[AusNOG] optus/telstra 3g frequencies & HWIC

Luke Smith luke at smith.name
Fri Jul 8 14:12:59 EST 2011

I have recently acquired an Optus Mini WiFi Modem and I've tried
switching it to 900MHz only mode a few times and its never got any
reception around Brisbane. The bulk of their densely populate area
coverage seems to be on 2100 so if you are putting it in an area with
2100 coverage you could get the 850/2100 version and not worry about
which network you end up using.

That said their coverage maps add a *lot* of surface area if you have
900MHz support so if you are out of town then you may have to choose
the 900MHz interface for Optus.

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