The gateway also creates a network around your home or office without the messy wires. So now everyone can be online at the same time from almost anywhere in a typical home or small office. This allows you to access the 3G network as Telstra Next G™ (Australia) making it easy for you to watch movies and download music, without the need for a fixed internet connection.
The BigPond 21 Home Network Gateway has a 300Mbps/11n wireless access point, four 10/100 Ethernet ports and features state of the art security features such as WPA data encryption, SPI Firewall and VPN pass through. This feature packed unit allows you to quickly create a secure wireless 300Mbps/11n network and provide access to the Internet using the 3G Network. The BigPond 3G21WB Home Gateway provides a fast wireless broadband network with greater coverage than any other wireless broadband network all over the world.
BigPond is an Australian Internet service provider and is a product of Telstra. also is Australia's largest ISP and based in Melbourne. Through Telstra's Next G network, Bigpond provides the largest wireless network coverage in Australia, reaching 99% of the population. Download speeds range from 256 kbit/s to 3.5 Mbit/s in regional and interurban areas, and up to 7 Mbit/s in metropolitan and city areas. Currently the network has a maximum speed capability of 21 Mbit/s, although typical speeds vary from 256 kbit/s - 3.6 Mbit/s. BigPond also provides wireless 'hot spots'.
On the 10th of March 2009 Telstra announced that they would be upgrading their HFC cable network to allow for peak speeds of 100Mbit/s. Melbourne is the first of five cities to receive the upgrade which was due to be completed by Christmas. The upgrade will take peak download speeds from 17 - 30Mbit/s to 100Mbit/s and will be achieved by changing to the DOCSIS 3.0 standard. The Ultimate Broadband service launched on December 1, 2009 and is available in Melbourne, offering download speeds of 100Mbit/s. Telstra CEO, Sol Trujillo, said that the network will be "capable of speeds of up to 200Mbit/s" after further upgrades in the future.
|Unlocked||Yes. ready to use with global services.|
|Data Speed||Download up to 21.6 Mbps, Upload up to 5.76 Mbps.|
|Ports||2 x USB 2.0 4 x LAN.|
|Antena||Internal antenna. External antenna slot.|
|Supported Systems||Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7.|
WEP/WPA/WPA2 and 802.1x .
Bigpond 3G21WB 3.5G Router
|Warranty||12 Months Manufacturer Warranty|