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I have a Netgear WGR101 travel router that I really love. Providing 802.11b/g access in hotel rooms when traveling is a convenient way to work without wires anywhere in the room. As useful as this is there is one way to make it even better, and […]

WiflyerI have a Netgear WGR101 travel router that I really love. Providing 802.11b/g access in hotel rooms when traveling is a convenient way to work without wires anywhere in the room. As useful as this is there is one way to make it even better, and the WiFlyer comes through.Take a WiFi router and put a modem in it so you can still work wirelessly even if your location doesn’t have broadband access. That’s the WiFlyer in a nut shell. The only thing the WiFlyer is lacking is 802.11g but that is not a big loss. You can also hook up to broadband if it’s available in your hotel room so you have all bases covered. If your new laptop doesn’t even come with a modem then the WiFlyer is all you need, and you can still work without hooking up to the hotel phone’s dataport. And it doesn’t hurt that the WiFlyer is produced by a company in my home town, Houston. In fact, their office is in a building I actually worked 20 years ago, although from the picture on their web site it’s had a nice face lift.

  1. I bought the Wiflyer on the promise of its great feature set, but it doesn’t work! Specifically, the modem in the Wiflyer is unable to establish a connection with either one of my two dial-up service providers. Thus, the Wiflyer is useless with dial-up, and for its Broadband connectivity I don’t need it – there are smaller, cheaper, and better travel routers available.

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  2. The WiFlyer is a great product. While I have not had problems with my ISP (AOL and MSN) I loved having it work at the various hotels I visit…sometimes broadband sometimes telephone line only.

    I have tried the Netgear travel router, while cheaper it is only broadband and basically larger than the WiFlyer. I need mobility and versatility.

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  3. In response to Johann’s problem above in connecting with his dialup ISP and being “useless for dialup”, it is true the WiFlyer is not compatible with every dialup ISP, but it does work with more than 90% of the dialup market including AOL, MSN, EarthLink, Netscape, iPass, AT&T Worldnet, SBCGlobal.net, and virtually all regional ISPs. The few ISPs that are not compatible have their own proprietary dialers including NetZero/Juno, Compuserve and AT&T Globalnet. We are working to be able to offer support on these networks in 2005.

    Rudy Prince, CEO, Always On Wireless.

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  4. Alicia MAlone Sunday, April 24, 2005

    Wiflying in Mexico,
    Thank you so much for such a great product. Heve been using for several months now and just love the Wyflyer. It has replaced the modem in every one of my 7 computers. A simple plug and play 802.11b device in each computer for under 20.00 buck each has been a great way of integrating all my machines with one connection. Way to Go Always On.
    Alicia Malone

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