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New Linksys router: WRT54G3G

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by littlewhoo, Sep 12, 2005.

  1. littlewhoo

    littlewhoo Network Guru Member

    Hi,

    There seems to be a new Linksys router called WRT54G3G. This device is quite interesting, as it's a combination of a 802.11g WLAN router and a UMTS router. Actually it's the first UMTS router I've ever heard of.

    According to this article in a german online magazine, Vodafone is selling these routers. Currently the device is only available in spain, but in a few weeks it will be avalable in other european countries, too.
    http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/63822
    http://www.google.com/translate?u=h...er/meldung/63822&langpair=de|en&hl=en&ie=UTF8

    Unfortunately until now, this device isn't being mentioned on the Linksys homepage at all.

    littlewhoo
     
  2. littlewhoo

    littlewhoo Network Guru Member

  3. jdepew

    jdepew Administrator Staff Member Member

    Thanks, I'll see what we can find out about this!
     
  4. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    hmmm wireless networking via 3G support is bloody expensive.
     
  5. littlewhoo

    littlewhoo Network Guru Member

    It's not that expensive. Here in germany you can get UMTS price plans with 5000 MB data transfer included and a speed of 384 kBit/s for ~30 €. In spring 2006 most providers will boost the speed to 2 MBit/s with HSDPA.

    Sure, DSL or Cable is much faster and less expensive. But for people who are living in areas, where neither Cable nor DSL is available and who can only choose between ISDN (64 kBit/s) and UMTS, UMTS it's a good and affordable alternative.

    To my big surprise, there are indeed areas, where UMTS is available, but not DSL or Cable. Although DSL and Cable were introduced almost 10 years ago and UMTS is still a new technology.

    And for a 1 MBit/s DSL connection including 5000 MB data transfer you'll also have to pay ~22 € here in germany.

    littlewhoo
     

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