No Direction

No Direction is our 70ft Narrowboat which is now home to my wife Jayne and myself, it was launched on 4th February 2008.

We spend the Winters in a Marina and cruise in the warmer weather.

Monday, 15 November 2010

"3" Wireless Modem.

We had been looking into getting a router for our "3" mobile dongle so that we could leave it out in the Cratch where the signal is better and use the Laptop in the boat without the wires everywhere, the dongle is normally velcroed to the inside of a window, so when we found that "3" had launched a combined dongle and router we upgraded to one.

It does what is says on the box.

The dongle is charged from a mains adaptor which has a USB port or from a USB port on the Computer, it lasts about 5 hours between charges, their is provision to connect a lanyard  which we use to hang it in the Cratch, it seems a bit more powerful than our previous Dongle and works better that expected.

It comes with 2 charging cables 1 is 190mm and the other 1200mm
We had also been looking at various Aerial options but as the reception is better I think we can forget that now. The range between the Dongle and Computer is, 10 Metres or 30 Metres when plugged into the charger, as with all Mobile Phone things their will probably be something better in 6 months time.


Halfie has left a comment asking about price, which, I should have included.

We have had a Contract with 3 since April 2008 and therefore qualify for their Loyalty bonus of 50% discount so we pay £15 per month for 15GB, but look on the 3 website and try haggling.

1 comment:

Halfie said...

Looks very useful, Ray. How much was it?