"The Ricochet modems are wireless modems that let you connect
your computer to the internet through an ISP provider that is
hooked up to the wireless network. It is only available in certain
"The modems will connect at 80 Kbps with a serial port and 128
Kbps for a USB connection. I only use the serial port connection,
for now, and it seems faster and more stable compared to a normal
dial-up over the phone. Sometimes it crawls, but overall, I am very
happy with the modem."
"None of the ISPs support Linux. Wireless Web Connect seems to
be more liberal, so I choose them. All the other service providers
seemed to have staff that had no clue what Linux was and they had a
big corporate feel, which I usually try to avoid. I bought my modem
through the service provider for around $100, which apparently was
a special price, but I have noticed that special prices tend to
become the normal prices over time in the ISP market."
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