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- Travel router recommendations?
- Yeechang Lee
September 5, 2005, 4:06 am
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I've been thinking about getting a pocket-sized wireless router for
travel, so I'm not physically tied down to the Ethernet connection the
I like the Linksys WTR54GS ($85 from Amazon) over competing D-Link,
3Com, and Netgear models because of its integrated power plug and how
its Broadcom chipset offers the potential for using the third-party
firmware I enjoy on my home WRT54G once their authors include support
for it. That said, given that I'd only be using the travel router for
no more than a few weeks each year, firmware support is not greatly
vital. Any other suggestions?
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- William P. N. Smith
September 5, 2005, 2:01 pm
Re: Travel router recommendations?
I've been pretty happy with my WiFlyer, because it works as a wired
router (so I can splice it in to a client's existing machine). I
haven't used it in dialup mode, but it's conceptually interesting that
it can work that way. The only downsides are 802.11B mode (which
doesn't matter when sharing most internet connections) and lack of
WPA, but for travel use that's not evil.
The Netgear WGR101 wasn't bad (and was the first one available), but
is physically a little larger.
The Apple Airport Express is a nice little box, though I left that
with my mother-in-law (have another one on order). It's only foible
is the lack of Web-based administration, but that's a nit. It's got
USB printer support and line (and optical) audio output for use with
iTunes, which is an interesting hack.
Haven't fondled the Linksys, D-Link, or 3Com models, thought the
Linksys WWWebsite says theirs is "coming soon", I'll never buy another
DLink product, and the 3Com looks remarkably like the NetGear.
- William P. N. Smith
September 5, 2005, 3:19 pm
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