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The problem is how do you share this in a home / office environment? The VKOM 351W portable Wi-Fi router provides the answer.
Easy to connect
This small black device includes a twistable connector at the top where you insert your USB modem. If you’ve dealt with routers before you’ll know that there’s a bit of set-up involved, which is also the case with the VKOM. Luckily it’s not too much of an efort, in fact setting up a router for an ADSL line is far more strenuous and involved. Using a webpage-based management system and following instructions from the device’s quick start guide, we were up and running in minutes. Once the VKOM is connected to the cellular data network, it forms a Wi-Fi hotspot onto which up to 32 devices, such as phones, printers, notebooks and tablets are able to connect wirelessly.
In regards to security, the default password is the MAC address located on the side of the 351W’s box, but this, along with other admin settings, can be changed in the web management interface. The 351W supports 64/128-bit WEP, WPA, and WPA2 settings, in order to prevent unauthorised access to the network.
The VKOM 351W may ﬁnd a permanent place in your home, but it also comes with a rechargeable Li-Ion battery, making it a portable solution. It’s small enough to carry around, and with the USB connecter able to fold into the device, it should ﬁt nicely in a suit pocket or a handbag. In theory the router should provide similar download speeds as your modem, but in practice this is not always the case. The speeds we achieved differed when we went online via the USB dongle connected to our PC locally, than when connected via the VKOM router. The VKOM 351W supports the 802.11n protocol (Wireless-N), and is capable of Wi-Fi speeds of up to 150 Mbps, allowing for better coverage in the office.
For those wanting to make use of current mobile data offers, the VKOM 351W will provide the means to use a 3G modem to form a portable hotspot.
The VKOM 401W Portable 3G Wireless Modem Router allows users to harness the power of truly mobile connectivity. Small enough to fit into your pocket, the VKOM 401W is an innovative 3G modem that gives you the freedom to access the Internet from any Wi-Fi enabled device wherever a 3G network is available.
A built-in wireless access point lets users share an Internet connection with a variety of devices quickly and easily, from mobile phones to portable gaming consoles, laptops, PCs and tablets, without having to connect via a cumbersome USB cable or install connection software. And with a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery that lasts up to three hours on a single charge, the VKOM 401W provides the ultimate in mobile connectivity for users on the move.
Just insert your SIM* card, plug the modem into any Notebook or PC and the auto-install driver will complete installing itself. You will be free to use high speed wireless Internet with download speeds of up to 7.2Mbps anytime, anywhere**
By inserting the Victory 301USB modem into a 3G broadband router***, you will be able to share the network amongst multiple users.
- WCDMA 850/2100; HSUPA 7.2 Mbps
- GSM850/900/1800/1900 MHz; GPRS / EDGE
- USB 2.0 interface
- Mobile & light. Easy to carry
- Auto-install driver and PC manager application
- microSD interface to use as USB memory stick****
- High speed data transfer up to 7.2Mbps (Download)
- Zero-CDROM installation
The Victory 301USB modem is available now from WebAntics Online on promotion at R599.00 incl vat.
Imagine a networking router that can deliver the ultimate benefits to SOHO and office users – economical phone calls over Internet, mobility, wireless speed and coverage with no more dead zones, and always on connectivity. With the BiPAC 7404VNOX, you can experience the ultimate wireless technology while making low cost landline calls wherever a 3G connection is available – in a meeting or at a trade show.
In addition to combining an ADSL modem with an 802.11n router, the Billion 7404VNOX also features a USB 2.0 port for plugging in a 3G / HSDPA modem, which works as a backup WAN, functioning as an automatic fail-over when an ADSL2+ connection breaks down. Read the rest of this entry »