3G data dongles are all over the place these days.
Virgin’s is manufactured by Huawei (who seem to be the vendor of choice for 3G dongles), it’s actually a Huawei E160, (background on Huawei) for those that care.
It’s a USB stick which plugs into any spare USB port. When plugged in, as well as being a 3G dongle, it appears to the operating system as as CD as well which contains the software to drive the dongle.
Continue reading Virgin 3G Dongle: Mobile Broadband Review
If you’re looking for a way to get Internet around your house using ethernet, this can provide a very workable solution.
The Netgear XAVB101 Powerline kit comes with two powerline adapters and two Ethernet cables.
The units look a bit like a phone or camera power supply except they have a few flashing lights and an Ethernet socket on the side.
Continue reading Netgear XAVB101 Powerline Adaptor Review
As has been widely predicted, Hulu, the online TV catchup service that currently only works in the US, could launch in the UK as early as September this year.
The broadband delivered services, a joint venture between News International, NBC and Universal, has been highly acclaimed for the quality of the video, much the same as iPlayer.
Continue reading Dl Hulu UK Launch In September?
UK Channel 4 has finally sorted out their video catch-up service.
Channel 4 previously only offered 4oD which only ran on PCs running Windows, because it uses Microsoft’s DRM.
Continue reading Channel 4 Say Sorry To Mac Users (video)
BT has unfurled their list of locations which will be first to enjoy connectivity to their forthcoming high speed fibre network.
The first 29 exchanges will hook up around 500,000 homes and businesses during the initial rollout, with the bods at BT expecting work to be underway by early next year.
Continue reading BT Announces First Fibre Link Exchanges
Billed as the ‘UK’s biggest ever upgrade,’ Virgin Media has announced that it will putting all its 2Mb broadband customers into the fast line, ad hooking them up to to a 10Mb line.
Self-proclaimed as a move that will continue ‘its role as the pacesetter for high-speed broadband,’ Virgin say that the upgrade comes courtesy of some nifty leveraging of increased network capacity to ensure that all its lower level customers can bathe in the speedy glory of a 10Mb line (or thereabouts).
Continue reading Virgin Media Upgrades All 2Mb Broadband Customers To 10Mb
Virgin Media is set to be the first of Britain’s ISPs to roll out a superfast 50 Megabits per second (Mbps) domestic broadband service.
Virgin’s current fastest offering is 20Mbps, and the new service will put them ahead of the current speed title holders, Be Broadband, who serve up a speedy 24Mbps service for £17.50 per month.
Continue reading Virgin Media To Offer Superfast 50Mbps Broadband Service
The price of connecting every UK home to a super=fast fibre-optic broadband network could be set at a cool £30 billion according to the government’s broadband advisory group.
Continue reading UK Fibre Optic Broadband Network Could Cost £30bn
The battle for Mobile Broadband is heating up in the UK.
At the weekend, Orange launched their latest offer to try and entice UK must-have-data freaks onto their network.
Continue reading Orange Mobile Broadband: Asus Eee 900 And Modem Free: £25/month
H2O Networks, of Merseyside UK, have got an interesting idea for providing high speed Internet access to homes and businesses – by running fibre optic cables through the sewer.
This apparently initially grubby idea isn’t new – we first wrote about the concept back in December 2001, when a company called CityNet was talking about the idea (we notice that their Website has disappeared in the intervening time).
It’s good to see that it’s actually happening in the UK.
Continue reading H2O Networks: Fibre Though The Sewer