With the nationwide roll-outs of 4G and WiMax finally on the horizon, it’s just about time to upgrade the ol’ gadget collection. Netgear just announced a couple of new toys that might pique the interests of the road warriors out there: wireless routers that play friendly with 4G/WiMax USB dongles.
They’re offering up two models: the MBRN3000, and the DGN2200M. Both are 802.11n routers built to share 3G/4G/WiMax connections, but the DGN2200M’s got a bit of a trick up its sleeve: a built-in DSL modem. While this model will work as an on-the-go router, it’s primarily built for business that need a backup connection; if your DSL cuts out, it’ll automatically fall back to the mobile broadband dongle.
The sans-DSL modem model should launch in March for around $149, while we should see the DSL-totin’ one in April for $179.