Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




2366 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Spark

# 14157 18-Jun-2007 21:59
Send private message

Hi First off, I think I have got the forum correct. I didn’t want to place in Telecom or Vodafone, UMTS or CDMA as it is generic.

I have already tried for myself to answer my questions, but unfortunately Google on this occasion was not my friend entirely. So feel free to help me if you can.

What I want to know if what are the advantages of USB, Express and PCMCIA Mobile Data Cards?
 Would you purchase an Express or PCMCIA card over a USB option, assuming price equality? Also has anyone used any of the Sierra 595/595U EVDO Mobile Data Devices with a Mac? Cheers 

nzbnw

 

{Post 600 Cool}








Create new topic
4324 posts

Uber Geek

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 75112 18-Jun-2007 23:33
Send private message

Personally I would go for USB simply because you can the use the device for a desktop as well as laptop. Very convenient

118 posts

Master Geek


  # 75116 18-Jun-2007 23:37
Send private message

USB, for the above reasons.

Never used one though as my laptop has all three main connections i would need.

 
 
 
 


3539 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 75139 19-Jun-2007 09:55
Send private message

If I was buying an EV-DO or HSPA mobile modem, and had the choice, I would go for USB as well, for the reasons given above.  Also, if the coverage is a bit dodgy, a USB modem lets you position the device for best signal strength (e.g. by a window), whereas the PCMCIA / Express Card devices are tied to your laptop, which may not be in the best position for optimum signal strength.

Having said that, if you want the tidiest most portable solution, and are mostly going to be using the device in areas with good signal strength, PCMCIA or Express Card is the way to go because there aren't any trailing cables.



2366 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Spark

# 75160 19-Jun-2007 13:31
Send private message

Yes, I understand the usefulness of a USB device, but the reason I ask is, for example with the Vodem, I don’t hear too many positives about it, but I hear hardly anything about the PCMCIA option?

nzbnw







3539 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 75161 19-Jun-2007 13:43
Send private message

nzbnw: ...for example with the Vodem, I don’t hear too many positives about it, but I hear hardly anything about the PCMCIA option?

It seems like the RF design of the Vodem is not so good, hence the achieved speeds are less than the PCMCIA (VMC) options.

However, the VMC cards are dearer, so it is possible that not too many people use them, especially given the very limited areas where decent HSDPA coverage is available.

Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

D Link ANZ launches EXO Smart Mesh Wi Fi Routers with McAfee protection
Posted 15-Oct-2019 11:31


Major Japanese retailer partners with smart New Zealand technology IMAGR
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:29


Ola pioneers one-time passcode feature to fight rideshare fraud
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:24


Spark Sport new home of NZC matches from 2020
Posted 10-Oct-2019 09:59


Meet Nola, Noel Leeming's new digital employee
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:07


Registrations for Sprout Accelerator open for 2020 season
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:02


Teletrac Navman welcomes AI tech leader Jens Meggers as new President
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:41


Vodafone makes voice of 4G (VoLTE) official
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:36


2degrees Reaches Milestone of 100,000 Broadband Customers
Posted 1-Oct-2019 09:17


Nokia 1 Plus available in New Zealand from 2nd October
Posted 30-Sep-2019 17:46


Ola integrates Apple Pay as payment method in New Zealand
Posted 25-Sep-2019 09:51


Facebook Portal to land in New Zealand
Posted 19-Sep-2019 18:35


Amazon Studios announces New Zealand as location for its upcoming series based on The Lord of the Rings
Posted 18-Sep-2019 17:24


The Warehouse chooses Elasticsearch service
Posted 18-Sep-2019 13:55


Voyager upgrades core network to 100Gbit
Posted 18-Sep-2019 13:52



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.