Netgear Wireless-N router with 3G and 4G WiMAX fallback

14 Jan 2010
Posted by Laptop Junction

When Internet access is of the utmost importance, the most common solution is to have a 2nd internet connection on standby. The new Netgear Wireless-N 300 router launched in January 2010 at the CES in Las Vegas seems to have all 3G and 4G internet access fall-back options covered.

The Netgear Wireless-N 300 router is based on a standard ADSL2+ modem and shares the fixed internet connection over WIFI b/g/n. When Internet over the ADSL connection is not available, the NetGear router falls back on a 3G cellular or 4G-WiMAX connection.


Netgear Wireless-N 300 router with 3G and 4G WiMAX fallback


As already seen with The MIFI and iPhone / Nokia Smart Phone software, sharing a 3G cellular connection over WIFI is gaining momentum. The Netgear Wireless-N 300 router now adds 4G WiMAX to the WIFI sharing equation.

The USB2.0 port at the back of the Netgear Wireless-N 300 router is used to connect to 3G/4G cellular networks using common 3G/4G USB adapter.
 

Netgear Wireless-N 300 router with 3G and 4G-WiMAX fallback through USB-port


The 3G / 4G Mobile Broadband connection can be used as a primary Internet connection in situations where no DSL connection exists. Below a few competing WIFI routers with 3G and 4G sharing.


 A 2009 round up of 4G - WiMAX USB adapters can be found here.

 

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