I have the Autonet Router, i got it through the Dodge dealership in 2009
I have used it in places that i didn't have cell phone service
I wouldn't say that it runs at about 3G, but it works well enough to do what i need it to do. I can be somewhere about 100 feet from the router & still use it
My unit has dual antennas & it sits under the back seat on the passenger side
My router is at least 4 years old & when the current contract with Autonet is up, i may not renew it, i am considering other options.
Originally hardly anyone had wi-fi in vehicles, now almost half of the truckers that i work for have wi-fi in the semi truck, as well as Fax machine & printer.
Most motels didn't have it, i always stayed at a Motel 6 because i could pay $2 & get online for 12 hours. Now finding a place to stay over night that has wi-fi is common place, some don't even charge for it
The cost per month for my wi-fi is $29 i believe, but if i go over a certain number of hours, it jumps another $20 ?? I believe the service is through Verizon. I don't deal with Verizon, everything is through Autonet & customer service is good.
I had to purchase my wi-fi router & it was more expensive then any phone that i knew about back then.
Now you can buy a phone that has internet for just a bit more then what i originally paid for mine & you can get a unlimited plan, my friends that have that type of phone, just go online & talk to the phone to find whatever they want.
What i don't know is if you can hook a cell phone up to a machine that is a Fax/Printer
In today's world, i would only consider buying a wi-fi router for a vehicle, if i was a construction contractor that worked out in the boondocks & i couldn't get into the local town & back during lunch time or longer
This is what i have,
I have seriously thought about buying something like a inverter or converter.
115 vac to 12 vdc , so that i could take the wi-fi out of my truck & take it into places like my sisters house that doesn't have internet, then plug into a power source & then plug in the wi-fi router, so that i could get online when i am staying there at night, instead of having to sit in my truck or close to it & having to have the ignition key in the ACC. position
What i would need to know is what AMPs the wi-fi router uses, i am not in any way a electrician & i keep forgetting to ask someone who could tell me