TP-LINK, a provider of networking products, has announced two new Portable Wireless N Routers designed to provide high-speed Internet access anywhere you go. Both routers can connect tablet computers, smart phones, portable gaming consoles, and other mobile electronic devices while on-the-go.
The new 150Mbps Wireless N Mini Pocket Router can be used to create an instant Wi-Fi hotspot by plugging in an Ethernet cable from your existing network or modem. The US$29.99 device lets you expand your wireless network for the use of Wi-Fi enabled laptops, mobile phones, tablets, game consoles and more.
The Mini Pocket Router operates as an access point to create a Wi-Fi hotspot from a wired source. It also functions as a wireless router, range extender or wireless bridge. The cube design is small enough to fit into your pocket and plugs right into an electrical outlet.
The $39.99 Portable 3G/3.75G Wireless N Router (pictured) connects to the Internet via 3G cellular networks — the same network that your mobile phone uses — to keep you online and connected anywhere. Simply plug in the 3G USB modem to TL-MR3020 and establish a Wi-Fi hotspot instantly.
With its travel-size design, TL-MR3020 is compact enough to take on the road and share its 3G Internet connection wherever coverage is available.
The device comes with three adjustable modes: 3G Router Mode, WISP Client Router Mode, and Access Point Mode. Additionally it can be used as a wireless router, range extender or wireless bridge. The router can be powered through a USB connection or external power adapter, both included with the device.
TP-LINK products are available at Fry’s Electronics, Micro Center, B&H and Data Vision. You can also find them online at Newegg.com, Amazon.com, http://www.mwave.com/mwave/index.asp? Tigerdirect.com, Walmart.com and Buy.com.