Archive for the ‘3G Broadband / HSDPA’ Category

Problems with the E870 ExpressCard on certain machines

It looks like there have been some compatibility issues between the Huawei E870 ExpressCard where the card will not power up correctly (normally resulting in the LED indicator going a solid colour as soon as it is plugged in or no lights at all). This has been seen on certain models of Advent, E-Systems, Fujitsu […]

Posted by simplebob on March 31st, 2008

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Vodafone launch USB Modem Stick

Vodafone have launched yet another new device - this time it’s a new modem.  It’s just a little bigger than a USB memory stick, but boasts mobile broadband with download speeds of up to 7.2Mbps and upload speeds of up to 2Mbps.
I’ve got my mits on one and I’ll be putting it through it’s paces […]

Posted by fatcat on January 22nd, 2008

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Huawei E220 - 7.2Mbps firmware update

I’ve just got my mits on the latest firmware for the Huawei E220. This update upgrades the modem to download at speeds up to 7.2Mbps - compared to the standard 3.6Mbps. I’ve just installed it and run a speed test in a 7.2Mbps area and I’m getting average speeds of around 2.5Mbps, peaking […]

Posted by fatcat on December 28th, 2007

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Vodafone launch 7.2Mbps, HSUPA, USB Modem and ExpressCards!

Vodafone have announced that they’re going to upgrade their HSDPA network to support download speeds of 7.2Mbps and upload speeds of 1.4Mbps (via HSUPA). They’re expecting to upgrade the network in central London and a number of UK airports by the end of October, offering the fastest mobile broadband service in the UK.
In order […]

Posted by fatcat on August 28th, 2007

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Vodafone enables 3.6Mbps HSDPA

Vodafone’s HSDPA network here in the UK has been upgraded to support data rates faster than 1.8Mbps.  Over the last few months, parts of the network have been upgraded to support speeds up to 3.6Mbps, mainly in the most popular areas in the UK.
After tweaking the TCP settings that I posted previously, I ran a […]

Posted by fatcat on June 8th, 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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