Netgear at CES 2009 introduced a new 3G Mobile Broadband Router that lets you use a cellular 3G USB dongle for the backhaul.
The router looks like any other Netgear device, but it has a USB port in back for your cellular dongle. You can power it with a cigarette lighter using an optional 12 volt car power adapter for Wi-Fi on the go. The 3G Mobile Broadband router will be available in Q1 of this year for $130.
The 3G Mobile Broadband Wireless Router (MBR624GU) creates an instant WiFi hotspot using 3G mobile broadband virtually anywhere. Mobile users can have the flexibility to create a WiFi network whether in a satellite office, construction site, emergency center, vacation home, at an offsite event or even from a moving recreational vehicle. The 3G Mobile Broadband Wireless Router features auto detection of compatible 3G USB modems and associated mobile carrier networks.
It supports SPI, intrusion logging and reporting, denial-of-service (DoS) protection, up to five IPsec VPN endpoints, and NAT. With Push ‘N’ Connect with WPS, and an optional car power adapter to power the router while on the move.
NETGEAR’s RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router (WNDR3700), right, features four Gigabit Ethernet ports, USB NETStorage for sharing of an external USB storage device, Push ‘N’ Connect using Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), Easy setup with Smart Wizard Installation CD and a 680 MHz powerful processor enables high speed wireless, wired and USB storage access simultaneously.