[ILUG] OT: Smarttelecom wireless modem
Niall O Broin
niall at linux.ie
Fri Mar 18 12:42:09 GMT 2005
On 18 Mar 2005, at 11:37, Cian Cullinan wrote:
> Has anyone purchased the wireless modem that smarttelecom offer as
> part of their home broadband service?
Unlikely, as Smart don't have any real customers yet.
> The site doesn't give any information except that it costs €140 which
> seems steep, and a nice woman at the help desk could only tell me it
> was a "HUAWEI" -whatever that is. Some sort of combined
> modem/router/4-port switch jobby probably, but the www.huawei.com site
> is horribly slow and I couldn't find anything useful.
> Better off getting something standard from Linksys etc?
Absolutely. Linksys WRT54g (which runs Linux, so you can have fun
hacking it too, if that floats your boat) costs 75 EUR from I.T. Direct
in Dublin and works nicely. The Linksys has no modem but IIRC Smart
supplies a modem F.O.C. anyway.
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