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That’s when I reach for my revolver...

Mar 24, 2009, 12:32 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dan Williams)

"Yes, there are standards. But as we all know, given 10 people and a standard, you’ll end the day with 12 or 13 differently behaving "standards-compliant" implementations. People suck. You'd think it would be easy to agree on an AT command for "prefer 3G / prefer 2G / 3G only / 2G only". NO SIMPLE FOR YOU. But NetworkManager has to work around huge amounts of stupid. Here’s a run-down of some of the mobile broadband hardware that’s available today and what about it sucks.

"HUAWEI (PHEAR THE DRAGON)
Europe apparently got carpet-bombed with these things. They provide two usable serial ports; one for data and another for stuff like signal strength, mode switches, etc. But asking it anything on the second port makes the modem cry, grab its toys, and run home to tell mommy what you've done."

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