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- Netgear WGR101 Cable/DSL Wireless Travel RouterSmall 54 Mbps Wireless Router that can be carried in a pocket
- Internal Antenna design for durability
- Includes convenient carrying case in which to store router along with essentials
- Three mode switch that can select between configuration, single-user, and multi-user
- Up to 5X the speed and 2X the range of 802.11b wireless
Product DescriptionHave you ever felt like using a wired Ethernet connection in your hotel room was not much fun? Was the desk or chair uncomfortable, and sitting on the bed or soft chair preferable while accessing the Internet wirelessly? Have you ever wished to have convenient wireless access for a group of people in a conference room? NETGEAR has the perfect solution for your wireless Internet access needs away from home. The WGR101 54 Mbps Wireless Travel Router is as small as a deck of cards, yet provides 54 Mbps wireless Internet access as well as routing functionality and security. Use an external switch to select configuration, or to enable either single or multi-user access. A convenient carrying case is included in which to carry the traveler's router along with other essentials.From the ManufacturerFrom the Manufacturer Untethered wireless connectivity in your hotel room can be critical to your productivity(and sanity) as a mobile professional. Conference or hotel rooms with only one Ethernet port are no longer a problem because now you can bring convenient wireless networking with you. Netgear's 54 Mbps Wireless Travel Router is lightweight and compact, and it provides both single and multiple users wireless access without any need for a direct cable connection to the network. Expertly designed and protected with Double Firewall security, this portable high-speed travel router is your best insurance for wireless access wherever you go.
Turns your hotel room into a hotspot so as you travel you can count on peace, privacy, and wireless connectivity while you work. No larger than a deck of cards, the travel router is compact and convenient to carry while traveling, with an internal antenna so there's nothing to bend or break during packing. It comes with a small-scale power adapter and an attractive carrying case with extra compartments for other essentials.
Delivering up to 5 times the speed of 802.11b networks, the 54 Mbps Wireless Travel Router creates a wireless network from an Internet connection in a hotel room or conference room. Works with both 802.11g and 802.11b devices.
An external switch lets you select between single-user, multiple-user, and configuration mode. In single-user mode, next door guests cannot access your wireless network. Multiple-user mode allows more than one person to simultaneously share one Internet connection.
Complete security with Double Firewall Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) and Network Address Translation (NAT) protects against malicious hackers. Supports IPSec and PPTP pass-through for Virtual Private Network (VPN) and 64- or 128-bit Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) encryption for maximum security, plus wireless SSID broadcast on-off capability as an added safeguard.Product InformationProduct Dimensions3 x 8.6 x 6.5 inchesItem Weight1.1 poundsShipping Weight1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)Domestic ShippingItem can be shipped within U.S.International ShippingThis item is not eligible for international shipping.Learn MoreASINB0007SQEQYItem model numberWGR101Customer Reviews3 out of 5 stars24 customer reviews
3 out of 5 stars
4.0 out of 5 starsJust what I neededByCynthia C. Wilsonon May 4, 2009I was looking for a tool to let me create a hot spot when I went to hotels or locations without wireless. The Netgear Wireless Travel Router is easy to setup and use.CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse4.0 out of 5 starsWorks great! A simple, portable, wireless networkByMrPeteon March 10, 2009My only complaint: the first WGR101 I purchased had a defective switch. And yes, it does get a bit warm sometimes, but never too bad.
My rave: this little wireless router is my most-borrowed bit of tech equipment! Everyone loves to use it while on the road for personal or shared internet access, with good security.
First-time setup requires a bit of thinking, but from then on it is simply plug-and-play wherever we go around the world. Couldn't be easier or more reliable. Not sure why some others have trouble.
Just make sure the WGR101 is still set to "multi user" mode, plug it in (power and ethernet to whatever system you're connecting), and in a moment it lights up the area with a reliable WiFi network...just for you and your friends. When done, pack it back into it's padded case and off you go.
To setup, just set the WGR101 to 'config' mode and wire your laptop to it. You'll get an IP address (Windows can be slow about this. A trick to force it quickly: in windows open a command prompt and say "ipconfig /registerdns")... and then you can use the NetGear config screens just like on big brother routers. Doesn't have every single option the bigger routers do but hey this is a Travel Router. Works great for every normal application, and lots of funky ones (to get techie: we use a VPN, remote SSH tunneling, several webcam applications, etc etc)
We set ours with a specific wireless network address, SSID and WPA (TKIP) password. Stick that info on a label so you don't forget :). That way, our laptops can be preset to the WGR101 wireless settings, and setup will always be quick and easy.
The main thing that sometimes causes trouble is channel interference, which has nothing to do with the WGR101 and everything to do with how wireless works. This is easy to solve: download inSSIDer or Network Stumbler, and when you arrive in a place, run it to see which wireless channels are already in use. If/as needed, change the wireless channel setting on the WGR101 to be as far away as possible from other strong wireless transmitters.
Several times, having this little box available has saved the day. We even used it to provide wireless internet to conference attendees on a large rural retreat center that had no wireless. Ran an extension cord and ethernet cable outside the admin building, and hung the WGR101 on a fence!CommentWas this review helpful to you?