A New Hotel Wi-Fi Distributor Dongle – The Asus WL-330 N150

Asus-hotspotPretty much exactly one year ago I had a post about a new handy little gadget from Edimax to distribute the hotel Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection to all my devices. It's convenient, I don't have to type in passwords on all devices and in case I have no choice but having to select a hotel with paid Wi-Fi a single payment enables access for all devices. Over time I came to use the little Wi-Fi router a lot but it has its quirks and I often ended up pressing the factory reset button and fiddling around with the configuration for a while before I got it working. At some point I felt it was time to have a look if there are other alternatives available in the meantime. And indeed there are now.

In the end I chose the Asus WL-330 N150 as it is almost as small as the previous one and cost around €30. So far it does its job quite well. Setting it up for use when arriving at the hotel is still a bit tricky. The average user wouldn't have a lot of fun with it as the device is sometimes a bit slow to react before the web based interface shows up and does what was requested. But once set up the Wi-Fi connectivity seems to be stable, at least in the two hotels I've tried it out so far.

So let's see if this one is more stable than the last one.

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  1. did you look at the various devices available from tp-link like the TL-WR702N or the TL-MR3040 before settling on the asus?

    i bought the edimax based on your recommendation and like you i’ve been underwhelmed by its usability. still looking …

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