Extend Your WiFi with Wireless-N 3G Router R36 Alfa Network
Would it not be great if you could extend the Wi-Fi range to all of your devices such as smartphones, printers, and tablets?
Want To Create Your Own Mobile Network for Your Caravan, Your Boat?
Now you can with the new R36 3G Wifi Router from Alfa Network!
The 150Mbps Wireless-N 3G Mobile Router / Wifi Repeater (R36) supports routing from an Internet Service Provider (ISP) connection (DSL or cable modem) to a local network. It is simple to configure and can be up and running in minutes.
R36 is a normal 3g wifi router with one huge advantage- it is the only router that lets you use the Alfa AWUS036H long range Wi-Fi receiver as the Internet source of the router. Thats right - instead of having to hook the router up to a cable or DSL broadband modem in your home, you can simply plug in an AWUS036H WLAN USB Adapter, then use a web browser to access the routers Wi-Fi signal scanner software. The router will connect to a Wi-Fi signal you choose via the AWUS036H, and then broadcast it as a new local Wi-Fi signal so that all of your devices can use it.
It is just like having an AWUS036H connected to your cell phone, laptop, tablet, and desktop all at the same time!
Many advanced features are provided by the Alfa R36 Wifi 3G Router:
- High Speed Data Rates Providing faster data rates of up to
150Mbps and is compatible with legacy 802.11b/g equipment
- Advanced Robust Security - Firewall with SPI to protect the
internal host from hacker attacks. Wireless security is comprehensive
and included WPA/WPA2 PSK
- WDS, Dual SSIDs, Static Routing, QoS and more
The 3G Mobile Wireless Router also provides connectivity to wired
Ethernet devices in addition to wireless, making it easy to create a network in small offices or homes. The device can be set up for dual 3G mobile / ADSL network access with the addition of a suitable USB modem. This means it can automatically fall back onto the 3G mobile network when the ADSL network is down or can be set up to use either which ever is available and cost effective.
The use of the 3G mobile Internet network is especially useful when you are on the move. For camping applications, mobile homes of for boats. You can set up your own private wireless network access point to share with your private friends and family.
This device supports Internet access through a WAN connection.
Since many DSL providers use PPPoE, PPTP, or L2TP to establish communications with end users, the 3G Mobile Wireless Router includes built in clients for these protocols, eliminating the need to install these services on your computer.
Shared IP Address:
The Mobile Wireless 3G Router provides Internet access for up to 253 users using a single shared IP address account.
If you have a fixed IP address, you can set the Mobile Wireless 3G Router to act as a virtual host for network address translation.
Remote users access various services at your site using a static IP address. Then, depending on the requested service (or port number), the 3G Mobile Wireless Router can route the request to the appropriate server (at another internal IP address). This secures your network from direct attack by hackers, and provides more flexible management by allowing you to change internal IP addresses
without affecting outside access to your network.
DMZ Host Support:
Allows a networked computer to be fully exposed to the Internet. This function is used when NAT and firewall security prevent an Internet application from functioning correctly.
The 3G Mobile Wireless Router supports security features that deny
Internet access to specified users, or filter all requests for specific services. WPA (WiFi Protected Access) and MAC filtering provide security over the wireless network.
Virtual Private Network (VPN) Passthrough:
The 3G Mobile Wireless Router supports the passthrough of three of the most commonly used VPN 4 protocols IPsec, PPTP, and L2TP. These protocols allow remote users to establish a secure connection to another network. If your service provider supports VPNs, then these protocols can be used to create an authenticated and encrypted tunnel for passing secure data over the Internet (that is, a traditionally shared data network).
IPsec (Internet Protocol Security):
Encrypts and authenticates entire IP packets and encapsulates them into new IP packets for secure communications between networks.
PPTP (Point to Point Tunneling Protocol):
Provides a secure tunnel for remote client access to a PPTP security gateway. PPTP includes provisions for call origination and flow control required by ISPs.
L2TP (Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol):
Merges the best features of PPTP and the Layer2 Forwarding (L2F) protocol. Like PPTP, L2TP requires that the ISP routers support the protocol.
For a detailed description on how to configure the R36
and how to set it up as an AP
, see the articles in our WiFiBlog.