Novatel Wireless has recently launched MiFi, a mini router that will let you create a Wi-Fi hotspot using a mobile broadband network like 3G or EVDO. These mobile routers are the size of a couple of stacked credit cards and let you turn a 3G connection into WiFi so you can use it with your WiFi gadgets, laptop or simply share with your family or colleagues. Operators will sell these routers for about $200.

Of course with the upcoming Fonera 2.0 you’ll be able to build your own mobile WiFi hotspot just plugging a 3G USB modem (like the ones Vodafone or AT&T give you when you sign up for mobile broadband) into the Fonera’s USB port, like  John Crispin from Fon shows in this video. A much cheaper an powerful solution, although not as portable.

Another great alternative is using FonJoikuSpot that we developed with our friends at JoikuSoft, offering an easy solution to turn your Nokia 3G mobile phone into a WiFi hotspot, to get rid of bluetooth or USB cables to connect with your PC and share your mobile connection with your friends.

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FONfanatic on January 22, 2009  · 

Alas FON hasn´t still been able to answer to the eternal matter whether it is legal to resell internet broadwidth. Most willing people don´t dare to put on a FON hotspot over here in the Netherlands because of their fears of being in trouble with their ISP.

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FONfanatic on January 22, 2009  · 

Excuse me. Read bandwidth instead of broadwidth. Not every bandwidth means broadband! 😉

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