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3Gstore
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 11:02 am    Post subject: Which 3G/EVDO Router Is Best?

Several times each day, the EVDO Experts at http://3gstore.com are asked to explain the differences between the seven 3G/EVDO/HSPA cellular routers that we sell and support.

We've finally made the time to collect our thoughts and compiled them into one article we can point our customers too. Enjoy!

"Which 3G Router Is Best For Me?"


these aren't ALL the routers we've ever tested. just what exist at dallas test facility.

some folks will claim the article as biased because it only represents the routers we sell. thing is, we have tested far more routers than we are selling. only the best get to be sold and supported by 3Gstore!


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verizonrocks
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 11:45 am    Post subject:

Very well written article thank you 3gstore
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Jayson
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 11:53 am    Post subject:

I have had the most basic of the routers , the ctr 350 and I havn't had any issues at all with it . It is simple but effective and most of all it is reasonable in cost. On another note and sorry to be off topic but I would just like to thank you ladies and gents at the 3gstore for being great people and great at what you do.. I have been dealing with you all since you were booster antenna.com and you have grown rather large in the last few years but have not forgot all the little people that ask for your advice and help. It is greatly appriciated that you still have time for each and every person that orders from 3gstore. I wish the 3gstaff a Merry Christmas and a very Happy and prosperous New Year.!!! Very Happy
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billarf
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 11:56 am    Post subject:

Indeed, the article was very good!

I too had been a booster antenna.com customer / now a 3Gstore.com customer. I have to say as the last fellow said, they are tops!

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JoeCHecht
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 1:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Which 3G/EVDO Router Is Best?

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If I leave my router on all the time with my aircard plugged into it, will it use up my 5GB allowance?


I recommend that you try this with the excellent CradelPoint routers.

In my tests (MBR-1000 with a Sprint U727) as of about 6 months ago, it did use up quite a bit of bandwidth while it sat there.

My test checked usage every 24 hours for 10 days. Somewhere in the archives, I have a spreadsheet of supporting data.

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legendbb
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:29 pm    Post subject: Are any of these locked to certain wireless supplier?

Sorry for being a newbie,

Any of these modem or adapter locked to certain supplier in a hard way. Or it's just signal standard suits some source better than others.

Thanks
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3Gstore
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:40 pm    Post subject:

your post is confusing. are you asking if the ROUTERS (the subject of this thread) are locked to carriers?

if thats your question, then only the idiotic linksys routers are.

the superior routers are not. like these: http://3gstore.com/cradlepoint
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legendbb
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:47 am    Post subject:

Alex wrote:
your post is confusing. are you asking if the ROUTERS (the subject of this thread) are locked to carriers?

if thats your question, then only the idiotic linksys routers are.

the superior routers are not. like these: http://3gstore.com/cradlepoint


Thank you for your reply,

I was just trying to understand how the locking works, since I've been seeing so many EVDO adapter designated (bonded) to certain supplier. And Alex said linksys' router is locked either. I assumed it's similar mechanism.

Thanks anyway!
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bowhunter_john
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 7:20 am    Post subject:

I work for a large company that graciously allows me to work from home and have been doing so for that past 1 1/2 years. They provided me with a Sprint EX720 card and a Linksys WRT54G3G-ST router that connected to my work station via an ethernet cable. I've been using this setup for over a year and it has worked fine. Could be better at times, but overall its been ok.

Today I am informed that my company has sign an exclusive contract with AT&T for wireless services and that I will be getting an AT&T GT Ultra Express card to replace my Sprint card. I know my current router is not compatible, and they have left it up to me to find a new router.

So my question is, what do you recommend for a router? Is the Cradlepoint MBR-1000 the best choice?

Thanks
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3Gstore
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 7:29 am    Post subject:

bowhunter_john wrote:
...I will be getting an AT&T GT Ultra Express card to replace my Sprint card. I know my current router is not compatible, and they have left it up to me to find a new router.
So my question is, what do you recommend for a router? Is the Cradlepoint MBR-1000 the best choice?

the ultra express card isn't a great choice. see if they will switch you to att's mercury USB instead... and yeah, the http://3gstore.com/MBR1000 is the way to go. no doubt.
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bowhunter_john
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 8:47 am    Post subject:

Thanks Alex,

Unfortunately, switching cards isn't an option. I work for Boeing, and all the hardware is selected by our Cellular Device Management Systems group. They decide what we get to use and this card is my only choice.
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3Gstore
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 12:16 pm    Post subject:

bowhunter_john wrote:
Thanks Alex,
Unfortunately, switching cards isn't an option. I work for Boeing, and all the hardware is selected by our Cellular Device Management Systems group. They decide what we get to use and this card is my only choice

too bad you can't get USB. in any case, stick to the http://3gstore.com/MBR1000

the CTR500 is not a good choice for the Ultra expresscard:

http://www.evdoforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=10216
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thomasz2tran21
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:43 pm    Post subject:

Thanks for your article, it's great informations. Nice days
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DaveF
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:31 am    Post subject:

I'm wondering what information you may have on the NetGear 3G router ?

I've been using a Dlink DIR-450, and I don't know whether it is the router, the PCMCIA card, or marginal coverage, but I consider it less than satisfactory. Considering a change.

Also wondering why none of the routers will work on the T-Mobile 3G network ? If a USB device can be used with a notebook computer, then even if there is custom software used to enable it, I'd think the routers could emulate the software.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:15 am    Post subject:

DaveF wrote:
I'm wondering what information you may have on the NetGear 3G router ?

i was part of the beta test group for the netgear.
here's what i think of it, vs. cradlepoint: http://bit.ly/CPvsNetgear
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