Archive for Modems

Clear launches new WiMAX router with integrated WiFi

Posted in Modems by Conner Flynn on December 5th, 2010

CLEAR has launched a new modem to use with its WiMAX service for the home or small-office users. It features an integrated WiFi b/g/n radio for sharing the 4G connection with several users, a Beceem BCS5250 WiMAX chipset, internal 5dB average gain antenna, an Ethernet port and a WAN port for using the router with a cable/DSL modem.

The device is now available for $120 or $7 per month. You can get month-to-month or two-year agreements, with service plans starting at $35 a month and you can add CLEAR Voice for $15 a month.

Novatel launches smallest dual carrier HSPA+ USB device on the market

Posted in Modems by Shane McGlaun on September 22nd, 2010

Novatel is the maker of some of the most common USB modems and other devices that you will find at many carriers around the country. The latest offering from Novatel is being called the smallest dual carrier HSPA+ USB modem on the market. The small device supports two carrier networks and was unveiled this week in Spain.

The modem is called the Ovation MC545 and showed an OTA download speed of 40.5Mbps in demonstrations in Spain. The device is based on 3GPP Release 8 Standards and has a peak max download speed of 42Mbps and upload speed of 5.7Mbps.

Clear adds Mac-friendly 4G/3G modem, 4G routers

Posted in Modems by Conner Flynn on June 17th, 2010

Mac users have some good news today. Clear has announced some 4G networking hardware with a focus on Macs. The Sierra Wireless-made 4G+ Mobile USB is its first dual 3G and 4G modem that supports Macs and gives them an EVDO data connection fallback when 4G coverage is poor or non-existent. It will work with Mac OS X Leopard or later and will cost $115 outright or $6 a month.

The Spot 4G is a 4G-only mobile router for those who like to stay in Clear’s coverage. It shares WiMAX with up to eight other devices over W-Fi. The Spot 4G+ is just a rebranding of Sprint’s Overdrive with a 3G option and up to five devices sharing the network.

Huawei E398 triple-mode LTE modem

Posted in Modems by Conner Flynn on February 21st, 2010

Huawei‘s E398 triple-mode modem is the first triple-mode LTE modem in the world that is compatible with all three major network standards: LTE, UMTS and GSM. It will give you high speed LTE access and allow you to switch over to UMTS or GSM without a problem when LTE is not available.

The E398 is also specially designed to address requirements for operators to introduce commercial LTE services with flexible evolution roadmaps. Look for it to hit Sweden initially from Net4Mobility.

Dual-Mode USB Modem from C-motech

Posted in Modems by Conner Flynn on December 29th, 2009

C-motech’s dual-mode USB modem, known as the CBU-450D, handles HSUPA and also WiBro in South Korea as well as looking pretty in a floral motif. It measures in at just 92.7mm × 33.4mm × 12.2mm and weighs 43 grams>

The CBU-450D will handle a maximum download speed of 7.2Mbps and a maximum upload speed of 5.76Mbps in HSUPA mode, while in WiBro you’ll get 33Mbps download and 5.2Mbps upload speeds. It plays nice with Windows 7, Vista or XP.

Cricket UM185C Wireless Modem

Posted in Modems by Conner Flynn on September 18th, 2009

Cricket UM185C Wireless ModemThis is the latest wireless modem for Cricket’s 3G network, dubbed the UM185C. The wireless modem provides unlimited wireless internet service within Cricket Broadband coverage areas using tri-band CDMA connectivity.

The modem measures just 2.8-inches x 1.3-inches x 0.6-inches and weighs just 1.1 ounces. Some other features include a swivel USB hinge, dual antenna with Rx antenna diversity and CD-less software for easy installation.

Sierra Wireless intros AirCard 501 and 502 modems

Posted in Modems by Conner Flynn on December 17th, 2008

Sierra Wireless intros AirCard 501 and 502 modemsSierra Wireless has just introd two new ExpressCard modems for HSUPA wireless users. They feature download speeds up to 7.2Mbps and upload speeds up to 5.76Mbps. The AirCard 501 supports 850 / 1900 / 2100 MHz bands, while the AirCard 502 covers 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz.

Both bend over backwards, being backward compatible with UMTS, EDGE and GSM networks the world over and they’re being called durable, because there are no little plastic pieces to break on you and make you curse. The AirCard 501 is scheduled for release later this month, but if you’re interested in the AirCard 502 you’ll have to wait until early 2009.

New Actiontec DSL Modem is green

Posted in Modems by Nino Marchetti on June 20th, 2008

Actiontec GT701D

Actiontec earlier this week unveiled what it is calling an environmentally friendly DSL modem. It is called the Actiontec GT701D. No pricing information was available.

The Actiontec GT701D is a USB/Ethernet DSL modem with routing capabilities. It has an Energy Star rated power adapter, signfying tht it “uses at lest 30% less energy” than similar non-green modems. Other environmentally focused features include recycled packaging and less energy reportedly consumed during production.

NXP announces the world’s fastest cellular modem

Posted in Modems by Shane McGlaun on June 12th, 2008

NXP launches world’s fastest cellular modemSome recent reports claim that users taking advantage of wireless cellular modems to connect the Internet will be more common than users taking advantage of the current standard wired connections in a home. Before this will happen wireless broadband network coverage needs to become more robust and connections need to be faster.

To facilitate the faster connections NXP has launched what it claims to be the world’s fastest cellular modem called the PNX6910. The modem is powered by the Embedded Vector Processor digital signal processing core and can achieve downloads as fast as 150Mbits with uploads of 50Mbits.

Verizon releases UM150 EV-DO USB modem

Posted in Modems,Verizon by Darrin Olson on October 20th, 2007

UM150 EV-DO Rev. A USB modem from Verizon WirelessToday Verizon rolled out the UM150 EV-DO Rev. A USB modem which is available now for a $130 purchase or for $80 with a two year deal. This little modem will bring you broadband internet access on the go through Verizon’s 3G network wherever EV-DO is available for both Windows and Mac OS X machines. The UM150 boasts bringing download speeds of as fast as 1.4mbps and uploads up to 800kbp straight to your computer.

The UM150 comes bundled with a retractable antenna that can be turned to help reign in the best reception possible and an extension cable for hard to reach areas. It also houses conveniently houses a microSD slot letting it be kind of a pass-through for flash media since it’s taking up one of your precious USB ports.