[H-GEN] USB Wireless Inet under Linux.

Carl Adams 52midnight at gmail.com
Thu Sep 2 00:52:24 EDT 2010

Hello All

I'm currently looking for the most economically efficient way to
connect to the Internet via wireless using Linux. A few years ago I
purchased an iBurst modem, but that technology is now obsolete. The
best bet appears to be a USB stick modem, a device somewhat bigger
than a USB memory stick (about 70 x 25 x 10mm) – essentially a mobile
phone without screen, keyboard, mic or speaker. I've purchased a
Virgin Mobile device for A$80 that includes 1mth/5GB usage. Virgin
have a 365day/12GB recharge for A$150 that would be fine for me - my
typical usage is less than 1GB/month.

Unfortunately, as one might expect, this device has no Lx support, but
it seems that the Lx community is addressing the problem. There's a
very good site at www.draisberghof.de/usb_modeswitch/ with full
technical explanations, software to download, and a help forum that
I'm currently posting to. No success as yet, and I've a feeling that
there are more problems yet to come. The thread I'm posting to is here
for those interested:


I'd be very interested to hear from anyone who has either a good,
inexpensive wireless Inet connection, or experience with these modems.

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