So my shiny newish HP ProBook 5320m has the facility to take a SIM card which means no worries about a dongle being lost or losing a USB port.

HP’s Connection Manager software allows you to chose the connection speed: 2G or 3G or Auto for either.

All this is fine.

The trouble is when the coverage is dodgy: the HSPA connection automatically switches to UMTS but Windows doesn’t like this so your ability to use the connection is in effect removed. You have to then disconnect and reconnect.

Very annoying, especially when it happens multiple times each day!

Changing the Connection Manager to only 3G doesn’t help as it classifies both UMTS and HSPA as 3G.


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