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New Motorola WiMAX USB Adaptor

With WiMAX network rollouts around the corner (still waiting for more details there), it’s nice to see more WiMAX consumer devices queued up for market launch. Motorola adds to the list today with a new WiMAX USB adaptor for laptops, the Motorola USBw 100. Remember when we used to get external wireless cards for our laptops to use with Wi-Fi networks? This is the same idea, except we’re talking about mobile broadband now. You won’t need a hotspot. Instead, entire cities will be lit up with WiMAX connectivity. The USBw 100 will let you tap into the network everywhere it’s active.


  • Three versions available for WiMAX networks operating on different frequencies – 2.3GHz, 2.5GHz and 3.5GHz
  • Includes “multiple antenna technology” for increased reception
  • Expected to be available in the fourth quarter

Bonus photo after the jump.

Here’s a photo I snapped back in May of the concept version of this Motorola USB adaptor. Not a bad upgrade in four months.

5 Responses

  1. […] New Motorola WiMAX USB Adaptor: Connected Home 2 Go […]

  2. […] is built on the Motorola WTM1000 WiMAX chipset and will be demoed at WiMAX World, along with the WiMAX USB adaptor, next […]

  3. […] early at the Smart Home this afternoon landed me a prototype Motorola USB WiMAX adaptor. I’m officially online via WiMAX now, uploading photos as quickly as I can before the official […]

  4. […] modem with one voice port, very similar to the CPEi 775. The USBw 200 is a PC adapter much like the USBw 100 I carry around, except it uses less power – less than 1.5 watts at peak […]

  5. Question will the USB w 25100 model WiMAX USB adapter work with a vista operating system and if so are there any special instruction steps that need to take place

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