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Author: onefang
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] What wireless broadband software to use on Devuan?
On 2023-09-20 17:21:03, dvalin@??? wrote:
>    Oh, I do hope the stupid web mail client doesn't stuff up the quoting with
>    mad wrapping.
>    On 19.09.23 11:31, Joril wrote:
>    > I'd suggest going the "mobile wi-fi hotspot" ("MiFi") instead, if
>    possible.
>    > So you'd just have to connect to the hotspot via wi-fi, no dongles or
>    > drivers involved :)

>    Simple is awfully tempting, but going for a WLAN with only unknown (or no)
>    firewall in the hotspot box sounds scary. Arnt's revelation that they're
>    usually cut down underperformers further rules them out, I figure.

>    On 19.09.23 12:45, dng@??? wrote:
>    > Depending on the part of the world where you live and any further
>    > requirements you also can consider a Fritz!Box 6850 LTE from AVM
>    (German)
>    >
>    > https://en.avm.de/products/fritzbox/fritzbox-6850-lte/
>    The land of Oz is a long way from there. I'd be more confident that a
>    product
>    on the local market would work. Complete lack of experience with mobile
>    internet
>    is probably good cause for caution.

>    On 19.09.23 21:32, onefang wrote:
>    > The originsal poster has an Internode email address, and mentioned NBN,
>    > so that means they are from Australia.
>    Bingo!
>    > Typically NBN devices provide Ethernet, not heard of this USB dongle,
>    but
>    > I suspect it'll be presented to your computer as an Ethernet port.
>    A grub around on the intertubes does seem to confirm. The "USB dongle"
>    looks
>    like a USB flash drive, but is a radio transceiver and I/F gubbins in
>    virtually
>    no space at all. (My brother used one on MSW, to link to the mobile tower
>    about
>    1.5 km away on the next hill.)

>    I've found indications that if "dmesg |grep wwan" has a hit, then the
>    device
>    has been found, and with a little luck, an appropriate kernel module ought
>    to
>    be loaded. And if not, then "dmesg | grep firmware -i" might provide a
>    clue to
>    issues. It's a start - enough to motivate donning gumboots and wading in.
>    It could be quite educational to just buy a $40 dongle, and see what
>    happens.
>    (One from my telco sounds safest, even though they won't talk to me once
>    they
>    discover I'm running Linux.)

Internode went downhill since they where bought, which is why I left them
for AussieBB.

A big old stinking pile of genius that no one wants
coz there are too many silver coated monkeys in the world.