Customer reviews for Dell 5540 Wireless cellular modem - plug-in card - PCI Express Mini Card
Review 1 for Dell 5540 Wireless cellular modem - plug-in card - PCI Express Mini Card
Great performance compared to many other HSPA div-
PostedFebruary 26, 2011
Yes, I would recommend this product
For one, I have used several different mobile broadband devices. I don't play around when I talk about performance. This is one of the best. Besides the fact that GSM HSPA out performs any CDMA EVDO Rev technology on average, side by side, this particular one performs very well. I've used both technologies on different devices. The carrier makes a difference also. It can only pull and push what's available to it from the network spectrum. I have seen down-link speeds up to 5.9 Mbps and up-link speeds over 1.2 Mbps with a quick round trip response ping as low as 20 milliseconds. That is a better ping than DSL and most cable connections. It works very well with Energy Star Qualified Dell Laptops, showing off it's very low power consumption, even when in HSPA (3G) mode. If you have a 3G HSPA compatible phone, you've probably the noticed the how the power consumption increase in 3G mode. With such a low ping, it can handle several different online gaming application without the latency you see with some other devices. If you want quick response and full throttle HSPA access this is a great device to have. You can also receive SMS, GPS, toggle 3G and EDGE, choose which frequencies you want to use, individual or all of them with the latest Dell Mobile Broadband Manager. That is something some devices can't do. I would rather they add Voice and MMS to the software. Much more to tell about my experiences with the device, but we get it. I hope they are also coming out with a new mini card compatible with LTE and HSPA+. The faster the better.
Pros:information technology, technical support, sms, general webbrowsing, video chat, ftp