Which of these is a good small hotel travel wireless router?

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On Sun, 20 May 2007 06:31:27 GMT, Constipated wrote:
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What do experts recommend for a compact travel hotel router/firewall?
I googled and found these but do you recommend any one in particular?

Unfortunately, none seem to be USB powered, so that means yet another power
supply for the business traveler! :(

* D-Link DWL-G730AP
* Linksys WTR54GS
* 3Com OfficeConnect 11g
* Belkin F5D7233
* Asus WL-530g
* Netgear WGR101

Is any one brand or model preferred for your typical business traveler who
values compact size and as few power supplies and cables as possible?

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I use this (none of the above, works with ethernet, but also has a dialup
modem in it)... http://www.wiflyer.com/StoreFront.bok



Re: Which of these is a good small hotel travel wireless router?
Mike S. wrote:
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The WGR101 comes w/the smallish power wart and a length of cat6 all
bundled up in a pretty compact (8"x6") vinyl case.  I've used it for
about a year and a half now, mostly in hotels in North America and Asia.

Pros:
- small, lightweight
- dead-simple instructions (config card in case)
- supports single & multiple connections (great for work sessions)
- WPA easy to set up
- throughput was very good
- Works well w/the ISP subcontractors used at hotels I frequent

Cons:
- runs hot
- range ain't great (but, heh, a hotel room is fine)
- mode switch on side is just crap (am I on "1?" or is that "3?."

Lastly, it has dropped connections periodically when using one hotel's
service.  Dunno why or whether it was the router's fault.  Elsewhere,
worked w/o a hitch.

It works well and is dirt cheap.  Would I buy it again?  Can't say since
I don't know what the market's doing today but I depend on it and it
gets the job done.

fwiw,
-Craig

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