Kool Tools: Satechi Multifunction Mini Router
The Satechi Multifunction Mini Router is a nice mobile accessory for professionals on the go. Small enough to fit in any luggage, purse or briefcase, it gives you the convenience of converting a direct Internet connection in conference rooms or hotel rooms to a private connection for added security and mobility.
The plug and play router also extends the range of an existing Wi-Fi connection an additional 100 feet. The Multifunction Mini Router combines wireless speeds of up to 300 Mbps in a 2.4GHZ wireless band to improve range and optimize data rates. This makes it useful high-bandwidth applications such as video streaming, VoIP and online gaming. It provides five working modes:
° Access Point Mode, which lets you create a wireless connection;
° Router Mode, which lets you setup a wireless connection when connected to an Internet-enabled service;
° Universal Repeater Mode, which lets you extend the range of existing Wi-Fi connection up to 100 feet;
° Client Mode, which lets you connect to an existing wireless network;
° Bridge Mode, which allows two or more wireless access points to communicate with each other to join multiple LANs.
The router supports the newest 802.11n wireless standard and is backwards compatible with older 802.11b/g standards, supporting a wide range of devices. Additional features include a Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) that lets you set up your own security.
The Satechi Multifunction Mini Router is available for an introductory price of US$39.99 at Satechi.net and Amazon.com .