Windows 10 preview makes major improvements to mobile broadband

Those who tested the Windows 10 previews for Redstone 5, which means that the update will arrive later this year (after the supposed update of April that is imminent), have received a great help in the last compilation if they have a laptop with cellular connectivity. [19659002] Compilation 17655 gives mobile broadband what Microsoft describes as a complete "makeover" with the introduction of a new network driver that should allow a more reliable cellular connection.

In a blog post, Microsoft states: "This framework introduces a new, more reliable, network driver model that inherits the goodness of the Windows framework while providing an accelerated data path."

] Realization of reliability

It is great news for those who have a laptop that can be connected online, although note that this is the first stage of testing the new driver. So, in other words, that better reliability may not be fully realized until more work is done.

What is really good news is that this shows where Microsoft is headed, and that the company is serious about improving cellular connectivity for those who work (or play) while they are away and away from the office or home.

Microsoft notes that its Windows computer must support SIM cards and USB modems (a USB device), as the new driver for this version is a USB class driver. And, of course, you must also install compilation 17655 and then configure cellular connectivity.

For complete instructions on how to proceed, see the Microsoft blog post, which details all the steps.

In an earlier version of Redstone 5 (17643) published a couple of weeks ago, Microsoft embellished the Data Usage configuration with a new overview showing the amount of data it has consumed while roaming in its cellular connection, which is another useful touch for those who have mobile broadband on their laptop. [19659010]