When this little router (from Netronix) was sent over the other week, I was surprised at how small it was. I brought it during my recent trip to Putrajaya, Malaysia and proved to be very useful when we stayed at the Marriott Hotel.
This router has been shrunk to the size of a Kit-kat chocolate bar, measuring only 15.mm in thickness and approximately 7.5cm x 6cm across which is a little smaller than a standard calling card.
The router is IEEE 802.11 b/g/n compliant and can reach speeds of up to 150Mbps on wireless and 10/100Mbps on LAN. There’s a little switch on the side that you can trigger to have it work in router mode, AP mode or Client mode.
At the back is the mini-USB socket for power, a LAN port and WAN port (RJ45 socket). The LAN port is useful when I hook it up to a media player (for torrents and NAS) while bridging the WiFi in my apartment.
Up at front are the LED lights for LAN, WAN, WiFi, WPS and Power and that’s pretty much all you get.
Setting up the router was fairly easy and straight-forward. The web admin panel is accessible via the device’s IP address and you can use the simple, built-in setup wizard to configure the router to whatever mode you want it to run.
Best of all is that it’s very small, light-weight and handy. It’s now become part of my gadget travel kit whenever I go on trips.
The Netronix DSW142c sells for about Php1,200 in online stores like Hot Gadgets. You can check out the more information on their Sulit listing here.
Disclosure: Hot Gadgets provided us with the item for review.