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Re: [school-discuss] This could work...

Yes, the issue I see is getting the Internet connection through the USB instead of the NIC RJ-45. Most cell phone providers that do this have a special set of windows drivers so the PC can talk through the USB to the phone and thence to the network.


Doug Loss wrote:
On Tue, 2007-07-10 at 15:49 -0400, Daniel Howard wrote:
Yes, the more I look at satellite ISP costs, the more I agree with Doug that they just may be too expensive to be sustainable. Rats.

So, I'd like to really explore the cell phone modem potential, even if not as reliable and only used a few times during the day. It's been a while since I used my cell phone as a modem, any thoughts about K12LTSP compatibility? I'll jump over to K12OSN group and post the same question there.

I don't know about relative compatibility or incompatibility, but I did some information gathering on this very subject for NetDay South Africa back in March or April.  Let me find that email tomorrow (it's at work) and pass it along.

Daniel Howard
President and CEO
Georgia Open Source Education Foundation