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I have a laptop - Dell Adamo Onyx. It's with Win7 (64bit). Yesterday I bought a Huawei E173 HSPA usb stick with a plan. All works fine, but how can I use the sim card directly from my laptop, without the modem? I think it has 3G support (or it's GPS only?)

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Given the specs I found here I would say it doesn't have a build-in 3G slot.

If unsure, check the slot where the battery is. Most laptops that are 3G enabled have a SIM slot there.

To verify, check the owners manual if there is anything about a SIM slot.

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It has a sim slot, I putted my card there, but it had no reaction. –  blez Aug 9 '11 at 18:24
    
Any unknown devices inside Device Manager? If not, and there is no sign of an 3G device I would think this is only the slot - but no electronic behind. –  TeX HeX Aug 9 '11 at 18:29
    
No unknown devices, only: BRoadcom NetLink Gigabit Ethernet, Intel WiFi Link 5300 AGN in network adapters and: Dell Wireless GPS/WPS Virtual Com Port (COM3) on Ports –  blez Aug 9 '11 at 18:31
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@blez - The Adamo "Admire" doesn't have 3G, but the "Desire" model does. Both will probably have the Sim slot, it just that the Admire won't work (no actual 3G modem). Which do you have? –  Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Aug 9 '11 at 18:58
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@blez - Unfortunately I think you'll probably have to consult with the place of purchase, or Dell, to determine exactly which options your model has before we can help much more. –  Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Aug 9 '11 at 19:49
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