Carry Around a Halo of Wi-Fi Wherever You Go
The 3G Phoebus portable cellular Wi-Fi router is the easiest, most economical way to convert CDMA, EVDO, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, and HSDPA signals into a Wi-Fi/wired signal that can be shared simultaneously with any allowed user group.
The Easiest Cellular Wi-Fi Router on the Market
The 3G Phoebus accepts most cellular PCMCIA cards from the market today and you won't have to worry about different drivers or client software. Simply plug the PCMCIA card into the MB6000 and turn the power on and you will instantly be able to put multiple computers (ethernet wired or wireless) on the internet.
How It Works
Cell Phone towers not only provide service for cellular phones, but also signals that can provide high speed internet. These signals include CDMA, EVDO, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, and HSDPA. In order to receive these signals you must be signed up with a carrier such as Verizon and you will be provided with a PCMCIA card to receive the signal.
Simply plug this PCMCIA card (aka PC Card bus) into the 3G Phoebus MB6000. The 3G Phoebus simply converts the CDMA, EVDO, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, or HSDPA signal into a Wi-Fi signal while also enabling wired ethernet. This allows multiple people such as a traveling work team to use one single cellular signal account saving you money. It also allows you to get high speed internet in geographical regions where internet is hard to come by.
The router also features security options so that only allowed users have access. See the specs on the right for a full list of security features and compatible PCMCIA cards.
"The Phoebus has a lot to recommend it. It's the only model with an on-off switch, a clicky chrome marble on the front. It's also the only model that when used with Sprint or Verizon cards, automatically configures itself; you can skip the setup steps involving the Ethernet cable and Web browser. You literally plug the thing in, insert the card, and start surfing. That feature, and its super-clear browser-based Web setup page, makes the Phoebus the simplicity champion".
-- David Pogue, New York Times Technology Editor