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At&t Wireless Air card

I just bought a Dell XPS 1330 from Best Buy. I can't get my at&t Option GT Max 3.6 Express Card (air card) to work. I downloaded at&t drivers from Dell and the latest version of Communication Manager. Dell won't talk to me, I've been to all 3 BB stores and at least 4 at&t stores. No one new about the build-in card and that the sim card fits into a slot under the battery. Communication Manager message "can't detect device". Please Help!

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Did your air card come with drivers and did you do the network setup wizzard for wireless connections
was this the floor model or boxed
did you flip the anttenna up to activate card
This phone can only be used with a compatible service plan.
is your service setup cause that would explain alot your comp needs a phone number for the card

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http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/studio8100/en/sm/index.htm

I would like you to click on - Technical Overview

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{NOTE* Number 27 points to a PCI-Express x16 slot.
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Examples of a Wireless N adapter card for a PCI slot, and a PCI-Express x1 slot,

A) PCI: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4389486&CatId=2701

B) PCI-Express x1:
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Information on PCI, and PCI-Express;

PCI:
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PCI-Express:
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For additional questions please post in a Comment.

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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=686143&CatId=200

This is Dell Support >XPS 400 desktop computer > Service Manual,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/xps400/sm/index.htm

1) Work on a table. Computer off, and unplugged from power, open the computer case.

(Removing the Computer Cover, in the list)

2) Follow Anti-Static precautions.

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To relieve your body of Static, TOUCH the metal frame of the open computer case.
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http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/xps400/sm/techov.htm#wp1053398

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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4675156&CatId=200

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http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/xps400/sm/about.htm#wp1053567

[Number 3 - Network Connector],

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