[clug] wireless broadband in canberra

Neill Cox Neill.Cox at ingenious.com.au
Tue Oct 23 07:16:56 GMT 2007

3 also offer 2, 3 and 5Gb plans.

I haven't used it under Linux either, but apparently some people have got
it working with Gentoo see:

If you want to give it a try I could bring my modem to the next CLUG
(assuming you have a laptop to test it with).


>> I've recently moved to Canberra (from Melbourne - was part of LUV
>> there) and the serviced apartments I have been staying in does not
>> offer competative rates (those being $11 per hour). Been looking on
>> the web, but I can't seem to find anything but brochures like:
>> http://www.chilli.net.au/wireless_broadband-chilli_iburst_plans.htm
>> Can anyone recommend wireless broadband that works with Linux? I guess
>> the company doesn't need to say it support Linux, but what I'm hoping
>> for is they they can supply a wireless ethernet modem that support
>> DHCP. I would prefer it not be a PCICMA card.
> Two Choices:
>    1. www.three.com.au  ($29/month + $10 for modem rental).
>        -- I have not tried this with linux but I have heard reports that
> they
>           do work. Only 1GB Quota.
>        -- This is a USB modem thing.  I tried it on Mac and PeeCee.
>    2. www.virginbroadband.com.au ($60/month)
>        -- This thing is not strictly a roaming thing (part of the AUP
> is that you
>            dont) but you get free local and national calls on the
> thing via built
>            in VoIP to a normal phone and a 4GB Quota
>            max speed is 1.5Mbit though.
>        -- This thing I have used and can recommend it. Disgustingly easy
> to set
>              up.
> Take a look on the whirlpool forums for more.
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