Cricket wireless broadband USB modem

Nathan Bahn nathan.bahn at
Sun Apr 18 23:14:13 UTC 2010

On Sun, Apr 18, 2010 at 12:21 PM, Chuck Kuecker <ckuecker at> wrote:

> Hello,
> Has anyone used the Cricket wireless broadband service with Ubuntu, or
> any Linux variant successfully?
> I am working on an embedded Linux project that would be much nicer with
> broadband Internet access.
> Chuck Kuecker
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Chuck Kuecker--

I realize that this might (in certain quarters, at least) be considered
trivial; but as I get older I find myself more and more becoming a stickler
for correct terminology -- *especially when troubleshooting.*  Modems are
not used for any sort of internet access except for dial-up (which is a mere
56Kb/s, if I recall correctly).  I rather suspect that what you have -- I
haven't done any googling of "cricket broadband usb" -- is, in fact, a
wireless network interface card (N.I.C.) that can fit into a U.S.B. port.
 Are you absolutely certain that this device that fits into the U.S.B. port
is, in fact, a modem? (and I've never heard of a wireless modem; typically
they're connected by telephone cable to a telephone line -- but then, my
experience with them is virtually nonexistent) Your ability to download
webpages that have video will be limited if that is, in fact, the case.


Please avoid sending me Word or PowerPoint attachments.
See & (Nathan Bahn)
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