This article alerts readers to two new tools that can turn mobile broadband connections into veritable Wi-Fi hot spots. Novaters Mifi is a device with a built-in broadband connection, allowing purchasers to buy one subscription for the Mifi and then pass it around to their employees. It supports five users with a 30 foot range and is sold through wireless carriers for around $200.
Netgear’s 3G Broadband Wireless Router runs about $130, plugs into a USB modem or laptop and allows up to 64 people to share one person’s connection. The author notes, however, that Netgear recommends a 25 person limit. The range is 125 feet.
Source: Staff, Inc, Apr, 2009