On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 12:58:58PM +1100, Malcolm Herbert wrote: | I'm toying with the idea of getting a 3G wireless USB dongle for my | NetBSD laptop but wondering whether anyone has any experience with this | in Australia (preferably with Telstra, since they have better coverage) | ... | | It's difficult to know which chipset is on the inside when visiting a | retailer and trying out their stock, but are there any that I should | look out for in particular as being worth while (or, alternatively, ones | to avoid)? | | Unfortunately I don't know which standards are used in Australia to know | whether purchasing a dongle over the Internet would work with a local | SIM ... With Telstra you'll want a modem that supports 850MHz 3G WCDMA if you want to take advantage of the Telstra NextG coverage. Modems that work on AT&T 3G 850 should work on Telstra 3G 850. Many of the Telstra / Bigpond modems are rebadged Sierra or Huawei modems. cheers, Luke.
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