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Driver for Huawei EM680 w/Gobi on Windows 7

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I recently purchased a new custom build Sony Vaio S series Laptop.

It came pre-installed with Windows 8 which I didn't like, so have successfully removed, wiped and installed a-new with Windows 7 Ultimate.

All drivers are installed with the exception of the one for Huawei EM680 w/Gobi.

I have searched high and low and canoot find a driver anywhere.

Google results seem to lead no-where and I have used WinZip Driver Updater and Driver Agent sites to identify a correct driver with no success.

My System Details are...


Model name:   SVS15112C5E
Service Tag:      C60BL7AA
Bios Version:    R0081C8
OS:                    Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1
ME version:      8.1.0.1248

Any helpful response would be greatly appreciated!
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by:Iphonehelper
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Try this appliction http://driverrobot.com/download/ its called driver robot.
What it deos is that is searches for old or missing drivers, its not fee but if you watch this video  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayoygn0XK8k to download drivers for free
PS: the video is legal! no hacking
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by:Terry Rogers
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Thanks for your advise, unfortunately none of the sites you have linked have helped!

Still can't get a driver that works. :-/
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by:nobus
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to whom are you answering?
if you need free drivers use slimdrivers, fast and free : https://www.slimwareutilities.com/slimdrivers.php


you must realise that your last post does not give any info - so please post what happens, errosrs, messages, or anything useful

IF YOU don't tell us - we don't know anything....
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by:Iphonehelper
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maybe it has a different name
are you sure is called like that??
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by:nobus
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you said the links did not help; what happened?  what errors or messages?
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by:RobMobility
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Hi,

Please go to this page:

http://esupport.sony.com/US/p/model-home.pl?mdl=VPCZ21SHX&template_id=1®ion_id=1&tab=download#/downloadTab

And expand Wireless - you'll find the 64 bit driver there.

Regards,


RobMobility.
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by:Terry Rogers
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Sorry I haven't been to forthcoming. I have been very busy of late.

Starting with a blank slate, device manager looks like so...

Device Manager
nobus, I downloaded QCDWLW-00249077-0042.EXE from http://esupport.sony.com/US/p/swu-download.pl?mdl=VPCZ21SHX&upd_id=6858&os_group_id=6 and got the error...

QCDWLW-00249077-0042
I then proceeded to download Qualcomm® Gobi™ Firmware Driver (QCFOTH-00249071-0042.EXE) from http://esupport.sony.com/p/homefeed-swu.pl?mdl=VPCSA3AGX&template_id=1®ion_id=1 and got this error...

QCFOTH-00249071-0042
I then moved onto download Huawei™ Gobi™ 3000 HS-USB Modem Driver but realized this was the same file as the first download so skipped this.

I then tried SlimDrivers as suggested and got the following screen appear after scanning...

SlimDrivers
I then un-installed SlimDrivers as this didn't work.

Iphonehelper, I tried Driver Robot as you suggested, and whilst it did find some out-dated drivers, it reported the devices I have with no drivers as being ok!

Driver Robot
RobMobility, thanks for your post. The link you have pointed me to though is to download a file I have already try (QCDWLW-00249077-0042)!

I checked out your last post as well, and both the wireless bits are for drivers I have already tried QCDWLW-00249077-0042 and QCFOTH-00249071-0042.

I hope this post helps us get closer to finding a solution to my problem!

Thank you everyone for your help thus far.
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by:nobus
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do you still have access to the original?  maybe in a shop?
then you could lookup what exactly the drivers for these devices are
i suppose you tried windows update>optional updates also?
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by:Terry Rogers
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The original what? The laptop came pre-installed with Windows 8 and the recovery data was on a recovery partition.

When I wiped and installed Windows 7, I removed all partitions, including the recovery one, so I don't have access to the original setup.

Yes, Windows is up to date, and there are no optional updates for these missing drivers.
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by:Iphonehelper
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Well, i guess the driver only works on widnows 8!!!
Really strange
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by:nobus
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i meant if you can have access to a similar one to see its devices and drivers
then you can search for them better
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by:Terry Rogers
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Unfortunately I don't have access to another laptop.

I have read in various places that the 3G Modem I have has also been used on laptops with Windows 7 installed, so there must be some drivers or something somewhere!
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by:Terry Rogers
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I have ordered a set of recovery disks, so I am hoping to be able to extra the required drivers from those.

Will post again once I have more info.
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by:RobMobility
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Hi,

Have you tried extracting the drivers from the software you downloaded and then update the driver via Device Manager  pointing it to the location of the extracted drivers?

Regards,


RobMobility.
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by:Terry Rogers
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Hi RobMobility,

Yes, already tried that, with about 10 different downloads

None of them see to want to work! :0
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I have finally got things working, but not with Windows 7.

I had to get the restore discs from Sony and revert back to Windows 8.
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by:Terry Rogers
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Unfortunately it appears there is no drivers or support for the 3G module on Windows 7 and I didn't have the time or patience to continue trying!

I had to revert back to factory defaults in the end.
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by:Iphonehelper
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hmm
well that was my second guess after driver robot

sorry to know that it doesn't have a driver for windows 7
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