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Windows Notes

Microsoft Windows Compatibility

ALL Novatel Wireless ExpressCard/34 devices and Ovation USB devices are compatible with

  • Window 7 (32 and 64 bit)
  • Windows Vista (32 and 64 bit versions)
  • Windows XP (32 and 64 bit versions)
  • Windows 2000

7xx and 8xx Novatel Wireless PC Card devices are compatible with 

  • Windows Vista (32 and 64 bit versions)
  • Windows XP (32 bit and 64 bit versions)
  • Windows 2000

5xx and 6xx Novatel Wireless PC Card devices are compatiable with

  • Windows XP - 32 bit (U630 only - Vista and XP - 32 bit version only)
  • Windows 2000

Windows Mobile and Windows CE are not supported

Windows Beta 7 not supported.

Driver Installers are build into Connection Manager installer programs.

Connection Managers

Most customer will manage their wireless network connection with a connection manager recommended by the service provider that the modem has been configured. Service providers will supply a custom Connection Manager or a custom configuration of Novatel Wireless MobiLink or MobiLink-Lite Connection Manager. Please contact your service provider to get their approved connection manager.

Most Ovation USB Devices (exception MCD3000, U720, USB720) and newer ExpressCard/34 Devices

  • These devices are pre-loaded with Windows installation files preloaded in the device. When device is plugged into the computer, it should be discovered as a Mass Storage device and user should be prompted to allow an auto-installer file run.

Older Devices will have the installation program provided on a CD supplied with the modem or download able from the service provider.

Dialup Network Connection

For customers that do not wish to (or can not) use the pre-configured connection manager, they may download a driver only installer and then use the built-in network connection manager.

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