January 22, 2009 at 5:16 am #160765
I tossed an X25-M in my Thinkpad for Christmas, and put the 60gb OCZ Core in my Samsung. Now, I have an intel 5100 AGN card in to replace the Atheros so I can hopefully use it in Linux without the troubles I keep getting with Atheros. I already noticed that it runs cooler, and 125mbps is better than 54, although I’d prefer to see higher, but I guess with 2 antenna, I’ll take what I can get. Stupid 4965AGN didn’t work, and I should have bought the 5300 instead, but oh well.
(RAM was upgraded to 2GB the minute I had out of the box, the system never was booted with just 1gb, but I don’t really consider that a mod; hell I don’t consider swapping out WiFi or HDDs either, but that’s where it apparently fits here)
So what’s next for the Samsung? Any suggestions? Touchscreen really doesn’t measure high on my priority list…January 22, 2009 at 10:25 am #180850mossmotorsportMember
Some form of 3G or mobile broadband mod maybe? A sim card slot would be an interesting mod!January 22, 2009 at 2:47 pm #180848
Yeah, but then I’d have to pay for wireless service. I’d be better off just paying an extra $30 a month to tether it to my Blackberry.February 15, 2009 at 11:09 pm #180852February 16, 2009 at 5:09 pm #180851danishMember
Paying extra for wireless depends on your service provider and discounts you get. There are few problems with tethering. One is most phones cannot take calls when you are tethering. Second, the connection is not as fast as it can be with direct built-in 3g modem. The third is that you have to go through an extra step to make the connection or make sure it is connected to your phone. Fourth, Bluetooth drains both your cell phone, and NC10’s battery much faster.
What I did is cancelled my data plan on my phone (you can do that without costing anything, unless you have some special phone that requires you to keep the data plan). And then I bought the new data plan with unlimited access and it comes with USB Dongle for free. And I purchased the swivel for USB so the USB dongle sits parellel to NC10 instead of sticking out. This is a temporary solution until I figure out how to install an internal 3g Modem. But it is definitely bettter than tethering. And with this separate data plan, I don’t have to worry about keeping my phone busy either.
But, yes the internal 3g modem mod is not such a bad deal if you can get a separate data plan.February 21, 2009 at 10:17 pm #180849
Core V1 instead of V2.
It’s been pretty good to me so far…when I come out of standby GoogleTalk takes a long time and my drive flashes constantly…not sure why though.
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