3rd generation mobile telecommunications - a generation of standards for mobile phones and mobile telecommunication services fulfilling the International Mobile Telecommunications-2000 (IMT-2000) specifications by the International Telecommunication Union.

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How do I tell Windows to use 802.11 in preference to 3G?

I have a Samsung NC-10 netbook which I take to work every day. Most of the time I use it just on the train/bus, but I also use it at work and home. It has a built-in 3G card which I want to use when ...
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Puzzling TCP performance over 3G / UMTS

I'm using 3G as my primary internet connection, and TCP over this thing is getting more puzzling every day. For example: Downloading from kernel.org is crazy fast: $wget ...
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Disable Windows Update when on 3G network

Are there any tools/utilities that will change Windows Update to not download when a machine is using a 3G-type wireless network connection? Not sure if there is any difference between using a 3G USB ...
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Place calls from Windows (7) using a SIM-card

So, I have a built-in Globetrotter SIM module in my netbook that allows me to access the internet over 3G. The software that comes with it also allows me to send and receive text messages. However, ...
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How can I share my laptop 3G connection with another laptop using Wi-Fi?

I have an Intel laptop with Wi-Fi running Windows Vista, and connected to the Internet using the Huawei 3G key. Can I share this connection using Wi-Fi with another laptop/device? I can't find an ad ...
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Is it possible to use multiple 3g dongles simultaneously?

Im going to move to Africa and needs fast connection. Several providers have 3g. I wondered if I could buy 2 or 3 3G dongles to get the speed up? Is it possible to set this up in any software or ...
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Dual internet connection setup

So I'm currently connected to two internet connections. My 3G network and the company's wireless connection. But I don't really understand which one I'm using. Is there a way to find out which ...
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Any good way to improve 3G reception?

My T-Mobile Web'n'Walk III (AKA Huawei E170) 3G dongle has very variable reception while I'm at home and has no external aerial connector. Are there any tricks that actually work to improve reception ...
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Any way to bond 2 3G wireless USB keys on a single PC?

I have 2 USB dongles for 2 different carriers, both of which offer 3G speeds. Is there a way to bond them together, and used them at the same time, in order to increase speed? EDIT: I need this in ...
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Could I buy a 3G router and have it broadcast WiFi around my house?

I live at a place where the WiFi signal overshoots my house, and thanks to that I have to use dialup. My brother has an Android phone I think and he is able to browse the internet and stuff using 3G, ...
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Why do I lose my 3G connection when I connect to my new wireless access point?

I've just bought a TP-LINK Wireless Range Extender (Model TL-WA83ORE) to use, for now, as just a pure access point, to link up my notebook, printer, and phone, without troublesome and messy USB ...
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using wireless (3G) and lan at the same time in windows 7

I am working on customer's site and here i have a very restricted lan (no gmail, no corporate mail) but i need the lan for som services (intranet, svn, jira...). My laptop has a built in SIM with 3g. ...
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Windows 7 “Set Network Location”: global or per interface?

Whenever I plug in my wireless modem on Windows 7, I get the following dialog: It's not entirely clear to me whether the option "Treat all future networks that I connect to as public, and don't ask ...
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How can I use my USB 3G modem on Linux?

I have a USB 3G modem, which connects to the Greek GSM provider CosmOTE. Its software runs under Windows; thankfully my kernel seems to understand it is a modem, since it creates a couple ...
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Routing network traffic on Windows Vista

I have two network adapters. One is connected to a 3g-router and the second network adapter is connected to the local network. I want to route all traffic on specific ip-addresses/hosts to the ...
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USB to Ethernet?

So, due to the fact I live in the middle of nowhere I have this Virgin Mobile (Sprint) 3G HotSpot that will connect up to 5 devices. I have 4 connected now. On one of the 4 computers, I have a ...
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Can I use the voice & SMS features of my GSM SIM through my laptop?

My laptop (a Lenovo T410s) has an internal GSM modem (device manager calls it a Qualcomm Gobi 2000 HS-USB Modem 9205) that I'm currently using a regular (voice, data, text, etc) 3G SIM in. The data ...
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How can I restrict network access to Firefox when using a certain SSID in Windows 7?

I often share Internet access from my mobile (3G) to my computer with WiFi (using a certain SSID "MyMobile"). Unfortunately, I have some programs that download updates, including my Windows 7 OS, ...
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How are IPs assigned on 3g networks?

I am a mobile apps developer who has run into some strange and interesting problems with 3G connections. We develop applications using both the Twitter API and Twitter Streaming API. The normal ...
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internet access options in remote area? (read: no comcast,qwest, etc) [closed]

Currently I am living in a fairly "remote" area, in the countryside, and cable internet access through the typical companies like comcast and qwest is just not available here. I've been trying to ...
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How can we increase speed of 3g internet?

I use 3G internet. My modem works excellent in some places of my city, but in some it works terrible. Speed is low. How can I increase the speed of it?
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3G + ADSL Combined Speed?

My PC is connected to the Internet via ADSL. I have a 3G USB dongle, so if I connect both, will the Internet speed be the sum of both the speeds? If the answer is "no": Is it possible via ...
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Virtualise my Reliance 3G dongle under Hyper-V

I mostly connect to the Internet with a Reliance 3G dongle with these specifications: This is how it looks in network adapters when connected. The problem: I want to virtualise this in Hyper-V ...
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Do all Samsung NC10 netbooks have 3g modems

Do all Samsung nc10 netbooks have 3g sockets.
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My computer gets hosted when using 3G

I recently activated 3G(UMTS) connection on my cellular network. I use Nokia S60 phone as a modem while connecting from Scientific Linux 6. While I am able to access net pretty well, the problem is ...
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Block Access to Windows Update

I use a company laptop for work. Usually, I work from a client site. Recently, this client has prohibited the use of its Internet Access from 3rd party. So we switched to a 3G modem + hub as a ...
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Monitor modem speed and transfer volumes in OS X

I've got Nokia CS-17 internet stick and looking for a simple utility that would show me my connection speed and transfer volumes while i'm connected, ideally directly in the menu bar. I don't want ...
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How can I improve outdoor GSM antenna for 3g internet?

I'm in a remote spot. Internet is ok, but the eternal tweaker wants more. I'm looking at antennas, and noticed there is some differences between them, e.g +23db gain, or +11db gain. I'm assuming we ...
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How to check a Thinkpad's specs? Such as 3G support and other things?

This is my computer, a Thinkpad x220. I am selling it because I need Xcode for iOS development. My plan is to get Macbook Air and then virtualize the Debian to it. How can I find the specs about the ...
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How to use 3G module

Hi all I have something like 3G module. Problem is, when I was ordering I though I will get a 3G module with SIM card slot.. Now I can't put SIM card in it. Any idea what I can do? Is there any ...
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Why does my data card not work with USB-hub for 2G network

My data card works fine with 3G networks. My laptop has only two USB ports and both are too close to connect a wide data card and a hub for mouse and keyboard. As for the make/build: Windows ...
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What is the best way to send SMS or place voice calls via mobile 3g modem in Linux?

I have a ZTE MF112 mobile broadband modem, which comes with Windows drivers and software. This software allows not only connect to Internet, but also send SMS and place calls (as in you dial number in ...
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Raspberry Pi VPN with 3g dongle for internet access

I'm trying to set up a VPN connection on my RPi, but always times out. I have a DDNS setup and the public IP address is updated using ddclient. I have a network machine connected to eth0 and a 3g ...
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Set default internet connection to use 3G vs built-in wireless

Windows 7 laptop with an built-in wireless NIC and USB 3G device. If the wireless network connection fails I want to automatically kick over to the 3G connection. I can have both running at the same ...
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Can I tell which process is using my 3G connection?

My PAYG 3G bandwidth is vanishing at an alarming rate. Yesterday 2GB just surfing and processing email, in an hour or two. I just experienced it again, with 500MB over about an hour. I suspect either ...
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“Dial whenever a network connection is not present” not working in Windows 8

The option "Dial whenever a network connection is not present" is not working in Windows 8 (it was in Windows 7). I marked also "Connect automatically" but always the system prompts me and I have to ...
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Using 2 independent network lines to assure twice reliable connection windows 7 [duplicate]

I have a very unreliable 24M ADSL2+ connection and an iPhone4S with unlimited data and unlimited speed (5M where I live). Right now I can choose between a very unreliable but low ping and fast line or ...
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Manually choose 3g tower in Windows 7

I have windows 7 running laptop. I'm now connecting to the Internet via built-in 3g modem. My problem is that I'm located near to two towers. One of them is providing 3g and second one, only edge ...
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Setting up Home network on Windows 7 Home with 3G modem internet connection

I am having a hard time setting up a home network on two Windows 7 machines. The situation is complicated by the fact that the internet access is via a USB 3G Modem device on the one machine. The ...
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Is it possible to use T-Mobile's 3G network on the airplane? [closed]

So that I can go online? Does it have signal in the air?
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Local Only 3G Router via Broadband Device?

I am looking for the name/type of device which does the following: Connects to the internet via ethernet or wireless and then produces a "fake" 3G signal for my iPhone to connect to. The 3G ...
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mobile, portable printing [closed]

A friend of mine is a contractor who wants me to help him go "high tech". Right now, he calls the office several times a day asking for new work orders and then writes them down on a clipboard, so ...
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Does a VPN make 3g/4g/cellular connections more secure?

I have been reading the FAQs at witopia.net, publicvpn.com, and other VPN providers, and I see why their services might be valuable when I use my computer or smartphone at a WiFi hotspot. But what ...
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Connecting to PCIe 3G modem as Serial device through COM port in Windows 8.1 on Dell E7440

I have Windows 8.1 with a Dell 3g card 5570, which is actually a Sierra Wireless MC8805 HSPA+ mini PCIe modem. It works great in windows. Now I need to be able to access it as a serial device through ...
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Different packet sizes on Wi-Fi and 3G interfaces while tethering

I am using an application called android-wifi-tether on a mobile phone. My laptop is connected to the phone over Wi-Fi and the phone is connected to Internet over 3G. I am using tcpdump to sniff ...
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Can 3G signal strength weaken with more concurrent users

I'm using a Huawei B660 3G router at my house, with with a service provider called 8ta (in South Africa). I've been struggling for months to try and get them to troubleshoot and fix my connection, ...
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Automatically connect to 3G dialup connection

I have a notebook with an internal 3G modem (a HUAWEI Mobile Connect) which appears to the system as a dialup modem. When I want to connect to the Internet, I need to open the charms bar, click ...
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Share a 3G Internet Connection between different Devices using WiFi router in Windows XP

I have a 3G USB stick connected to my desktop PC. I want to share the internet connection so that I am able to use the same connection on my laptop and mobile phone simultaneously. I also have a WiFi ...
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How backward compatible are the HSDPA mobile networks

I have got this Huawei wifi device, which has been unlocked for other networks. Works fine in UK on Vodafone (as well as 3). We are trying to get it to work with the Claro network in Jamaica. It ...
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Low quality images when using 3g dongle

From time to time i use a 3g Dongle to connect to the internet, the dongle in question is a Huawei e3131 what ive noticed is that the images it serves are compressed to a really low quality, (i can ...