Mark Atwood (fallenpegasus) wrote,
Mark Atwood

I don't trust this... "Sierra Wireless Connect 881U"

I got a piece of blow-in spam from AT&T, they went to sell me a "Sierra Wireless USB Connect 881U" device. On first glance, it looks kinda cool, a USB modem for GSM GPRS/EDGE.

On the other hand, it requires a huge download and install of "special" client software.

Yeah, "special". Short-bus special, I'm sure.

All the software it should need to install is, well, nothing at all. Either provide a network USB interface, and/or a serial USB interface speaking PPP.

That it does not, makes me suspect strongly that they are utterly without clue, and cannot be trusted.

Does anyone reading this use this device? Is my mistrust accurate?

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