Communication 3G

How Do You Get 3G Wireless?

Introduction

The Internet access possibilities of multiple gadgets simultaneously increased in recent years. One of the simplest options is purchasing a wireless router. This allows the PC, laptop, mobile phone or tablet to use a single connection.

Yet another option is buying a wireless router with 3G function from a regular store or from one of mobile operators. In this way, you can use that connection solution wireless Internet and 3G connection, and if the purchase is made from one operator, you can take the advantage of a lower price, especially if you subscribe or you are already a subscriber. In this way, you do not need a traditional connection and can use only one 3G.

 

History

A wireless 3G router can be an inspired choice than a regular wireless router, especially if you are or intend to purchase a generous package of data from your telephone operator.

One potential disadvantage of using a wireless 3G router connection is the lower speed that is specifically provided by operators. The most common speed is 7.2 Mbps, even if more expensive and offers speeds of 21.6 Mbps or 43.3 Mbps. That while 802.11 b / g / n speeds of 54 Mbps and theoretical, respectively, 150-300 Mbps.

 

Features

Building a network with wireless 3G router:

First, you must have a 3G SIM with internet connection. The 3G SIM will be inserted in the 3G router that is attached to any PC, phone or any other gadget that supports wireless 3G network.

Router configuration:

Assuming you already have a network at home or at work with two or more computers connected through a router, you will need an access point so you can provide wireless capabilities.

Setting up a wireless 3G router:

The most common 3G wireless router comes with a CD that auto-installs the software into your PC, so that all the settings are automatically made. However you can also chose the IP class that your 3G wireless network will use, an encrypted password, firewall configuration, setting the channel and 3G network name. For some Internet providers you will have to clone the MAC address of your network card in the wireless 3G router (note not all wireless 3G routers have this option, so look after it to have no surprises later).

Each router has a default name called the SSID describing the network. After this name, you can search the network that you want to connect. It is recommended that you change the default name with a custom made for you not to get confused with the upstairs neighbor's network if he has the same model of wireless 3G router.

Network security is very important. Why? Because otherwise anyone can connect to your network, stealing internet speed, he can see all shared files and directories on the network and if it "knows" more he can create a lot of damage. The most common ways to protect a network includes a WPA, WPA2 and WEP. Enabling them presumes that anyone that will try to connect to your 3G wireless network must know the password that you had entered. In addition, if you have sensitive data (not working at NASA, FBI or I do not know where) any of WPA, WPA2 or WEP will be sufficient. Most routers come with an internal firewall that protects your network from unwanted attacks of hackers and malicious applications.

Tips and comments

Conclusions:

Choosing a wireless router can be significantly facilitated if you accurate analyze the functions you need for your home network. Once you have established the exactly features you need, you can start looking for a suitable wireless 3G router according to the budget you have available.

The fact is that a wireless router has become indispensable for most of us from the avalanche of gadgets that can connect to the Internet.

By Stanculescu Mihai Bogdan, published at 02/16/2012
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