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Old 12-02-2007, 12:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone attempted to use UMA with the D-Link Wireless Travel Router? I am thinking about purchasing one to take with me when I travel. Many hotels have the same issues with wireless connection that we have in our corporate environment. We claim to have 100% 802.11 access which is true but some places have full coverage where as others barely have any. It would not be cost effective to make sure you have full coverage throughout the entire building so I can not blame them. They take the same route we do which is have full coverage in the heavily traveled areas (conference rooms, lobby, etc...) With this device I would always have full coverage in my room but I don't want to spend the money if it won't be beneficial. I know UMA is supposed to work with all wireless AP/Routers but I had issues with my Linksys router and recently purchased the TMobile DLink router and have not had any more issues.
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Old 12-02-2007, 06:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you mean the D-Link DWL-G730AP, I have one. 8320 worked just fine for several days in Asia on it. But browsing on my laptop at the same time was a no no. I think there was just too much latency issues for it to keep the call and allow browsing at the same time. No way to enable QOS I think.

I left myself some voicemails to check the quality and it sounded like I was using a landline in the US to make the calls. Pretty amazing.

One big thing to note, my 8320 crashed beyond fixing while over there. It was always slightly flaky when it came to wifi so I think it was a defective unit, but coincidently it crashed after using it with this router for several days. Stability of my new phone has been fine, whereas my old phone had rebooted while on calls before. So I have not qualms about using this router.

Some pics to show how tiny it really is.

Edit: Oh yeah, it comes with a usb power cord so you don't have to use the regular adapter, and a ribbon type network cable (the black one in the picture). Makes it an extremely compact package if you leave the AC power adapter at home.

The range of this unit is limited to basically within a room. Goes through one wall ok, but probably not all that much farther.
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Old 12-03-2007, 05:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the comments. I am off to buy mine now since you had success. I have a few trips to Canada planned and this will save on roaming charges.
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