New Mobile Router from Vodafone, Linksys and Cisco

    September 13, 2005
    Chris Crum

Vodafone, Linksys and Cisco Systems have launched the new 3G/UMTS Router tuesday, which provides mobile data connectivity at high speeds.

The highly portable 3G / UMTS Router is supposed to be very secure, with Wi- Fi Protected Internet and network Access and powerful SPI firewall protection, even when using the wireless connection.

With the router, up to five people can use the wireless LAN capability that’s already in most laptops, to access high speed mobile data services provided by the Vodafone 3G network.

The 3G/UMTS WLAN Router combines the Linksys WRT54G3G Wireless-G Router, which provides Wireless LAN coverage for users, and the Vodafone Mobile Connect 3G/GPRS data card.

“The 3G/UMTS Router makes it even easier and more cost effective for teams on the move to work anywhere as though they were in the office.” said Vodafone Chief Marketing Officer Peter Bamford.

In addition to providing instant group access to networks, email and the Internet the 3G / UMTS Router allows additional devices, such as printers, to be easily connected using Ethernet or 802.11g wireless connections.

The router is first being launched in Spain today and then will be launched in Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, Sweden and the UK over the next few weeks. More countries will follow.

Chris is a staff writer for WebProNews. Visit WebProNews for the latest ebusiness news.