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WiFi for your car/truck?? Anyone have this?

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Old 08-11-2009, 02:27 PM
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Arrow WiFi for your car/truck?? Anyone have this?

I am thinking about buying this router from autonet.com it just went onsale to $199 with a rebate or something ...Does anyone have this thing?I heard it's better than the new MiFi little portable one ...Obviously if Cadillac and VW and Chrysler are backing them it must be pretty good...I just want some first hand knowledge from someone that has used it before I buy..Anyone???Anyone with a Town and Country or something similar tried it?
 
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Old 08-11-2009, 02:44 PM
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I have installed a few U get a 30 foot range and I think up to 4 laptop can be on at once.
as for speed performance that will vary bast off cell signal and so on.
 
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Old 08-11-2009, 03:03 PM
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Arrow hmmm

Weird.. I think you may be uninformed .. or maybe we are tlaking about the wrong product.... it says on the website that it works 100-150 ft around the vehicle and you can connect as many devices to it as you like.You installed some .. did you ever take the car for a spin around the block and see how it worked while moving? thats the key....cell cards won't stay connected while moving.
 
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:00 PM
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yeah same thing I have installed a few of them already the distance is 150 feet they wanted the best range with in 30 feet but that's just what the sheet I had was. It was not working unless u have the service enabled already.
 
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Ok that makes sense .... cool you had me worried for a sec that it only worked like 30 feet around the car .. that would be lame.
 
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After seeing this video ... I have decided it looks pretty damn awesome ...
I'm gonna order one today and I'll report back.

http://cnettv.cnet.com/autonet-mobil...-50074938.html
 
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Old 08-24-2009, 02:54 PM
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plz do I have one still in the box just have not installed it.
Might sell it.
 
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Old 09-02-2009, 11:26 AM
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Getting my WiFi router installed today.... I'll report back and let you know what I think.
 
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Old 09-11-2009, 11:27 AM
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Ok so ... I got my router installed and working! Here is my review with the experience so far.

Delivery- Came fast and easy.. I ordered from Amazon.com and the cost after rebate was a little over $200.00 ! $386.94 plus tax with a $200 rebate!

Installation- I had my local stereo store install it under my seat for $50! They told me it took about 30 min!

Performance- I would say Autonet is pretty spot on with what they claim. It seems to work seemlessly while in motion.... MUCH better than my cell card did. I am able to stream pandora without choppyness or lag ... I will say that every now and then you may get a second of hiccup but it's not enough to annoy you.... like once every 30 minutes.
Video streaming also works pretty good... granted it's still a 3g connection so the loading can be a little cumbersome but once it's starts streaming I have noticed very little hiccuping. It's for sure better than a cell card.

Range-Autonetmobile claims you can use it up to 150 ft from the vehicle and I would say this is accurate. I didn't bust out a tape measure but I was about 120-140 ft away with no problems.

All in all I would say I feel really good about the price and the performance... in the long run it will save me money for sure ... my cell card was costing me about $80 per month on average and Autonet is $29 FLAT rate. No taxes, no overages, no roaming.

I am definitely excited to road trip it up now!!!!
 
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