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  1. #1
    Jen
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    What is available from Sprint (if anything) in the form of a
    standalone cellular modem that can have a "always on" fixed IP address
    for connection to an Ethernet device?

    What about non-Sprint solutions?



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  2. #2
    DTC
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    Re: Standalone cellular modems?

    Jen wrote:
    > What is available from Sprint (if anything) in the form of a
    > standalone cellular modem that can have a "always on" fixed IP address
    > for connection to an Ethernet device?


    I use the Dlink DIR-450 with the DynDNS for a virtual static IP.
    I forget how much they want for a hard static IP, but it was very
    expensive.



  3. #3
    AZ Nomad
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    Re: Standalone cellular modems?

    On Wed, 16 Apr 2008 19:46:28 -0400, Jen <[email protected]> wrote:
    >What is available from Sprint (if anything) in the form of a
    >standalone cellular modem that can have a "always on" fixed IP address
    >for connection to an Ethernet device?


    Buy a cheap used laptop. Stick an air card into it. Set it for
    internet connection sharing.


    >What about non-Sprint solutions?




  4. #4
    DTC
    Guest

    Re: Standalone cellular modems?

    AZ Nomad wrote:
    > On Wed, 16 Apr 2008 19:46:28 -0400, Jen <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> What is available from Sprint (if anything) in the form of a
    >> standalone cellular modem that can have a "always on" fixed IP address
    >> for connection to an Ethernet device?

    >
    > Buy a cheap used laptop. Stick an air card into it. Set it for
    > internet connection sharing.


    That would work also, but with the stand alone DLink you don't have
    all the problems associated with a laptop - power, over heating, etc.



  5. #5
    AZ Nomad
    Guest

    Re: Standalone cellular modems?

    On Thu, 17 Apr 2008 14:20:20 -0500, DTC <[email protected]> wrote:
    >AZ Nomad wrote:
    >> On Wed, 16 Apr 2008 19:46:28 -0400, Jen <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>> What is available from Sprint (if anything) in the form of a
    >>> standalone cellular modem that can have a "always on" fixed IP address
    >>> for connection to an Ethernet device?

    >>
    >> Buy a cheap used laptop. Stick an air card into it. Set it for
    >> internet connection sharing.


    >That would work also, but with the stand alone DLink you don't have
    >all the problems associated with a laptop - power, over heating, etc.



    Where did you get the insane notion that a laptop would consume a ton of power
    and overheat doing the very mild task of routing ethernet packets?

    Did you fail to notice the feature of cpu throttling that has been around for
    the last three generations of CPUs?



  6. #6
    DTC
    Guest

    Re: Standalone cellular modems?

    AZ Nomad wrote:
    > On Thu, 17 Apr 2008 14:20:20 -0500, DTC <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> AZ Nomad wrote:
    >>> On Wed, 16 Apr 2008 19:46:28 -0400, Jen <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>> What is available from Sprint (if anything) in the form of a
    >>>> standalone cellular modem that can have a "always on" fixed IP address
    >>>> for connection to an Ethernet device?
    >>> Buy a cheap used laptop. Stick an air card into it. Set it for
    >>> internet connection sharing.

    >
    >> That would work also, but with the stand alone DLink you don't have
    >> all the problems associated with a laptop - power, over heating, etc.

    >
    >
    > Where did you get the insane notion that a laptop would consume a ton of power
    > and overheat doing the very mild task of routing ethernet packets?
    >
    > Did you fail to notice the feature of cpu throttling that has been around for
    > the last three generations of CPUs?


    I'll clarify that in terms of power supply and ambient operating temps.

    The DLink can run off a 12 volt DC power supply and that can lend itself
    12 volt mobile operation or other solar battery configurations.

    Laptop runs off 120 VAC with a downverter to deliver 14 to 24 volts
    depending on the laptop model. Thats not going to be easy running
    directly off a 12 volt battery. And not as efficient as direct 12 volt
    drive.

    DLink rated at 130 degrees. Would you run a laptop that hot? Not that
    you would want to run anything over 110 degrees in the summer.

    DLink has no moving parts. Laptop has a fan.

    Dlink was dropped of an eight foot ladder. Could a cheap laptop survive
    that drop?



  7. #7
    AZ Nomad
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    Re: Standalone cellular modems?

    On Thu, 17 Apr 2008 16:22:57 -0500, DTC <[email protected]> wrote:
    >AZ Nomad wrote:
    >> On Thu, 17 Apr 2008 14:20:20 -0500, DTC <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>> AZ Nomad wrote:
    >>>> On Wed, 16 Apr 2008 19:46:28 -0400, Jen <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>>> What is available from Sprint (if anything) in the form of a
    >>>>> standalone cellular modem that can have a "always on" fixed IP address
    >>>>> for connection to an Ethernet device?
    >>>> Buy a cheap used laptop. Stick an air card into it. Set it for
    >>>> internet connection sharing.

    >>
    >>> That would work also, but with the stand alone DLink you don't have
    >>> all the problems associated with a laptop - power, over heating, etc.

    >>
    >>
    >> Where did you get the insane notion that a laptop would consume a ton of power
    >> and overheat doing the very mild task of routing ethernet packets?
    >>
    >> Did you fail to notice the feature of cpu throttling that has been around for
    >> the last three generations of CPUs?


    >I'll clarify that in terms of power supply and ambient operating temps.


    >The DLink can run off a 12 volt DC power supply and that can lend itself
    >12 volt mobile operation or other solar battery configurations.


    >Laptop runs off 120 VAC with a downverter to deliver 14 to 24 volts
    >depending on the laptop model. Thats not going to be easy running
    >directly off a 12 volt battery. And not as efficient as direct 12 volt
    >drive.


    I'll keep that mind next time I live out of a car.



  8. #8
    DTC
    Guest

    Re: Standalone cellular modems?

    AZ Nomad wrote:
    > I'll keep that mind next time I live out of a car.


    Or if you ever get a job outside of a cubicle and need to
    be truly mobile.



  9. #9
    Roger 2008
    Guest

    Re: Standalone cellular modems?


    "DTC" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > AZ Nomad wrote:
    > > I'll keep that mind next time I live out of a car.

    >
    > Or if you ever get a job outside of a cubicle and need to
    > be truly mobile.


    Here is a neat device that lets you use certain items made by Sprint for an
    Access Point to the internet. And it isn't just wireless access, you get
    one Ethernet connection also.
    http://cradlepoint.com/

    I messed with a cradlepoint before it was compatible with a Sprint Touch and
    after looking at their site today, I see that things have changed so I'll
    have to see if I can try it again.





  10. #10
    AZ Nomad
    Guest

    Re: Standalone cellular modems?

    On Thu, 17 Apr 2008 23:09:59 GMT, DTC <[email protected]> wrote:
    >AZ Nomad wrote:
    >> I'll keep that mind next time I live out of a car.


    >Or if you ever get a job outside of a cubicle and need to
    >be truly mobile.



    When I need internet on my laptop, and I'm on the road, I usually simply
    connect to a nearby motel's wifi network. Baring that, I connect a USB
    cable to my modem and use it's internet connection. I run PalmOS and use a
    utility called PDANet.


    I thought the OP was looking for a home based solution and didn't live out
    of a car.



  11. #11
    Todd Wade
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    Re: Standalone cellular modems?

    On Apr 18, 12:18*pm, "Roger 2008" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > "DTC" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    > > AZ Nomad wrote:
    > > > I'll keep that mind next time I live out of a car.

    >
    > > Or if you ever get a job outside of a cubicle and need to
    > > be truly mobile.

    >
    > Here is a neat device that lets you use certain items made by Sprint for an
    > Access Point to the internet. *And it isn't just wireless access, you get
    > one Ethernet connection also.http://cradlepoint.com/
    >
    > I messed with a cradlepoint before it was compatible with a Sprint Touch and
    > after looking at their site today, I see that things have changed so I'll
    > have to see if I can try it again.


    I got the CTR350 and use it with my Mogul:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000UO18FC

    Great for hotels and the camp site.

    Todd W.




  12. #12
    DTC
    Guest

    Re: Standalone cellular modems?

    AZ Nomad wrote:
    > I thought the OP was looking for a home based solution and didn't live out
    > of a car.


    The OP didn't say how he wanted to use it. So we don't know his best
    solution.



  13. #13
    Todd Allcock
    Guest

    Re: Standalone cellular modems?


    "Roger 2008" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Todd Wade" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]m...
    > On Apr 18, 12:18 pm, "Roger 2008" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> "DTC" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>
    >> news:[email protected]
    >>
    >> > AZ Nomad wrote:
    >> > > I'll keep that mind next time I live out of a car.

    >>
    >> > Or if you ever get a job outside of a cubicle and need to
    >> > be truly mobile.

    >>
    >> Here is a neat device that lets you use certain items made by Sprint for

    > an
    >> Access Point to the internet. And it isn't just wireless access, you get
    >> one Ethernet connection also.http://cradlepoint.com/
    >>
    >> I messed with a cradlepoint before it was compatible with a Sprint Touch

    > and
    >> after looking at their site today, I see that things have changed so I'll
    >> have to see if I can try it again.

    >
    > I got the CTR350 and use it with my Mogul:
    >
    > http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000UO18FC
    >
    > Great for hotels and the camp site.
    >
    > Todd W.
    >
    > --------------------
    >
    > I know someone with a CTR350 and Saturday we upgraded his CTR350 to the
    > latest software.
    >
    > I hooked up my Mogul to it and set up Internet Sharing for USB and then
    > tapped connect. It looked like it was working but we could not get to the
    > internet.
    >
    > Any ideas?
    >
    > TIZ
    >
    >





  14. #14
    Dutch
    Guest

    Re: Standalone cellular modems?

    Roger 2008 wrote:

    > "Todd Wade" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]m...
    > On Apr 18, 12:18 pm, "Roger 2008" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> "DTC" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>
    >> news:[email protected]
    >>
    >>> AZ Nomad wrote:
    >>> > I'll keep that mind next time I live out of a car.

    >>
    >>> Or if you ever get a job outside of a cubicle and need to
    >>> be truly mobile.

    >>
    >> Here is a neat device that lets you use certain items made by Sprint for

    > an
    >> Access Point to the internet. And it isn't just wireless access, you get
    >> one Ethernet connection also.http://cradlepoint.com/
    >>
    >> I messed with a cradlepoint before it was compatible with a Sprint Touch

    > and
    >> after looking at their site today, I see that things have changed so I'll
    >> have to see if I can try it again.

    >
    > I got the CTR350 and use it with my Mogul:
    >
    > http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000UO18FC
    >
    > Great for hotels and the camp site.
    >
    > Todd W.
    >
    > --------------------
    >
    > I know someone with a CTR350 and Saturday we upgraded his CTR350 to the
    > latest software.
    >
    > I hooked up my Mogul to it and set up Internet Sharing for USB and then
    > tapped connect. It looked like it was working but we could not get to the
    > internet.
    >
    > Any ideas?
    >
    > TIZ


    Have you read Cradlepoint's notes about Windows Mobile devices?

    "(2) The user experience with devices running Windows Mobile is less
    robust than other phones and modems. Windows Mobile devices connected to
    either a PC or a CradlePoint router have exhibited erratic behavior
    while using data sharing capabilities. Issues include frequent
    disconnects for no apparent reason and remedies entail frequent
    rebooting the phone and or removing the phone's battery. This problem is
    not something that can be resolved by CradlePoint Technology and will
    need to be addressed by the phone manufacturer. Please refer to our FAQ
    section as well as our release notes."

    http://www.cradlepoint.com/techsuppo...350support.php

    --
    Dutch

    Sprint/Motorola RAZR V3m
    connected to PCLinuxOS 2008
    via a Cradlepoint CTR-350



  15. #15
    Todd Allcock
    Guest

    Re: Standalone cellular modems?


    "Roger 2008" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]

    > I know someone with a CTR350 and Saturday we upgraded his CTR350 to the
    > latest software.
    >
    > I hooked up my Mogul to it and set up Internet Sharing for USB and then
    > tapped connect. It looked like it was working but we could not get to the
    > internet.



    Stupid question, but do you have the PAM (Phone as Modem) add-on to your
    data plan?

    And, although the manual for the CTR350 says it supports the Mogul, I'm not
    sure HOW it does... Typically ICS (Internet Sharing) requires Activesync on
    the PC (or WMDC for Vista) to recognize the phone's RNDIS connection. I
    guess the WinMo compatible RNDIS driver is in the CTR350 firmware?

    If you're just wanting to use the Mogul as an access point, you really don't
    need to invest in a cellular router- software exists that you can run on
    your phone and accomplish the same task. Check this out and see if it's
    suitable...

    http://www.freewarepocketpc.net/ppc-...ter-v0-89.html

    It turns your Mogul (or any WM6 Professional phone) into a WiFi router.







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