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Help us get it write: MBR1000 and KR2 EVDO Router Reviews

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3Gstore
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:24 pm    Post subject: Help us get it write: MBR1000 and KR2 EVDO Router Reviews Reply with quote

We recently received two pre-production routers for review purposes.

The Cradlepoint MBR1000 will probably be out first, and will be the first EVDO router with a true ExpressCard slot (and also two USB ports), as well as the first EVDO Router to have WiFi/N instead of just WiFi/G.

The Kyocera KR2 will come out soon after, and in addition to ExpressCard slot, USB ports and WiFi N that MBR1000 has, the KR2 will still have a PCMCIA slot to support some of the older EVDO cards.

These routers are likely to start selling/shipping sometime in February and no retail pricing has been finalized. (so don't ask)

Some folks on the forum are sure to have some specific questions they'd like answered in the two reviews, so we're asking y'all to please post those questions to this thread.

Obviously, we can't promise we'll be able to answer all questions in the review, but we certainly will do our best!

Thanks for your ongoing support of the forums!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, my first question is will either of these show you the modems signal strength?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim_in_VA wrote:
well, my first question is will either of these show you the modems signal strength?

Yes, both of these routers will have a way to determine signal strength using LEDs on the router themselves.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 8:26 am    Post subject: MBR AT&T HSDPA Reply with quote

Will the MBR1000 be able to handle HSPDA AT&T Express Card or USB Card Modem? When will the 3Gstore have HSPDA Express Cards or USB Cards in your AT&T store?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:29 am    Post subject: Re: MBR AT&T HSDPA Reply with quote

alhanson wrote:
Will the MBR1000 be able to handle HSPDA AT&T Express Card or USB Card Modem? When will the 3Gstore have HSPDA Express Cards or USB Cards in your AT&T store?
Al

no, the MBR1000 is not likely (at launch) to support any HSDPA devices.
i'm told that if enough demand warrants it, support will be added in the future.
so send your 'demand' to suggestions@cradlepoint.com !

3gstore was ready to go forward with selling at&t devices but changed our mind... we're waiting for at&t to expand their hsdpa coverage at a faster rate. their hsdpa coverage area is curently only about 1/4th that of EVDO and they are expanding hsdpa at 1/10th the speed of EVDO Rev-A's expansion.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How much are they going to be? Laughing Laughing Laughing (I just had to be the first . . . . !)
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what is the size of this unit going to be ... will it be a portable unit like the ctr350 or a stationary one!!!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jayson wrote:
what is the size of this unit going to be ... will it be a portable unit like the ctr350 or a stationary one!!!!!

if you read the articles at links in OP, you'll find specs:

MBR1000: 7”x 4.8”x 1.2” (180 x 122 x 30.25 mm)
KR2: 8.5 in x 5.3 in x 1.3 in (215 mm x 135 mm x 32 mm)

Not portable in the sense of CTR350/PHS300, but not huge either.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:19 pm    Post subject: Re: MBR AT&T HSDPA Reply with quote

[quote="Alex"]
alhanson wrote:
3gstore was ready to go forward with selling at&t devices but changed our mind... we're waiting for at&t to expand their hsdpa coverage at a faster rate. their hsdpa coverage area is curently only about 1/4th that of EVDO and they are expanding hsdpa at 1/10th the speed of EVDO Rev-A's expansion.


Shucks, Alex, I was hoping to see some photos of you out in the swamp holding up an AT&T wireless device like the ad on TV... Razz
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Send me one and I'll run that puppy through maze Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Resume for tester:

20+ years as a consultant.
I've crashed every program I have used. A beta of Word 4 ate half my hard drive after crashing.
I've frozen every computer, every operating system I have used.
I generated a kernel panic removing my Sprint C120 card during a speech by a Unix Consultant at a Mac User Group telling how free from kernel panics OS X was.

Recent:
I have frozen TextEdit (of all applications?) while trying to save a new document to the Desktop in Leopard. After four such occurrences I tried saving to a folder on the desktop and it worked just fine.

I am proud to say that there is no one today more qualified in testing the workability of any application or piece of computer hardware.

Oh, in the beginning I acquired a job writing a manual for a replaceable hard drive for what turned out to be a major software pirate. I tried to turn down the music emanating from his computer and irreparably blew out the directory on his 300 Megabyte Drive (the largest available at that time). Which is ok with me since he screwed me payment wise.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:57 pm    Post subject: 802.11 N Reply with quote

So, what does a router that is able to use 802.11 N get me? Does this mean that I can download iTunes movie rentals to my new Apple TV faster then using my current cradlepoint PHS300, since the new software to come out in a few days on Apple TV will allow 802.11 N transfers? Am I not at the mercy of the speed of the EVDO download from Apple, regardless of how fast a file can theoretically transfer?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:58 pm    Post subject: Re: 802.11 N Reply with quote

rayphone wrote:
Am I not at the mercy of the speed of the EVDO

yes, EVDO is the bottleneck. but with WiFi N you do have greater range from the WAP.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We just posted our MBR1000 Review. Be sure to check it out.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:18 pm    Post subject: PX-500 Reply with quote

Do you know if the KR-2 supports the Pantech PX-500?
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