Asus Announces World's Smallest USB Router

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onakander

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Sounds more like a weird mobile hotspot. I guess technically it's a router... But if you bought this from newegg as a router without further info, you'd probably be left scratching your head.
 

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[citation][nom]killabanks[/nom]i doubt it would have much range[/citation]

it's for sharing multiple devices in small confinement...

it's not designed as a full-blown home router...

I find this kind of device unnecessary if you have any laptops that are only couple years old...

most, if not all, new-ish wireless adapters with Windows 7/8 can function as wireless hotspot...

search on any search engine for hotspot software and you'll get quite a few results...
 

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[citation][nom]icepick314[/nom]it's for sharing multiple devices in small confinement...it's not designed as a full-blown home router...I find this kind of device unnecessary if you have any laptops that are only couple years old...most, if not all, new-ish wireless adapters with Windows 7/8 can function as wireless hotspot...search on any search engine for hotspot software and you'll get quite a few results...[/citation]

exactly or just use an android
 

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So I can use wired ethernet and/or wifi for other devices and provide broadband for the USB device it's plugged into for power. And it may have a tiny battery.
 

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[citation][nom]rwinches[/nom]oops! OK usb powered. so why the wall wart?[/citation]

Apparently you can optionally use ac for power too. The rj-45 port is probably for the wan connection and the clients connect via wifi.
 

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This is designed as a portable router. People who are on business trips a lot or travel may be staying in a place where they have Ethernet in their hotel room but no WiFi. Plug this into a wall, run an ethernet cable, and BAM! WiFi for your room.

This won't replace your home router. This isn't battery powered and won't pull data from a 3G/4G signal. This is simply a way to make a small hotspot out of an ethernet connection. The fact that it's powered over USB means it can be powered by any USB charger or can act as a USB->Ethernet adapter if it's plugged into a computer.
 
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