moRe: [Scottish] Broadband Question...

Gordon JC Pearce gordon at
Mon Jan 15 22:20:38 GMT 2007

Claudio Calvelli wrote:
> I'll add my £0.02 troll tax...


> Also, being USB powered and therefore limited to 500mA, it cannot
> always provide sufficient output power to cope with a bad line. Again,
> a router with a decent power supply would have no problem with that.

Exactly - cheap shit, designed to fail.  That's before we even consider 
the steaming pile that is USB, another of the computer industries great 
"we arsed it but it's too late to change now" moves, like the 640k 
limit, segmented addressing,  AC97, IDE and who knows what all else...


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