Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Netgear Combines 802.11n Wireless, ADSL2+ and 3G/4G/WiMAX

NETGEAR announced two full-featured routers for connecting to 3G/4G/WiMAX cellular networks.

The 3G/4G Mobile Broadband Wireless-N Router (MBRN3000) combines 802.11n wireless with connectivity to a cellular network via an external 3G/4G/WiMAX(TM) modem.

The second router is the Wireless-N 300 Router with DSL Modem - Mobile Broadband Edition (DGN2200M), which combines 802.11n wireless and support for 3G/4G/WiMAX cellular connectivity. It also includes a built-in ADSL2+ modem as well, making it the industry's first Wireless-N router to enable a DSL connection along with a 3G/4G/WiMAX failover option. The dual Wide Area Network (WAN) option offers a failover 3G/4G/WiMAX Internet connection in case of DSL outage.

Both new NETGEAR mobile broadband routers can be used as a primary Internet connection in situations where no connection to a DSL, cable, fiber, or satellite network exists. By plugging an external 3G/4G/WiMAX modem into the new NETGEAR routers, customers can quickly set up a fixed or mobile Wi-Fi hotspot.