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

Get yourself a cheap firewall/router and use both computers at the same

> time. You do need to check that the hotel is not using the same numbers > as you firewall/router is dishing out. 10.255.255.x would work as good > as anything for your firewall/router to dish out. Most devices and most > prople use 192.168.x.x You could get away with using 1.0.0.x but you > are not supposed to as they are reserved numbers.

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)...

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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.


- 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


- 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.



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