Best mobile broadband modems with Wi-Fi

A Wi-Fi-equipped mobile broadband modem allows multiple devices to connect to it wirelessly for shared mobile broadband access over a telco's 3G network

Often described as a hotspot in your pocket, a mobile broadband modem with Wi-Fi can have multiple devices connected for shared mobile broadband access over a telco's 3G network. These devices act in a similar manner to regular USB modems to access an Internet connection, but their flexibility means they can connect more than just your notebook.

We've rounded up the best Wi-Fi mobile broadband modems in Australia, both from carriers and third-party manufacturers.

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Edimax 3G-6210n

Compact, portable and flexible, the Edimax 3G-6210n wireless 3G portable router does its job well. It may be a little pricey when you can pick up a Wi-Fi modem with built-in 3G capabilities for a similar price, but for those who already own a USB modems, the 3G-6210n comes recommended.

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  • 15th Feb., 2010
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Edimax
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  • Pros:
  • Relatively compact, battery operated, supports a range of modems, works with fixed ADSL/cable connections as well as mobile broadband, easy to set up
  • Cons:
  • A little expensive, battery life could be improved
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