I can find a couple available in Europe (WRT54G3G), but looking for one available in the USA. My buddy needs to move his wireless card from his laptop to his PC, and a router would be the easiest solution. This wireless card is for rural connection, so it is not your typical wireless card. Anyone know of what manufacturer or model to recommend?
[QUOTE=Daemonicus;2000222]I can find a couple available in Europe (WRT54G3G), but looking for one available in the USA. My buddy needs to move his wireless card from his laptop to his PC, and a router would be the easiest solution. This wireless card is for rural connection, so it is not your typical wireless card. Anyone know of what manufacturer or model to recommend?[/QUOTE]
The easiest solution would be to just get a wireless PCI network adapter, for like 20 bucks.
I assume that this a “mobile broadband” card, if it were USB you would have been fine with the Asus WL-500g Premium which costs half as much as the Linksys router.
[QUOTE=eric93se;2000250]The easiest solution would be to just get a wireless PCI network adapter, for like 20 bucks.
Like this one[/QUOTE]
It is a cell phone wireless card, so a regular wireless card will not work.
He is on Verizon, and has a cardbus card already for his laptop. He considered getting a PCI card that had a cardbus slot, but the problem with that is the card goes into the back of the PC, and where the PC is located he can not get a signal. If he had a USB wireless device, he could run a cable to a nearby window to get better reception, but he is telling me a USB option is not available. I would consider this as an option
but I would think there could be some incompatibility, and given the price, a router is in the same price range. So I’m thinking a router with built in cardbus slot would be the easiest solution.
You can purchase an aircard broadband router right from verizon for 149.99$US (I think the price went up, but thats how much it cost last time I looked). From what I recall it has PCMCIA and USB.
Not sure what you are trying to spend, but any Verizon store should be able to order you one.
A cheaper option is to get a wireless network adapter that uses the network connection. That way you can run a network cable to your roof or barn lol. Just make sure its out of the sun and not exposed to rain.
I told him about his options. He thinks he is going to go with this router.
The prices of these things reminds me when cable modems first came out and none of the major online stores sold them.
The only thing stopping me from moving to the country is lack of high speed internet. I guess I could always buy less land and put the savings towards my own fiber optic line…
[B]Linksys Enables Mobile Broadband Customers to Build a Shared Wi-Fi Network Wherever Mobile Service is Available
[/B]New Linksys Wireless-G Router for Mobile Broadband Turns a Single Wide Area Mobile Signal Into a Highly Secure Wi-Fi Network
LAS VEGAS, CTIA SHOW, April 5 /-- LinksysÂ®, a Division of Cisco Systems, Inc., today announced the Wireless-G Router for Mobile Broadband ([B][I]WRT54G3G-NA[/I][/B]), which enables mobile broadband users to share their single wide area mobile signal with up to five users via a Wireless-G network. Customers and businesses without a wired broadband connection now have a way to access the internet, share files, printers and other resources.
The new Wireless-G Router for Mobile Broadband is designed to work with mobile broadband data service such as Mobile Broadband on the Sprint Power Vision Network. When a customer plugs their mobile broadband card into the PC Card slot on the router they can turn their wide area mobile broadband connection into a shared wireless (802.11g) and wired local area network for connected users. The WRT54G3G-NA is ideal for consumers and business users that require network connections in areas where wired broadband access is not readily accessible such as construction sites, events, consulting, the armed forces and public safety.
Without a mobile broadband connection data card, the router works as a standard wireless router like the popular Linksys Wireless-G Router (WRT54G) for sharing an internet connection, files, printers and other networked resources.
Malachy Moynihan, vice president and general manager, Linksys home networking business unit said, “We have developed a solution that takes the remote accessibility of a mobile broadband connection and ease of use and affordable costs of a Wireless-G network to offer a solution that solves many challenges and costs associated with setting up a network for multiple users at remote locations.”
To protect data and privacy on the network, the WRT54G3G-NA can encode all wireless LAN transmissions with WEP or WPA security. The router can also serve as a DHCP server, and features a stateful packet inspection (SPI) firewall to protect networked PCs from Internet intruders and attacks. As with all Linksys routers, setup and configuration is simple through the use of a web browser or the included install wizard.
Product Features of Wireless-G Router for Mobile Broadband (WRT54G3G):
o 16/32 bit PCMCIA slot WAN interface for Mobile Broadband
connection/EV-DO PC Card with hot insertion protection
o EV-DO connect/disconnect button
o 10/100 WAN interface and 4-port switch with auto MDIX
o Integrated 802.11b/g wireless access point with detachable antenna
o Static and Dynamic router
o Supports UPnP
o Configurable through connected PC’s web browser
o Security: Internet Access restriction, SPI Firewall, supports VPN
pass-through with IPSec and PPTP
o Kensington lock
o Supports Network Time Protocol for synchronizing with a real-time
Linksys will be demonstrating the Wireless-G Router for Mobile Broadband at the CTIA show in Las Vegas, April 5-7 at Cisco’s booth (#403) and at Sprint’s booth (#1439)
The Linksys Wireless-G Router for Mobile Broadband (WRT54G3G) is scheduled to be available this summer through distribution channels and select mobile broadband providers in North America for an estimated street price of $199. A Mobile Broadband connection PC card and mobile broadband service is sold separately.
Founded in 1988, Linksys, a Division of Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) is the recognized global leader in Wireless, Voice and Ethernet networking for consumer, SOHO and small business users. Linksys is dedicated to making networking easy and affordable for its customers, offering innovative, award-winning products that seamlessly integrate with a variety of devices and applications. Linksys provides award-winning product support to its customers. For more information, visit [U]www.linksys.com/international[/U].