[PC-BSD Testing] service providers list for Broadband
wa5qjh at xmission.com
Thu Jun 7 21:41:58 PDT 2012
I pretty much gotta agree. I'm not the one to write it either. I wish!!
But as an advocacy issue it stands out like a sore thumb. As a resident
in the US, I would be very surprised if you or any other would have need
of it. I certainly didnt before I moved here to the Philippines last year.
Then suddenly no way to get on the internet except by such a method.
add to that the long list of countries and providers would seem to
suggest there is a need for it. Then again, the fact that Ubuntu already
does, seems to second that notion. I have been unable to use my PCBSD
on the 'net for the lack of such support.
So why should missions of other folks even bother with PCBSD if they
cannot get on the net with it?
If you happen to live in a major city in a lot of these countries you
also dont have much problem getting on the 'net. But if you live in the
boondocks as I do, and as many many other folks n many many other
countries do, such support is needed.
I might add that it is also a cost issue. the GSM modem is about $20
while it requires a top-end phone to be able to be tethered. I happened
to check on that just yesterday. was not happy with the response.
So, bottom line, without support for plain GSM or CDMA USB Broadband
modem support, PCBSD is a washout for an awfull lot of folks who could
be enjoying a VERY VERY nice OS!
( You can read a Big Thank You for your work and effort, if you want
to . )
Here's my stance on this. I think it would be a GREAT idea to have
an advanced PPP / 3G configuration GUI. However the problem is that
I'm not the guy to write it. In the past 10 years I've never once
needed to use PPP for 3G tethering (I use wifi hotspot on my phone),
so I don't know much about the process. What we need is somebody who
uses this technology and knows its ins-n-outs to work on a QT GUI
front-end to the process.
-- Kris Moore PC-BSD Software iXsystems
Experience keeps a dear school, but a fool will learn in no other.
On Thursday, 07 June, 2012 08:34 PM, testing-request at lists.pcbsd.org wrote:
> service providers list for Broadband
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