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    Clear Hot Spot Internet

    Hrmmm... well it looks like they are actually building their own network, rather than piggy backing off ATT's WiMax network. Interesting to see them state 3 to 6 Mb/s I doubt that would be the case if more people were on the network 3-6 really isn't that bad when compared to the average cable speeds. If they were at the top of the WiMAX spec it would even be 40 Mb/s. I doubt that will be the case before they switch to the next standard. They like adding numbers to their G's

    4G just sound so much better than at max 3Mbs... at least as far as the other carriers go.
    Posted 02-18-2011 at 04:09 PM by lumak lumak is offline
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    Clear Hot Spot Internet

    Clear is not a cell phone provider but an internet service provider, that offers 4G access. At least on their site it states,

    "Unlimited 4G coverage in your city. It works everywhere CLEAR has 4G coverage."

    So who knows if they will cap speeds at times, as I've read others complain about it, but so far I'm having pretty decent speed.

    Using my old ISP, I didn't have the fastest speed it offered, since I'm not into online gaming and such.
    Posted 02-17-2011 at 02:30 PM by FredGSanford FredGSanford is offline
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    Clear Hot Spot Internet

    'unlimited' was in reference to the amount of data transferred up and down.
    'always-on' would be its ability to stay connected.

    I don't believe Cell Phone data services are supposed to be utilized as 'always-on'. Additionally, if you try to use it that way, they may start altering your speeds or other methods. Also 'unlimited data' sometimes has other qualifications that you should really check out to make sure you don't end up with an outrageous bill.
    Posted 02-17-2011 at 01:12 AM by lumak lumak is offline
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    Clear Hot Spot Internet

    Yes, this will be my daily home usage. While using the USB OTG dongle, it did seem to give unlimted, as it was my main internet access. There were times if I left it on overnight, it would be down.

    I've since set this up to run plugged into my desktop using the usb cable, so it can charge at the same time as giving other devices net access wirelessly. It seems to stay connected the whole time.

    Today I brought it to work, an IT mainframe shop, and it connects without issues using my AAO netbook, except I forgot to bring the netbook power cord, which means I can't run it past an hour before battery will go dead.

    I haven't worked on trying the usb cable with linux yet.

    To be continued...
    Posted 02-16-2011 at 01:41 AM by FredGSanford FredGSanford is offline
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    Clear Hot Spot Internet

    Curious, are you going to be using it for daily home use? good luck with them sticking to 'Unlimited' as in the past cases with texting and internet 'Unlimited' means 'Unlimited low bandwidth situations' and not 'Unlimited excessive size transactions' or in the case of sms 'Unlimited monthly sms with daily limits'

    But then, 4G is only 1 - 2.5 Mega bits per second down and 1 Mbs up which is equivalent to the fastest DSL speeds you can get.

    However, if trying to keep costs down, perhaps a hot spot for daily use is excellent. You get to take it with you, and you only have to trust one isp. Other than downloading linux, I don't have any high bandwidth internet activities. I wonder how they would deal with daily mp3 downloads.
    Posted 02-14-2011 at 11:08 AM by lumak lumak is offline
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    Debian Testing

    Debian was one of my first distros, and I liked it a lot. However, the upgrading part seemed to break things occasionally, like the USB mouse issue you described here. So I got into the habbit of backing up the entire system drive before doing upgrades. The updates part seldom ever breaks stuff, but I remember one time when my Radeon graphics stopped working just after a basic update. The computer that I had at the time was pretty old though, so it could of just been the crusty hardware finally quiting on me, but I still found the problem very frustrating as I did not have a replacement graphics card. Perhaps anoher USB mouse will work? Some makes and models of computer mice don't use conventional signaling rules on the cable, and so require special drivers to work. I know it sounds silly, but sometimes even the most basic of pointing devices can be like this. You have to keep in mind that just because the mouse says Dell, the chips inside may not have been created by Dell
    Posted 08-30-2010 at 10:59 AM by PhoenixAndThor PhoenixAndThor is offline
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    Debian Testing

    I do upgrade the distros to the next released level but very seldom do any upgrades after installation and setup of the distro. I have five linux distros on my computer with two being up to date. I keep two up to date and this keeps me from banging the wall if something happens. The other three are a couple of years old and I use for experimenting. I have an old football helmet you can borrow till you get yours fixed.
    Posted 08-16-2009 at 04:48 PM by Larry Webb Larry Webb is offline
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    Debian Testing

    Hi Larry. So you don't update/upgrade your system much? Since I'm using Debian, I assume the upgrades are more for bug fixes than anything else. Doing a dist-upgrade would take me to the next level of upgrading the OS itself, I believe.

    I would assume it was a pretty safe upgrade, since everything is working as usual, except for a USB mouse stop working.

    Nothing different or unusual other than an older laptop about 5 years old.

    Maybe it was my time for something like this to happen. I've used Debian before running Sid (untesting) and did have major problems upgrading. Now I'm not in no hurry to run sid as much.

    I don't think its a matter of the developers not finding it, but why it happen. I'm sure they can overlook or underlook code. All it takes is one letter/number to be misplaced and it will cause havoc on the program.

    I think I will go check bug reports and go bang my head on the wall some more. As I mention, everything is working fine using the touchpad, but being a laptop and at home, I just like to use a mouse instead of the touchpad.

    Posted 08-16-2009 at 01:23 PM by FredGSanford FredGSanford is offline
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    Debian Testing

    Unless I am testing or trying something new I tend to stay away from upgrades (safe or not) if everything is working. When I do run into problems like this I try and ask myself:

    Was this the right upgrade?

    Is something different or unusual with my equipment?

    Is it my time? (what ever can go wrong does)

    Then last, why did the developers not find this problem by now, how could they miss this?

    Now I report the problem then go back and try and undo everything, my knowledge is limited and I must rely on others to develop my systems. During the processes above I have been known to bang my head on the wall and scream at objects.
    Posted 08-16-2009 at 07:34 AM by Larry Webb Larry Webb is offline


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