Mikhail Ramendik wrote:
> On Tuesday 19 June 2007 09:45, Michael Watterson wrote:
>>>> There will be PCMCIA(PCCard actually), PC Express card and USB modem
>> using 3rd gen ASIC in the Autumn.
>>>> Are there any Linux drivers for the USB one? It's important for me because if
> theer's no USB (or no Linux driver for USB), I need to get an old PC Card
> enabled machine from elsewhere to act as a router.
>Linksys, Dovado & Netgear all have PCMCIA slot versions of their WiFi
WAN routers. These work now today with 3G/HSDPA and with PCMCIA card in
The OpenWRT can be customised once we figure out Linux driver and runs
on all 3 of these boxes. The manufacturers will be releasing Irish
Network OFDMA firmware. The Slovak folks are working on F-OFDM driver
for OpenWRT already.
USB only works in Finland/Slovakia. USB/PCMCIA/PCexpress 3rd gen before
At the minute only PCMCIA (cardbus 3.3V).
Today the only driver I see working is XP. At public launch there will
be XP, Vista, OS X. The retail CD has Redhad Enterprise kernel 2.6.9
binary ready to run and its full MPL/GPL source
I'm assured the linux driver works, but I have not access to that
flavour of Linux.
Maybe with people here we can get CentOS, Ubuntu, Fedora etc 2.6.20
working and also Elf3 PCMCIA handheld PC (2.4 kernel).
I've spent about 2 weeks and not got the supplied source to compile.
I've successfully compiled the Slovak 2.6.20 kernel source on Fedora
Core6 and Fiesty Fawn Ubuntu and tried it with the working Irish
ft2000.img (DSP file) and QFT supplied and Slovak ft1000.conf in /etc/pcmcia
>>> Digiweb may officially launch public
>> pilot area next month in Finglas. There will be nationwide roll out.
>>>> Any idea how fast it will be?
>Yes. But I'm not allowed to say. It's mostly not distinguishable from
using DSL or Metro. Obviously you get less speed on any wireless
system as users are added. The quoted 3 speed is for one user only in a
sector with view of mast and wind behind :) I think 3G is max about 25
users and then 26th dialup fails. The 4G OFDMA supports 1 to 127
streams and <50ms from "sleep" to upload/download . I think the limit
of Static IPs of sleeping modems in a 4G OFDMA cell is possibly the
entire subnet. There is no dialup.
> I'm about 10-15 miles from Limerick City, Three has factual HSDPA coverage
> here but their customer service won't admit it :) So I suspect this won't be
> one of the first areas , that's why I'm interested in "how fast".
>>I'm 6km from Raheen. I don't know when a Limerick base will be live. But
there definitely will be one with up to 25km radius possibly or more on
fixed external Yagi.
The range on the built in aerial seems good. I'm unfortunately not at
liberty right now to say what that range is. But you won't be disappointed.
>> The 3G/HSDPA/GPRS/Edge/ipw is essentially fast dialup. Often
>> non-routable private IP and loss of session if any signal loss, with
>> possibly different IP. Loss of signal is like unplugging a phone line,
>> you always get a new connection.
>>>> And the upload speed is SLOW as well. Three apparently shapes it to about 56k.
>>Not really. The 3G/HSDPA technology actually maxs out about 70k for 3G
and only a little more for HSDPA. Who knows when O2/Voda/3 will deploy
HSUPA which allows higher upload speeds. *
>> I can't give exact launch times. latency, speed, number of users active
>> & sleeping per sector, coverage, package pricing etc as these are not
>> to be published till official launch. However I'd say eircom, 3,
>> vodaphone & O2 won't like it.
>>>> Of the mobiles, Voda and Three really. Others don't even promote broadband
> packages, and to compete in voice these days you need REAL big coverage (or
> like Three, dual mode phones and an agreement with one of the two biggies).
>>>> There should be 088 numbers using SIP giving normal PSTN/Mobile
>> connectivity (not peer to peer SIP outside Digiweb network)
>>>> Will third party SIP services be firewalled out?
>No. Digiweb is primarily a ISP providing a DATA NETWORK. They are NOT a
The only thing Digiweb blocks and will block on 4G is Port 135 .. Port
139 to protect people who don't know to remove MS Bindings to NIC and
other Windows issues. They will even remove that blocking on your IP if
you convince them you need it and understand what you are doing!
Metro has real phones and SIP built in. Neither Skype nor any 3rd party
VOIP/SIP (Smart 076, Blueface etc) is blocked or shaped. Of course only
Metro built in SIP and 4G Digiweb SIP will have managed QOS direct on
Digiweb's private network to Digiweb's Gateway, altogether better than
3rd party VOIP across random Internet Routing.
Every Internet protocol and port can be routed on Digiweb Metro & 4G.
There may be some eircom imposed restrictions on DSL Bitstream, I don't
know. I don't think Digiweb FWALA wireless has any restrictions.
>>> I'm looking at SMS & fax gateways using email clients for all Digiweb
>> customers (2 way Satellite, DSL, Metro FWALA Wireless and Flash-OFDM aka
>> OFDMA 4G).
>>>> So basically you'll be competing with yourself in Metro/Wireless coverage
>Not really. In terms of speed, cap, contention, price Metro is better
but fixed. 4G is mobile, though cheaper than dialup as a fixed solution
and can do longer distances with a outdoor yagi.
> (Satellite is so darn expensive that it's for the fully desperate only).
>>I can't publicly comment on that, except that if you cancel eircom
line, the 2way sat can be cheaper than dialup but near 700ms ping. Watch
for new product announcements.
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