3G router serves both wired and wireless users
Feb 12, 2010, 15:33 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Brown)
"NetGear announced a Linux-based 3G mobile router developed in
collaboration with Ericsson. The NetGear MBRN3300E 3G Mobile
Broadband Router combines an internal 3G radio, an 802.11n WiFi
access point, an Ethernet swtich, and four Ethernet ports, sharing
3G bandwidth over WiFi and Ethernet, says the company.
"Like the Novatel Wireless MiFi, the MBRN3300E Mobile Broadband
Router is intended for sharing 3G bandwidth among wireless users,
but it can also share bandwidth with wired LAN users. The MBRN3300E
combines an Ericsson 3G HSPA or EV-DO mobile broadband radio with a
NetGear 802.11n access point, a 10/100Mbps Ethernet switch, four
Ethernet ports, and a firewall, says NetGear.
"According to NetGear, the MBRN3300E is designed for locations
that lack wired infrastructure, or for customers who want a backup
alternative for existing broadband networks. The technology is also
said to be suitable for Internet access from trains, buses,
automobiles, RVs, or boats, says NetGear. In some locations, 3G
service is even competitive with other broadband options on both
price and bandwidth, the company claims."