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I've been spending quite a bit of time working over in the Republic of Ireland (Co. Donegal) at the moment. There's no terrestrial ADSL but there is a fairly usable 3G/HSDPA service from Three Mobile Ireland.

I'm wondering if there are any StackOverflow users that reside in the Republic of Ireland who are using Three Mobile's 3G 3Pay mobile broadband service with either a Billion 3G router (the 7402NX or 7402GX/GXL) or the Dovado UMR? If so, does the Huawei E160G dongle work with these products without any problems?

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I think you should buy a single device and without USB. I am using the same company ("3"), but not in Ireland, and I am using Ericsson’s W21 3G Router. There is nothing to install on the client computer: this router has 4 normal Ethernet outputs and wireless (WLAN/Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11b/g.). It is also more secure.

I have used this device for nearly 2 years and it works great. For my marginal geographical location I get up to 1.5 MBit/s. The only gotcha is that 2G should be disabled; otherwise it will switch to 2G when 3G falls out for a brief moment and stay there until a power cycle...

(This answer has been sent through the W21...)

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Thanks for the reply, I didn't think I'd see one so quickly. The Ericsson looks ace and the tool for the job, but I'm on a budget of max GBP160.00. Where did you buy yours? –  Kev Aug 25 '09 at 0:54
    
I bought it at the same time as the original subscription (from the "3" company). But as far as I know they no longer sell the W21. Perhaps there is a similar less costly device from another manufacturer (?). –  Peter Mortensen Aug 25 '09 at 7:14
    
I've hunted high and low. I think I'll suck it and see with the Billion 7402NX :) –  Kev Aug 25 '09 at 9:32
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I bought the Billion 7402NX, works a treat. Also didn't notice the Draytek 2800 I have in Scotland supports 3G dongles. Could've saved some money but at least the place in Ireland is WiFi enabled now. –  Kev Nov 7 '09 at 19:02
    
Product page for Billion BiPAC 7402NX: billion.com/product/3g/… –  Peter Mortensen Nov 9 '09 at 17:57

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