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  Reply # 385093 27-Sep-2010 18:41
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Your name is epic!

Anyway, is the competition over yet? I cant find the link to check on it




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  Reply # 385095 27-Sep-2010 18:42
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Minaithnir2005: Your name is epic!

Anyway, is the competition over yet? I cant find the link to check on it


Yes, it's over and the winner confirmed his address. The router will be posted tomorrow.




 
 
 
 


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Epic, my grats to him.




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Just bought one, seems to work fine. Am getting about 1.5 mbps near Royal Oak in Auckland, which is on par with Vodafone and XT here. But really low latency - about 100 ms!

Would like to get a charger for it as it tries to install software each time you connect it to a PC.

Although you can do the same thing (WiFi hotspot) with FroYo (Android 2.2), it's a battery killer. Battery life for the E5 seems pretty good so far..




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Thanks, that was my plan until I looked in the manual, which specified a 650 mA charger.  Most USB wall chargers are 1A.  But I'd expect a 1A wall charger to be fine as long the battery voltage wasn't really low.




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Measured at 9PM on a Sunday.  Not too bad at all.

Having tried both XT and Vodafone data sticks, I'm hoping that this will work better and be more reliable.




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Thanks, that was my plan until I looked in the manual, which specified a 650 mA charger.  Most USB wall chargers are 1A.  But I'd expect a 1A wall charger to be fine as long the battery voltage wasn't really low.


That just means it'll charge slower, I doubt it'll hurt anything. A USB port supplies 500ma max.




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  Reply # 392998 18-Oct-2010 04:19
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Thanks, I've since found that once the device installs the software on the PC, there's a setting to stop it running automatically. So for normal use, I'll just use a USB cable.

A minor problem that I've found is that the default setting is to disable the WiFi after 10 minutes of inactivity. So if the laptop goes into standby, then after 10 mins the E5 shuts down its wireless and you have to manually turn it back on. I've now disabled this feature for normal use, but it could be useful when running the E5 on battery power.




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