So we investigated the options out there and we purchased this.
It enables us to plug in our air card and create our own portable WiFi hot spot. The unit requires a 110V electrical outlet for power. It is small and has a mirror finish. It reflected some lights in my dining room chandelier in case you were wondering what the ball looking thingy is in the right top corner. On the bottom right corner is a light indicator that shows how many bars of signal strength you have in the area you're in.
Size wise, this gives you perspective. It cost 50 of these guys.
On the side is an On/Off switch, a phone line plug port if you're using a dial up connection, a USB port where you can plug in an air card and the port for the power plug.
With our air card in we're surfin' in no time. (Now you can see the rest of our chandelier).
We have three laptops, one with Windows XP, one with Windows Vista and one with Windows 7 and the Cradlepoint connects to all three with ease. It can be hooked up to a Wilson Trucker's Cellphone Range Extender antenna if we find ourselves in an area with weak cell service. Of course, that will require drilling a hole in the roof and you know how I hate the thought of drilling holes in the Journey. We're going to try it out for a while before I get out the drill. :cO
We're quite pleased with this new addition to our traveling home.
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