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Topic # 17256 19-Nov-2007 09:55
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Hello everyone, a collegue has purchased a ExpressCard/34/54 (Huawei E800) card, but has only PCMCIA slots on her laptop. Is there an adapter to allow her to use this device or should she return is (she only got it on Saturday).

Side bar: I've not used a HSDPA device myself, can anyone who has used it give a "user perception" view of it?

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  Reply # 95889 19-Nov-2007 09:59
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Yep they retail for $50 made by Huawei, ring the store ahead.

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Reply # 95890 19-Nov-2007 10:00
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When Vodafone launched the XU870 they were providing an adapter with the cards...

You should be able to find an adater at some electronic store such as DSE.

HSDPA works ok, a little fluctuation in performance depending on conditions, and how Vodafone manages their network. For example in the last few months I can only get GPRS speeds here, when in my first tests with HSDPA I used to get max speed. Vodafone was "investigating" this and never came with an answer. I suspect they have realigned their panels around this area causing this disturbance in the force.


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  Reply # 96081 20-Nov-2007 14:47
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thanks, I've advised her to take it back and change it for a Vodem and save the $50.

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Reply # 96084 20-Nov-2007 15:05
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lyonrouge: thanks, I've advised her to take it back and change it for a Vodem and save the $50.

Personally I think you are out of your mind, I wouldn't touch a Vodem with a barge poll. I hardly hear any good reports on this device, mainly about the poor RF. If you can go with a card, do exactly that, go with the card.


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