Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Sprint intros two 4G to Wi-Fi mobile routers

updated 10:10 am EDT, Wed August 5, 2009

Sprint 4G Pocket Routers

Sprint this morning gave its WiMAX-based 4G service a boost by introducing two new routers to bridge the mobile Internet connection to a local network. The Cradlepoint MBR1000 takes any of Sprint's 3G or 4G ExpressCard and USB modems, including all-in-one modems, and shares the connection over 802.11g or n Wi-Fi to as many as 32 different devices. Unlike most cellular routers, it has three large antennas to boost the range as much as with most landline routers.

A smaller and simpler counterpart, the Sprint-branded PHS300S Personal Hotspot, only handles four simultaneous Wi-Fi connections over the slower 802.11g standard but is small enough to fit in a pocket. Its smaller size also limits it to USB-based modems.

Both devices are shipping now and carry prices of $160 for the Personal Hotspot and $250 for the Cradlepoint router. Either works with both Macs and Windows PCs.

Cradlepoint MBR1000



PHS300S Personal Hotspot



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Dell AD211 Bluetooth speaker

For all of the high-priced, over-engineered Bluetooth speakers in the electronics market, there is still room for mass-market solution ...

VisionTek 128GB USB Pocket SSD

USB flash drives dealt the death blow to both the floppy and Zip drives. While still faster than either of the old removable media, sp ...

Kodak PixPro SL10 Smart Lens Camera

Smartphone imagery still widely varies. Large Megapixel counts don't make for a good image, and the optics in some devices are lacking ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News