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Which ISP/dongle for wireless broadband in Puppy 4.1?
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pixelblip

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PostPosted: Sun 09 Nov 2008, 08:26    Post subject:  Which ISP/dongle for wireless broadband in Puppy 4.1?  

Hi
I'm about to give away a laptop ( quite an old one ) and I'd love to set up wireless broadband on it for the user. Sadly they don't have a wifi router in their house.

The laptop is USB 1 but I've been running a wireless dongle on it ok ( a belkin ) and it plays BBCi player fine in Puppy 4.1 ( a testament to how good puppy is ). I did try putting a USB2 PCMCIA card in the lappy but it's not working........anyway I digress.............

I've seen the adverts for Vodaphone and now Virgin for wireless broadband ( with their dongles - you know the wireless £15 a month thingy with a 1GB cap).

Can anyone please recommend an ISP and a wireless dongle that will work with Puppy 4.1 - is it straightforward?

Thanks
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PostPosted: Sun 09 Nov 2008, 11:51    Post subject:  

So you mean the connection to the mobile network (gprs,edge,3-G)
Beware that there is coverage and at gprs speed it's slow.
Look first at the threads here by searching on gprs with the puppysearch link (see my sig)

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PostPosted: Sun 09 Nov 2008, 11:53    Post subject:  

Thanks Beem....
Yes 3g - ( I assume it's called 3g for this sort of thing ).
My friend has it and says its ok for hotmail / Facebook....not to stream though.....
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