The D-Link DWR 131 3G Wi-Fi pocket router is a wireless portable device that can be used to share your 3G internet connection. The D-Link DWR 131 (150N 3.75G) router does not come with a slot for inserting the SIM card instead it houses a USB port to share internet services. Just connect your USB broadband modem CDMA EV-DO or HSPA+ and you are ready to share the connection with other Wi-Fi devices within the range.
Before you buy this router do check out if the router is compatible with your existing USB modem or if you are planning to get one. Here is the list of compatible modems that work with DWR131. (Thank you Esmail Beguwala for the list).
Today many internet users in India are going wireless and the latest trend being the USB mobile broadband device. I recently started using the Tata Photon plus mobile broadband and really happy with it. You can read the review about Tata Photon Plus. Speed is excellent and best part is no more wire related issues.
However I could not get my Linksys Wireless – G WRT54G working with the Tata Photon Plus and therefore could not share the internet connection with other devices. If you are using any USB broadband device and want to share the connection over Wi-Fi, you need a router that supports USB and is compatible with mobile networks like CDMA EV-DO/ HSPA+.
D-Link DWR 131 3G Wi-Fi pocket router features
- This router comes with 1 RJ-45 port and 1 USB 2.0 port. You can either connect the USB mobile broadband device or just plug in the wired network and share the internet with other devices.
- This is a Wi-Fi 150N pocket router which supports up to HSPA+ 3G Dongle. The D-Link DWR 131 3G Wi-Fi pocket router supports 64/128 bit wireless security (WEP, WPA2 / WPA, WPC), embedded Firewall and VPN.
- This D-Link DWR 131 Wi-Fi portable 3G router comes with 1700 mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery. Carry the 3G router in your pocket switch on connect your USB mobile broadband device and you are ready to share it with other Wi-Fi devices anytime anywhere.
- Other feature is the 3G backup network option which makes use of the concept called always on internet service. In this case both wired and 3G Dongle are used and when the wired network fails the 3G network takes over.
D-Link DWR 131 3G Wi-Fi pocket router Price in India
The D-Link DWR 131 is priced at Rs. 4,200 | Bargain: Rs. 4,000