[plug] Wireless Broadband - USB Modem
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Mon Jan 25 14:31:20 WST 2010
> GDay Peter
> Did you have any luck with a USB modem that works with Telstra, in the
> bush, on Mint?
> cheers. orm
Not yet. There's not a lot of choice in Katanning (not helped by the
fact I won't deal with one of the local Retailers for personal
reasons). I haven't been to Perth or Albany recently (and have no
immediate plans) so I guess it'll just have to wait.
I know I can probably get something online but it's not urgent at the
moment. It's more of a convenience thing. I already pay close to $200
a month for internet connections (I have two ADSL lines ) so I'm not in
a big hurry to fork out more $$$.
> Peter wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I'm planning to purchase a new pre-paid wireless broadband modem (for
>> Laptop) and while I am familiar with a few models (having helped
>> other people set them up on Linux), I was wondering if any of you
>> have had particularly good experiences with any particular modems
>> and/or providers.
>> Preferred specs:
>> * Fast/easy "plug and play" linux compatibility: Linux Mint
>> (ubuntu/debian) preferred.
>> * Reliable connections in rural areas would be a bonus
>> (telsra/bigpond only????).
>> * Reasonably good data plan.... not mind blowing (>2GB/mnth would
>> be nice).
>> I will be recommending these to my customers too if I find a good
>> one! - I'm in Katanning and travel throughout the Great Southern.
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