Mobile wireless with battery-powered Cradlepoint router
:: Thursday, February 5th, 2009 @ 4:59:05 pm
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!