I have an exec with an Lenovo X1 Carbon, an Ericson broadband card and it's a heaping pile of garbage when she travels in terms of connectivity. What is the best possible laptop/broadband option?
Posted on 2014-11-04
I have an exec with an Lenovo X1 Carbon, an Ericsson broadband card and it's a heaping pile of garbage when she travels in terms of connectivity. What is the best possible laptop/broadband option?
Lenovo X1 Carbon, Windows 7, Ericsson broadband card, AT&T with international roaming enabled.
Works perfectly for her in NY. When she travels out to other states in the US or internationally it no longer connects.
The wireless option and subsequent Connect button in Wireless Connections fails to display the access point.
She brings it back, my team tests and it's working perfectly! She sees it working in NY, then travels out again and the AT&T Mobile Broadband access point goes missing, never appearing again until she's back in NY.
We swapped laptops and the same thing is happening - bizarre.
Does anyone have any experience with a rock solid broadband solution on any laptop and will any provider, post Windows 7?
The same exec had no issues at all while working on with same configuration on Windows XP.
I am apt to just switch to a MacAir, get an internal card installed and install BootCamp with Windows 7. This way she can boot up to MAC OS, kick off the broadband connection and then run BootCamp.
Any advice/options would be greatly appreciated. I need to move away from Lenovo entirely since she's already disgusted with the technology.
*p.s. She will only accept the use case of having an internal broadband card. No external mifis or mobile hotspot tethering is allowed!?!?