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AT&T USB Connect 881
Jim Bounds, Photographer
Raleigh | NC | usa | Posted: 10:46 AM on 05.04.08
->> Anyone using the AT&T USB Connect 881. Pros and Cons.
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Albert Brown, Photographer
Washington | DC | USA | Posted: 8:08 PM on 05.04.08
->> I have it. I can only speak about my experience in Mac OS X though, which is pretty buggy. You have to be real careful about disconnecting from the cellular network before putting your computer to sleep or else you could get a Kernel Panic. I found that the Sierra Wireless Watcher program works OK. But the native drivers for 10.5.2 work a little better.
In terms speed, if you can get connected with the 3G network, it pretty much rocks. A lot like a moderate DSL line. But the problem in many parts of the country, especially up and down I-81 or in any back road areas, you'll only find what's called 2.5G network reception and then it acts like a 56K modem (maybe a little faster). Not too much difference in speed while sitting in a moving vehicle or sitting a desk.

I think I have the 60 bucks a month data plan and I got a refurb model for free.
Hope that helps. I'll try to answer any other questions you might have..

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