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Topic # 66343 17-Aug-2010 13:55
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I know that this question has been asked many times here on Geekzone... But what is the best option for a 3G router. I want a router of which I can plug a USB modem into. And from what I gather so far cradlepoint seems to be used a lot. Can anyone comment on Cradlepoint's quality / performance.

I am tied up between a Cradlepoint MBR900 or a MBR1000. Any possibly a Dlink DIR-412. I have heard from Dlink that all of their routers that start with DIR and support wireless N and have a USB port will soon support 3G router capabilities from a firmware update.

Any other suggestions of product or any comments would be greatly appreciated.

I forgot to say... When Dlink do the update I was also considering a DIR-685.... But again any comments or suggestions would be appreciated.

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  Reply # 368678 17-Aug-2010 14:27
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  Reply # 368822 17-Aug-2010 18:24
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freitasm: I use the Cradlepoint PHS300 for my needs - one to five connections - and it works well.



Does the PHS300 come with an AC adapter? And is it compatible with most USB modems? Do you know anything about the other models of the Cradlepoint router I mentioned? How long have you had your PHS300 and have you ever had any problems? Does it still give you the same speed that you would get if you had the modem plugged directly into the computer? Also do you know if the Dlink routers are relianble? - Overall would you prefer a Dlink 3G or a Cradlepoint 3G?

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  Reply # 368854 17-Aug-2010 19:28
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It comes with an AC adapter, US only at this time. Moist USB adapters but not the ZTE (t-stick). It works fine with Sierra Wireless and Vodem.




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  Reply # 368907 17-Aug-2010 20:56
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freitasm: Moist USB adapters but not the ZTE (t-stick).

Damn, my USB adapter isn't moist.

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  Reply # 368945 17-Aug-2010 22:07
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I know you said you want one to plug a USB modem into, but I bought this and it's bloody brilliant:

http://myzone.netcomm.com.au/

I got a free USB modem from Telecom, sold that on Trade Me and put the SIM into the 3G router.

If that's still not an option for you then NetComm also make this:

http://www.netcomm.com.au/netcomm-products/3g-mobile-broadband/3gt1wn 




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