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[ale] Linux supported air card works!
- Subject: [ale] Linux supported air card works!
- From: glallen01 at gmail.com (George L. Allen)
- Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2008 15:48:50 -0500
- In-reply-to: <[email protected]>
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I'm currently using the following with a Verizon 5750, anyone have a better config? It does drop/reset often although that might just be the signal in this area (Forrest Park/Morrow). I've been torn between upgrading to the Rev A usb version (and adding 2 years to the contract when I may endup switching back to cable) and constructing somesortof antenna... maybe a corner reflector or a waveguide built to fit around the card itself would add some gain without 'modifying' the device.
user 4045551212 at vzw3g.com
connect '/usr/sbin/chat -v -t3 -f /etc/ppp/peers/lxevdo_chat'
On Fri, Dec 26, 2008 at 09:02:57PM -0500, Jim Lynch wrote:
> I have been using a Verizon aircard for a while now with mixed results.
> It suffered from frequent disconnects, poor performance and occasional
> drops. While it wasn't great, it worked better than nothing. A couple
> of months ago I was speaking with a customer service rep about my
> frustration with the frequently disconnects and she suggested I sign up
> for the "Broadband" service which was faster and didn't cost any more.
> Oh and incidentally I could get a new pcmcia aircard which would take
> advantage of the faster service if I wanted. I was unimpressed with the
> new "Broadband" service I upgraded to wrt speed, bit it was a bit more
> reliable, not a lot however.
> I recently traveled to Orlando and found I had left the aircard at
> home. I needed internet access while there and decided to check out the
> new aircard the lady mentioned. I went to a Verizon store and talked
> with the guy there. English was his second language, as it was for all
> the clerks in that store (Kissimmee). I was the only one speaking
> English in the entire place. But I regress.
> So he didn't seem to think that I'd see much improvement in speed and
> asked another clerk about it and they agreed. They said something about
> Rev A being a bit faster. I have no idea what Rev A is.
> But since I needed access and the cost was $50 with a $50 rebate for an
> extended 2 year contract, I decided that wasn't a problem.
> I have to tell you that was the best $50/2 year commitment I ever made.
> I was able to connect and communicate at very respectable speeds all
> week with no drops, no problems what so ever.
> I subsequently took the laptop to my boat which is located at a marina
> on St. Simons Island and where communications is usually seriously
> compromised. It again performed flawlessly and with far better speed
> than at any time before. Nary a disconnect.
> As a note, I chose Verizon for both my wireless data connection and my
> cell phone provider because I do use the boat to cruise up and down the
> coast. Cruisers in that area report that Verizon has the best coverage
> of that area. I don't necessarily think their customer service is
> exceptional or even very good. But coverage is pretty important, IMHO.
> I do have both VHF and HF onboard so I have multiple communications
> backup, but safety at sea can never be too much.
> Oh and thanks to (I think) Jim Kinney for the original pointer to the
> wvdial parameters that made it work on Linux.
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