[clug-talk] Best wirelss aircard for Ubuntu/Kubuntu?
tekbudda at gmail.com
Wed Nov 26 16:30:08 PST 2008
I thought I would update this with some new information I came across.
1) According to a Telus dealer, you can now get the Sierra Wireless
USB Air Card for $0.00 on a 1, 2 or 3 Year Plan. Data plans start as
low as $30/month for 1 GB. This is to match with Rogers promotions.
It just came out today, so if you are thinking of getting an aircard
now may be the time.
2) I mentioned before that the Sierra Wireless 597 Air Card does have
Linux support as per the link below. Seeing as i dislike Telus I took
a look at Bell's offering & found the Novatel Wireless Ovation MC727
USB Modem. It is has Linux support right out of the box (drivers on
disk). Most of the information I found was for Sprint, but I imagine
it should still apply to Bell as well. It is also posted on Novatel
Wireless's website that Linux is supported out of the box.
3) Frank...According to the NovaTel Wireless website the Merlin X950D
3G 7.2 ExpressCard, Linux support is provided as well. This is the
only connect card I could find on Rogers site with a little
browsing... so it is possible there might be something buried
somewhere else. This to is $0.00 on a 1, 2 or 3 Year Plan and prices
are the same as the Telus ones above.
4) I couldn't find any aircards on Fido's site, so Rogers, Bell or
Telus would be your best bet depending on who you like, where you go,
& what you want.
Hope that helps
On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 6:09 AM, Frank B <d.m.s at shaw.ca> wrote:
> Thanks for the replies. Yes, I see the best support for Sierra Wireless
> as well. Can I expect my carrier (FIDO or Rogers) to allow me to use
> them? They don't currently list Sierra Wireless cards among their
> hardware offerings.
> TekBudda wrote:
>> Further to what I posted before.... this may help your search a bit.
>> I found it by Googling sierra wireless linux and this was the first
>> * http://www.sierrawireless.com/faq/ShowFAQ.aspx?ID=601
>> Good luck!
>> On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 10:06 AM, TekBudda <tekbudda at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I have been looking at the same thing myself...possibly for migrating Linux
>>> into work.
>>> When I did choose AirCards I choose Sierra Wireless as they are a fairly
>>> common name and are IMHO more likely to provide Linux support, although I
>>> haven't confirmed that.
>>> I would approach it the same way you appear to be and that is using the USB
>>> version for maximum functionality, but I would check the websites of the
>>> manufacturer or Google and see what you can find out.
>>> On a related note...I was in Staples recntly and I am starting to seem more
>>> hardware with Linux listed on the side of the box as being supported. I
>>> can't recall the item I was looking at the other day, but I have purchased a
>>> couple Samsung laser printers based partially on Linux being listed on the
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