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With a connection established, our next order of business was to test of the speed of the 3G connection. The website speedtest.net reported a download rate of 1.12 Mbps and an upload speed of 0.29 Mbps. And speakeasy.net reported 0.88 for downloads and 0.27 Mbps for uploads. However, in the real world, Internet Explorer reported a transfer rate when downloading a file of 52.8 kbps, a speed more typical of 3G networks.
To keep the router active while we were draining the battery, we went to hulu.com and continuously streamed videos until the battery died. By streaming media, we were also able to evaluate the smoothness of the connection by looking for jumpy video and audio. There were neither.
But the fun doesn't stop there. The MWR211 is fully acronym compliant, with support for WEP, WPA, WPA2 and WPS, as well as a built-in SPI firewall and an anti-DoS shield for denial of service prevention. All this and more is configurable on the unit's browser-based software, including port forwarding, NAT and VPN support, MAC filtering, and some QoS features and control over how much bandwidth you want to share. The embedded software also provides device status, connection-time logs and user programmable alerts.
The Zyxel MWR211 provided a seamless experience from set up through connection and usage, and with its powerful enterprise-like routing features, the CRN Test Center recommends this product for applications that require an uninterruptible intenet access device that's also mobile and compact and can keep working literally on the go.
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