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Please read my reply inline.
I have to say this because Windoze/OutLook users only top post and don't comprehend the idea of quoting a message. So when I replied inline my boss's used to get irritated because they thought I was just sending their original message back to them.
The firmware doesn't seem to provide for an IPSec or SSL VPN client (or server), although it does allow passthrough. I'll take some screenshots of the BIOS (I should have done those already, as there is apparently no simulator available from Sierra Wireless) and will post a link.
On Mon, Aug 2, 2010 at 10:49 AM, Lewis G Rosenthal <email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>> wrote:
On 08/02/10 12:47 am, Sam Lewis thus wrote :
The CLEAR Spot is made by Sierra Wireless, and is
It does not do N, only B/G.
CLEAR aims to provide 3-6Mbps on the downlink and throttles
uplinks to 1Mbps. There are service areas close to towers
is not unheard of to get 10-12Mbps (I was in an area today
we had 8.95Mbps down, consistently, and about 0.95Mbps up). The
network here is still being built, so service is spotty,
it works, it really does, well, work. :-)
What's the latency?
Good question. The tests I've run haven't given me full reporting
(or I've been more concerned with sheer bandwidth, to make my own
mental coverage map vs CLEAR's Google Earth overlay), though I can
tell you that video streams quite well. At my Leesburg townhouse
(which is not yet on the coverage map, but does report 2+Mbps
coming down), I got a stall watching a 10-minute youtube video.
However, switching back to my soon-to-be-disconnected FiOS
connection, I got the same stall...so it must have been youtube
and not my connection.
FWIW, I love FiOS here, but the price point of CLEAR can't be
beat: $40/mo for 4G-only service, and I can lease the terminal
adapter - okay, they call it a "modem," but we all no that it's
not modulating or demodulating anything - for $3.99/mo with a
2-year service agreement, and that provides for extended warranty
coverage, as well. I also love the wireless aspect of the
connectivity, of course. Obviously, it's not for everyone, and if
the main location isn't on the short list for coverage, it's not
worth the frustration of trial and error to attempt catching a
signal. Otherwise, it's really the next wave of connectivity
(consider how many people simply no longer have wired phones
anymore, and that's where we're headed with broadband).
Now, if I could just get this darned little Wi-Fi router to pay
attention to my ThinkPad, I'd be a happy In the traffic industry two things tend to make a difference to customers, speed, which really boils down to latency since traffic system protocols are poll and reply from a central system, and environmentally hardened. Does this "darned little Wi-Fi router" work as a VPN endpoint?
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