ASUS RT-N66U

One of the top speed routers from ASUS. ASUS RT-N66U.

System: Broadcom BCM5300 600 MHz
CPU: MIPS 74K V4.9 (299 BogoMIPS)
Memory: 256 MB
USB: 2×2.0
Wi-Fi: 2.4 + 5 GHz (N900)
Ethernet: Gigabit 4 LAN 1 WAN
3G/4G Modem support

asus_rtn66u_box_small

asus_rtn66u_small

Download from ex.ua 10MB/s

2013-06-04_192051_crop2

Kyivstar 100 Mbit/s L2TP connection. Speedtest.net show 92/82 MB/s

2013-06-04-1916_speedtest

Speed and features of new ASUS firmwares make it possible to use original, not 3-rd part.

2013-06-04_195208_small

Intertelecom Rev.A (CDMA) with Sierra Wireless AirCard 802S hotspot

Usage of modern smartphones (i.e. iPhone 5) with GPRS/EDGE technology in year 2013 is that kind of sophisticated torture. EDGE is in use by Kyivstar from 24.10.2005. There is still no 3G or 4G frequencies licensed to major Ukrainian GSM operators (Kyivstar, MTS, Life). So to keep Kyivstar number and get fast internet outdoor some external solution needed. One of those solutions is CDMA 3G Wi-Fi hotspot. Those devices could be connected to Intertelecom, PeopleNet, CDMA Ukraine. For EVDO Rev.A it is theoretically DL:3.1/UP:1.8 Mbit/s. A lot of CDMA operator dealers in Ukraine selling Sprint OverdrivePro 3G/4G mobile hotspot (assuming that device was previously locked for Sprint network).

Power on, connect to 3G takes about 40-60 second.

Sierra_Wireless_AirCard_802S

    CDMA 850/1900 MHz (EV-DO Rev.A); WiMax
    Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4 GHz, 8 clients max)
    MicroSD (FAT/FAT32 Only, SMB shared),
    GPS, Color LCD 1.7″ (160×128 pixel)

Continue reading “Intertelecom Rev.A (CDMA) with Sierra Wireless AirCard 802S hotspot”