Archive for the ‘ExpressCards’ 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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Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) software release

At last!  Here’s the long-awaited update from Vodafone to allow your data cards and USB modems to work with Leopard.
You can download the software from here. 
Here’s the list of supported devices:
VODAFONE
USB modems
E272     HSUPA 7.2 Mbit/s
E172     HSUPA 7.2 Mbit/s
HUAWEI
PC data cards
E618       3G+/3G/EDGE/GPRS 1.8 Mbit/s
E620       3G+/3G/EDGE/GPRS 1.8 Mbit/s
E630       3G+/3G/EDGE/GPRS 3.6 Mbit/s
E660A     3G+/3G/EDGE/GPRS 7.2 […]

Posted by fatcat on January 11th, 2008

Filed under Data cards, ExpressCards, Mac OS, USB Modem | 10 Comments »

Data card group test - round 1

I’ve heard a few rumors recently from various sources that performance of the latest data cards varies considerably from vendor to vendor, so I’ve decided to put it to the test. I’ve got my mits on Voda’s three latest data devices:

Option GlobeTrotter Express (’Etna’)
Huawei E870 ExpressCard
Huawei E270 USB Modem

They’re all 7.2Mbps/HSUPA capable devices, all […]

Posted by fatcat on October 22nd, 2007

Filed under ExpressCards, USB Modem | 5 Comments »

linksys 3G router (WRT54G3G) firmware update

Just spotted a firmware update for the Linksys WRT54G3G - this is the WiFi router that has a PC Card slot, into which you can put a data card. I’ve just taken a peek at the revision notes for this update and it’s added support for the Option HSUPA ExpressCard (Etna / GE0301), when […]

Posted by fatcat on October 21st, 2007

Filed under ExpressCards, Routers | 4 Comments »

Option GlobeTrotter Express firmware update

Here’s an update for the Option GlobeTrotter ExpressCard (7.2/HSUPA card), which updates the firmware to version 2.8.0. If you purchased your card before 29th October 2007, we recommend that you apply this update. The main benefit of this update is that it fixes a potential issue that may result in the card’s file […]

Posted by fatcat on October 19th, 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

Filed under 3G Broadband / HSDPA, ExpressCards, HSUPA, USB Modem | 2 Comments »