Autonet Mobile KT-ANMRTR-04 Router

Portable router and dock — provides wireless Internet service for your car

  • Autonet Mobile KT-ANMRTR-04 Router


  • Autonet Mobile KT-ANMRTR-04 Router

  • Autonet Mobile KT-ANMRTR-04 Router

  • Autonet Mobile KT-ANMRTR-04 Router

  • Autonet Mobile KT-ANMRTR-04 Router

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by Ken Nail

Autonet Mobile's router combines 3G and Wi-Fi technology to turn your vehicle into a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. You'll be able to use the Internet to stay on top of your e-mail, access your favorite websites, listen to Internet radio, and stay in touch with your favorite social networking applications, almost anywhere you choose to roam. "Road trip" takes on a whole new set of possibilities.

Docking station for security and use in multiple vehicles
Just hardwire the included dock to your vehicle's electrical system, then slide router into the dock for use in your car. Add an additional docking station to a second vehicle and you can easily transfer Internet service from one car to another. When you're leaving your vehicle unattended, you can remove the router from the dock to store in a more secure spot.

The technology
The router uses the latest 3G EVDO wireless technology to provide you with a high-speed Internet connection. Autonet Mobile's TRU Technology® keeps the connection constant, smoothly handling transitions from one cell tower to the next, minimizing dropped connections. The router works simultaneously on the commonly used 802.11b and 802.11g network protocols, so you'll have no problem using your favorite Wi-Fi devices.

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The possibilities
Install the router in a convenient spot in your car, and you're all set. With your car functioning as a mobile hotspot, you can let up to 10 Mac or PC users log on when they're within 150 feet. If your business is in the field, multiple users at your job site can connect to the Internet, so they can upload photos, look up blueprints, check e-mail, and schedule appointments — all at the same time.

If you're traveling for pleasure, the ride will be a lot more pleasant. Kids can play online games, or connect PS3 and other Wi-Fi enabled gaming devices to enjoy multi-player games with their friends. Tune into commercial-free Internet radio stations with your laptop, then plug the output into your car's auxiliary input for streaming music content. The possibilities are nearly endless.

Keep track of your car and more
Autonet's Find My Car feature constantly tracks the location of your vehicle so you always know where it is. Just login to our secure and convenient web site to locate your vehicle. It's a great way to help recover a stolen car or keep track of where your loved ones are.

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Use a Geo Fence to make sure your car or vehicle is staying out of trouble. Geo Fence lets you define multiple virtual geographical areas to ensure vehicles are in the right locations — you can even modify Geo Fences based on time of day. You'll get a notification when your car goes where it's not supposed to be.

The fine print
Autonet Mobile requires a one-year agreement, but doesn't charge overage fees, taxes, or any surcharges in your monthly bill. Sign up for one of the two service plans based on your needs, and you'll be charged a flat monthly fee of $29.95 or $59.95 depending on your level of service.

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    General features
    • mobile Wi-Fi router, works with laptops, portable gaming devices, smart phones, and any other Wi-Fi enabled devices
    • easily removable from your vehicle — car docking station included
    • ethernet connection for hardwiring a computer
    • employs 3G EVDO/2.5g 1xRRT wireless connectivity technology
    • works with IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g network protocols
    • supports WEP encryption, MAC address restriction, or WAN port restriction for security
    • compatible with Mac or PC computers
    • allows 10 Wi-Fi connections simultaneously
    • 150-foot range
    Other features:

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    • Autonet Mobile In-Car Wi-Fi Router with attached 8" antenna
    • Cradle with attached 7.5" harness (router is installed in the cradle)
    • 13.5" Wiring harness
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    Overview: The Autonet Mobile Wi-Fi Router combines 3G and Wi-Fi technology to turn your vehicle into a Wi-Fi hotspot using Autonet Mobile's internet service (1-year service plan required). The Autonet Mobile Wi-Fi Router allows you to connect multiple Wi-Fi enabled portable devices (such as iPod touch, iPhone, PDA, smart phone, Sony PSP, or laptop), so you can surf the web, upload and download files from secure websites, download applications, watch YouTube videos, play games, check e-mail, or stay connected to a social network inside your vehicle (or up to between 100 and 150ft outside of it).

    3G Network: The Autonet Mobile Wi-Fi Router runs over both 3G and 2.5G cellular data networks to give you broadband speed and expansive coverage over the entire United States. Over the 3G network, download speeds average from 400kps-800kps and upload speeds range from 128kps-300kps. When not on 3G, the average download is 120kps-200kps and 50kps-100kps for upload.

    Wi-Fi Connection: The Autonet Mobile Wi-Fi router uses Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g) technology to wirelessly communicate to your Wi-Fi enabled portable device. The Wi-Fi router has a range of up to 150ft, and can communicate with up to 10 Wi-Fi enabled devices.

    Antenna: The Autonet Mobile Wi-Fi Router features a single adjustable antenna that is capable of being positioned at 0, 45, and 90 degrees and rotated for best reception.

    TRU Technology: The Autonet Mobile Router is designed to keep you from losing connection to its 3G network even when you are traveling between cell towers, through tunnels, and in areas of poor signal. Autonet Mobile uses TRU technology, which provides for an uninterrupted connection while in motion. Autonet's proprietary technology eliminates session, link, and content failure critical to moving vehicle and long TCP sessions, VPN's, and Music.

    Secure Connection: The Autonet Mobile router's Wi-Fi connection is secured with WEP encryption, MAC address restriction, or WAN port restriction. It also supports VPN pass-through. WPA2 will be available in the future.

    Operating System: The Autonet Mobile Wi-Fi Router works with any operating system, including Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Solaris.

    Installation: The Autonet Mobile Wi-Fi Router features a docking cradle that can be mounted inside your vehicle (mounting screws not included), and hardwired to your vehicle's power and ground wiring. A 2-pin harness (power/ground) attached to the cradle, and 2-pin harness extension to supply the unit with 12-volt power and ground.

    Portability: Additional docking cradles can be purchased (item # 087ASYDOCK) and installed in other vehicles, allowing you to transfer the Autonet Mobile Wi-Fi Router from vehicle-to-vehicle. No additional service contracts are required for the other vehicles.

    Autonet Mobile Service: The Autonet Mobile Wi-Fi Router requires a 1-year service contract with a monthly service plan through Autonet Mobile. Autonet Mobile offers two affordable flat-rate data plans:

    • $29.95 provides up to 1GB of data per month
    • $59.95 provides up to 5GB of data per month

    Note: There is a one time $35.00 activation fee.

    Data Usage: Here is what you can do with 1GB or 5GB of data per month:

      Approximate File Size Approximate Volume at 1GB ($29.95/month) Approximate Volume at 5GB ($59.95/month)
    E-mail (1 text page w/o attachments) 3kb >350,000 e-mails >1.7 million e-mails
    Typical Web Page Lookup 150kb >6,000 pages >30,000 pages
    Photo (low-resolution digital photo) 500kb >2,000 photos >10,000 photos
    Music (3-minute song) 4mb >240 songs >1,200 songs

    Note: Actual usage volumes and sizes of data applications vary widely.

    My Autonet Mobile: My Autonet Mobile is an online program that will help you to take a closer look at the router's usage. You will be able to track your router's usage statistics and be able to set a notification limit, so you can receive an e-mail if any of the router's total traffic exceeds the limit you set.

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    Autonet Mobile KT-ANMRTR-04 Router

    Written By Joe K, Saxonburg, PA on Thursday, August 15, 2013
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    This unit failed to provide even mediocre results compared to regular 3G on my IPhone. after over 8 times with service support, when switching to another car, no internet speed or even ability to open in three or four minutes would occur. yet when switching back to 3G, the response was very quick. an IPad with 3G is a much better choice.
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    Written By Blaorkyke@yahoo.com, Jackson wy on Sunday, May 19, 2013
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    Works great even in a remote location such as Jackson
    Some spots don't get any Internet if your phone does not have service.
    7 out of 9 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Autonet Mobile KT-ANMRTR-04 Router

    Written By Tom, TX on Saturday, April 02, 2011
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    Performs as stated. Would not use full time but for travel/rving it allows you to stay
    25 out of 25 people found this helpful
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    1 out of 5

    does not connect easily, very poor coverage. I would not recommend

    Written By CRW, New York on Monday, March 21, 2011
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    Does not provide coverage even though signal strength on other devices are high. Customer service is on Pacific Time, so not easy to reach and long wait times.
    21 out of 34 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Autonet Mobile KT-ANMRTR-04 Router

    Written By RichardV, Los Angeles, CA on Monday, September 13, 2010
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    Great product. Everywere I go it works.
    23 out of 37 people found this helpful
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    1 question already asked

    i would like to know do i need to pay monthly charges for the mobile router or the money we paying is for free wifi ?? and is it a strong signal ?? [ Figgy  Apr 07, 2014 ]
    1 answer
    • The Autonet Mobile Wi-Fi Router requires a 1-year service contract with a monthly service plan through Autonet Mobile. Autonet Mobile offers two affordable flat-rate data plans: $29.95 provides up to 1GB of data per month $59.95 provides up to 5GB of data per month [ Jeff Staff  Apr 09, 2014 ]

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