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AT&T Wireless Edge Connection

This week, I am at my employers office in Mountain View. Due to the fact I am a renegade Linux user and the fact my SecurID? card decided to expire early, I am unable to use any “normal” sort of remote access. Given that I just picked up a Nokia 6820, which supports EDGE and Bluetooth, I figured I’d try and connect to the Internet using EDGE over Bluetooth. When I was using my EDGE connection at home, I was lucky to get about 35-40k, which is about dialup seed. Here, I am managing about 80-90k on the downstream, about 40k on the upstream. Latency sucks on GPRS/EDGE, but it’s a usable connection none-the-less.


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