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Mobile wireless with battery-powered Cradlepoint router

:: Thursday, February 5th, 2009 @ 4:59:05 pm

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Mobile, battery-powered WiFi, complete with crazy facial expression

Following Adam’s lead, I purchased a battery for my Cradlepoint CTR500 router, which I use to share out an EVDO wireless connection from my Merlin EX720 card (on Sprint). Previously, I used the setup in my car, using power from my cigarette lighter.

I don’t have a good bag for the setup yet, but I should now be able to have mobile WiFi for 8 hours at a time. This suddenly makes my old Netgear Skype phone useful, and I’ve been carrying it around with me for the first time ever.

UPDATE, 9 Feb 2009: My friend’s Linksys router’s AC adapter crapped out, so I plugged in the battery (they both want 5V). Very useful thing to have in one’s bag!

| San Francisco, CA | link | trackback | Feb 5, 2009 16:59:05
  • http://giles.shaxted.co.uk Giles Shaxted

    that is very cool and geeky !

    I think it deserves a Utility Belt !

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  • marc vo

    whoah thanks for pointing that out. now if they could only shrink that so that you could attach it to the back of a blackberry/pda….

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