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EnGenius ETR9350 review

Barry de la Rosa
28 Apr 2011
Our Rating 
Price when reviewed 
73
inc VAT

A 3G WiFi router with a host of advanced functions, but it's awkward to use.

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Specifications

802.11n, 1x 10/100Mbit/s Ethernet ports

EnGenius sells two 3G travel routers. The 9350 has a mains power input and doesn't include an internal battery, which makes it lighter and much cheaper. The other model, the ETR9360, should be available from Solwise by the time you read this, has a mini-USB charging port, a power switch and an internal battery, but costs £40 more.

EnGenius ETR9350

Despite having a LAN port, the setup guide advises you to connect initially via the pre-configured wireless access point. The ETR9350 has three modes: access point (AP) router, AP and client bridge mode, but sadly the setup guide doesn't fully explain these. Instead, it takes you step-by-step through the process of getting either your 3G or wired internet connection set up, including advice on how to set up security.

EnGenius ETR9350 rear

Client bridge mode connects to another wireless access point (AP) to extend its range. If you don't run the wizard to specify in advance the AP you're connecting to, and simply switch modes, you'll find you can no longer connect to the ETR9350 and have to perform a reset. Although the wizard does explain the three modes briefly, it doesn't warn you of this possibility.

The ETR9350 has more features than you should ever need while on the move, including Dynamic DNS, UPnP and QoS. It's an impressive travel router, but the Tenda 3G150M costs the same but is more user-friendly, smaller and lighter.

Basic Specifications

Rating****
Modem type3G
802.11b supportyes
802.11g supportyes
Draft 802.11n supportyes
Draft 802.11n 5GHz supportno
MIMOno
Stated speed150Mbit/s

Security

128-bit WEPyes
WPA2yes
Firewallyes
MAC address filteringyes
DMZyes

Physical

Size31x63x91mm
Antennas1
Internal/external antennasinternal
Upgradeable antennano
Number of WAN ports1
Ethernet ports1
Ethernet connection speed10/100Mbit/s
Other portsUSB
Wall mountableno
Power consumption on2W

Other Features

Dynamic DNSyes
Universal Plug and Play supportyes
DHCP serveryes
MAC spoofingyes
Port forwardingyes
WDS Supportyes
USB device supportno
QoSyes

Buying Information

Price£73
Warrantytwo years RTB
Supplierhttp://www.solwise.co.uk
Detailswww.engeniustech.com.sg