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Connection Managers designed for Windows Vista and Windows XP may not work with mobile broadband devices using drivers that display the Designed for Windows logo

Updated: August 10, 2009

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows XP

This article applies to the following operating systems:

  • Windows® 7

Symptoms

Connection managers designed for Windows Vista® and Windows®°XP may not work in Windows 7 with mobile broadband devices despite having a driver that displays the Designed for Windows logo.

Cause

A connection manager developed for Windows Vista or Windows°XP is being used in Windows 7.

Resolution

Use the Windows 7 built-in connection manager instead of a 3rd-party solution. The Windows 7 connection manager can be launched by clicking on the network icon in the notification area.
Check with your hardware vendor for an updated Connection Manager designed with Windows 7 logo drivers.

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