DOVADO Registered User
#1

Hello Ireland!

We are here to assist or answer any questions to you may have regarding the USB Mobile Broadband Router (UMR) for 3G.

All the best,

Team DOVADO!

hazbot Registered User
#2

Hi,

I just went back to Infoferenda to buy a UMR, but there seems to be an extra €26 charge added now for a UK power supply. What kind of PSU does it normally come with?

DOVADO Registered User
#3

hazbot said:
Hi,

I just went back to Infoferenda to buy a UMR, but there seems to be an extra €26 charge added now for a UK power supply. What kind of PSU does it normally come with?


Hi!

That's nothing to worry about. I'll ask them to rephrase it. It is only an additional power supply for DC-DC scenarios (ie, in-vehicle useage). The regular AC/DC adaptor is already included in the packaging.

watty Registered User
#4

So the power jack socket on UMR doesn't work for 10.5V to 15V (i.e. direct to car) like the Netgear and Linksys 3G routers do? The Dovado I've used works direct off car without DC-DC converter. Or is the DC-DC adaptor for 21V to 30V (24V truck/bus systems)?


(Draytek, Dlink and a couple of others make decent 3G/EDGE/HSDPA routers too).

Many models have varients of firmware for EVDO (USA), IPW (Whoosh, Austrailia/ T-Mobile, Czech) and Flash (Slovakia/Finland) as alternates to GSM/EDGE/3G/UMTS/HSDPA model.

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DOVADO Registered User
#5

watty said:
So the power jack socket on UMR doesn't work for 10.5V to 15V (i.e. direct to car) like the Netgear and Linksys 3G routers do? The Dovado I've used works direct off car without DC-DC converter. Or is the DC-DC adaptor for 21V to 30V (24V truck/bus systems)?


(Draytek, Dlink and a couple of others make decent 3G/EDGE/HSDPA routers too).

Many models have varients of firmware for EVDO (USA), IPW (Whoosh, Austrailia/ T-Mobile, Czech) and Flash (Slovakia/Finland) as alternates to GSM/EDGE/3G/UMTS/HSDPA model.



Hi Watty,

The UMR takes 12V directly.

We maintain one variant of firmware. The UMR supports 3G/HSPA as well as CDMA and we are also adding in further technologies, but the mainstream 3G is where the action is. We DO support FLASH-OFDM, iBurst and IPWireless in our other product, the WRG, which is PCMCIA based. The WRG also has 2 VoIP ports. All on same firmware.

You can see the list of supported modems here:

WRG: http://www.dovado.com/wrgmodems.html
UMR: http://www.dovado.com/umrmodems.html

Enjoy.

DOVADO Registered User
#6

hazbot said:
Hi,

I just went back to Infoferenda to buy a UMR, but there seems to be an extra €26 charge added now for a UK power supply. What kind of PSU does it normally come with?


Hazbot,

I've informed Infoferenda to revise their site regarding the PSU, and here's what's available now: http://www.infoferenda.eu/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=1&category_id=1&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=2

hazbot Registered User
#7

Thank you!

Although I already placed an order over the weekend so I'm not sure what version I'll get. Maybe they'll throw in the "UK-only" version when they see my shipping address.

I presume I can just use the EU one anyhow, with one of those little 2pin -> 3pin plastic adaptor blocks.

DOVADO Registered User
#8

hazbot said:
Thank you!

Although I already placed an order over the weekend so I'm not sure what version I'll get. Maybe they'll throw in the "UK-only" version when they see my shipping address.

I presume I can just use the EU one anyhow, with one of those little 2pin -> 3pin plastic adaptor blocks.


To make sure, you can always get in touch with them by phone, email or live chat and see if they can make sure they've added the right PSU. I'd get busy with that ASAP if I were you!

hazbot Registered User
#9

too late, it has already shipped


Another question: I have six network ports around the house, wired into an existing 8-port hub. It would be great if I could just plug that hub into one of the UMR lan ports. I realise there are tons of variables involved (type of hub, uplink ports, etc), but any idea if this will work?

Or will I have to throw out two of my six existing cables and just use all four lan ports on the UMR...

Either way I'll find out in a few days

DOVADO Registered User
#10

hazbot said:
too late, it has already shipped


Another question: I have six network ports around the house, wired into an existing 8-port hub. It would be great if I could just plug that hub into one of the UMR lan ports. I realise there are tons of variables involved (type of hub, uplink ports, etc), but any idea if this will work?

Or will I have to throw out two of my six existing cables and just use all four lan ports on the UMR...

Either way I'll find out in a few days


Should work just fine!

DOVADO Registered User
#11

New firmware releases can be downloaded from here: http://www.dovado.com/UMR_Firmware.html

You can sign up for email notification.

hazbot Registered User
#12

hi, my UMR arrived today. In case anyone else is wondering...

1) ordered Saturday from Infoferenda, arrived Thursday

2) mine came with two-prong Euro plug only so I had to use an adaptor

3) I was able to run a cable from my existing 8-port hub into one of the LAN ports on the UMR and everything connected just fine!


Setup took about five minutes and it works great with O2 Ireland. It's a really nice product.

Marlow Registered User
#13

Question for Dovado:

the website says something about a USB adaptor for the E870, so it can be used in the Dovado UMR.

Where would one obtain that adaptor ?

/Martin

DOVADO Registered User
#14

Marlow said:
Question for Dovado:

the website says something about a USB adaptor for the E870, so it can be used in the Dovado UMR.

Where would one obtain that adaptor ?

/Martin



Hi Marlow,

We have tested with the Novatel XUA-1 USB adaptor on both Novatel Wireless and Huawei Expresscards. It works well with both. The only ones we couldn't get to work with was the Option modems. They seem to require a bit more juice, which the XUA-1 just isn't providing.

http://www.infoferenda.eu/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&category_id=7&product_id=26&Itemid=2

Here's a demo video of that adaptor with a Novatel Wireless XU870 Expresscard.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olqqsTSyIAQ

There are other adaptors on the market if you fire up your Google, however, I do not know if they meet the requirements or not as we haven't tested them. Here's a couple of examples:

http://www.geekstuff4u.com/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=&products_id=678

http://www.synchrotech.com/product-usb/usb20_to_usb20_expresscards_host_adapter.html

Take note that the Huawei E870 is a 34mm wide card, meaning ExpressCard/34-slot

Deadly Delta Registered User
#15

Hi Dovado,

Just wondering, when purchasing the router there is also an add-on for 5.5dBi antenna, what advantage does this have? Does it boost 3G reception or boost Wi-fi signal? The reason i ask is because sometimes the 3G reception is a little weak where I am and i could do with something to improve it.

Thanks

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