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FAB
05-11-2012, 03:01 PM
Have someone after one of these, doesn't want to buy a T stick etc and already has a SIM.
All the ones I have found so far take a USB t stick or a VODEM etc card.

Suggestions? The main thing she needs is to be able to connect say 30 users. She has a Huawei wireless 3G router now, but maxes out at 5 connections.

Chilling_Silence
05-11-2012, 03:02 PM
Just pick one up off TradeMe for a few bucks and bite the bullet ;)

All the ones I've used have always had it taken via USB.

FAB
05-11-2012, 03:08 PM
Tempting but also trying to keep it less messy - nothing sticking out of a unit that might get knocked, or even just having something else to plug in. Trying to keep it simple...some users, you know.

Chilling_Silence
05-11-2012, 03:22 PM
Just hide it better :D

FAB
06-11-2012, 09:14 AM
She's mobile so will be working out of hotel conference rooms - hence strong desire to keep as simple and clutter free as possible.

Chilling_Silence
06-11-2012, 09:42 AM
Get a cheap Android Cellphone in that case :)

nedkelly
06-11-2012, 09:56 AM
Or get one of those tp-link 703N routers, I have one that uses my 3g data stick and is hooked up to a 8000mAh usb battery.

wratterus
06-11-2012, 10:07 AM
Using a phone is much easier...

FAB
06-11-2012, 10:10 AM
Or get one of those tp-link 703N routers, I have one that uses my 3g data stick and is hooked up to a 8000mAh usb battery.
Uh thanks, but my main hope is to find one that takes a SIM, not needing a USB 3g stick. But still haven't found one, so may have to be Plan B.

nedkelly
06-11-2012, 10:24 AM
Oh ok,and PCW just did a review.
http://pcworld.co.nz/pcworld/pcw.nsf/reviews/tp-link-tl-wr702n
I got the number wrong for NZ model.

FAB
06-11-2012, 11:12 AM
Um yeah that's not a 3G router. Ideally just after a wireless router that takes a SIM.

wratterus
06-11-2012, 11:28 AM
What we're saying is one of those either doesn't exist in NZ, or is very, very hard to track down.

Is there a problem using this person's phone as a hotspot?

nedkelly
06-11-2012, 11:48 AM
Or one of those netcomm 3g wireless hotspots?

FAB
06-11-2012, 11:51 AM
double post.

FAB
06-11-2012, 12:01 PM
Got a Huawei one now but like many of those wireless hot spots, limited number of users can connect. That's the main problem we have now.

"Is there a problem using this person's phone as a hotspot? " (thought I'd posted a response to this already). User is not tech savvy. Do not want her with 25 people waiting to start a course, and she can't get tethering working. Need as simple as possible.

Chilling_Silence
06-11-2012, 12:31 PM
It's not rocket science. She hits the button to turn it on and it just works. It's kind of an "All or nothing" solution, it's gonna work or it won't.

kahawai chaser
06-11-2012, 01:49 PM
There is the Netcomm MyZone (http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/review/networking_wireless_voip/netcomm/myzone/348480) portable router (PC World Auz review) with direct sim card use, in Australia, but appears to have limitation with the new Vodafone frequency.

FAB
06-11-2012, 02:19 PM
There is the Netcomm MyZone (http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/review/networking_wireless_voip/netcomm/myzone/348480) portable router (PC World Auz review) with direct sim card use, in Australia, but appears to have limitation with the new Vodafone frequency.
Only connects up to ten devices.

FAB
07-11-2012, 10:12 AM
Found one-http://www.netgear.co.nz/service-provider/products/mobile-broadband/3g-4g-mobile-broadband/MBR1310.aspx#two
But after ages on the phone to Netgear they can't tell me where to get one in NZ, or the RRP. Tried JBs this model doesn't even exist in their system but it does appear on the netgear.co.nz website.
Will keep hunting, but sounds perfect for what my client needs...

Speedy Gonzales
07-11-2012, 10:23 AM
The DSL-N12U B1 supports a 3G dongle. I think you plug it into the USB port. Wouldnt have a clue how many wireless connections, it can take tho

Chilling_Silence
07-11-2012, 10:48 AM
The DSL-N12U B1 supports a 3G dongle. I think you plug it into the USB port. Wouldnt have a clue how many wireless connections, it can take tho

Ummm he's said several times that dongle = no-go :p

FAB
07-11-2012, 11:01 AM
Spoke to DLINK and Netgear, can't find netgear one anywhere. DLINK have one but being phased out. DLINK said it's because they have to spend lots of $$ getting devices with built-in SIM telepermitted. She said Telecom dropping devices off their network daily that aren't telepermitted...?
Netcomm have one (3G29WN2) they are checking now re number of users and also telepermit for that model. Looking good for Netcomm, but price at around $430 is a hard one.

Speedy Gonzales
07-11-2012, 11:13 AM
Buy a 3G sim card reader then :p