Mobile Internet - Asus EEE

  shellship 14:09 30 Apr 08

The idea of being able to access the internet from one's laptop when not in a wi-fi area is great. However, I understand that software has to be loaded into the lappie so that the USB dongle can work. The capacity of the Asus EEE is v small and the software is many Mb. Does this mean that one cannot use mobile internet with the EEE?

  Diodorus Siculus 14:28 30 Apr 08

It will depend on the provider you sign up with I suppose. I have an EEE PC 4GB with Windows XP installed at a little over 300mb; with Firefox, AbiWord, updates, etc it comes in a little under 700mb. That leaves about 3.5gb free and no dongle software is going to take up that much space!

  shellship 17:06 30 Apr 08

Thanks you are a star - as usual. Many thanks. Got my Mbs mixed up with my Gbs.

  shellship 18:22 30 Apr 08

Sorry - forgot to ask. Will any of the mobile softwares work with the Asus form of Linux or will we have to instal the slimmed down version of XP?

  Diodorus Siculus 18:46 30 Apr 08

I don't know, I'm afraid; I used the Linux for a while but switched over to XP because of needing to sync with Office Mobile / phone etc.

Always worth asking over at click here ยป Unofficial ASUS Eee PC EeePC 701 Blog Forum Wiki Community

  shellship 11:22 01 May 08

Thanks. Have posted there but no reply yet.

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