Asus just announced what could be the world’s smallest router. If you look at the device, it looks just like one of their USB to LAN adapter which they include with every Zenbook they ship.
This little device basically makes any wired internet connection into a small WiFi hotspot. This is especially useful when you check into a hotel that only offers wired internet in the rooms. Just plug the RJ45 into the port and it re-transmits the internet connection over WiFi.
Asus WL-330NUL specifications:
Interface: 1 x 100/10Mbps WAN, 1 x USB 2.0
Antenna: 1 x internal
Operating frequency: 2.4GHz
Data rate: 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi at up to 150Mbps
Encryption: 64-bit/128-bit WEP, WPA/WPA2-PSK
Management: one click setup and management, WL-330NUL Ultra-Link utility, web-based administration, DHCP server, NAT firewall
Power adapter AC input: 110V-240V (50-60Hz)
USB output: 5V with max 1A current
Dimensions: 6.5cm x 2cm x 1.5cm
The device is powered via a USB port so you’ll have to plug it into a wall socket (box comes with a wall charger as well). Asus Philippines indicates they will release this locally sometime in February but did not say what the retail price is.