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.


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