Wireless Broadband

MobileBroadband/MiFi Service and Providers

Cellular-based wireless Internet connections can provide access to the Internet for your laptop when an ethernet connection (wireless or wired) is not available. This type of wireless access is called MobileBroadBand or MiFi; it requires both a wireless aircard and a wireless service plan. Connection speeds are generally faster than dial-up connections and slower than ethernet connections; speeds vary depending on global and regional location and proximity to the cell site. Major cities usually have fast connections available.

The Lab's two providers of wireless Internet access are Verizon Wireless and AT&T Wireless and both are international ready.  For more detailed coverage information use the following links:

Wireless Aircards

New laptops can be purchased with an integrated internal aircard, specific to one of the three Cellular service providers' networks. If you already own a laptop with a built-in aircard or are considering purchasing one, TSC can set-up and activate wireless service for it. Integrated internal aircards eliminate the need for an external aircard, although they may not always be upgradeable if and when changes are made to a network's hardware or protocols.

For more detailed information about Wireless aircards, contact Adams Lee, TSC@lbl.gov, or ext 7997.

AT&T Service Wireless Aircards

 


AT&T Mobile Hotspot Mifi Unite Pro

  • $44.99/month unlimited usage, includes TSC $7.00 billing surcharge (does not include Procurement burden or vendor taxes and fees)
  • Free Mifi card
  • Avg. data download speeds up to 15 Mbps on LTE, upload speed 350-500 kbps
  • VPN pass through
  • Operating Systems: Windows XP, Vista, and Apple/Macintosh
  • Up to 15 users can log on
  • Password protection
  • Battery: Removable lithium 1150 mAH battery; battery life: 16 hrs typical usage (one client), 16 days standby
  • Dimensions: 4.41" x 2.68" x .75"; Weight 3.6 oz.
  • No CD or software necessary/Easy install
  • International capable. Contact TSC@lbl.gov to activate international service prior to travel.

Verizon Service Wireless Aircards

Verizon Jet Pack AC791L

  • $44.99/month unlimited usage, includes TSC $7.00 billing surcharge (does not include Procurement burden or vendor taxes and fees)
  • Free Mifi card
  • Avg. data download speeds up to 15 on LTE, upload speed 350-500 kbps
  • VPN pass through
  • Operating Systems: Windows 2000, XP, Vista, and Apple/Macintosh
  • Up to 15 users can log on
  • Password protection
  • Battery: Removable lithium 1150 mAH battery; battery life: 24 hrs typical usage (one client), 27 days standby
  • Dimensions: 4.33" x 2.69" x ..75"; Weight 3.17 oz.
  • No CD or software necessary/Easy install
  • International capable. Contact TSC@lbl.gov to activate international service prior to travel.

 

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