just in time for the landing of iPhone 4 onto South Korea ..
over a year after the World’s firsts portable mobile WireLess Router KWI-B2200 known as egg,
egg 2 is now introduced from June 6th 2010 with basic improvements in : (compare)
- maximum 3 users at the same time
- 4 hours battery use
- size & weight 110 x 61.8 x 28.3mm, 150g
- oval egg design
KWD-B2300 “egg 2”
- wireless coverage increased two times
- maximum 7 people can use simultaniously
- removeable battery while lasting almost the same time
- size & weight 106 x 62 x 14.8mm, 120g
- shaped rectangle this time resembling an exterior 2.5″ Hard Disk drive
the new price is almost the same as the older model :
actually FREE hardware as long as you subscribe ONE year to KT telecommunications for
1GB monthly allowance costing W10,000 per month (other prices for 30GB and 50GB per month available)
plus a 14day free usage period while the hardware itself lists as W130,000 price tag .
[ Specifications for KWD-B2300 “egg 2” ]
– WiBro –
Standard : IEEE802.16e
Frequency Range : 2335~2355MHz
Channel Bandwidth : 8.75/ 10MHz
Access/Duplex : OFDMA/TDD
Maximum Tx Power : 23dBm @ Antenna Port
DL Modulation : QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM
UL Modulation : QPSK, 16QAM
Max Throughput (DL / UL) 30Mbps / 6 Mbps
– Wi-Fi –
Standard : IEEE802.11b/g/n
Frequency : 2.412~2.497Ghz
Channels : 1~13
Channel Bandwidth : 802.11b/g : 20MHz, 802.11n : 20/40MHz
RF Paths : 1 x RX / 1 x TX (1T1R)
Modulation : 80211b/DSSS (CCK, DQPSK, DBPSK)
. . . . . . . . . 802.11g/OFDM (64QAM, 16QAM, QPSK, BPSK)
. . . . . . . . . 802.11n/OFDM (64QAM, 16QAM, QPSK, BPSK)
Rx. Sensitivity : 802.11b : 11Mbps@-84dBm
. . . . . . . .. . . 802.11g : 54Mbps@-71dBm
. . . . . . . . . . .802.11n : 150Mbps@-65dBm
Data Rate : 11b : 11/5.5/2/1 Mbps
. . . . . . . . 11g : 54Mbps (54/48/36/24/18/12/9/6)
. . . . . . . . 11n : up to 150Mbps (MCS 0 ~ 7)
Security : WEP (64/128K), WPA, WPA2 / MAC filtering
– S/W Software Specification –
Protocol : NAT / DHCP / HTTP / DNS / NTP
information : Current WiBro/WiFi/Internet Usage info.
WiBro : UICC PIN Lock/Unlock/Modify.
WiFi : SSID Configuration, WiFi Security (WEP,WPA/WPA2) Configuration
FireWall : Port Forwarding, MAC/IP/Port Filtering, DMZ Control, URL Filtering
Security : VPN Pass Through (PPTP)
Diagnostics : Memory Usage, WiBro/WiFi/UICC Traffic Statistic info.
Management : Version info, Password Change, Web-based/OTA-Based Firmware Update (Local, Remote), Factory Default Reset, System Reset, Windows Family Speed-Up Patch.
[ KT WiBro Service Areas in South Korea ]
the fastest AND the most advance mobile connection is still limited to vicinity of metopolitan Seoul, meaning all the satellite cities surrounding the Capital and a bulk of neighboring cities : (my own spelling based on real pronounciation)
incheon, SooWon, GoYang, SungNam, YongIn, AnYang, GwaCheon, KwangMyung, GooRi, KoonPo, BooCheon, EuiWang, EuiJongBoo, ShiHeung, HaNam, and portions of : HwaSung, GimPo and NamYangJoo .
( all the colored areas in the map below )
also central portion of Seoul subway between Lines 1 through 8,
AND metro Lines of Incheon, BoonDang, JoongAng(Central), GongHang(Airport), ilSan, GwaCheon and railway between Sema and YangJoo .
plus major highways surrounding the Capital of Seoul .
also as a promotion for new subscribers, you will have free access to Korea’s own Nespot Zone which are paid WireLess internet WiFi HotSpots around metropolis Seoul – roughly the same area mentioned above for WiBro . for the laymen : the difference here is that you WON’T need the wireless router and can simply search for Nespot WiFi from your notebook, laptop, NetBook or iPhone 😉
last April’s introduction and speed test of former model KWI-B2200 known as egg for KT WiBro :
– Korea Tech BLog, June 2010 –
[ RELATED LINKS UPDATE ]
WireLess BiBro “Egg3″ interBro KWI-2400 for KT Show
– 17th April 2011 –
Second Generation of WiBro Wi-Fi called “egg2″ in ModaCom KWD-B2300 and LG innotek LKT-WR1000 in South Korea
– 13th November 2010 –
KT WiBro Portable WireLess Router “Egg” KWI-B2200 Review and Speed Test
– 30th April 2009 –