Summary: Bought this to work with my Orange dongle.. 18 months ago. Once I updated the firmware it worked well.. creating wifi zone in my home. The only limitation is the strength of 3G in your area.. for me signal strength is still poor.
Summary: We've been living with just a single T-mobile 3g connection now for nearly 2 years. This router took us from one internet capable device to about six. We can now actually use our smart phones as smart phones without worrying about crippling carrier fees. The range is good enough to reach the kitchen so we can now both work in separate rooms without having to disturb each other for a single web search. That's a huge deal!
Summary: The Edimax 3G router is fairly easy to set up. The WiFi capability works - however this is not how I intended to use the product. There is a convenient switch that turns off the WiFi. I then use one of the 4 the ethernet ports to make a wired connection to my pc. This works fine - especially as I have no land line available. This has helped me with Ubuntu 10.4 where direct USB insertion of a 3G modem has some issues. It also provides an additional hardware firewall.
Summary: I bought this model because I was concerned that the WiFi on the Zoom brand (which is a similar price) wouldn't reach around the house. This one covers the whole house well enough and even part of the garden. Set-up was reasonably straightforward for the Huawei dongle once I'd put in the APN for our 3G HSDPA service provider (Safaricom - the Kenya Vodafone affiliate).
Summary: Good Prduct does exactly what it says onthe tin only issue is that it sometimes locks out so have to reset the whole device - I use it as a backup if my BBand dies on me so i dont mind the reboots - if i relied on it all the time it may cause some concern but for the price i wouldn't really complain.
Summary: You can use a 3G router suitable for your dongle. This takes the dongle in its own USB socket and the firmware operates the dialling process. Several PCs of any OS (Windows, Mac, Linux...) can share the internet access and connect to the router by Wi-Fi or Ethernet. You must however check that your dongle is supported by the router's firmware, and the manufacturer's website will list supported dongles and will usually frequently add more.