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Verizon V640 ExpressCard - works like a charm

Verizon V640 As mentioned previously, I've been waiting on a Verizon V640 ExpressCard for my MacBook Pro. It arrived this week, and I had a chance to try it out yesterday. I plugged it in, waiting a few minutes, entered the root password, and voila! - I was online. Pretty slick stuff. Bandwidth tests show the speed is around 512 KB/sec. With all the wireless issues I've had, this thing is a nice treat. Who knows if I'll even bother to use wireless anymore!

Speaking of MacBooks, it seems that the first ones produced were some of the best. I have 3 co-workers with machines, and while one works great, the others have some serious issues. One randomly reboots (without warning) and the other guy's has been in the shop for a week b/c it has kernel panics 2-3 times per day. Besides the wireless, the only other issue I have is mine doesn't work on some projectors. Since I'm doing a lot of training and conferences in the next few months - I should probably get that looked at.

Posted in Mac OS X at Aug 31 2006, 08:21:07 AM MDT 3 Comments

I am still waiting for the first european GPRS/UMTS based express card devices. Its incredible that there is still none available. Using my UMTS mobile via Bluetooth works but it cant be used with VPN solutions....

Posted by Marc Logemann on August 31, 2006 at 07:10 PM MDT #

It seems it was a good decision I didn't buy a MacBook Pro. There are so many problems reported about these machines. Considering the pricing I'd expect the MacBooks to just work all the time without any problems ever.

Posted by Lars Fischer on August 31, 2006 at 08:43 PM MDT #

I just picked up Verizon's external antenna for the V640. Plugged it into the card and lost the signal completely. Pulled it and the signal returned. Plugged it into the card, then put the card into the slot and still got a blinking red light Anyone experiencing this problem?

Posted by Jayw on September 04, 2006 at 02:26 AM MDT #

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