Archive for February, 2007

Apple build in support for HSDPA

Apple’s Mac OS X updater has just popped up on my laptop and I noticed they’re now building in support for the latest Novatel data devices into thier OS. Here’s a description of the update:
The WWAN Support Update v1.0 provides SW support for the following WWAN products:
Available on the Cingular network:
Novatel Merlin XU870 ExpressCard […]

Posted by fatcat on February 25th, 2007

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Advanced receivers - hearing aids for data cards

There’s a hot topic in the world of HSDPA at the moment – advanced receivers. We’re going to hear more about these technologies in 2007 – they’re enhancements that data card manufactures are going to be making to their devices to squeeze out as much speed as possible. Here’s the two to watch […]

Posted by fatcat on February 15th, 2007

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mobile data latency

A chap by the name of Andy’s blogged his findings about the latency of mobile data, including GRPS, 3G and 3G Broadband. He’s hitting a round trip time of around 100ms using his USB Modem which he’s happy with! The great news is that when HSUPA enters the area this should reduce as […]

Posted by fatcat on February 14th, 2007

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media center broke my modem?

There seem to have been several reports of problems with the new Vodafone USB modem where the VMC Lite software (built into the modem) doesn’t recognize the modem or gives connection errors. These range from the connect button being greyed out so you can’t connect, or when trying to connect you receive errors such as […]

Posted by simplebob on February 13th, 2007

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dashboard v9 / windows vista

Vodafone has released a new version of the mobile connect software (version 9), which apart from sporting a new interface also supports Windows Vista. At the moment it only supports HSDPA / 3G Broadband data cards - the USB Modem sadly won’t work on Vista, even with this dashboard.
This latest version has been rebuilt […]

Posted by admin on February 12th, 2007

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Vodafone USB Modem

The Vodafone USB Modem is a Vodafone branded Huawei E220. It’s a HSDPA data device that plugs into your USB port, rather than using a PC Card slot like most of today’s cards. The really neat thing is that it’s got all the software and drivers built into the device itself - you […]

Posted by admin on February 10th, 2007

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Vodafone UK APN / GPRS settings

If you’re planning on using the internet via your mobile or data card you may need Vodafone’s apn settings:

APN: internet (or pp.vodafone.co.uk if you’re using prepay)
Username: web
Password: web
Session type: Continuous / permanent
Authentication: Normal
Security: Off

If you’re creating a manual dial up entry in Windows, rather than using a connection manager such as Vodafone’s Mobile Connect software, […]

Posted by admin on February 9th, 2007

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