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Anonymous
September 8, 2004 1:18:23 AM

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Anyone know of a really small WiFi router that I can take to client
sites with me? I've tried one of those Netcom devices, and while it
works fine, it's only got one Ethernet port. I'd like something with
WAN and LAN ethernet ports and WiFi (802.11G preferred)...

I frequently end up being able to either connect my laptop _or_ the
client's laptop to the network, but not both, so I'd like a small
4-port hardware router with WiFi...

Any thoughts?

Thanks!

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Anonymous
September 8, 2004 6:45:12 AM

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maybe look at Compex www.cpx.com
NP26G or their NP26G-USB may actually be less bucks. I pd around $75 online
for usb version.
NP26G-usb here is roughly half the size of my di-624 dlink router.

<William P.N. Smith> wrote in message
news:39nsj0pkef0a4or624cas4ocio6dnm9r7k@4ax.com...
> Anyone know of a really small WiFi router that I can take to client
> sites with me? I've tried one of those Netcom devices, and while it
> works fine, it's only got one Ethernet port. I'd like something with
> WAN and LAN ethernet ports and WiFi (802.11G preferred)...
>
> I frequently end up being able to either connect my laptop _or_ the
> client's laptop to the network, but not both, so I'd like a small
> 4-port hardware router with WiFi...
>
> Any thoughts?
>
> Thanks!
>
Anonymous
September 8, 2004 7:25:54 AM

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William P.N. Smith wrote in news:39nsj0pkef0a4or624cas4ocio6dnm9r7k@
4ax.com:

> I frequently end up being able to either connect my laptop _or_ the
> client's laptop to the network, but not both, so I'd like a small
> 4-port hardware router with WiFi...

I think the small WiFi AP + Router is the Apple Airport Express

1 port only : (

http://www.apple.com/airportexpress/

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Anonymous
September 8, 2004 9:18:21 PM

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William,

CompUSA has a NetGear WGR101NA 802.11g Travel Router (2.3" x 3.4" x 0.7")
on sale for $49.99 after $40 rebate.

http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?produc...

Regards,
Eric


William P.N. Smith wrote in news:39nsj0pkef0a4or624cas4ocio6dnm9r7k@
4ax.com:

> Anyone know of a really small WiFi router that I can take to client
> sites with me? I've tried one of those Netcom devices, and while it
> works fine, it's only got one Ethernet port. I'd like something with
> WAN and LAN ethernet ports and WiFi (802.11G preferred)...
>
> I frequently end up being able to either connect my laptop _or_ the
> client's laptop to the network, but not both, so I'd like a small
> 4-port hardware router with WiFi...
>
> Any thoughts?
>
> Thanks!
>
Anonymous
September 8, 2004 11:25:59 PM

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Eric Schuyler <eschuyler@adelTAKEthisOUTphia.net> wrote:
>CompUSA has a NetGear WGR101NA 802.11g Travel Router (2.3" x 3.4" x 0.7")
>on sale for $49.99 after $40 rebate.
>
>http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?produc...

Yeah, I had one of those (left it with/sold it to a client, as it was
just what she needed), but it only has one ethernet port, and in an
ideal world I'd like something with more LAN ports... Now that I get
to replace it, I'm looking for a bit of an upgrade...
Anonymous
September 9, 2004 8:34:58 AM

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On Tue, 07 Sep 2004 21:18:23 -0400, William P.N. Smith wrote:

>Anyone know of a really small WiFi router that I can take to client
>sites with me? I've tried one of those Netcom devices, and while it
>works fine, it's only got one Ethernet port. I'd like something with
>WAN and LAN ethernet ports and WiFi (802.11G preferred)...
>
>I frequently end up being able to either connect my laptop _or_ the
>client's laptop to the network, but not both, so I'd like a small
>4-port hardware router with WiFi...

What would really be nice is a router, with a 4 port LAN switch, an
ethernet WAN connection, and a USB LAN connection for an external USB
802.11g radio. USB radios tend to be very small. However, that
doesn't exist.

2nd best is the same router with ethernet connectors and an ethernet
bridge, such as one of the "game adapter" radios. The radio is
powered by PoE from the router.

What's nice about this arrangement is:
1. You can juggle different radios around or attach more than one
radio.
2. You can locate the radio(s) in the optimum RF location(s).
3. You can locate the router where all the wires come together.
4. With some wiring, this can be battery operated.

In other words, I suggest carrying TWO boxes. A conventional ethernet
router, which can be quite small, and an ethernet wireless bridge
(game adapter).

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Anonymous
September 9, 2004 3:58:02 PM

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>WAN and LAN ethernet ports and WiFi (802.11G preferred)...

http://www.wiflyer.com/product.asp

It's only 802.11b, but that's "better than a sharp stick in the eye".
8*) Now if only they'd start building them...
!