[Wolves] GPRS network cards

Stuart Langridge sil at kryogenix.org
Sat Sep 11 16:59:36 BST 2004

Barbie wrote:
> It's basically a high data rate phone connection, wrapped up in Wi-Fi style
> PCMCIA card, with the antenna attached. You can get close to broadband speed
> with it. Unfortunately my phone doesn't have BlueTooth, but it does have an
> IR port (as does the laptop), although I've yet to have the IR port working
> on the laptop :( Seeing as the GPRS cards I've seen are rather expensive, I
> may just try and get the IR ports work (anyone know any good reference
> guides ... online ... that are worth looking at?)

That I can't help you with; when I'm out and about I use my Zaurus, not 
a laptop, and the IR on that Just Works. Surely any decent installer 
will just pick it up and configure it these days?

> Vodafone do have a few options [1][2], but they are all quite expensive for
> me at the moment. Although their coverage around Europe is rather excellent,
> including the Eastern Mediterranean.

Ah, well, I don't know about that either, mainly because I don't get to 
go gallivanting around Europe like some lucky Mingers :)


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