Wireless Travel Router

by Volker Weber

While on the road I have been using my Apple Airport Express as a wireless access point. Mitch however has shown me a very interesting alternative: The Netgear 54 Mbps Cable/DSL Wireless Travel Router. The main advantage is that it has a switch which lets you select one of several modes. While the Apple product is a much smaller package without wires and with more capabilities, the Netgear router might actually be easier to handle. I know a few people who never could get the Airport Express to work.

There is a catch: Netgear does not sell this product in Germany, citing that there isn't sufficient demand. You will therefore have to order it by mail or import it yourself.


As far as I know, at the moment there are no plans to sell the WGR101 anywhere in Europe.

Stefan Rubner, 2005-02-26

if you look at the where to buy it mentions NL , Spain , Belgium and Germany - all European countries - it even mentions UK which is semi-european(ish).

john mill, 2005-02-26

While it is true that the countries are mentioned below the "where to buy" heading, you will find after checking the respective sites that the product isn't even listed there. Actually, everything below "where to buy" seems to be included by default and therefore may reflect wishful thinking but it has nothing to do with reality ;-)

Stefan Rubner, 2005-02-26

Apparently you can buy the same device as the 3Com Office Connect Wireless 54Mbps 11g Travel Router. Pcmag.com reviewed the device and gave it a slightly better review based on its WPA support and $10 USD cheaper price. I do see though that there is an upgrade to the Netgear to support WPA but I don't have experience with either.

Ed Saipetch, 2005-02-27

Thanks, Ed. That is interesting because the 3Com device is available in Germany.

Volker Weber, 2005-02-27

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