How The Ericsson W35 Works!
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The Ericsson W35 is a Mobile Broadband Router for the GSM to 3G (UMTS, HSPA, WCDMA) Services provided by US and Worldwide Cellular Carriers. Well that’s a lot of techno terms – so what can it do for me?
The Ericsson W35, formerly called a Fixed Cellular Terminal, is a Router for Cellular Voice and Internet Services … much like what you get with laptop data cards that are commonly sold with an Internet Plan for Cellular Telephone Companies. The advantage of the W35, and the primary reason it’s popular on Marine Vessels (Sail and Motor Yachts), is that it is an Internet Sharing Device. That means that – rather than having 3G Cellular Internet on one laptop computer, you can share it to multiple computers either via common wired (plug in) network connectors or via WiFi wireless network methods. It’s also a Cellular Voice Sharing Device. That’s possible because it has a Analog Telephone Adaptor (ATA) functionality built-in to it. That allows normal analog telephone sets, or even a PBX system in an office (or on a boat) to share the “Cellular Line” voice service with multiple Extension Telephone Sets in an office or yacht premises.
The Ericsson W35, as you will see from the picture above, also allows the sharing of USB devices on the computer network that is created by the unit. This means that you can attach Hard Disk Drive Storage devices or Printers to have them shared to computers on the premises.
The Ericsson W35 must have a cellular plan with a compatible cellular carrier. The unit is backward compatible through GSM, GPRS (Internet), EDGE (Internet) – as well as the more modern UMTS, HSPA, HSDPA, HSUPA technologies. All you need is a Sim Card with Service Activated from your home cellular carrier company. You can also use Sim Cards with many compatible cellular networks worldwide if you travel, which our yacht – marine customers definately do.
You will want to be sure to get an additional “Data Roaming” package from your carrier to make sure that you don’t run into expensive roaming on Data/Internet when you travel outside your home country, either that or disable the Data / Internet part of the Ericsson W35 unit.
The Ericsson W35 is a very small unit, self-contained, and acts as a Fast Internet Router and Cellular Voice Telephone Router. It creates its own WiFi Wireless Network as well as its own Wired (Fast Ethernet – CAT5) Network. It is quite expandable for plugging into an existing Local Area Network (LAN) network … or for extending it out to a new network with additional wired connections and Wireless WiFi Access Points.
So, you’ll see that it’s a quite versatile piece of equipment – quite capable of keeping you connected – wherever you go – or wherever you are as the Ericsson video says. On marine vessels it’s very good for places where there’s no Public WiFi Hotspot to link up to. It basically turns your premises (or boat) into its own WiFi Hotspot. With Cellular Internet (and voice) as the provider.
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Ericsson W35 released in the USA. This you’ve gotta SEE!!
Better looking presentation than W25 (you might not want to
hide this one in the Doghouse!) + High Speed Upload which
the W25 did not have.