
To view your approximate data usage with the T-Mobile Connection Manager, follow these steps:
When connected to T-Mobile Mobile Internet, you can send, receive, and manage text messages.
When you receive a new text message, the T-Mobile Connection Manager displays the New Message icon with a red star on the main T-Mobile Broadband screen.
To read text messages, follow these steps:
To send a text message, follow these steps:
To manage text messages, follow these steps:
The T-Mobile Connection Manager includes an Address Book that you can use to manage phone numbers and addresses.
To access contacts in your address book, follow these steps:
To add a new contact to the Address Book, follow these steps:
To delete contacts from the Address Book, follow these steps:
To copy all contacts from the T-Mobile Connection Manager to the SIM card, follow these steps:
Important:This will replace the entire phone book on your SIM card, and contacts that are currently saved on the SIM card will be replaced.
To copy all contacts from the SIM card memory to the Connection Manager, follow these steps:
Note: The phone book on the SIM will be added to the T-Mobile Connection Manager's Address Book. Entries already in the T-Mobile Connection Manager’s Address Book will not be affected unless the name of an imported entry matches exactly with the name of the contact in the T-Mobile Connection Manager. In this case, the imported contact will replace the existing entry.
Note:You cannot change the SIM PIN code when the Connection Manager is connected to T-Mobile Mobile Internet.
To change the default SIM PIN code, follow these steps:
The SIM PIN code is used to protect the SIM from being used in other devices. When you enable the SIM PIN code, the device prompts you to enter the code after turning it on.
Note:You cannot lock the SIM when the Connection Manager is connected to T-Mobile Mobile Internet.
To lock the SIM card, follow these steps:
'PIN code blocked. Enter PUK code:'
'Enter PUK code'
If you enter the PIN code incorrectly several times in a row, the device blocks you from attempting again. You can re-enable the PIN mechanism by entering a Personal Unblocking Key (PUK). To enter a PUK code and unblock the PIN, follow these steps:
Important: You must call T-Mobile Customer Care for the PUK code. Entering the wrong code can permanently damage your SIM card.
You need to create a VPN profile and configure VPN settings before connecting to VPN.
To create a VPN profile, follow these steps:
You need to configure VPN settings before connecting to VPN.
To configure VPN settings, follow these steps:
To manually connect to VPN, follow these steps:
To connect to a new Wi-Fi network, follow these steps:
To connect to a T-Mobile HotSpot, follow these steps:
To create a Wi-Fi network profile, follow these steps:
To view Wi-Fi connection information, follow these steps:
To edit a Wi-Fi profile, follow these steps:
To see a list of T-Mobile HotSpot locations, follow these steps:
Your T-Mobile HotSpot username is your 10-digit phone number.
To view your phone number, follow these steps:
Note: If you are a private customer, your default password is the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you are a corporate customer, your default password is the last four digits of your organization’s tax identification number.
The T-Mobile Connection Manager can save your username and password to speed up connections to the T-Mobile HotSpot Network. To save your T-Mobile HotSpot username and password, follow these steps:
To access the help information on the T-Mobile Connection Manager, follow these steps:
To find the 15-digit IMEI of your laptop, follow these steps:
To find the SIM number, follow these steps:
To find the software version on your T-Mobile Connection Manager, follow these steps:
You may receive periodic updates to your T-Mobile Connection Manager software. You can also manually check for updates. To manually check for software updates, follow these steps:
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