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post Jan 23 2005, 08:30 PM
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1) What's the average throughput compared to quoted 128kbps?
2) Does it fall down too much at times?
3) Does their web-proxy work only on port 80, or is the whole http traffic regardless of port routed through it?
4) Are you able to use it while commuting in subway/trains?
5) Does that 'platform certificate' program you are required to install/get by upgrading the ROM impose any limitations on USB/IrDA ports or additional SD communication cards (i.e. can you connect to other computers through them while it's running - I would like to be able to use my computer's screen and keyboard to net when at home)?
6) How fast is it drying the battery compared to when you're not using the card; also, is it possible to put it in dormant mode of some kind?
7) I've seen on various pictures that the card bulges out on the side quite a bit. Is it a problem when you're holding your Z in hands and typing?
8) Do they disconnect you at certain time intervals and if they do, do you get the same IP once you reconnect?

Thank you
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post Feb 3 2005, 05:17 PM
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1) feels like a 128K throughput also
2) No experience it will work where a PHS phone works, so pretty good coverage.
3) No experience of inaccessible sites.
4) unknown
5) I use it with Rdesktop and it works great connecting to my fibre connected home PC
6) It only switches on when you need it, more like a modem function, than always on, I suspect the battery life would reduce to 1.5 - 2 hours
7) No big problem, the arial rotates fully and is not too uncomfortable.
8) No experience

I recommend it, its good value.

The only trouble you might have is if you converted to English, you may need Japanese fonts for the registration process, although the manual that comes with it shows screen shots although they are pretty tiny. I managed it without but I recall it was not easy...
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