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New Nexaria 3G/4G Router Ships in May

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 9 comments

This router is slated to provide a faster connection than a laptop's data card.

Earlier this month, Nexaria Wireless announced that its new NexConnect SOHO 3G/4G router will ship sometime in May. The device will provide a fast, secure Wi-Fi service to a home or office from any wireless carrier available in North America including HSPA and HSPA + networks from AT&T, Bell, Rogers, Telus and T-Mobile, and EVDO RevA networks from Sprint and Verizon, as well 4G WiMAX from Clear.

Nexaria said in a press release that the router's overall automated setup is quite simple, offering an "intuitive user friendly i3 GUI and desktop gadget." Other features of the SOHO router include multiple user access to the Internet, 300 Mbps speeds with 802.11n 2x2 MIMO Wi-Fi service, and a faster 3G/4G connection than using a data card on a laptop computer.

"The NexConnect SOHO router is ideal for SMB (small to medium size businesses) and SOHO users that want ease of use and auto-connect capability without the difficulty typically associated with router installation," stated JR Yakel, VP Sales, Nexaira, Inc. "It is a compelling product offering that is simple to install and priced aggressively. It will be available through our distributors and value added resellers in May 2010."

The Nexaria NexConnect SOHO router will retail for $99.95 when it launches next month.

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    RazberyBandit , April 21, 2010 12:57 AM
    Curious... It's simply capable of using a 3G/4G modem to establish an internet connection for your network? Why would anyone choose 3G/4G over cable, FiOS, or business-class DSL or T1 services if they're available?
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    Nesto1000 , April 21, 2010 1:00 AM
    My Netgear DGN 2000 just broke...
    I think that I might look into getting one of these!
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    censoredsoft , April 21, 2010 2:15 AM
    wasabiman123, RazberyBandit, nesto1000....

    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Wiki+4G

    It is a wireless router built off the current and next generation cellular internet access. I'll let you use your imagination as to why someone might want a wireless router.

    Freedom people, the freedom to move your connection to the internet to any place that has power and is in range of the tower.

    Personally, I don't value freedom enough to loose the performance provided by my FIOS. Give me a 100MBps pipe I can take with my anywhere for what I'm paying now and I'll loose the wires
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    nekoangel , April 21, 2010 8:04 AM
    What makes this wireless solution reliable enough compared to hard lines for a small to medium sized business?
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    JohnnyLucky , April 21, 2010 10:46 AM
    I don't know why but I've had bad luck with wireless connections. Hardwired works better for me.
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    nukemaster , April 21, 2010 2:36 PM
    I can not see many businesses wanting to run all there traffic on the cellular network. Hell looks at what so many iPhones have done to AT&T's network. Not to mention the price and bandwidth limits(cap) on cellular internet
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    Anonymous , April 21, 2010 5:01 PM
    $99 for a 300mbps router?
    That sounds nice!
    About 3x faster than my 2 yrs old Wireless G modem. Great enough to transfer files over a network!
    100mbps is bitchslow! (about 8MB/s on a 100mbps).

    If I had a gigabit network card I could send files at about the average transfer speed of a harddrive (mine goes 18 MB/s)
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    Scooder , April 21, 2010 6:05 PM
    I know several people and a few small offices that would love this product. There are similar products out now, although none AFAIK have wireless-N and integrated 3G/4G.

    People who live in new areas or out of cable/DSL areas, as well as businesses in plazas that don't want to pay the cable company $10,000 to install a line. $100 can't be beat.
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    sandmanwn , April 21, 2010 6:49 PM
    I would use one of these in a remote location that had terrible hardwired internet connections. The 3G/4G would be slow but better than nothing.