Question about Dell Wireless 5530 Mobile Broadband Built-in Mini-Card for Studio 1535/ 1536 Laptops

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Dell studio 15 , mobile broadband card

Recently bought a dell studio 15 and have asked them about converting it to recieve mobile broadband. There is a SIM card slot by the battery and a PCI slot to one side ogf the laptop.


Dell have said to buy the part shown below





KM266
MDM,WRLES,DW5530,MCRD
Wireless Modem, 5530 Mobile Broadband Mini Card

Price:90 pounds




£90 seems way expensive , can I get something cheaper elsewhere. I do not want a dongle using a USB port


thanks for your help

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You need the DW5530, it will work with the sim card slot you have. I beleave it goes inside the pc into a mini-card slot ( mini pci express not into a usb port )

here you have a picture of it
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Dell%1A-Wireless-5530-Mobile-Broadband-HSDPA-Mini-Card_W0QQitemZ230318579931QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ20090110?IMSfp=TL090110114002r17902

Here is a cheaper one

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Dell-Wireless-5530-HSPA-Mini-Card--MOBILE-BROADBAND_W0QQitemZ260413286935QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ20090520?IMSfp=TL090520165004r8926

look around ebay, maybe theres a even cheaper one being sold.

Posted on Jun 03, 2009

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Stay connected while on the go with the Wireless 5530 3G/HSDPA Mobile Broadband Card from Dell. It uses WCDMA Technology that offers fast, wireless broadband speeds to help you achieve LAN-like mobility. It helps maximize your productivity while maintaining contact with clients, colleagues and family. Its high efficiency compact broadband design provides consistent throughput performance. Its GPS capability allows you to retrieve location data from GPS satellites, utilize GPS navigation and location-based applications. This product has been tested and validated on Dell systems. It is supported by Dell Technical Support when used with a Dell system.
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•Compact design for enhanced throughput and performance
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I hope this works
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