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How can I tell if I have 4G or not?

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I have the HP Zbook G2 and I just noticed that there is a slot right under the battery compartment for a SIM card. So I put one in but nothing happened and, further, since I never installed 4G drivers, I cannot really tell if I have the 4G module or not.

 

How can I check this? I've just tried installing the 4G drivers from the website, but this changed absolutely nothing on the machine.

 

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@mezastel

 

You can assume -- or perhaps use the Belarc program to help you double check your configuration.

 

I cannot answer the question about the slot.  Perhaps the slot is for a smart card.  Smaller "slots" are perhaps for "SD" memory card readers.

 

In the Zbook 17 G3, the Mobile broadband module is a component inside the service door, that is, the module is located inside the computer.

 

You might be able to extrapolate the information from the Service Guide (Maintenance Manual) for your computer.

 

You can always call Tech Support -- business computers come with pretty good warranty; the Tech team is (from my limited experience) willing to answer questions.

 

 

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@mezastel

 

There are more than one ZBook G2 models.

 

If you cannot find the answer on your computer (System Information), you can try other methods to determine what kind of computer you purchased.

 

A few Ideas:

 

  • Check your receipt for purchase -- this is particularly helpful if you ordered the computer from HP and the system is a CTO (custom to order) machine.  Your configuration will be listed on the order.

 

  • If the computer was not custom order, check the Product Number against the configuration page at HP.com store.  Look at the specifications.

 

  • Try this free program:

Belarc Adviser

 

Excerpted from the Belarc Web page:

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The Belarc Advisor builds a detailed profile of your installed software and hardware, network inventory, missing Microsoft hotfixes, anti-virus status, security benchmarks, and displays the results in your Web browser. All of your PC profile information is kept private on your PC and is not sent to any web server.

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I found my model number and, on the HP Store page, there is no mention of a 4G module anywhere. Should I assume it is not present on my machine? If not, why is there a SIM card slot?

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@mezastel

 

You can assume -- or perhaps use the Belarc program to help you double check your configuration.

 

I cannot answer the question about the slot.  Perhaps the slot is for a smart card.  Smaller "slots" are perhaps for "SD" memory card readers.

 

In the Zbook 17 G3, the Mobile broadband module is a component inside the service door, that is, the module is located inside the computer.

 

You might be able to extrapolate the information from the Service Guide (Maintenance Manual) for your computer.

 

You can always call Tech Support -- business computers come with pretty good warranty; the Tech team is (from my limited experience) willing to answer questions.

 

 

When you see a Post that helps you,

Inspires you, provides fresh insight,

Or teaches you something new,

Click the "Thumbs Up" on that Post.

 

Click my Answer Accept as Solution to help others find Answers.

 

 

 

 

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@mezastel wrote:

.. If not, why is there a SIM card slot?


Hi,

 

HP ZBook G2 series has many models/products. Each model/product is a combination of CPU, RAM, HDD/SSD, wireless card, video, screen .... and few other options such as WWAN card.

 

You can find this series on many markets/countries and depending on where the WWAN card may not be an option BUT the system board/mother board always has a SIM slot just in case. And please note: WWAN card is an option:

 

     http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetPDF.aspx/c04407527.pdf

 

If you wish, you can contact HP to get this option (cost more than the original) if available in your area. I think they are all 4G compatible.

 

You can also find many laptops which has SIM slot on each machine but no option to have WWAN card at all.

 

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BH
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