updated 01:30 pm EDT, Wed March 28, 2007
Hop-On Wi-Fi CDMA Router
Hop-On today took the wraps off its HOP1955 wireless router. Both 802.11g Wi-Fi and a CDMA transmitter are onboard and let the network switch share cellular Internet access with any computer or device that can connect to its Wi-Fi hotspot or one of the four integrated Ethernet ports. Support for 3G wireless standards like EVDO and HSDPA means the base station can be used as an impromptu Internet gateway for a gaming center, the company says.
Security is still up to par with Wi-Fi-only routers, with 128-bit WEP encryption and a VPN option for tapping into a remote network. Pricing and availability haven't been revealed but will have the HOP1955 released worldwide in the near future.