3Com Travel Router review: 3Com Travel Router

Long range and fast throughput are typically less important for a travel router designed for use in a hotel room than for a standard wireless router, which you would use to cover several rooms in a house. Still, you may find yourself in the position of wanting to convert an Ethernet network at a conference center into a wireless network for your colleagues; a little extra juice can come in handy in such an occasion. That's where the 3Com OfficeConnect Travel Router shines. At 200 feet, it can still kick out data at a rate of 12.1Mbps, which makes it the current long-distance champ among travel routers.

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3Com offers a generous three-year warranty on its OfficeConnect Travel Router. You also get toll-free, 24/7 phone support, but unfortunately, it lasts for only the first 90 days, a shorter--and, we think, stingier--offering than from many competitors, especially for a device marketed to the business crowd. 3Com's support Web site is easy to navigate and hosts an online knowledge base and free firmware downloads for the OfficeConnect Travel Router.

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3Com Travel Router

Part Number: 3CRTRV10075-US Released: Dec. 1, 2004
MSRP: $89.99 Low Price: $65.00 See all prices

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  • Release date Dec. 1, 2004
  • Remote Management Protocol HTTP
  • Data Transfer Rate 54 Mbps
  • Connectivity Technology wireless