If TP-LINK's TL-WR702N isn't the smallest wireless router in the world, it comes really close, as it is very convenient to use and carry around wherever one may travel.
The full name of TP-LINK's latest invention is TL-WR702N 150Mbps Wireless Nano Pocket Router, quite informative even on its own really. Its purpose is to grant wireless Internet access to any Wi-Fi-equipped device out there, whether at home or on the go. The device is more or less square, with each side measuring 2.5 inches in length, or 63.5 mm, while the depth is 0.75 inches / 19.05 mm. Indeed, even credit cards are larger than this thing, which might cause problems in case the router is ever misplaced. Fortunately, it does have that small light that all routers, and most gadgets, seem to have, so unless it's unplugged and hidden somewhere it should be easy to spot even in the dark.
We don't know when sales will start, unfortunately. They may have already started by the time this article is posted, or maybe TP-LINK will hold off for a while. What we do know is the price ($39.99 / 33 Euro) and everything else relevant, thanks to the nice product page located here. First off, the router has just two connectors: the 10/100Mbps WAN/LAN Port and the micro USB port used for drawing power out of a PC or USB power adapter. Secondly, the product can function in AP, Router, Bridge, Client and Repeater modes, depending on the behavior of other device on the network. All owners have to make sure is that the TL-WR702N is within range of the gadgets it is supposed to link to the net (tablet computers, smart phones, portable gaming consoles, etc).
Finally, the 150Mbps Wireless N Nano Router supports WEP, WPA/WPA2, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK encryptions and pretty much every IEEE 802.11b/g/n or 2.4GHz Wi-Fi device in existence, with few exceptions. “The TL-WR702N is small enough to put into your pocket and take on the road to share the Internet,” the company says. “When your location only offers a wired network connection, just plug the network cable into the TL-WR702N and enter the default password to enjoy the convenience of wireless networking anywhere.”
|TP-LINK TL-WR702N 150Mbps Wireless Nano Pocket Router|
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