[ubuntu-uk] recommendations for dongle internet?
stuart.ward at bcs.org
Sat Aug 4 22:32:27 UTC 2012
Disclaimer I have worked for 3 in the past.
I tried very had when I was there to convince the broadband team that
it was important to do some level of support for Linux, but all my
protestations fell on deaf ears. No customer demand.. too many
distributions and variations to support. Confuses the "simple"
Please go into a shop and ask about Linux support.
-- Stuart Ward M +44 7782325143
On 2 August 2012 20:48, Phill Whiteside <PhillW at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> I also had a period from 10.04 alpha2 of dark days with my 3g dongle, it
> works fine now :)
> I think the best advice has already been given. Take the laptop into the
> shop & say that if it works, you'll consider buying it. As also mentioned,
> yup - when I do new installs the system recognises it as '3' and then just
> sorts it out. I also do NOT work for '3' and would have told people that we
> were having problems for a couple of releases.
> On 2 August 2012 20:35, Bill B. <boosys at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, 2012-08-02 at 16:14 +0100, Adam Funk wrote:
>> > Just wondering if anyone would like to recommend any particular USB
>> > dongle internet hardware/services in the UK? I'm expecting to use it
>> > quite a bit for short periods, but only in the UK. Obviously it needs
>> > to be usable with Ubuntu!
>> > Thanks,
>> > Adam
>> re your request for recommended service provider as well as the
>> hardware... [this is my own experience]
>> I started with and have stuck with "3".
>> During 10.04 days their supplied dongle worked well.
>> I have since been upgraded in both GByte allowance and supplied dongle.
>> - the *original* dongle was good with bog standard 10.04.
>> - the *current* dongle *is* good with 12.04 [as in -out of the box]
>> Be wary though, the original won't connect on 12.04, the latest won't
>> work on 10.04 [kernel drivers difference I think].
>> If you are on 12.04 ensure [if you go with "3" as your service], that
>> the dongle is the E367 - if so - no probs... works out of the box.
>> Overall - whichever of the two I used [whether at home or travelling
>> around] I never had any difficulty getting a reliable & fast [enough]
>> [No - I do not work for "3" and have no reason to promote them - other
>> than the above facts].
>> Good luck whatever your choice.
>> Bill B. [SuperEngineer]
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