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Asus WL-330NUL Wireless Router Fits In Your Pocket

With the booming popularity of wireless connections for internet access across many devices, the four wired LAN jacks on the backs of most wireless routers have been beginning to seem increasingly unnecessary. With its new WL-330NUL router, Asus not only left those ports at the door, but they also downsized the main router circuitry to the point that the device can run on the power of one USB port. Despite that, it still offers a competent feature set.

 

 

The so-called “world's smallest Wi-Fi router” has a single LAN input port and USB connection, and internally it features 2.4Ghz 802.11b/g/n WiFi capability. The WL-330NUL can not only generate a secure wireless hotspot using a plugged LAN cable; it can also (simultaneously, we assume) act as an Ethernet USB adaptor, sending the said LAN cable's network connection over the USB port. Those owners of various WiFi-friendly gadgets alongside MacBook Airs or UltraBooks, computers that typically lack LAN ports, can have their cake and eat it too with the WL-330NUL.

 

 

All that in a casing that weighs only 25 grams and little bigger than your typical flash drive. While Asus hasn't released official availability or pricing information, you can pre-order the Asus WL-330NUL on Expansys.com. A price isn't given, but the site proclaims a release date of February 14th. Take that with a grain of salt, of course. (Via SlashGear)

Postscript: Now available at Amazon.

Rey M.L.
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