Inside every car is a dream… A dream that one day, someone will install a 3G wireless router so that they can always be online. This week, we make that dream a reality for the GizMod Rukus.
Using a BigPond wireless gateway, which connects to the Internet using Telstra’s NextG network, we’re able to give the Rukus a wireless hotspot inside the car. The best part about using this wireless modem – as opposed to a USB dongle, for example – is that this gives us ethernet ports as well, which is going to prove very useful when we get to the next install. The gateway is running off the car’s 12V power system, which is convenient for power management.