February 9, 2011 8 Comments
Well here we go again. In a meeting last week we found out that our newest campus was going to meet at a different location in a couple of weeks. No big deal, everything is meant to be set up and torn down every Sunday. Oh wait, there’s a catch. No network drops will be available for us to plug-in Check-in a Box for our children’s ministry. Solution….. Check-in a Box 2.0
In reality, all we did was switch out the wireless router and add a mifi card. The difference is, the new router is amazing.
The MBR1200 – Failsafe Gigabit N Router for Mobile Broadband works like a normal wireless router, but can connect to a 3G or 4G mobile device. Check out the product page here. The router has a very impressive web interface where you can pretty much adjust any aspect of the device that you want. It also accepts a plethora of mobile broadband devices (tethering phones, usb dongles, and pci cards). Another nice feature was that after plugging the router in, it said, “Good Morning Michael.”
When running check-in on all 4 Duo’s going across the mifi there was some substantial slowness, but it worked. For a more long-term solution we would like to purchase a 4G unit to connect to it. Either way, it’s a great way to run check-in when you have no network drops available. Can you say outside at a sports camp?