[ILUG] wireless broadband
linux at sweetnam.eu
Thu Aug 24 01:04:34 IST 2006
Aine Douglas wrote:
> On 8/23/06, FRLinux <frlinux at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > 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
>> What kind of speeds did you achieve with that setup ?
> 3G is comparible with 1Mb wired broadband, and GPRS usage is
> comparible with single channel ISDN.
> Speeds will be limited by the 3G/UMTS capacity availble, but you
> should expect an average of 250Kbps out of the maximum 384Kbps
> possible on these connections.
My connection using my Blackberry as a 3G modem works perfectly (Win
XP). 384Kbps and no drop in any download rate. Solid 32KB/sec with only
one bar coverage so I imagine the 3G card would be similar. Although I
have been informed that some cells are capable of up to 1.2Mbps pr at
least will be.
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