Experiences with external UMTS dongle

Timo Juhani Lindfors timo.lindfors at iki.fi
Thu Jul 2 22:26:57 CEST 2009

Alexander Lehner <lehner at edv-buero-lehner.de> writes:
> My UMTS USB dongle has a Huawei 160 chip inside, and the data sheet says 
> it takes <= 2.5 Watts, which would be exactly the 500mA that the FR should 
> provide.

Huawei E169 works fine here.

> My assumption is, that it takes far more than 2.5W, since the USB dongle 

How about measuring that? Just read the current_now file in /sys.


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