Summary: I bought one of these and I have used it for about three weeks. A few observations: It is pretty easy to configure. One thing - make sure it supports your particular 3g device because it is not upgradable. In that I mean, you can't upgrade the firmware for future sticks. It is a little flacky. It may go for several minutes, and then you have to press the reset button on the side to make it work again. I have no idea where central "support" is on this rig.
Summary: I bought this router over a month ago in America and I'm still yet to set it up as it asks for numbers such as APN, WAN, DIAL UP, USERNAME, PASSWORD etc that my United Kingdom USB T Mobile broadband won't release to me via customer service so now I am stuck with having bought this product and a £40 USB stick. It would have made much more sense if the Aluratek 3G cellular router read all these figures automatically when you insert the USB broadband stick.
Summary: Great product so far! I have my 3G access everywhere now and was setup within 10min. Anyone familiar with the web admin interfaces will feel comfortable with setting this router up. Just make sure to check the 3G modem compatibility list before you buy!
Summary: I purchased this item so that other people can share my internet card. It works great. All I do is turn it on and put in my card and in seconds, any device can connect to the internet. Inital setup was easy, setp by step by step. You can set up a name and security settings for the network. If you want to connect an ethernet cable it has one in the back. I also like that is has a battery. Performance is not hindered when using the battery. This a great product!
Summary: Easy setup, recommend doing advanced setup, change password from admin to another password (that way you can make sure noone runs off your internet without the password. Small unit, about the size of a blackberry.
Summary: Being an "IT" guy I see gadgets and new stuff all the time. Frankly a lot of it is junk or simply an infatuation with the latest thing. This however turns out to be a useful tool if you need portable, high speed connectivity and happen to have a USB 3G card. I needed something for mobile connectivity in to work. Within 15 minutes of getting the Aluratek I had exactly that, and it worked perfectly with my client based VPN. Even when in a moving vehicle!