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Aluratek 3G Portable Wireless USB Cellular Router

B&H # ALCDM530AM MFR # CDM530AM
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Product Highlights
  • Mobile WiFi Router for 3G Cellular Modem
  • Up to 4 Hour Battery Life
  • Wireless-N, -G and -B Compatible
  • Web Based GUI

Use the 3G Portable Wireless USB Cellular Router from Aluratek to create a wireless network on the go. Attach your USB cellular modem to the router and connect your laptops and other WiFi devices to it using Wireless-N signals. The router is backwards compatible, and can also connect with devices that utilize Wireless -G and -B signals. The built-in lithium-ion battery allows the router to run for up to four hours without needed to be recharged. Use it on long car rides, at trade shows and conventions, boats, or the park.

Create instant WiFi hotspots at any location where you have a 3G connection
Built-in lithium-ion battery (up to 4 hours of continuous use)
Supports 3G USB modems
Supports NAT, routing, firewall, VPN pass-through and DHCP server
Compatible with 802.11b/g/n devices
Supports EV-DO, HSDPA, and HSUPA
Supports 64/128 bit WEP, WPA/WPA2, and WPS encryption
Web based GUI for router management
Standards 3G
802.11n
802.11g
802.11b
Battery Built-in Lithium-Ion
Battery Life Up to 4 Hours of Continuous Use
Security WEP, WPA/WPA2, WPS
Ports 1x RJ-45 LAN Ethernet
Dimensions 6 x 2.79" / 15.24 x 7.1cm
Aluratek 3G Portable Wireless USB Cellular Router
  • 1' Ethernet Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • Pouch
  • CD w/Documentation
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Aluratek3G Portable Wireless USB Cellular Router
     
    4.5

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Versatile (6)
    • Lightweight (5)
    • Simple controls (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (5)
      • Commuting (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Practical (4), Business professional (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (5), Personal (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

      Reviewed by 8 customers

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      5.0

      Love it

      By Dormant

      from Trinidad

      About Me Business Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Battery life
      • Easy Controls
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Aluratek 3G Portable Wireless USB Cellular Router:

        I use this as a wireless router to connect my Nikon DSLR to my laptop - it's much easier than establishing an ad-hoc network. The device works faultlessly and the battery life seems to be good. There are times when I'd prefer a second ethernet port, but I won't let that minor inconvenience stop me giving it 5 stars.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        very good to use at home

        By rocardoso

        from Itatiba, São paulo- Brasil

        About Me Parent, Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy Controls
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Poor Design

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Travel

        Comments about Aluratek 3G Portable Wireless USB Cellular Router:

        I use at home to connect 2 notebooks and 1 Itouch apple

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Nice addition to EyeFi card

        By DogSnapper

        from Austin, TX

        About Me Gearhead

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • SMALL

        Cons

        • Setup

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Aluratek 3G Portable Wireless USB Cellular Router:

        I got an EyeFi card to be able to transfer images in the field to a bigger screen for review. The ad-hoc networking in the EyeFi card wasn't working well for me, so I thought a battery-powered wireless router would do the trick. Indeed it did.

        I'd have given it 5 stars if the setup was easier. I'm not using a USB cellular stick with it. And I couldn't get it to connect to the internet using the EtherNet jack as a WAN connection. The EyeFi card normally wants an EtherNet connection to be able to be connected with a router, so not being able to share internet via the router's clients was blocking the EyeFi setup. I finally found the tip to connect the EyeFi card to the router marked as "not in reach". That did the trick. The Aluratek battery life looks good for what I want (2-4 hours). And it takes a replaceable battery that looks like a cell phone battery, so I assume getting more batteries if needed would be easy.

        If they had half stars, I'd ding 'em another 1/2 for not answering my e-mail to support, before I figured out the setup by myself.

        One final note: the size listed for this product on some sites seems to be the size of the box it comes in. The router itself is about 4-1/4" x 3" x 3/4+". It was easy to find room for it in my camera bag.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        great for portable DSLR to iPad setup

        By Chad

        from Illinois

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Aluratek 3G Portable Wireless USB Cellular Router:

              i bought this portable router to use as a Wi-Fi hotspot to connect my DSLR camera (with Eye-Fi SD card) to my iPad. i simply turn on the router and place it near my camera bag and it becomes the link between the iPad and camera

              this unit works great, was easy and quick to setup, and has made my photo shoots much more productive since the creative director can review the photos on the iPad right after i take them

              only reason i give it 4 stars is because i wish the battery life was longer (just under 4 hours) or a second battery was included. this was a minor issue that was solved by purchasing a second battery for those longer photo shoots

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              3.0

              Works well, but don't drop it

              By Ranger 9

              from Wahoo, NE

              About Me Practical

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Flimsy

              Best Uses

              • Travel

              Comments about Aluratek 3G Portable Wireless USB Cellular Router:

              I agree with the other reviewers that this router works well. I use it for mobile photography applications in combination with the ShutterSnitch app for iPad/iPhone.

              The router is easy to configure once you get past the somewhat stilted English used in the web-based administration utility. Its data rate performance seems good and battery life is excellent -- I usually run down two camera batteries before the router battery gives up, and it's a standard size that's changeable in the field so you can carry a spare battery.

              My only caution is to handle it somewhat carefully, the way you'd handle a camera or lens; don't bang it around. Mine recently quit working; on looking inside, I found that one of the battery contacts had broken off and jammed inside the contact block, possibly as the result of being dropped during a previous shooting session. The damage doesn't look repairable so I now have to decide either to replace it or to switch to some other product.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Great Buy

              By Brit-007

              from West Sacramento, CA

              About Me Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy Controls
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Photography

              Comments about Aluratek 3G Portable Wireless USB Cellular Router:

              If you own an iPad then this is a must have. It is very easy to set up and is small enough ti fit in a pocket.

              I use it to transfer small jpg from a WFT to the iPad using shuttersnitch. After setting up (takes a couple of minutes) turn it on. Connect the iPad to the network, then turn on the WFT. Start shooting and within a couple of seconds images will appear. RAW files are too big to transfer but if you want to view images then small jpg is sufficient.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              This device is standard travel gear

              By runjumpcoach

              from Kennesaw Georgia

              About Me Business Professional, Practical

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Cord Is Too Short

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Travel

              Comments about Aluratek 3G Portable Wireless USB Cellular Router:

              I travel often and it's always packed in my back ready to rock

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Awesome

              By MAGA Adventures

              from Panama

              About Me Business Professional, Gearhead, Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • A breeze
              • Easy Controls
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Beach
                • Commuting
                • On the move access

                Comments about Aluratek 3G Portable Wireless USB Cellular Router:

                It worked on first try[...]

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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