D-Link DIR-450 3G Wireless RouterIf you like road trips and the great outdoors but like to stay connected to the outside world, I have the perfect product for you. The D-Link DIR-450 3G Mobile Router for EV-DO Networks offers you WiFi Routing for those convenient Wireless 3G Internet Cards.

If this sounds a little confusing, it’s not. Don’t worry, I’ll explain it all. This router works with these nifty PCMCIA adapters that your cell phone service provider carries. If you’ve never seen one, it’s the best thing since sliced bread for people that are on the road and need to have Broadband Internet access. And essentially, if you have cellular signal, you’ll have Broadband Internet access: most carriers offer 1.5Mbps.

Back to the DIR-450. This router supports all your regular WiFi G routing features: 54Mbps, 802.11g/b connectivity, DHCP, VPN Pass-Through, NAT along with WEP, WPA and WPA2 Encryption and finally 4x 10/100 Ethernet ports. This is a must for a Geek like me; I love the outdoors, camping, hunting and wildlife photography but I still feel the need to satisfy my addiction for communications and the Internet.

D-Link offers 2 Variants of this unit: The DIR-450, which is compatible with the following 1xEV-DO Carriers Sprint, Verizon Wireless, and the following PCMCIA Cards

  • Kyocera KPC 650 (Sprint & Verizon – Cardbus)
  • Kyocera KPC 680 (Verizon – ExpressCard) [requires Cardbus adapter]
  • Novatel V620 (Sprint & Verizon – Cardbus)
  • Novatel Merlin S720 (Sprint – Cardbus)
  • NovatelOvation U720 (Sprint – USB)
  • Sprint PCS Connection Card PC-5740 (Sprint – Cardbus)
  • Sierra AC 580 (Sprint & Verizon – Cardbus)
  • Sierra AC 595 (Sprint – Cardbus)
  • Sierra AC 5220 (Sprint – Cardbus)
  • Verizon PC-5740 (Verizon – Cardbus)
  • Pantech PX-500 (Sprint – Cardbus)
  • Verizon PC-5750 (Verizon – Cardbus)

The DIR-451 is compatible with the following UMTS/HSDPA Carrier Cingular and these PCMCIA cards

  • Sierra Wireless AirCard 860 (Cingular – Cardbus)
  • Sierra Wireless AirCard 875 (Cingular – Cardbus)
  • Novatel Wireless Merlin U730 (Cingular – Cardbus)

Aside from carrier compatibility, these 2 variants are Identical, so be sure you select the unit that’s right for you and your service provider.

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