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marcus.bdg 11-16-2011 11:52 PM

3G CDMA wireless USB modem
 
Because I saw 2 reviews saying it is difficult to make an internet connection with a wireless broadband modem , I thought maybe this can be useful .

I just booted a Puppy 5.2.5 from a CD , and connected to the internet through a ZTE AC2726i CDMA EVDO Rev.A , without using any command line (which I don't know how to use):

1) Clicked in "connect" icon ;

2) Clicked in "Internet by dialup analog or wireless modem" ;

3) At the "PupDial modem Internet dialer" , "Test/Select" , clicked in "CHOOSE" ;

4) At the "PupDial modem selection" , clicked "PROBE" ;

5) Returned to the "PupDial modem Internet dialer" (saw that some data were automatically filled up into it) to fill up the (data provided by the Internet service provider/CDMA cell phone operator) :
a) Phone/Access number
b) Username
c) Password
Left other places blanc (discovered that APN is required only for GSM wireless connections) ;

6) Clicked in "CONNECT" , and that is it . Sometimes it fails to connect (due to heavy internet traffic , weak signal to/from the antenna tower ,..), so try item "6" again .

8-bit 11-18-2011 01:02 AM

How does that modem differ from say a wired modem/router that has wireless as part of it?

Is the wireless modem you are talking about one that one of the cell phone companies sells that is like a usb flash drive in it being about the same size and plugging into the USB port?
The reason I ask is that I have seen that type that come with a certain amount of time or data and can have more purchased to add.

Just call me dumb when it comes to trying to keep up with changing technology.

marcus.bdg 11-18-2011 04:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 8-bit (Post 4527249)
a) How does that modem differ from say a wired modem/router that has wireless as part of it?

b) Is the wireless modem you are talking about one that one of the cell phone companies sells that is like a usb flash drive in it being about the same size and plugging into the USB port?
The reason I ask is that I have seen that type that come with a certain amount of time or data and can have more purchased to add.

a) I don't know what a router is . My understanding about wired modem is that it connects to the internet service provider by wire (phone line , cable TV) .

b) Yes . Cell phone companies sell it in the way you mentioned or you can buy a lot of other brands at stores of computer/accessories .

blackclouds 12-07-2011 06:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 8-bit (Post 4527249)
How does that modem differ from say a wired modem/router that has wireless as part of it?

Is the wireless modem you are talking about one that one of the cell phone companies sells that is like a usb flash drive in it being about the same size and plugging into the USB port?
The reason I ask is that I have seen that type that come with a certain amount of time or data and can have more purchased to add.

Just call me dumb when it comes to trying to keep up with changing technology.

The general modem usually get data from adsl but the wireless modem get from mobile net. the wireless modem have plug and play features with a usb port. the fastest dl speed modem is the huawei e372 up to 42M bps and you just need to click one time to make it set up.


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