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post #1 of 7 Old 11-20-2009, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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A friends dad just got one of these for his rig, basically it's a mobile internet router providing wifi. www.autonetmobile.com
It gets great service in the areas we were at, and range was about 150ft. When he parked his car in the garage, it made the house a hotspot for wifi. Anybody know any vendors on this forum that sell this type of stuff? We tried the u\iconnect from chrysler, and it was spotty as far as service.

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my JK is at the dealer, when i was there i noticed they had one of those for sale. im not sure who the provider is though

looks like a cool idea


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Personally i would go with verizon or sprint with the MIFI thing....
just a more reputable company....but probably more expensive also.

The problem with these is the data limits. They charge you out the ASS if you go over.

they advertize like you can browse broadband and all, but i have downloaded almost 2gb of data TODAY alone. Thats streaming 2 TV shows, a lot of pandora, and the internet.

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Good info Sonic. Cnet did a review of one installed in a Caddy, not the best when traveling. We tried it while stationary, and it worked good for laptops, and iphone, but interested to see how many gigs we burnt up with 3-4 users on it.

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It would probably be fine for mobile browsing, but you stream anything and you will most likely go over your limit.

At home in TN they cant get broadband, so my parents got the mifi from verizon.....
they hated it. It was fast with one user, but with two it was considerably slower. And they had to reall ymonitor their usage to keep it under 1 gb/month

1 gb a month is about 35 MB per day.....thats about 9 songs streamed per day LOL

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If you have a windows mobile phone you can use WMwifirouter. Its a program the provides the same service. You just need the unlimited data plan on your phone.
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Yeah, for the price, a USB 3G Internet key would be a better option IMO...

Most Cell Carriers give the key for free if you subscribe to an unlimited plan. (which I would recommend)

You just plug it in your laptop.

And this USB key can be connected on many Home routers and you can provide WiFi to anybody within range...
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