Hello Yasha, shouldn't a ISP (carrier) be "OS agnostic"?

I mean: if I were you I would worry about USB 4G/LTE Dongle OS's
compatibility but I would not about ISP (carrier) OS's compatibility...this
because (yeah, your YMMV), in general, I would avoid to look for (and, even
if found, to consequently use) a USB 4G/LTE Dongle directly connected to my
Linux host (AFAIK some Huawei 4G Dongles seem to be globally compatible on
Linux, tested on Fedora Workstation), I would *instead* direct my research
straight to a 4G/LTE Router that will provide (a) an Ethernet LAN port and,
eventually (not necessarily), (b) an embedded WiFi AP.

A lot of headaches will be avoided since a Router is OS agnostic and vice

Have you considered *something similar* to a 4G/LTE Router *like* the ZyXEL
<http://www.zyxel.com/me/en/products_services/lte4506_m606.shtml?t=p>? Just
plug-in your enabled 4G/LTE carrier's SIM and you should be OK...provided
that your carrier provides good 4G/LTE signal on your zone of operation
(especially indoor)...it's better than a USB 4G/LTE Dongle IMHO and it's
portable too.

I personally use a ZyXEL LTE3301-Q222 (Indoor 4G/LTE Router) in front of my
Firewall appliance, so it's used mainly as 4G/LTE Modem (in the LTE 800 MHz
band) that does basically only NAT (eventually it can be configured to work
in Bridge mode) and it works quite well and it's really stable (better than
a copper asynchronous DSL connection, at least here in Italy!).

Maybe I misunderstood your real request, pardon me if I've done.

Kind regards, Davide.

On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 1:05 AM, Yasha Karant <ykar...@csusb.edu> wrote:

> I need a 4G wireless USB WNIC and ISP (carrier) that is SL 7 compatible --
> that is, that the drivers exist for SL 7, not just MS Win or Mac OS X.  The
> service needs to be in my geographic region; thus, I will check
> recommendations against service area (several I have found do not serve my
> area).  I do not want to use a MIFI access point unless a UTP hardwired
> 802.3 connection is supported -- I do not want to use 802.11 or Bluetooth
> to connect to the access point .  Any suggestions greatly would be
> appreciated.  Thus, a USB direct connection into the machine would be best.
> Yasha Karant

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