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ZyXEL MWR211 802.11n Battery Powered Mobile Wireless Router, 3G/4G ready

by ZyXel
20 customer reviews

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  • Always-on Internet - Support for 3G / 4G Internet access as either the primary or backup WAN connection
  • Portable Router / Use Anywhere - Battery allows for up to 2 hours operation or 4 hours standby
  • Blazing Fast Wireless - Wireless N compatible with connection rates up to 150 Mbps
  • Innovative Data Usage Metering System sends alert via email when usage is approaching allowance

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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: ZyXEL
  • Model Number: MWR211
  • Connectivity Technology: wireless
  • Network Data Transfer Rate: 150

Product Description

Product Description

Attention road warriors, students, vacationers and everyone in general: ZyXEL's unique MWR211 Mobile Wireless Router is a palm-sized portable communications innovation that provides high-speed Internet access anytime, anywhere. Now you can download videos, browse websites, send, communicate with the office, and get the latest news wherever you are. This 11n-compatible portable Wi-Fi router lets users get Internet access when they're away from home or the office. The MWR211 allows you to share your 3G modem and data plan with multiple devices via Wi-Fi. And unlike other solutions, you don't need a separate data plan for the router. In addition, the MWR211 can also be used to share a traditional wired broadband connection. The MWR211 is ideal when you're in a Hotel, Airport, Car/Van/Bus. It's also great as a hotspot access point for trade shows, seminars, camping and outdoor social gatherings. No AC outlet nearby No problem, the MWR211 has a rechargeable battery that provides up to 4 hours of standby time or 2 hours of use.

From the Manufacturer


ZyXEL MWR211 Mobile 11n Router w/Battery

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The Ultimate Travel Router

Attention road warriors, students, vacationers and everyone in general: ZyXEL's unique MWR211 Mobile Wireless Router is a palm-sized portable communications innovation that provides high-speed Internet access anytime, anywhere. Now you can download videos, browse websites, send, communicate with the office, and get the latest news wherever you are. This 11n-compatible portable Wi-Fi router lets users get Internet access when they're away from home or the office. The MWR211 allows you to share your 3G/4G modem and data plan with multiple devices via Wi-Fi. And unlike other solutions, you don't need a separate data plan for the router. In addition, the MWR211 can also be used to share a traditional wired broadband connection. The MWR211 is ideal when you're in a Hotel, Airport, Car/Van/Bus. It's also great as a hotspot access point for trade shows, seminars, camping and outdoor social gatherings. No AC outlet nearby No problem, the MWR211 has a rechargeable battery that provides up to 4 hours of standby time or 2 hours of use.


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  Wherever You Go

The ZyXEL MWR211's small size makes it easy to take with you wherever you go. With support for both Ethernet and most popular USB mobile broadband adapters, you can share your Internet connection regardless of whether you are on the road or sitting at home. The router's built-in SPI firewall, with anti-DoS attack shield and NAT functions, provides protection from threats from the Internet or known networks.

Experience True Wireless Freedom

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MWR211 Wirelss 3G/4G Mobile Router at glance
  • Use it anywhere – Built-in 3000mAh Battery allows for unplugged operation
  • Always-on Internet - Supports USB Mobile Adapters (3G/4G) as either the primary or backup WAN connection
  • 802.11n wireless connectivity for data transfer rates up to 150Mbps
  • Share your wired or wireless Internet with multiple friends and colleagues wherever you happen to be

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Share Always-On Internet Access

The built-in USB port works with most popular mobile broadband adapters. Your mobile connection can act as your primary Internet connection or as a backup connection, should your wired connection go down. With its built-in rechargeable battery, the router can be used during power outages or while you are on the road. The MWR211 supports adapters from all the major US carriers so if you change your ISP, you won't have to replace the router.

If you are using a metered mobile connection, don't worry. The MWR211 can keep track of your data usage and send you an alert when you are about to exceed you plan's limit.


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High Performance Wireless 11n Networking

Featuring 802.11n technology, the ZyXEL MWR211 proves good things come in small packages. With up to 3X faster speeds than 802.11g networks, the MWR211 provides faster speed and more stable and reliable wireless connections for data and multimedia streaming. It not only provides you with a better Internet experience but is also backwards compatible with existing 802.11b/g networks and devices.

 
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WMM QoS for PrioritizinStreaming

With Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) technology, the MWR211 enhances users' experiences for audio, video and voice applications over a wireless network by prioritizing different types of network traffic to optimize performance.


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Fix-Mobile Broadband Auto Fail-over Yes Yes
3G/4G Connection Status Indication by LED Yes Yes
Quota alert Yes Yes
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Wi-Fi Standard 802.11b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Max. Wi-Fi data rate 150Mbps 150Mbps
Wi-Fi signal on/off switch Yes Yes
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USB Port 1 2
Ethernet (10/100 Mbps) 1 2
 
3G/4G Usage meter Yes Yes
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UPnP Yes Yes
QoS (manual port base) Yes Yes
Battery backup Yes Yes

 


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 1.2 x 5.5 inches ; 6.7 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B0046REF9K
  • Item model number: MWR211
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #118,127 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 1, 2010

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Bill C. on June 9, 2011
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I purchased this item on Amazon (got it very quickly). This was exactly what I was looking for after reading an online review (Ecoustics.com) of the Zyxel MWR211 portable router.

I love that it turns my Verizon mobile broadband card into a MIFI/personal hotspot. This has helped me countless times while stuck at airports allowing me to take full advantage of my WIFI-only Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet computer. For example, I was at Chicago's O'Hare airport last month and my flight was delayed. The MWR211 allowed me to fire up my Samsung Galaxy Tab and download a few movies in time for my flight. I was able to enjoy both movies during my 3.5 hour flight.

In Mexico City, I was able to catch the MWR211's WIFI signal via my ROKU streamer that was hooked to the hotel room's TV and was able to watch Netflix seamlessly.

In Lake Havasu, the house that we stayed at had no internet nor any satellite- or cable TV and again, the MWR211 coupled with my Verizon mobile broadband card saved the day. We were able to download movies on Amazon VOD and watch HULU Plus. Furthermore, the kids were able to download apps on their various tablets and mobile media players.

Another plus is that if you are in a hotel room with a free (ethernet) internet connection, the MWR211 will also create a WIFI hotspot from that wired connection so that you can use multiple wireless devices within your hotel room.

Setup is very straight-forward (it's as easy as setting up a home WIFI router) and the manufacturer provides a list of mobile broadband devices that are compatible with the MWR211. I like that it automatically logs-in my Verizon broadband card for me without having to start up the Verizon software and having to manually connect.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By vince.savage on November 8, 2011
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Great device, works great. I use it with a 4G USB modem and it works much better than when the modem is plugged directly into my laptop. Keeps connection up 24/7. Easy to set up. Very good security. I tried a NetGear router first but that did not support 4G, although it claimed to. I would recommend this router.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By MikeCT on January 6, 2012
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I bought this router to use with my Verizon 4G LTE modem (Pantec UML290) while on the road with my apple devices and to share with others I may be traveling with. My only issue out of the box is that it needed the firmware upgraded in order to work on 4G. I had a firmware from last year (1.02) loaded. The latest firmware (1.53) with 4G fix is from May so I must have received a unit packaged some time ago. After upgrading it connected right away. For Verizon you don't need to enter a username, password or anything else. Simply select Verizon LTE on the mobile WAN setup screen and you're set. It takes about a minute or so to get a connection after plugging the USB modem in.

I'm still researching if there are any further settings I need to adjust to get the speed up a bit. When I connect the UML290 directly to my laptop I get almost 20Mbps down and 8Mbps up. When connecting my laptop, iPhone, or iPad through the router I'm getting at most 8Mbps down and barely 1Mbps up. Not sure why such a big loss but those speeds are still very good compared to 3G speeds I can get otherwise through the apple devices.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mack L on December 7, 2011
This has been one of the most reliable Internet products I've bought. We use it driving down the road to provide Internet access for our iPod Touch, Samsung Galaxy or laptop computer, and when traveling in other ways. We use a little inverter to power it as the battery's life as stated is 4 hours standby, 2 hours in use. It was easy to set up, and worked well right from the start. It worked immediately with both my Verizon and Virgin Mobile 3G USB modems. Setup was pretty straight forward.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By PCQueen on May 7, 2012
This device is a blast. Use it to create a hotspot using your cellphone data plan, at the same time tethered to your laptop if you like.
Bring it to your Aunt Sally's on Holidays and connect it to her modem so everyone can enjoy a wireless connection. Use it as a repeater to boost the signal of an already existing wireless network. So many uses.

But one thing is to remember to let the device initialize when you turn it on (wait for the power button to stop blinking), and when you attach the usb cable from you cellphone (wait for the usb button to stop blinking). I found if you try to connect everything at once and expect it to work, it can get bogged down. Just be patient and will work flawlessly for you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By grannyk15 on May 4, 2012
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This product is great! My husband can be on the desk top and I can be on my lap top at the same time. I am using the cell phone towers, Broadband, we have nothingelse where we live wso this router is a great product and the best thing I could have purchased. It made my house a hotspot.

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Router worked as promised with my UML290. I read that I needed to upgrade the firmware, so I first applied version 1.02 and then 1.53 (you can't apply 1.53 without 1.02). Firmware upgrade went fine. I did need to call tech support - who directed me to reset the router (via hardware switch) - after that everything worked as promised. Hold time for tech support was just a few minutes.

There appears to be a great deal of advanced functionality that I won't use, but nice to know it's there in case I need it. I primarily need this to share my 4GLTE bandwidth at work and with my family's wireless gadgets when we travel. Since my wife and I both telecommute from home on occasion, I will test the router's ability for failover, in case my cable service's internet goes down.

I would have given this product five stars except for these two reasons - The on/off switch seems very flimsy - while it works today, I hope it holds up to my daily use. The other reason is that this model is no longer being manufactured by Zyxel, nor do they have a replacement offering that meets the same spec.

If you have UML290 that you need to share this product should be at the top of your short list for consideration.

Update 8/1/2012: Have had the router for a few weeks and use it Monday though Friday. Great little router, connects - stays connected - battery life is impressive too. Throughput is double my old Cradlepoint PHS300 averaging 10 megabits down, between 1-2 up.

Two issues to note: The router mysteriously reset itself to the default configuaration after it sat idle over the weekend - about 5 minutes to reset, not a big deal for me. Streaming video seems to overwhelm the router (maybe the modem?) after about 5-10 minutes of playback - streaming audio is fine - will debug further if I get a chance, but streaming video is not a big requirement for me at this time.
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