Netgear has teamed up with Ericsson to produce what seems to be a home MiFi router. Sure, that explanation is a bit counterintuitive to the term MiFi, since it implies ‘mobile WiFi’, but bear with me. The MBRN3300E is your usual home router, but instead of connecting to a wired connection it dials up the Internet via 3G. It’s a shame that it doesn’t sport both the ability to connect via 3G and via an at home modem, but as I’m reading the press release it only seems to indicate the former of the two.
Much like some of Netgear’s other routers you can setup multiple SSIDs for restricted guest access in addition to monitor your broadband usage via a built-in meter, connect to the network with the push of a button, connect up to 4 additional devices via Ethernet, WiFi N connectivity, turn the WiFi and 3G off with a physical switch and includes an optional car adapter.
No word on a price or launch date.
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