WAIT - Read the Required Files section before downloading this file.

Required Downloads

Unless stated otherwise, the file listed below must be installed BEFORE the Huawei™ Gobi™ 3000 HS-USB Modem Driver (Windows 7 64bit) in order for it to work properly. If more than one Required file is listed, install them in the order presented on this page.

This update is required if you have performed a clean install of the Windows 7 operating system (i.e., installed from a commercial, off-the-shelf, version rather than using the Recovery Wizard or Recovery Media).

This update is required if you have performed a clean install of the Windows 7 operating system (i.e., installed from a commercial, off-the-shelf, version rather than using the Recovery Wizard or Recovery Media).

This update should be installed AFTER running Windows Update and installing Microsoft .NET Framework Ver. 4.0.This update is required if you have performed a clean install of the Windows 7 operating system (i.e., installed from a commercial, off-the-shelf, version rather than using the Recovery Wizard or Recovery Media).

This update should be installed BEFORE installing the VAIO Mobile Broadband Setup software. This update is required if you have performed a clean install of the Windows 7 operating system (i.e., installed from a commercial, off-the-shelf, version rather than using the Recovery Wizard or Recovery Media).

This update should be installed BEFORE installing the VAIO Mobile Broadband Setup software. This update is required if you have performed a clean install of the Windows 7 operating system (i.e., installed from a commercial, off-the-shelf, version rather than using the Recovery Wizard or Recovery Media).

Applicable Models

This information is for the following models:

  • VPCSA35GX
  • VPCSA35GXBI
  • VPCSA35GXSI
  • VPCSA390X
  • VPCSA3AGX
  • VPCSA3AGXBI
  • VPCSA3BGX
  • VPCSA3BGXSI
  • VPCSA3CGX
  • VPCSA3CGXBI
  • VPCSA3DGX
  • VPCSA3DGXBI
  • VPCSA490S
  • VPCSB390X
  • VPCSB490X
  • VPCZ21CGX
  • VPCZ21CGXB
  • VPCZ21DGX
  • VPCZ21DGXB
  • VPCZ21SHX
  • VPCZ21SHXX
  • VPCZ2290X
  • VPCZ22AGX
  • VPCZ22AGXB
  • VPCZ22SHX
  • VPCZ22SHXX
  • VPCZ2390S

About this download

Benefits and improvements

  • This utility installs the originally shipped version of the Huawei Gobi 3000 HS-USB Modem driver.

    This driver also resolves the yellow exclamation point error Device Manager Exclaimation Point Error that may appear in the Device Manager window, under Network adaptors, next to the Qualcomm HS-USB or Huawei EM680 w/Gobi Technology listing which indicates that the driver is not installed for that device.

System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Windows® 7 64-bit

File Info

File Name

  • QCDWLW-00249077-0042.EXE

File Version

  • 1.0.0.4

File Size

  • 7879016 bytes

Release Date

  • 29-07-2011

Before You Start


Important Notes

  • IMPORTANT: To ensure the proper function of the Wireless WAN system, if you have performed a clean install of the Windows® 7 operating system (i.e., installed from a commercial, off-the-shelf, version rather than using the Recovery Wizard or Recovery Media Kit), please insure all required drivers available in the You May Need This section above and the following components are installed in the order listed below:

    1. Qualcomm® Gobi™ Firmware and Huawei Gobi 3000 HS-USB Modem driver
    2. Original device drivers from the Sony support site
      Note: It is not necessary to revert to the original drivers if you have properly installed updated drivers from the Sony® support site
    3. Sony Shared Library
    4. Sony Notebook Utilities
    5. Windows® updates using the Windows Update utility or from the Microsoft® web site
    6. Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.0 from the Microsoft downloads website
    7. VAIO® Smart Network
    8. AT&T Communications Manager or Sprint SmartView (this option depends on your mobile broadband carrier)
    9. VAIO Mobile Broadband Setup
  • During the installation of this file, be sure that you are logged in as the Administrator or as a user with Administrative rights.
  • To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.
  • It is highly recommended that you print out these instructions for use as a reference during the installation process.

Download & Install


Download and Installation Instructions

  1. To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.
  2. Download the QCDWLW-00249077-0042.EXE file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference).
  3. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click the QCDWLW-00249077-0042.EXE file to begin the installation.
  4. At the "User Account Control" screen, click "Yes".
  5. If the "Select Language" screen appears, select the language you wish to use, and then click "OK".
  6. At the "Select Country" screen, select the country for this installation, and then click "Next".
  7. At the "Huawei Gobi 3000 HS-USB Modem Ver. 1.0.0.4" screen, click "Next".
  8. At the "License Agreement" dialog, read the agreement, then, if you agree, click "I Agree" to continue with the installation.
  9. At the "Finish" screen, click "Finish".
  10. At the "This system must be restarted to complete the installation" screen, click "OK" to restart the computer.

After the computer restarts, the installation of the Huawei Gobi 3000 HS-USB Modem Driver is complete.