Being mobile in today’s world is an important item and you try to travel as light as possible with your technology. Whether you are alone or with others, the number of gadgets you have to carry does have an impact. Whether it be with a laptop or tablet, there are always other things that you have to carry. And one of those is more than likely going to be some device to provide Internet connectivity for yourself and possibly others if you are in a group. So, having the ability to extend a single connection to a group is important.
The Nano Router from TP-Link is going to meet all your needs in a very small packages. And this has all the functionality that you would expect to see in a normal sized router. Given its small size, you might not expect much and you would be surprised at this Nano Router. This one can act as a WiFi extender when you are in a hotel letting you use your wireless connections. Or extend it to a larger group of people.
In the default configuration (Access Point AP), most people will use this to provide for access to WiFi. But, if you need to use it as a Bridge or Wireless Repeater, it can be changed to work in that mode. It will require you access the wireless interface and change to Repeater mode. At that point, you have to reboot it as you have no other options. Once that is done, you will have to connect the Nano Router directly to your device to configure it as there is no wireless interface in this mode. Other, and more expensive devices, provide for an easier method for changing modes.
This is powered by a microUSB port and associated charging cable for keeping this running. And with other personal routers, you simply plug in an Ethernet cable and a few changes before you are ready to go. This is the perfect size router to take with you when traveling which provides good performance when away from home.
This small router supports 802.11a (up to 11 Mbps), 11b (up to 54 Mbps) and 11n (up to 150 Mbps) providing you with a variety of bands in a small device. One of the drawbacks to the pocket router is that there is no USB port on this for charging up a device such as a smart phone. That may be a small issue for this as compared to everything else that it does deliver. And it does not support IPv6 either. But given the price for this, these missing items provide for a pocket size router at a very low price.
And this less than palm size router can be picked up for less than $30 from multiple locations on the web. And you can probably find some web sites selling for less than $20.