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Help pros and cons connecting a 3G wireless card using USB port vs Express card port

2008-05-13, 18:50 PM
I need to install some machines  ThinkCentre A61e 6449-12S using a 3G wireless connection. Is there any difference if I use an USB port rather than  the Express card port?
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Re: Help pros and cons connecting a 3G wireless card using USB port vs Express card port

2008-05-14, 0:53 AM


jgodardz wrote:
 
Is there any difference if I use an USB port rather than  the Express card port?


Well, I have both USB 3G modems and a Cardbus 3G modem, and in my experience there is no practical difference for what you want to do.
 
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Bill
 

 
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Re: Help pros and cons connecting a 3G wireless card using USB port vs Express card port

2008-05-14, 3:48 AM
the 3G wireless cards are actually 3.5G HSPDA system, but the download speed of this system is well within the bandwidth limit offered by either of these I/O ports.

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Re: Help pros and cons connecting a 3G wireless card using USB port vs Express card port

2008-05-14, 5:11 AM
Thank you for your answer. I totally agree with it but, unfortunately, my partner assisted to a meeting with a Lenovo network "specialist" who recommended the use of the express card port based on their believe that it was more "dependable" than the USB por for a wireless 3G connection. I tend to think that their recommendation was based on either, lack of knowledge, or pure interest in selling an additional feature for the desktop.
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