Battery life on the Vodafone R206 modem
The Huawei R206 modem will give up to 4 hours surfing with 5 users connected and will last on standby for 100 hours. The R206 is available for £19 on Pay monthly data plans and £45 on PAYG plans.
Vodafone R206 modem review
The biggest problem with mobile broadband dongles is they only work with devices that have a USB socket meaning your iphone, tablet, PSP, ipod touch and many other devices can't get wifi through a dongle. The Huawei R206 from Vodafone lets you connect upto 5 devices to its wifi connection giving you many more options.
The R206 even has a memory card slot so that you can share files over your Wi-Fi network with other users. If you are a Vodafone customer and want mobile wifi then this is the only option open to you at present. No doubt in the future 4G will be rolled out but until then this is a perfectly capable device.
The R206 can also help you in business. You can create a temporary hotspot to share your internet connection with mobile workgroups allowing shared internet access. This is most useful whilst on site visits and away from the office. This is a big advantage over a mobile dongle.
To charge your R206 Vodafone has included both USB and mains adaptors in the box. The device is battery, mains or USB powered, and this flexibility allows the device to be positioned for best mobile coverage. After 10 minutes without any users connected to the Vodafone R206 Mobile Wi-Fi (via Wi-Fi or USB cable), the device will go into sleep mode.
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To use the Vodafone Mobile Wi-Fi R206 you need a device with Wi-Fi capability (supporting WiFi 802.11 b/g) and an internet browser for further device conﬁguration.
The Vodafone R206 Mobile Wi-Fi is designed to be quick and simple to start using and does not require the user to have a great technical knowledge. After ten minutes without any users connected to the Vodafone Mobile Wi-Fi (via Wi-Fi or USB cable), the device will go into sleep mode.