My goal is to try to use FreedomPop, the new free WiMax ISP, with a normal router. I’m wondering whether the CLEAR Stick Atlas / FreedomPop Freedom Stick – Bolt / NetZero4G STICK / PXU1960 USB dongle can be used with a router that has Tomato by Shibby firmware. The unit's user guide can be downloaded from CLEAR's site. On page 13 it states, "Computer or device must include a standard USB port and support for Remote Network Driver Interface Specification (RNDIS) or Communication Device Class (CDC) devices." I want to use this USB dongle in conjunction with a router that has Ethernet ports. Unfortunately, the CLEAR Spot Voyager / Freedom Spot - Photon / NetZero4G HOTSPOT / IFM-910CW doesn't feature LAN ports. Maybe a TP-LINK 3G/4G router might do the trick.
Your best bet will be a Cradlepoint 3G/4G router. They have fantastic support for many, many modems and feature 1-4 ports depending upon model. Online ordering is available from www.3gstore.com and information is available at www.cradlepoint.com.
I was also considering this, (I already have the FreedomPop USB dongle) but want to convert it into a portable wifi hotspot.
I was considering using the TP-Link TL-MR3040 but was wondering if anyone knows if it would be compatible with this dongle. TP-Link doesn't list any of the dongles from this manufacturer as officially supported in their documentation.
While I think the TP-Link wins on aesthetics and pricepoint, I was considering using any of the following travel routers if someone knows if they work or can be flashed to work with the FreedomPop USB dongle: