Aine Douglas wrote:
> On 8/22/06, j michaelson <jmichaelson at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> i've got a question. some of my friends in dublin get wireless
>> broadband and i'm quite tempted by this because it doesn't tie me down
>> to living in one place like a landline would. there are a few
>> companies offering wireless broadband and i was wondering if anyone
>> had any advice on which companies to go for and which to avoid.
>>> Well, if you really don't want to be tied down, I'd highly recommend
> Vodafone 3G broadband, 49euro per month unlimited usage, you get a
> quad band PCMCIA card, and you can take it on the road and use it when
> out and about. Its a bummer if you're not in 3G coverage, and you only
> get GPRS, but its amazing flexibility.
>> Plus... you can get Linksys wireless router which takes the card and
> uses it as a wan port. Comes with 4 wired ethernet ports, a wired wan
> port, and a button on the front to switch on or off the 3G wan. It
> needs a firmware update to work with the Huawei quadband cards which
> you'll get from your Voda reseller. The firmware update is available
>http://www-ie.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c=L_Download_C2&childpagename=IE%2FLayout&cid=1138743419998&packedargs=sku%3D1138744876530&pagename=Linksys%2FCommon%2FVisitorWrapper>>> Its kinda neat if you've a wireless laptop, standalone wireless router
> with a 3G card!
>> I don't work for either voda / linksys etc, have the above as a
> portable emergency backup broadband link for some sites I'm doing
> network support for, plus, the card is almost permanently in my laptop
> for on the road admin.
What (if anything) did you have to do to get the 3G card working in
Linux. I've been considering getting one, but haven't seen many good
reports on the Linux compatibility. What distro, etc are you using it with.
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