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Mobile Internet - an alternative to hotel WiFi

I'm no longer playing "Hunt the Wifi" network, nor "Guess how long you want to connect" or "Which signal will last" when I'm away within the UK ... having spent 200 pounds on access through various systems from various UK hotels last year alone, I took the plunge and got myself a 3G Dongle giving me internet access from more or less any UK hotel I'm likely to be in (fingers crossed on that!) for fifteen quid a month for up to 5 Bytes of traffic which should cover me for most month of around 5 to 10 days away.

First test - it works at home. Second test - it works at Well House Manor. Third test - it works at the Milton Keynes hotel.

In Milton Keynes

First pleasant surprise - it's quite quick compared to what I had expected. Second pleasant surprise - I can now get online from wherever I'm training - Faraday Cages and company rules excepted. Third pleasant surprise - the router box that I bought with it, sight unseen, does some rather interesting things and gives some new possibilities. On line information about the Huawei D100 Wireless Router sucks, and talking via interactive chat on the 3 web site with their evening assistant revealed that either the limited online data was wrong, or that she didn't know and was making odd technical guesses - I'm glad I came to the conclusion that the latter was the case, gambled and bought one ... and indeed I'll share what I have learned to help other out ... link on to main story (or scroll up if you're on the blog as it will be the next article!)
(written 2009-02-09, updated 2009-02-10)

 
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