TP-LINK 3G Routers

TP-LINK MA180 3G USB Modem w/ Micro SD Slot (Unlocked)
The TP-Link MA180 allows users to acquire 3G mobile broadband access on-the-go!...
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100+ IN STOCK
£20.33 / £16.94 ex vat
TP-LINK TL-MR3220 Wireless 3G/4G Router w/ WAN Backup (150Mbps)
Use TP-Link TL-MR3220 Wireless 3G Router to quickly set up a 150Mbps wireless network on-the-go and share a 3G mobile connection....
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100+ IN STOCK
£23.95 / £19.96 ex vat
TP-LINK M5350 Pebble Portable Wireless-N 3G Router w/ Embedded SIM (300Mbps)
The TP-Link M5350 is able to provide 3G wireless sharing to up to 10 users simultaneously...
5 of 5 stars
100+ IN STOCK
£45.02 / £37.52 ex vat
TP-LINK TL-MR3020 Portable Wireless-N 3G Router (150Mbps)
The TP-Link TL-MR3020 enables users to wirelessly share a 3G mobile connection wherever 3G coverage is available...
1 of 5 stars
100+ IN STOCK
£32.17 / £26.81 ex vat

TP-LINK MA260 3G HSPA+ USB Modem w/ Micro SD Slot (Unlocked)
The TP-Link MA260 allows users to acquire 3G mobile broadband access simply by inserting a standard SIM card into the adapter...
100+ IN STOCK
£25.73 / £21.44 ex vat
TP-LINK M5250 Portable Wireless-N 3G Router W/ Embedded SIM (300Mbps)
Equipped with a built-in 3G modem, you can instantly establish your own Wi-Fi hotspot simply by inserting a 3G SIM card at the back of the TP-LINK M52...
100+ IN STOCK
£39.44 / £32.87 ex vat
TP-LINK M5360 Portable Wireless-N 3G Router W/ Embedded SIM (300Mbps)
The TP-LINK M5360 is the perfect combination of a 3G Wireless Router/Hotspot and a portable power bank for charging USB devices....
4 of 5 stars
52 IN STOCK
£65.94 / £54.95 ex vat
TP-LINK TL-MR3040 Portable Wireless-N 3G Router (150Mbps)
The TP-Link TL-MR3040 Portable Wireless N 3G Router produces speeds of up to 150Mbps for rapid sharing and increased signal range...
100+ IN STOCK
£37.25 / £31.04 ex vat

ADVICE

3G Mobile Broadband enables you to connect computers or laptops by either wired or wireless connections to the internet, anywhere, anytime. Working in a very similar way to a conventional broadband except that the internet is accessed over the 3G network. Most 3G routers use a 3G USB modem, often provided by a mobile network provider, so please ensure your 3G USB modem is compatible.

3G Mobile Broadband solutions:

  • Share your 3G broadband via Ethernet or wireless
  • Share peripherals such as printers to create a complete mobile office.
  • Stay connected throughout the world with 3G broadband, 3G and GPRS.
  • Ideal for builders or building sites requiring temporary broadband internet access on-site / Portacabins.
  • Temporary internet access at exhibitions
  • Ideal for users unable to get conventional adsl or cable broadband
  • Emergency broadband backup solutions
  • Perfect for temporary locations, as an alternative to fixed line broadband solutions

Sharing your Mobile Broadband could never be easier with a 3G USB Broadband Modem!

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3G USB modems are available from 3 Mobile, O2, Orange, T-Mobile, Vodafone and Virgin Mobile.

The industry is seeing an increasing uptake of 3G USB dongles and sticks and even the stalwart 3G PCMCIA/PC Card is being used to take advantage of the improving performance of the 3G networks. Most networks are headlining up to 7.2 Mbps for their mobile broadband and the infrastructure will eventually allow speeds of 14.4 Mbps. However the reality is a little different, and is very much dependant on the coverage in your particular area. London and other major cities are offering the best 3G coverage, with download speeds reported in the 2 Mbps - 3 Mbps bracket and with HSUPA, upload speeds increase to 1 Mbps, comparing reasonably favourably with the fixed line performance of ADSL and cable.

Coverage and speed is only set to improve as the 3G operators turn up the wick on their networks, although as more users sign up 'contention' (the amount of users sharing the same bandwidth) will be an issue, just as it is for fixed line connectivity.

The introduction of 3G routers into the UK market is an exciting trend, as this allows users to create their own portable hotspot, in effect sharing their 3G connection wirelessly - ideal for applications with either expensive internet access or no fixed line internet access at all, such as an exhibition or show, a hotel room or holiday let, or even out on the road.

Many businesses are taking advantage of routers that integrate Autofailover technology. If the fixed line ADSL goes down, the device will automatically fail over to the 3G network, and switch back to ADSL when the line is back up. This gives effective network redundancy allowing 24/7 uptime for internet and email, crucial for any business that need to be always online.

As 3G products penetrate the business market, so SLAs and managed services for 3G connectivity become increasingly important. Most operators now offer fixed IP options on a 3G SIM, which allows for bandwidth management, diagnostic tools and even secure private networking (VPN).

In many countries around the world, especially in Scandanavia, 3G connectivity is available in the home and office at a price and at a speed that matches many standard UK fixed line packages. As the 3G operators remain committed to improving the performance of their networks, the trend towards 3G connectivity in the UK is only set to continue.

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