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Old 07-04-2008, 11:27 PM   #1
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Unhappy Are there any good wireless Internet connections out there?

I live in the country, and I have been trying to get the phone lines upgraded in my area, for eight years. But no such luck. So I have been looking into connecting to the Internet wirelessly through my cell phone. I found it can be done, but all the services only offer it through Windows. Is there a cell phone company out there that offered their services through Linux? Through Bluetooth, air cards, and I even heard through PCI express cards. Any things better than what I got right now. Sometimes I'm lucky if I connect at 14.4. It's getting pretty pathetic. Are there any good connections out there?
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I recently saw a Mac user with a Verizon card which gives Internet access using the cell network. (no cell phone involved). If this is available also for Windows, I would assume that the Linux community would eventually produce a driver. In the interim, I wonder if it would work with NDISWrapper?

I would also directly ask Verizon how to set it up on Linux. (Nothing to lose)
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Verizon probably won't officially state that they "support" Linux.

But the Verizon cell service definitely works with Linux. I used it about a year ago when Comcast temporarily shut off our service. It's not cheap, though.
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It's been done for a while, a few references..

Our unlimited Verizon plan was around $60.00 a month and was at least as fast as the T1 here at the office if not a little faster.

I would get the model of the Wireless card the provider offers, and search for the model number and 'Linux' in Google to find compatibility information.
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Thank you everybody! I just got Verizon wireless, and it's good to hear that it can be used for Linux. One of the reasons why I haven't been active on this forum, was because my old Internet connection was sooooooo sloooowwwwww. This is much better.
Again thank you for your comments, much appreciated.


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