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Wireless Broadband WiFi Modems

Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:32 pm
by manwe
So, being the owner of a non 3G iPad I'm wondering what if any wifi modems are compatible with Exetels Wireless broadband service? Are there any options as cheap as the Virgin options?

Re: Wireless Broadband WiFi Modems

Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:47 pm
by Klaas
Presuming you mean a 3G modem/router that has WiFi included, you'd be looking at something like this Netgear product:

http://www.netgear.com.au/au/Product/Ro ... d/MBRN3300

I'm sure pretty much any of the major brands would have something similar.

As far as compatibility, as long as it accepts a normal 3G sim card, you should be right.

Re: Wireless Broadband WiFi Modems

Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:35 pm
by Dazzled
As well as the routers from the usual sources, there is this little Huawei one port wireless job sold in Three shops - http://www.three.com.au/cs/ContentServe ... 1530703114 You plug a standard Huawei modem into the USB port, and you have a wireless router. See for example http://www.slashgear.com/huawei-d100-ro ... k-0224894/. Exetel users have posted here.

Re: Wireless Broadband WiFi Modems

Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:50 am
by manwe
Naah. I'm looking for something like this:

http://www.virginmobile.com.au/Shop/Pro ... -Broadband

I'm just not sure where I can get an unlocked one cheap that works with exetel.

Re: Wireless Broadband WiFi Modems

Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 1:34 pm
by Klaas
manwe wrote:Naah. I'm looking for something like this:

http://www.virginmobile.com.au/Shop/Pro ... -Broadband

I'm just not sure where I can get an unlocked one cheap that works with exetel.
I use a Netcomm MyZone with an Exetel HSPA service, with extremely good results.

Re: Wireless Broadband WiFi Modems

Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:37 am
by bodogbodog

Re: Wireless Broadband WiFi Modems

Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:38 am
by Pyotr
Just acquired 3g wireless-n router TP-Link MR3420 from Excel Computers and was able to connect without any fuss using an Exetel E1762 usb modem (APN exetel1). Even with a long USB extension cable the signal strength and connection stability do not seem to be quite as good as when the USB modem is connected directly to laptop.... possibly need a 3g aerial. The MR-3420 documentation has a long list of modems said to be compatible. The unit has extensive options for bandwidth control (QoS) etc.

http://staticice.com.au/cgi-bin/search. ... 420&spos=1