DIY 3G Hotspot Brings Home Internet Access Wherever You Get a 3G Signal

By Jason Fitzpatrick on November 1st, 2011

You’re outside the reach of local broadband networks but you want to browse the web with ease. Build a whole-house 3G-to-WiFi router to pull down high-speed wireless internet instead.

The above photo shows the external installation of a DIY 3G-to-WiFi router. The box and the antenna at the peak of the roof hold everything necessary to pull down a 3G signal and shift it to the home network for high-speed internet access inside the house. The design is quite thorough and involves exhaust fans to cool the box in the summer and a small ceramic heating element to keep it warm enough in the winter. Total cost for the project was $160. Hit up the link below for the full build guide including schematics.

DIY Outdoor All-Weather 3G/WiFi Router [via Hack A Day]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 11/1/11
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