I've spent the last couple of months with slow speeds and lately lots of disconnects. The last thing I thought to check was the physical USB cable which it turns out is faulty, so I'm now getting 2Mbps with the modem hanging off the front of the PC on a short lead and just a 2 bar signal.
For better performance I need the modem in the loft (hilly area) and my Vista machine has never been that happy with USB kit, so want to get a proper modem.
Just a couple of questions if you do have one:
1. Does it need rebooting ever (as it's going in the loft)
2. Does it only work with 3 dongles, or will one from another network work in it?
On point 2 - if that's so I might be better off buying a branded (non 3) one.
Was looking at this. I'm sure I saw a post from someone that it can't be charged while it's being used, though, that being a big of a snag if true since once it's up in the loft it's difficult to get to (and I get scared there will be bats in there!)