[lug] ATT&T mobile broadband
Gary.Hodges at noaa.gov
Wed Mar 18 06:52:20 MDT 2009
Nate Duehr wrote:
> Did you buy the Mini 9 already? I hear they have a built-in AT&T wireless
> option direct from Dell available now.
> Didn't research if anyone had it working under Linux yet, though.
The computer has been ordered. To get the internal AT&T wireless option
you have to get it with WinXP. If you get it with WinXP, you are
limited to a 16GB drive and 1 GB RAM. With Linux you can buy it with a
64GB drive and 2 GB RAM. I wanted to buy a unit with a built-in
wireless option, but in the end I decided it made more sense to be able
to use the modem in different machines.
As an aside... A colleague brought in his Mini 9 yesterday. It's
great. He has OSX running on it. It is small, light, cheap and has a
nice screen. I think it will work out nicely.
> -----Original Message-----
> The computer I'm going to be using this with is the Dell Mini 9
> w/Ubuntu. I don't have it in hand yet, so can't haul it down to any
> retail stores to try out modems. If I do end up with a mobile broadband
> account, I'll report back on my connectivity experience.
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