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Huawei’s E3256 dongle uses DC-HSDPA to better Three’s previous high-speed offering by 40%

As talk in the UK turns to 4G delivered by LTE, many people will benefit more quickly from a 3G upgrade, DC-HSDPA. This standard doubles the download bandwidth of current high-speed devices (21Mbps) by using 2 simultaneous connections. Often called ‘4G’ in the US (‘faux G’ by critics), UK networks have so-far avoided this (just). Three have now launched their […]

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T-Mobile USB dongle crashes on Apple

I had a note in from Rachel at The Internet Team this afternoon: – – – – – Dear Ewan My partner recently got a T-Mobile USB HSDPA dongle for his Windows laptop. I tried the Mac software for this on my Macbook (one of the latest models before they went metal again) but it […]

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Vodafone gets sticky with a new 3G USB modem, with 4GB of storage

Another day, another USB dongle arrives only this time it’s from Vodafone and has an integrated 4GB in the form of a removable microSD card. Running on from the theory of ‘why take two bottles into the shower’, they built in a slot for the accompanying memory card. Saving in the trauma of carrying around […]

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Get a WiFi router with built-in USB dongle support

Regular reader, MarkW knocked me over this email on the subject of routers and USB dongle backup support. Hope you’re well. Great stuff going on at SMSTextNews. Still enjoying it hugely. Love the vodcast (is that the right word?!). Just wanted to flag up something I stumbled across while looking for a new router which […]