Suggestions for wireless internet while travelling?
ubuntu at skwashd.com
Wed Nov 7 03:34:14 GMT 2007
On Wed, 2007-11-07 at 11:36 +1100, James Dumay wrote:
> I have a 3netconnect card. Seems to work at pretty high speed in metro
> areas but will back on to GPRS/Edge when out in the sticks.
> Go check it out - both the PC Express card and usb models work under
I have a 3netconnect card, but I use it with Virgin Mobile now that its
unlocked. 3 will charge you a fortune for using the card outside of the
"3 broadband zone" (aka limited parts of metro areas).
It is a case of fast, good coverage, value for money - pick 2.
Currently telstra is the best option for mobile data if you want to use
it outside of the major metro areas. Pity their map viewer doesn't work
with anything other than IE.
> I even have some ppp scripts you can use by doing:
> bzr clone http://beta.unstated.net/~james/code/novatelx870/
> On Nov 7, 2007 10:16 AM, Trisha Cupra <me at trishacupra.com> wrote:
> I don't really want a Telstra phone, but from the plans I've
> looked at,
> Telsra wireless does seem to be the best option (never thought
> I'd say
> I'll keep looking into it.
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re:Suggestions for wireless internet while
> From: Karl Bowden <karlbowden at gmail.com>
> To: ubuntu-au at lists.ubuntu.com
> Date: Tue Nov 06 2007 20:53:13 GMT+1100 (EST)
> > Hey Trisha.
> > I have my gutsy laptop setup able to access telstra or optus
> > (depending on which phone i use) wireless internet via my
> > I only have it working via bluetooth. I have not tried
> connecting the
> > phone via usb, and I have not tried any laptop wireless
> > If you want to have a look at the tutorial I created:
> > http://khax.net/ubuntu/telstra-and-optus-dun-via-bluetooth
> > I found telstra nextg to be the fastest and have the best
> > But also very expensive to use. I'm on a 1gb plan for
> $109/month iirc.
> > -Karl
> > On 11/6/07, Trisha Cupra <me at trishacupra.com> wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> I'm going to be travelling around Australia in a caravan
> for a year
> >> starting 4 December. I have a laptop and I'm wondering if
> anyone can
> >> give me some advice about being able to use the internet on
> the road,
> >> and outside of metro areas.
> >> I've heard it's hard to use mobile/wireless broadband with
> Ubuntu - is
> >> that true? What about wireless usb modems vs cards? And a
> good ISP that
> >> doesn't cost an arm and a leg for a decent service?
> >> If I'm stuck with internet cafes, can I take my laptop in
> and somehow
> >> connect? How does it work? And can I use Ubuntu (I have
> gutsy dual
> >> booting with WinXP)?
> >> Thanks,
> >> Trisha
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