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New Router Allows Wireless Sharing Option for 3G Mobile Broadband

Network specialist Billion has introduced a brand new piece of kit which will allow users to share their mobile broadband connection simply by plugging your USB dongle into the device; in this case a wireless router.

The BiPAC 7402GXL, which costs a shade under £100, also doubles as a bog standard wireless ADSL2+ modem with 4 ports and an auto-failover mode that acts as a backup option should your ADSL line fail.

The device is compatible with all mobile broadband providers on the market and supports download speeds up to 14.4Mbps delivered via 3G/HSDPA, EDGE, UMTS or GPRS networks.

The BiPAC 7402GXL can also encode all 802.11g wireless LAN transmissions with either WEP or WPA encryption to ensure that your data is protected, and boasts a DHCP Server and a powerful SPI firewall to protect against intruders and most known Internet attacks.

It is unknown whether the wireless router could accommodate more than one USB dongle at a time to increase the speed of the connection.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.