Sunday, November 2nd 2014

TP-LINK Introduces World's Smallest Travel Router, Smaller Than a Hockey Puck

TP-LINK today introduced the world's smallest travel router, the 150Mbps Wireless N Nano router (TL-WR702N), geared for mobile users and hotel travellers. The Nano router is ideally suited for travellers wanting to share their hotel room's Internet with wireless devices, such as laptops, mobile phones, tablets or game consoles.

The Nano router is a gadget-like device, measuring only 57 x 57 x18 mm, and smaller than a hockey puck. Yet offers many performance features commonly found on many regular-size routers: 802.11b/g/n standards compatibility, great wireless coverage, Quality of Service (QoS), easy setup, advanced security and firewall, and five operational modes: Access Point (AP), Router, Client, Bridge or Repeater mode.
Power requirements are simplified with the Nano router by using the device's micro USB port with the included external power adapter or connecting to the USB port of a computer. Advanced security features include WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK encryptions, firewall protection, and a Pre-Encryption function that sets the initial SSID and Password for extra wireless protection for the user.

Highlights
  • Compatible with IEEE 802.11b/g/n
  • Wireless speed up to 150Mbps
  • Compact and portable, small enough to take on the road
  • Powered through a micro USB port with the included power adapter or USB connection to a computer
  • Compatible with most 2.4GHz Wi-Fi devices
  • Supports Access Point (AP), Router, Client, Bridge and Repeater operation modes
  • Supports WEP, WPA/WPA2, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK encryptions
"The TP-LINK Nano router is a must have accessory to carry in your travel bag," says Mark Macaulay, director of sales for TP-LINK Canada. "For only around $25 this feature-rich travel gadget will allow users to setup secure private hotspots on-the-fly."

Pricing and Availability
The TL-WR702N 150Mbps Wireless N Nano router has a suggested list price of $24.99 (CAD) and is available now from TP-LINK's vast retail and online partner network across Canada.
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14 Comments on TP-LINK Introduces World's Smallest Travel Router, Smaller Than a Hockey Puck

#2
Athlon2K15
HyperVtX™
It's not even the "worlds smallest" either. The Buffalo AirStation AC433 is smaller and of course is an 802.11ac solution.
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mascotzel
AthlonX2
It's not even the "worlds smallest" either. The Buffalo AirStation AC433 is smaller and of course is an 802.11ac solution.
That is not a router. It's just a wireless adapter ( it gives wireless connection to a computer without it).
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#4
Firedrops
I've been using this for over a year.
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#8
Sasqui
newtekie1
http://www.buffalotech.com/products/wireless/dual-band-routers/airstation-ac433-wireless-travel-router

Looks like a router to me...
Buffalo sure makes it clear as mud:

http://www.buffalotech.com/products/wireless/usb-adapters/airstation-ac433-dual-band-wireless-mini-usb-adapter

Same product number, different product.

john_
To make things worst, this is a link to a Greek shop that someone posted in a Greek forum

http://www.cosmodata.gr/product/180486/access-point-tenda-a6-150mbps

It doesn't say TP-LINK but I think it doesn't need to.


Rebadged Chinese espionage products, lol
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de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
john_
To make things worst, this is a link to a Greek shop that someone posted in a Greek forum

http://www.cosmodata.gr/product/180486/access-point-tenda-a6-150mbps

It doesn't say TP-LINK but I think it doesn't need to.


what happens is some products spend a lot of time in r&d and then being sent of to different groups for surveying on what people think of it, if they need to make changes etc and the like. this takes a while and only after that, is it put into the market.
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john_
I checked the model in a Greek search engine for comparing prices in shops. It's almost 3 years old as a retail product.
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newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
Sasqui
Buffalo sure makes it clear as mud:

http://www.buffalotech.com/products...ion-ac433-dual-band-wireless-mini-usb-adapter

Same product number, different product.
That's because AC433 isn't the product number, it is just part of the products name. Buffalo puts the type of technology and the maximum speed in the name of their products. So ac433 because the router and adapter are ac capable and have a max speed of 433Mbps. But yes, this can be mildly confusing if you just say Airstation ac433.

The Airstation ac433 Wireless Travel Router's product number is actually WMR-433-BK, the Airstation ac433 Dual Band Wireless Mini USB Adapter's product number is WI-U2-433DM.
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Sasqui
newtekie1
That's because AC433 isn't the product number, it is just part of the products name. Buffalo puts the type of technology and the maximum speed in the name of their products. So ac433 because the router and adapter are ac capable and have a max speed of 433Mbps. But yes, this can be mildly confusing if you just say Airstation ac433.

The Airstation ac433 Wireless Travel Router's product number is actually WMR-433-BK, the Airstation ac433 Dual Band Wireless Mini USB Adapter's product number is WI-U2-433DM.
I prefer buffalo chicken wings... hot with celery and blue cheese dressing
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#13
Steevo
I got a prototype last year, it was a bit bigger and required USB power and came with a too short Ethernet cable the same as this, and if they listened it shares network connection through USB as the only admin as there was a gaping security hole when plugged into ethernet, where anyone on the same network could access the configuration and render its "security" worthless.
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