Turn Your Cellphone Into A Portable WiFi Hotspot

Ed Steele March 21, 2008 3

Now this is the type of new gadget that gets us all starry-eyed and drooling. The CradlePoint PHS300 will allow you to turn your Blackjack, Blackberry, RAZR or other cellular or USB modem into your own personal 802.11b/g wireless hotspot. Simply plug the USB cable from your supported cell phone into the PHS300 and your’re ready to go with all the bells and whistles you’d expect from a wireless router like NAT, Firewall, access control, UPnP, and 64/128-bit WEP (11b/g), WPA/WPA2, and WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK. This portable wireless device is also priced right at $179. Full features after the jump.

• Wireless networking compliant with IEEE 802.11 b/g Standards
• 3G device support for networks that support ‘Phone-as-Modem’ or USB Modem Data Plans
• Firewall features Network Address Translation (NAT), and Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) protects
against DoS attacks
• Access Control to prevent unauthorized usage
• UPnP (Universal Plug & Play) and ALGs support for Internet applications such as Email, FTP, Gaming,
Remote Desktop, Net Meeting, Telnet, and more
• Provides additional security of Enable/Disable SSID, Internet Access Control (Services, URL and MAC
• Supports multiple and concurrent IPSec, L2TP and PPTP VPN pass-through sessions
• Flash memory for firmware upgrade, save/restore settings
• Easy Management via Web Browser (HTTP) and Remote Management
• Supports 64/128-bit WEP (11b/g), WPA/WPA2, and WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
• Compliant with Windows 98SE/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server, Linux and Mac OS
Product Page

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  1. Sam Boo April 3, 2008 at 5:47 pm -

    Where can I find this gadget?

  2. sam kaissi April 4, 2009 at 12:30 am -

    will this gadget work with LG DARE by verizon?

  3. td October 22, 2009 at 12:57 am -

    where can i use this device, where will it work where will it not work? If there is no 3g available will it still work?