Mobile Broadband with non-USB routers?

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  1. viper_overlord

    viper_overlord Member

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    Hey all,

    Just a quick question. Friend of mine starting to rent and looking at using mobile broadband, i.e. 3g style wireless internet that usually use usb-style mini modems...

    ... but is it possible to get unlocked versions that are more like standard adsl modem routers? in short, i want to be able to share a mobile internet connection via a wireless network - in the new flat.

    Is this even remotely possible cheaply?

    Thanks all
     
  2. Pugs

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    get adsl or an embeded 3grouter

    you will find 3g will suck esp most times of the day with more then one person using it
     
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    viper_overlord

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    its more for general browsing, so it shouldnt be TOO bad, but also for the occasional skype call

    im not sure if there is a phone line to the house currently and no need for a phone to the place (its for a year only for uni after all :p )
     
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    till you want to play games or download anything decent then get a 12month plan or 24 month plan you can relocate...

    said nothing about getitng a phone... you you have no need for a phone line to make calls then get a ULL/ Naked service (node) are one of the few who can do naked with out you having to rent a line from telstra then switch you over costing you more money... $100 early disconnection fee form the minimum 3 months

    but hey if you have more money then sense.. knock your socks off
     
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    Billion 7402NX
    http://au.billion.com/product/3g/bipac7402nx.php


    This will take a usb 3g stick in the back or be used as a ADSL modem. Whats kewl is that you can set it up to fail over to the 3g if the ADSL die's. Its also a 4 port gigabit switch. This way you have a single devicew that can be used


    from the billoin web site
    Key Features
    Dual WAN interfaces for ADSL2+ and 3G connections
    High speed Internet access with ADSL2/2+; backward compatible with ADSL
    Draft 802.11n Wireless AP
    Supports Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)and WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
    High-speed wireless connection up to a 300Mbps data rate
    Expanded wireless coverage of up to 3 times the range of 802.11g products
    Auto fail-over feature to ensure an always-on connection
    USB 2.0 port for plugging a 3G/HSDPA modem as backup (available from yourservice provider)
    4-port Gigabit Switch
    Supports 16 IPSec VPN tunnels
    Secured VPN with powerful DES/3DES/AES
    SOHO firewall security with DoS prevention and SPI
    Quality of Service control
    Syslog monitoring
    Supports IPTV applications *(Note 2)
    Ideal for:
     
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    viper_overlord

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    There isnt really any future plans for that, its for my gf and her sister.... and they'll mostly be at uni, where of course they both have internet access.

    we are looking at basic, wireless broadband - nothing like naked adsl, there's no need for 30GB/month connections, as with internode.... for $60 a month

    well if you ask me, avoiding expensive naked dsl lines is where the sense lies

    excellent, thank you for that... could be a good investment to when they move on and get a proper ADSL connection
     
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    Telstra prepaid mobile broadband - 10 gig for $150, should last them a few months. Can use a small mifi router.
     

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