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Decided to buy one of these to provide me with coverage at a remote location. No existing mobile  coverage but do have broadband.

What a nightmare.  There is nothing in the instructions that you have to take down your firewall for up to 3 hours while the Vodafone network discovers your VAP. Calling VF customer call gets you the advice to call your ISP. Off course your ISP knows nothing about the VAP- mine did not and that was BT!  It works at long last but is very flaky!  Just like an AP that requires regular hardware resets! 

Oh, and it will never work on a SKY broadband link or a Broadband link from Orange. 

Anyone else have any similar experiences?  Given up?  I hear Vodafone has a very high return rate- wonder why?

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