Telstra Elite Hotspot now the preferred Next G device

Wed 01 Jun 2011
After using the Netcomm N3g002w for 3 or so years, I am very glad to see Telstra release the Elite Hotspot. Including a 5gb prepaid SIM for the current RRP of $129, the Telstra Next G Elite hotspot is a USB powered, 4 hour battery backed wifi hotspot that connects to the Internet via Next G.

Simply insert a Telstra Next G data sim, or the supplied prepaid and turn it on.

Supporting up to 5 802.11b / g computers / devices you are supplied with a card with the WIFI hot spot name and access key.

Shortly there after the little screen on the device will display the word "connected" to indicate the device has an internet connection for you. Along side this information is the state of battery charge, 1-5 bars of Next G signal strength and the number of computers that are connected.

It does not come much simpler than this for obtaining an internet connect on the run, and has the advantage of zero software install on your computer and providing a "natural firewall" via the device. Potential attackers have few if any means of getting past the Telstra Elite to get to your computer making "Firewalling" on your computer a moot point. (you can still get viruses from memory sticks, emails and malicious websites - so beware!).

CAUTION: The device is best enhanced with two strips of blu-tack so you can stick it to the back of your notebook, car, boat or train window for best reception. The problem in this situation is leaving it stuck to the train window when you get off as happened with the original device tested

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