4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 4, 2011 12:19 AM by Mortifis RSS

    Samsung N150 Qualcomm Gobi Drivers

    Zombie714

      So i got the new Samsung N150 netbook, Its a dope little netbook except for one thing it comes with windows 7 starter. Windows Starter is complete garbage They did give the option to upgrade to the oth]] windows 7 OS for a nice FEE. So since i have purchased windows 7 ultimate for my previous netbook which i broke, i figured i would just do a nice fresh install of Win7 Ultimate. Installed great with no issues then i find out i need to get the qualcomm gobi drivers in order to use my embeded aircard. So i went to vzam.net to dl vzaccess manager for my particular model. I dl it & install & wait to my suprise the VZaccess manager   for my model does not include the Qualcomm Gobi Drivers. Seriously verizon why the hell would you have a vzaccess manager for my model that doesnt include the drivers for the modem. THAT is just plain **bleep**..

       

      THe funny thing is if i would upgrade directly from starter 7 to another version my drivers will carry over ..But if u do a fresh install your screwed.. I smell a conspiracy..

       

       

      I have searched the net & i cannot seem to find the drivers can anybody out there help??

       

      Thank You in Advance

       

        • 1. Re: Samsung N150 Qualcomm Gobi Drivers
          Zombie714

          So I have called Verizon who referred me to Samsung, Called Samsung & they referred me back to Verizon. I just don't understand who the company that makes the laptop & the company that provides the mbb service can't help..

           

           

          Can anybody locate Qualcomm Gobi 2000 drivers for the N150

          • 2. Re: Samsung N150 Qualcomm Gobi Drivers
            ARAIGNEE

            I am sure that prior to the clean install of  Win7, you burned emergency Boot Disks . . .??  Your drivers are found on disk 2.

            • 3. Re: Samsung N150 Qualcomm Gobi Drivers
              raijala

              Burned the recovery discs with what?  The device does not come with any disc drive.  It is ridiculous to expect the customer to purchase extra hardware just to be able to have the recovery or OS discs.

               

              You can get the driver here

               

               http://www.samsung.com/us/support/downloads/NP-N150-HAV1US

               

              It is the CDMA driver for Win7 and I verified it works in XP as well.  

               

              VZAccess Manager for Samsung N150 is at the bottom of this page:

               

              http://www.vzam.net/download/supported.aspx

              • 4. Re: Samsung N150 Qualcomm Gobi Drivers
                Mortifis

                OK now this was an actual answer!  Thanks for the info, I never would have guessed that the CDMA driver for Win7 would be the driver I am looking for.  Personally, I am not happy that Samsung would not provide recovery or reinstall discs (or better yet a reovery SD or thumb drive option).  I prefer Linux on my systems, and when I installed Ubuntu 10.10 it decided that dispite my partioning options it would use the entire drive an wipe out the recovery partition.  the Unbuntu GOBI 2000 drivers worked for 1 usuage then ubuntu stopped seeing the device so I no longer had WAN access.  and with no recovery set I was forced to install WinXP Pro SP 2 from 2003 which of course does not had drivers for the N150 .... short story long ... got the netbook working again .. with broadband .. and FORGET SAMSUNG in the furture ... Acer at least provides reinstall options that are realistic to geekdom!  BTW  you can go through the process and burn yourself a bootable USB Pendive ... I was lazy before  and will do that now!


                raijala wrote:

                Burned the recovery discs with what?  The device does not come with any disc drive.  It is ridiculous to expect the customer to purchase extra hardware just to be able to have the recovery or OS discs.

                 

                You can get the driver here

                 

                 http://www.samsung.com/us/support/downloads/NP-N150-HAV1US

                 

                It is the CDMA driver for Win7 and I verified it works in XP as well.  

                 

                VZAccess Manager for Samsung N150 is at the bottom of this page:

                 

                http://www.vzam.net/download/supported.aspx