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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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TCP Settings for HSDPA

In order to hit the higher speeds using HSDPA, you need to ensure that Windows is configured optimally. Specifically, you need to ensure that your TCP settings are up to scratch. Here’s a quick run down of the right settings to get you up to those higher data rates - these settings will […]

Posted by fatcat on May 8th, 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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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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