Author: Jack Wager
The ASUS WL-330N3G is a wireless router, access point, network adapter, repeater, and a Wi-Fi and 3G sharing device. For a moment, you may stop and think that the folks at ASUS must be magicians. Since only magicians could pack so many features into such a small device. Magicians or not, ASUS has created the WL-330N3G to be the Swiss Army Knife of routers. What’s better is that this Swiss Army Knife of routers is easily portable, and designed to adapt to 6 different networking situations with a few simple clicks. Hop past the jump to see why the ASUS WL-330N3G should be your travel router of choice.
|Encryption/authentication||Supports 64/128-bit WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK|
|Internet connection type||Automatic IP, Static IP, PPPoE (MPPE supported), PPTP, L2TP, HSDPA|
|USB application||3G USB adapter|
|Size||90.0 x 38.9 x 12.8mm (RJ-45 port not included)|
The ASUS WL-330N3G comes in a black box with white and light green writing. The front of the box has a window so you can see the router. It also displays that the WL-330N3G is a 6-in-1 travel router, with wireless N speeds up to 150Mbps, 3G HSDPA sharing, a 3 year warranty and a carry bag inside. The left side of the box reiterates the points on the front, whereas the right side has more detailed specifications. The back of the box shows the six different ways the WL-330N3G can be configured. The first and most obvious is as a wireless router. Then the other five are wireless access point, universal repeater, ethernet adapter, hotspot, and 3G sharing. Just a quick note, some of the functionalities have been renamed in the latest version of the firmware. For instance, universal repeater, ethernet adapter, and hotspot have been renamed to “Repeater”, “Network Adapter”, and “Wi-Fi account sharing” respectively.