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    Anyone got one of these ? Wifi Broadband Portable Router

    If so - feedback ? Was thinking of getting one so I can use it alongside my touch pad when I need to.

    3G 150M Wifi Broadband Portable Router w/ Battery | eBay

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    not that particular one but i do have one of these if thats any use

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    i'd be interested how you get on with this as I will need to create a small network in a field, for a week, next summer, and am looking at the alternatives for hardware. The big wired players have said they can't help as it is in the middle of nowhere, but i can get a good hsdpa vodafone signal. Vodafone have said they will do a couple of 'no contract', 'data only' pay as you go sims for us that we can load with cash, and if we get low we can top up!

    However... i hope you clocked that the ebay jobby in the OP needs a cellular modem plugged into it to work... which, at first glance on google shopping, doesn't seem very cheap!
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    My experience is that my mifi router at home gets about 6mb speed on average but varies a huge amount on time of day AND site so windows updates at 7pm are very slow but i can reliably at same time watch the daily show in a browser. This morning i downloaded a 2gb file and was getting 600kb+ a second but it did fluctuate a bit (a similar file on my bt line is doing 130k and still going but im close to my bandwidth limit) the wifi works well but can take a while to be found and my tablet often gives up and connects to my bt router instead but once it "wakes up" i have no real problems with it . Just dont go over allowence it looks expensive

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    It all depends on location, its the same with your phone 3g signal. I had the 3 Dongle, and had drop outs at peak times but othertimes it was brilliant.

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