[Gllug] eeePC and 3g

michael norman michaeltnorman at ukfsn.org
Wed Jun 18 09:09:11 UTC 2008

On Monday 16 June 2008 20:02:04 John Winters wrote:
> >> Hi
> >>
> >> My question is whether its possible to use an eeePC with 3g and if so
> >> which
> >> phone provider is best ?
> >>
> >> By way of background the eeepc in question belongs to my son's
> >> girlfriend
> >> who
> >> is not in any way a computer geek and just wants something that works
> >> out
> >> of
> >> the box with the eeePC as is..
> >>
> >> Any links or suggestions welcome.
> >
> > I plugged my Huawei 3G modem (from Three) into a friend's EeePC 700 and
> > it Just Worked(TM).
> I should add that Three offer two different modems - a black one
> (rectangular) and a white one (like an oval racetrack).  The white one is
> the Huawei E220 and that one works.  The black one is a ZTE MF622 and it
> doesn't (or at least, not without a lot of fiddling).
> If you want to use yours with an eeePC, make sure you get the Huawei.
> John


Thanks for that, I'll pass it on to son and girlfriend.  A quick look at the 3 
site gives you the option of white or black modems but doesn't go into any 
detail as to whether they are any different technically.

I'm still wondering whether it (3g broadband) is worth doing especially given 
that the eepc will pretty much connect to wi fi anywhere and there seem now 
to be a lot of free ones (libraries, pubs etc)

Depends what she wants to do I suppose.

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