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Old 06-27-2009, 01:54 PM   #1
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Default What will they think of next...Automotive Wi-Fi Router

I never thought that I would see the day when you could buy a Automotive Wi-Fi Router!

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Interesting concept, but I think I like the MiFi from Verizon better since it's so much smaller. It sounds like it uses the same network anyway.
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So, its basically a mobile router for multiple devices/computers? What service do you sign up with it?
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Old 07-06-2009, 02:13 AM   #4
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I wonder if it will work with most cell phone providers. I don't know, I just thought it was an unusual device. Can you imagine going on a road trip and being able to play net games on the way.

I remember being excited about my 300baud modem and my commodore 64! And that wasn't my first computer!
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Old 07-17-2009, 12:01 AM   #5
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Verizon has one that is so beyond cool and small it's unreal. Of course it cellular based but details details... I stumbled across it while fixing a phone one day and when I say it's the size of a credit card it truly is almost that small.
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Default Re: What will they think of next...Automotive Wi-Fi Router

So how does this stuff work? Is the wireless router connected to the phone network (like sprints 3g network)? Thats the only way I can see it working...
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Default Re: What will they think of next...Automotive Wi-Fi Router

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So how does this stuff work? Is the wireless router connected to the phone network (like sprints 3g network)? Thats the only way I can see it working...
It's exactly like that
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I wonder if it will work with most cell phone providers. I don't know, I just thought it was an unusual device. Can you imagine going on a road trip and being able to play net games on the way.
If you look a bit further down, it looks like it's tied to their network - you can't outsource to any other.

If it was me, personally I'd look at going for another (cheaper) service provider and customising a low powered computer that could act as a router with a 3G USB stick that'd provide internet. A lot more fun that way
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It's exactly like that
which would make sense with the ROUTER (like you posted in my switch vs. router thread) connecting the two networks; the WAN inside the vehicle and the 3g network... aaahh it all comes together now.
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:01 AM   #9
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It's exactly like that

If you look a bit further down, it looks like it's tied to their network - you can't outsource to any other.

If it was me, personally I'd look at going for another (cheaper) service provider and customising a low powered computer that could act as a router with a 3G USB stick that'd provide internet. A lot more fun that way
I thought I was the only one not a bad idea, I'm trying to think of a way to make a mini computer to hook a 3G drive to then rebroadcast via wifi though....
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