3G router with wifi and usb connections?

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  1. olley

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    Hi I have a Mi-Fi for our internet (No fixed line) I have been looking for a 3G router that will take the simm out of the mi-fi, but one that will also at as a server for a 1 terrabyte usb hard disk and connect over wifi.

    I just want to tidy things up, so the router and usb disk can be stuck in a cupboard out of the way.

    Ian
     
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    Have a look at the alfa Network r36 router, you can plug a 3g dongle into this and it has eathernet connection as well , works on 12volt or 240v is WiFi also so you can share your internet like your midi. I have one in my van for over 2 years now and just connect it to my long rand WiFi ariel
     
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    Thanks.. that looks good:thumb: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/R36-Wirel...036NHR-AWUS036NH-Range-Extender-/261122412822
     
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    We use it all the time with our long range Ariel and it works great , there is also two different softwares for this to use different Ariel's with different ralink chip sets

    1 firmware for b+g wifi Ariel's and newer firmware for n type wifi ariels
     
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    Sounds good but its only a wifi receiver or extender, it will take the signal from my mifi but won't improve on the 3g signal from the mast, only the mifi's broadcast wifi signal, and it doesn't look as if I can connect a hard disk to it and access that disk over wifi.

    I am looking for a modem/router that takes the mifi simm card, and allows a hard disk to be connected to it, and allows that disk to be accessed over wifi by any device connected to its wifi network. Be even better if it also connected to any local wifi hotspots.:BigGrin:

    Gap in the market maybe? You fire your tablet up and connect to the net, next you access the hard drive to watch a film, another user fires up a brand new tablet and can immediatly access all their files. Simples. :BigGrin:

    Ian
     
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    Have a look here http://www.motorhomewifi.com/catalog/3g/
    then talk to Adam or Sophie about what you want to achieve. They know their stuff. Not cheap, but at least you won't be wasting cash on something that may or may not work.
     
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    go to, broadband buyer and Im sure you will find exactly what you want r they are not agents for some one else just good suppliers of some of the best equipment out there ..no i dont work for them but have been dealing with them for years!!!!
     
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    Addie Trader - Motorhome Wifi

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    Hi Ian,

    Have you thought about changing the hard drive to a WiFi enabled NAS (network attached storage) drive which would then work with your existing MiFi or router?

    You tend to find routers with USB support never quite works in the way you intend, while a dedicated NAS drive has been designed to do one thing vs a router which is designed to do 10 things - one of which might be to support file sharing.

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    Hi Adam how would that work with the mifi? Could I connect the nas to the mifi's wifi and then would it be visable to all connected devices?

    Ian
     
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    Addie Trader - Motorhome Wifi

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    It would connect via WiFi and would count as one of your MiFi 5 devices (or possibly 8 if its a E5332 or similar). Then any device connected to the MiFi would be able to see it and share files. We see a lot of routers but I've always found a dedicated NAS drive performs better than a router and a USB drive.
     
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