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A first look: Verizon Wireless BroadbandAccess PC5750

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Continuing TechRepublic's look at the latest crop of wireless broadband PCMCIA cards for laptops, we take a first look at the offering from Verizon Wireless. The Qualcomm 3G card connects users to the Verizon Nation Broadband network using cell phone technology, but it can also connect using the standard 802.11 wireless protocol, depending on which is more advantageous.

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8 comments
FlippingFinger
FlippingFinger

I would like the 5Gigs a month be increased. I am afraid to even use my Wireless Broadband because I don't want to go over my limit. I hope it comes unlimited like it used to be.

cg921
cg921

I have been using the PC5750 wirles card for a couple of months and it just quit working on my laptop. I tried it on another and it seems to be working fine. I couldn't find any hardware issues. Any suggestions???

gymgemjim
gymgemjim

If you install this PC5750 on a Sony Vio with Windows VISTA you will find that the device will not load and the NEC PCI USB Open Host Controller kicks out a Code 12 in Device manager stating there are not enough free resorces and you must disable another system device. Anyone know how to fix it?

deandewittjr
deandewittjr

Not a good choice to use for getting on to the internet. Verizon claims with this card are not so, it just doesn't work. Two year commitment? They should be shot for stealing by taking people's money for two years because that is exactly what they are doing. Do what you want. but in no time, you'll see what I am talking about if you sign up with them.

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duslack
duslack

I just got a pc5750 from my friend. How do I setup and use it. Please advice. thanks - John

darpatten
darpatten

I would be interested to know if you found a solution to this problem. I too am having this very same issue and I know for a fact the card works fine in XP. I was running this card on this very same computer using XP then upgraded to Vista and am getting the same message you did with your Sony. I have tried to force the driver and several different things but am still having no luck.