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#Huawei “Mobile Partner” Software #fail it doesn’t work in Windows 7 x64 and breaks the ThinkPad Fn keys

Posted by jpluimers on 2011/09/10

In order to get non-roaming UMTS internet in Germany, I borrowed a Huawei USB device.

Though I had bad experiences with those kinds of devices 5 years ago under XP (where the Huawei software would add a new virtual COM port for each install, finally blocking at COM32, and also blocking the recognition of any new USB device) I hoped for a better experience this time.

Not so: The new software is called “Mobile Partner”, but I’d like them to strip the name “Partner” of their software.

  1. the software was German only (I can read German, but I’d like English on my English system)
  2. after installing the software, my Fn key combinations on my ThinkPad keyboard would not not work any more
  3. after installing the software, removing the device, rebooting, their software would not recognize the device when I plugged it in
No more Huawei USB devices for me.

–jeroen

Via:  Huawei E220 – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

2 Responses to “#Huawei “Mobile Partner” Software #fail it doesn’t work in Windows 7 x64 and breaks the ThinkPad Fn keys”

  1. Petr Vones said

    Most of this software is pretty horrible. That’s why is better to use your own internal WWAN module (most of ThinkPads have installed the antennas, the WWAN module is optional and you can install it yourself) and then just buy a local SIM card :-)

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