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Windows is *HARD*

I am on va­ca­tion, by the sea. So, I don't have my usu­al in­ter­net con­nec­tiv­i­ty. I de­cid­ed to buy a 3G mo­dem and de­cid­ed pure­ly based on price, end­ing up with a ZTE mo­dem pro­vid­ed by Claro.

On Win­dows, it works well enough:

  1. Plug it in

  2. Get the au­­tostart win­­dow

  3. Start the in­­stal­l­er

  4. Click Next a few times

  5. Re­­boot

  6. Start the client to con­nect

  7. Click on the "world" icon

  8. Wait a lit­­tle

  9. In­­ter­net!

I tried it on win­dows first be­cause I as­sumed it would work on my wife's com­put­er, and I could do an ad-hoc wifi net­work so I could con­nect mine. Well, no.

So I tried it on Ubun­tu. It does work too:

  1. Plug it in

  2. Say I am in Ar­­gen­ti­­na

  3. Say it's a Claro 3G ser­vice

  4. Go to Net­­work In­­di­­ca­­tor

  5. Click on "Claro 3G"

  6. Wait a lit­­tle

  7. In­­ter­net!

And yes, I can do an ad-hoc con­nec­tion and pro­vide ser­vice to ev­ery­one else. Plus I don't have an un­clos­able win­dow lay­ing around all the time.

Shulai / 2012-12-28 02:15:

Try it again, in 64 bits Windows. If it's the same model I have at work, you'll find Windows is *very* hard.