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Novatel MiFi adds Eye-Fi, Cloud backup and VPN apps

Novatel Wireless have announced the first round of applications which will be offered on its MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspot, including photo uploads, NAS-style network drive functionality, and VPN support.  The apps – which are produced by developer partners Eye-Fi, Nomadesk and Alcatel-Lucent respectively – will run on the applications processor found in the European MiFi 2352 (which we reviewed back in June) and the MiFi 2372 which will offer AT&T and Rogers Wireless HSPA.

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Netgear reveals Rangemax wireless-N gigabit router with USB

Netgear reveals Rangemax wireless-N gigabit router with USB

Netgear makes all sorts of routers for wireless networks and has been offering products for a long time based on draft-n technology. Now that the IEEE has finally ratified the 802.11n specifications we are seeing new products come to market without that draft n caveat. Netgear announced today the new Rangemax Wireless-N Gigabit Router with USB WNR3500L.

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FON Fonera 2.0n WiFi-n sharing router on sale now

FON Fonera 2.0n WiFi-n sharing router on sale now

WiFi-sharing enthusiasts FON have released their latest router, the Fonera 2.0n.  As the name suggests, the Fonera 2.0n packs 802.11n support, but they've also packed it with social networking integration, hard-drive sharing, Twitter status updates (for when someone connects to your router), BitTorrent downloading and webcam hosting.

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Belkin 802.11n wireless routers already compliant with newly ratified specs

Belkin 802.11n wireless routers already compliant with newly ratified specs

We mentioned yesterday that the IEEE had finally ratified the 802.11n specification. The ratification meant that manufacturers could finally stop slapping their 802.11n hardware with the "draft N" caveat. Almost as soon as the specification was ratified, Belkin announced that its N gear was already compliant.

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Motorola launch WiMAX WiFi base station & USB dongle

Motorola launch WiMAX WiFi base station & USB dongle

Motorola has announced two new WiMAX products, a desktop base-station which shares WiMAX over WiFi and supports VoIP - the Motorola CPEi 725 - and a USB dongle, the USBw 200.  The two products - which will go on sale via WiMAX carriers, rather than directly to consumers - enable both deskbound and mobile workers to take advantage of the next-gen high speed networks slowly spreading across the US.

The CPEi 725 is perhaps the most interesting of the two new products, and has twin WiMAX antennas to support the 2.5GHz band.  As well as WiFi it has an analog voice adapter port for plugging in a handset and using the WiMAX connection for VoIP calls.  As for the WiFi side of the equation, there are MIMO antennas for improved coverage.

Alternatively, the Motorola USBw 200 is a USB dongle intended for a single user.  It will be available in 2.3, 2.5 and 3.5GHz versions, and has a "power boost" system for better connectivity with reduced draw; in fact, it requires just 1.5W, which means the notebook you're using it with should last even longer.

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ViewSonic PJD2121 Pico-Projector and WPG-350 WiFi-n video streamer launch

ViewSonic PJD2121 Pico-Projector and WPG-350 WiFi-n video streamer launch

ViewSonic have outed a couple of new projector systems, the PJD2121 pico-projector and the WPG-350 presentation gateway.  The former is a 720p/1080i capable mini-projector which can throw a 60-inch image, while the latter hooks up to any projector or display with a VGA port and funnels presentations (up to 1024 x 768) or 1080p video via WiFi b/g/n from a nearby laptop or PC.

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Asus RT-N13U router shares printers and more

Asus RT-N13U router shares printers and more

If you need to share storage, scanners, or printers across your wireless network at home or in the office, you have a few options for doing so. You can use a plain router along with a wireless print server, but that makes for extra clutter.

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Trendnet unveils world’s smallest 300Mbps travel router

Trendnet unveils world’s smallest 300Mbps travel router

Each year when I travel to CES in Las Vegas I end up wishing that I had a router with me to share an Internet connection with coworkers and shed the wire in the room. The problem is that most routers are too big to carry easily with you on an airline if you pack light as I do.

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Sprint announce 3G/4G WiFi routers by Cradlepoint

Sprint announce 3G/4G WiFi routers by Cradlepoint

Sprint have announced two 4G Mobile Broadband Routers, aimed at personal and business users, for both WiMAX and EVDO Rev.A connectivity.  The Sprint Personal Hotspot PHS300S supports up to four simultaneous WiFi connections, while the Cradlepoint MBR-1000 Broadband Router supports up to 32; each rely on one of the carrier's USB modems for their 3G/4G connection.

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3 UK to sell Huawei 3G Mobile WiFi router by Christmas

3 UK to sell Huawei 3G Mobile WiFi router by Christmas

UK carrier 3 have become one of the first to sign up with Huawei's E583X mobile 3G WiFi router,the company's rival device to Novatel Wireless' MiFi.  Capable of acting both as an individual 3G USB dongle and a WiFi router, sharing the 3G signal among several wireless clients, the 3 Mobile WiFi will reach stores by Christmas 2009.

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Palm Pre WiFi app creates DIY EVDO router [Video]

Palm Pre WiFi app creates DIY EVDO router [Video]

Official support for tethering is still one feature conspicuous by its absence from the Palm Pre's abilities, and the last we heard Palm were cautioning tweakers not to unofficially enable it lest Sprint get upset.  If, though, the promise of sharing all that EVDO Rev.A goodness is just too good to miss, and you fancy some MiFi-style WiFi hotspot action, then homebrew app My Tether is the answer.

Video demo after the cut

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Apple 2TB Time Capsule lands for $499

Apple 2TB Time Capsule lands for $499

Apple have quietly added a new 2TB Time Capsule to their line-up, three months after the backup device refresh was tipped.  As with the existing 1TB model, the 2TB Time Capsule acts as both a WiFi draft-n router with simultaneous dual-band support and as a backup facility that works with OS X Leopard's automated Time Machine app.

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