[clug] ADSL2+ speeds (Sakari Mattila)

Alex Satrapa grail at goldweb.com.au
Thu Feb 12 23:36:00 GMT 2009

On 13/02/2009, at 10:15 , Robert Edwards wrote:

> Actually, the situation with "3" is not quite that bad. The USB  
> modem I
> have is default configured _not_ to drop to GPRS when there is no 3G
> service available.

I'm not sure which situation I would find most testing of my patience.  
I'd prefer not to have wireless at all, rather than have it now, then  
have it disappear from under me three minutes later.

But at least it's comforting to know that I'd have to take conscious  
action to be liable for a $150-month data bill.

> I don't think there is any difference between "GSM" and "GPRS"

My bad - I meant HSPDA or whatever it is. There are three different  
speeds represented on this modem by green/cyan/blue colours from the  
LED. It spends most of its time in green (GPRS), and I keep forgetting  
the speeds represented by the other colours because they're only  
transient blips. One of the speeds has a "3" in its name, the other  
has some concoction of letters that mean something to those who know.

If anyone lives in Holt, Dunlop or Isabella Plains and gets reliable  
3G coverage, I'd love to hear about it.


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