torsdag 4 februari 2010

3G broadband timewasting

Huawei 3G sticks

In theory, 3G broadband is a good idea and these USB wireless receivers are just the job. But none of the providers give decent Linux support. Some models open up as a USB memory stick with a load of Windows software which is useless if you are not running M$. Others may or may not run, or run sometimes, seemingly at whim, so you never know what they will do. Some suppliers eg Phone House, will not refund your money if they prove not to work, because the packet has been opened, though how one is meant to try them without opening the packet is something the shop staff cannot explain.

Of the two illustrated, from 3G, the old one works fairly reliably but the new only works after many attempts.

What a waste of time.

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