Sierra Wireless 753s Mobile Hotspot Review
The AirCard 753S is a new mobile hotspot device to come from Sierra Wireless. The device is exactly the same as the 754s except it doesn't support 4G LTE networks, only 3G networks.
The 753s supports Dual Carrier HSPA+ network which gives it a theoretical maximum download speed of 42Mbps and upload speed of 5.76Mbps.
As with other mobile hotspots the 753s will support up to 5 WiFi enabled devices.
Currently the 753s can be purchased from the following mobile network operators:
Australia: Telstra - Ultimate Mobile Wi-Fi
Australia: BigPond - Ultimate Mobile Wi-Fi
Devices purchased from network operators will be locked. The unlocking solution can be purchased from 753s Mobile Hotspot Unlock. Once unlocked the device will work with SIM cards from any network operator.
Using the AirCard 753s is very straight forward with no software or drivers to install. Administration can be performed from any device with a web browser.
The LCD displays the usual information, such as: WiFi access information, battery life, network signal strength, network type and the number of devices connected.
Network Technology: Dual Carrier HSPA+, HSPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
Frequency Bands: UMTS 850/1900/2100 MHz
Antenna Diversity Support: No
Form Factor: Mobile Hotspot
System Requirements: Web browser may be required for first time setup
Device Dimensions: 57 mm x 96 mm x 16.5 mm
Max Uplink Speed: 5.76 Mbps
Max Downlink Speed: 42 Mbps
Optional External Antenna: Yes – 2 * TS9 connectors
Additional Features: GPS
MicroSD Slot: Yes, up to 32GB
Wi-Fi Supported: 802.11 b/g/n
Author: Robert Cutts