Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Blogging in China .. yes it’s a royal pain

The Golden Shield : 金盾工程;  jīndùn gōngchéng, aka The GREAT FIRE-WALL of China .. what to do?

A few folks have asked so here is my current approach:

I gave up on using “Proxy Servers” too quirky. I now use a Global Edge Card. This provides independence from local server / connectivity foibles.   Expense?  Yes, but worth it when you are on the road a lot.  Verizon wireless is my provider and so far no problems in China and Europe.

For the Geek squad:

Novatel, Merlin XU870 ExpressCard, GPRS/GSM Data, SMS

I use an external model as I switch from National (USA) to Global and find them more flexible than a built-in option.DSC00602c DSC00603c

1 comment:

Robin said...

Okay so I am not a member of the Geek squad but thanks for info anyway!