Friday, 19 December 2014
Wilson Datapro Now Available!
Wilson has now released its first set of Direct Connect amplifiers since the FCC changes earlier in the year. The Wilson DataPro Amplifier (Wilson Model #460109) is the spiritual successor to Wilson’s previous DataPro 811225. It is essentially the same product, but is now compliant with the latest FCC changes.
The DataPro is a small, yet sturdy device that can easily fit in the palm of your hand. It is designed to be used in standard M2M scenarios such as ATMs, Kiosks or Vending machines, to receive an amplified signal directly into a cellular modem. See the graphic below for an example of how the product would traditionally be installed.
The DataPro is currently available in three variants. The options differ based on power source and antenna type, so you can choose a solution to fit your needs! Two of the versions use an AC power supply, one with a 12” antenna and one with a 4” antenna. The third version uses the DC power supply with the 4” antenna.
Read the full list of features and specifications below:
- Bidirectional amplifier boosts signal to and from cell site
- FCC type accepted, Industry Canada certificated
- Configurable to fit virtually any M2M situation
- Boosts both incoming and outgoing signals
- Significantly extends connection range
- Strong, reliable signal even in weak signal areas
- Less resending of data due to poor connection means faster transfers
- Model/Part Number: 460109
- Connectors: SMA Female
- Impedance: 50ohms
Band 5: 850 MHz
Band 25: 1900 MHz
- Max Gain: 15dB
- Power Requirements: 5V DC, 1A
- Dimensions: 3.3 x 1.9 x 0.8 inch / 8.4 x 4.8 x 2.0 cm
Weight: 0.18 lbs / 0.08 kg
The DataPro product page can be found here! If you have additional questions, don’t hesitate to ask the experts at 3GStore.
Last Updated ( Friday, 19 December 2014 )
Friday, 19 December 2014
Misfortune Cookie Gives Router Owners a Stomach Ache
Security software company Check Point, announced their discovery of a major vulnerability found inside the routers and modems of a possible 12 million home and businesses. In what they are calling the 'Misfortune Cookie' weakness, major routers and modems have the potential to allow malicious traffic and hackers access to secure networks. In the wrong hands, the Misfortune Cookie would allow an attacker to monitor all network traffic, capture passwords and sensitive information, and spoof credentials for access to secure sites.
In a PDF presented by Check Point, a list of more than 200 devices are vulnerable to this threat. Manufacturers like D-Link, ZTE, and TP-Link all have a large number of affected products. This vulnerability has been labeled as CVE-2014-9222 and full details are available at the link.
Perhaps most concerning is the exhaustive list of TP-Link devices vulnerable to the Misfortune Cookie.
For the full release from Check Point as well as the full router list so far, click here.
Last Updated ( Friday, 19 December 2014 )
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
Trakdot from 3Gstore Now Includes TWO Years of Service ($39.98 Value) - Limited Time Only!
In the US, an average of 1 in 150 people have their checked baggage misdirected or left behind each year. A constant thorn in the side of air travelers is the chance that by the time they arrive at their final destination, their luggage may be somewhere else entirely with nobody to tell you exactly where it is or when it got there. The only option is to report your baggage lost and wait for the airline to track it down, unless you have the Trakdot Luggage Tracker. Trakdot works like this: simply place the Trakdot into whatever luggage you want to track, and upon landing you’ll receive a text message stating the location of your checked bag. Trakdot knows the longitude and latitude of every airport, so instead of getting a cryptic location of GPS coordinates, you get a personalized message with the name of the airport, e.g. “Mike’s Luggage landed at Chicago O'hare,” and you can sync your Trakdot with up to 6 phones if you want to notify multiple people. You'll immediately know that your luggage has arrived safely, or, if not, at least you'll be able to alert the airline and track it down faster!
For a limited time, Trakdots purchased from 3Gstore are on sale for $69.99 AND include TWO years of service, a $39.98 value (thereafter, service is $19.99/year). Free standard shipping is also included (continental US only)!
Tuesday, 16 December 2014
Peplink InControl 2 Required Firewall Updates
Peplinks InControl 2 is an online, cloud based, management utility for Peplink routers and access points. InControl lets individual users or IT departments easily manage their Peplink deployments from a single user interface. InControl lets users push firmware and configuration updates, update access points, manage and track bandwidth across multiple sites, and perform fleet management on GPS enable devices.
Today Peplink has announced their InControl platform will be expanding with a new range of IP addresses. These IP's are how Peplink routers and access points can talk to InControl for updates and remote management. If you are using a Peplink as a standalone router with no firewall, there is nothing you have to do. However, if you are using your Peplink with an active firewall or behind another firewall, you must allow the following IP addresses and ports through.
Existing server IP addresses:
Additional server IP addresses:
UDP port 5246 and
TCP port 443
For more information on InControl 2, check out the video introduction below. To see how Peplink can help your home or business run more efficiently, visit 3Gstore.com or contact the experts at 3Gstore. To view all Peplink/Pepwave hardware, click here!
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 16 December 2014 )
Friday, 12 December 2014
iBoot - Getting Started Tip Sheet
This tip sheet walks you through the first time setup of your iBoot Power Switch.
Download iBoot - Getting Started Tip Sheet (only available for 3Gstore customers who have purchased one of the products below)
Dataprobe iBoot-DC Network Power Switch, Dataprobe Expansion Unit for iBoot-G2+, Dataprobe iBoot-G2 Network Power Switch, Dataprobe iBoot-G2+ Advanced Network Power Switch
Friday, 12 December 2014
Cradlepoint Firmware 5.3 - Redesign and Policy Changes
As EVDOinfo previously reported, Cradlepoint has gone through a few major overhauls lately. First, a new company logo and color scheme was revealed, for a more modern look. Second, new firmware policy changes were announced. While a simple logo redesign was welcome, the firmware policy was a surprise for everybody.
In summary, all customers will have access to FW 5.2.x, but access to FW 5.3, (Dec
2, 2014 release) and beyond, will require Enterprise Cloud Manager or
CradleCare Support. This means when new firmware is released for Cradlepoint hardware, you must have ECM or CradleCare to access it. New firmware brings a variety of new features and support, with 5.3 bringing some sweeping changes to the way the newer 'LPE' modems work. With firmware 5.3 LPE modems that were previously locked to a specific carrier, Verizon or AT&T etc, can now be reflashed to work on other networks! Those who purchased these models will be happy to have the flexibility to change carriers thanks to the embedded Gobi radio, but less welcoming is the mandatory pay wall to access the download.
Along with the new 5.3 firmware, Cradlepoint has also done a redesign to the routers user interface. Gone are the reds and whites of the previous routers and company logo, and in are the darker blues and new logo. Below is an MBR1400 on 5.3.
Below is an IBR600 running 5.2.4 by comparison.
For more information on Cradlepoint and how you can use one in your home or business, contact the experts at 3Gstore, or visit us at the links below.
Last Updated ( Friday, 12 December 2014 )
Thursday, 11 December 2014
Speed Benchmark Increase for AT&T, Verizon and More
People living in rural areas have long been left in the dust when it comes to the improvement and expansion of cellular technology. However, today the FCC made strides towards improving the overall cellular internet experience for remote consumers. As of December 11, 2014 the FCC has fundamentally altered the speed requirements of Mobile Broadband carriers for providers funded by government subsidies, including AT&T and Verizon. The speed requirement has been increased from the 4Mbps download and 1Mbps upload benchmark set in 2011, up to 10Mbps download and 1Mbps upload.
This is certainly a significant improvement, and may seem too good to be true for many mobile broadband customers. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler stated “When 60 percent of the Internet’s prime time is video, and it takes 4 or 5Mbps to deliver a video, a 4Mbps connection isn’t exactly what’s necessary in the 21st century.” On paper, this appears to be exactly what mobile broadband users are looking for.
However, the carriers have been opposing this change for months. Back in September, AT&T stated that “Consumer behavior strongly reinforces the conclusion that a 10Mbps service exceeds what many Americans need today.” The carriers are also unhappy because the increase in required speed is disproportionate to the increase of the FCC funding window for carriers, which under the new agreement has only been increased from 5 to 6 years time.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 11 December 2014 )