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Kyocera rolls out new EVDO-to-Wi-Fi router

updated 11:35 am EDT, Fri October 19, 2007

Kyocera KR2 Router

Following the release of the Wild Card, Kyocera this morning served up the second edition of its wireless router for bridging cellular Internet access to a home network. The KR2 is now sleeker and relays both EVDO Revision 0 and A mobile broadband connections to a Wi-Fi network, allowing multiple computers and handhelds to get online at once without needing a land line or good reception through every part of a house. In addition to the faster EVDO linkup, the new version also adds Draft 2.0-era 802.11n for extremely quick transfers between devices on the local network. Locking down the connection is equally quicker, according to Kyocera: a button on the router streamlines setting up security on each device using Wi-Fi access.

The KR2 can accept four wired Ethernet connections from clients and also doubles as a router for a cable or DSL connection. If EVDO is properly configured, the router can even fall back to the cellular access when the fixed-line service cuts out, Kyocera says. The router accepts external EVDO adapters in ExpressCard, PC Card, and USB form as well as cellphones themselves, and should be available sometime in early 2008. The company has not yet provided an official price.



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  1. nickgold2012

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    hmmm...

    This almost makes me want to ditch Comcast... My Sprint EVDO Rev A card is not as fast as Comcast, but I'm already paying $60/month and I only use it when traveling, maybe a couple times a month on average.

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