Archive for the ‘USB Modem’ Category

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

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

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 »

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

Filed under 3G Broadband / HSDPA, USB Modem | 33 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 »

USB Modem / Huawei E220 on Vista. Take 3.

Hopefully this will be the final update in the Windows Vista saga. We’ve now got an all-in-one updater which will:

Update Vista to allow it to see the modem
Update the firmware the device to the level required to work on Vista (to version 11.110.05.00.00)
Update the on-board dashboard software (to version 2.1.6.1)

Grab this updater and follow […]

Posted by fatcat on October 10th, 2007

Filed under USB Modem, Windows Vista | 33 Comments »

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 »

USB modem scoops award

Vodafone’s USB Modem picked up the award for ‘Business Innovation of the Year’ at the 2007 Mobile Today Awards. Here’s what judges said:
A small USB modem dongle for Windows and Apple laptops might not seem like an industry-changing innovation, but don’t let its small size fool you.
Vodafone’s Mobile Connect USB Modem was the first […]

Posted by fatcat on June 10th, 2007

Filed under USB Modem | No Comments »

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

Filed under 3G Broadband / HSDPA, USB Modem | 1 Comment »

USB Modem / Huawei E220 on Vista. Take 2.

UPDATE: please take a look at this post for the latest Vista update. 
Ok, we’ve got some great news for you - it’s now possible to update the Huawei E220 / USB Modem to support Windows Vista, but without having to use a Windows 2000 / XP machine! There’s an extra hoop you need to […]

Posted by fatcat on May 25th, 2007

Filed under USB Modem, Windows Vista | 110 Comments »

USB Modem / Huawei E220 on Vista. Finally.

UPDATE: please see this post for the latest Vista updates.
Well it looks like there’s finally a solution for Vista users who’ve been stranded without connectivity due to the incompatibility of the USB Modem (the VF branded Huawei E220). We’ve managed to get the required updates - the only caveat at this point is that […]

Posted by fatcat on April 24th, 2007

Filed under USB Modem, Windows Vista | 97 Comments »