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Re: [vox] cell-phone network data cards and linux?
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Re: [vox] cell-phone network data cards and linux?



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I'm using the Verizon PCMCIA offering right now.  As with the
sprint one mentioned, the inital setup must be done under windows (I
think the software brands it and loads the verizon firmware). 
After that, plug it in and it shows up as ttyACM0, use any *ppp* you
like, and you're done.  Works well.  I get 1.5mbit
down...  T1 equivalent.  Just a few short years ago, that
was a luxury in an office. 

Oh, and high coolness factor: I surfed, emailed, etc, while riding in
a car at 65mph through San Jose.  So need.

Pings are in the low 200ms range, which is fine for email and browsing.


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On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 2:54 PM, Alex Mandel <tech_dev@wildintellect.com> wrote:
Wes Hardaker wrote:
> Anyone used cellphone network data cards with linux successfully?  I'd
> actually like to do it for a month "occasionally" (which really means
> buying an expensive card because I don't want the 2-year contract).  Are
> there issues?  Does it generally work?  I've seen web-references to the
> AT&T cards working under linux so I *think* it looks ok...
>

The latest Ubuntu 8.10 network manager claims to manage these types of
cards, so possibly no need for Bill's scripts.

I've never tried it though.

Alex
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