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This is a brilliant piece of kit, though you need to justify the expense by having a real use for it. I took it for a 6-week working trip to Ghana and inserted a local SIM card (Vodaphone Ghana). Initially the wireless connection was there, and the SIM card was recognised as receiving a signal from the network, but no internet connection. Accessing the web management page I discovered there was no profile set, and this appeared to require an Access Point Number (APN) and PPP username and password, obtainable from the network provider. However, by typing "browse" in the APN box and leaving the others blank, I got a connection and all was fine. Worth a try if you're stuck. Maybe it won't work in all situations.
The brilliant bit is that you can put the unit outside (in the searing heat) where it gets a good 3G signal from the network, and work indoors (up to 5 computers--we had 3 or 4 on at once) using the WiFi connection, staying in the relative cool. As I say, given the right situation, this is really worth the money, even if it doesn't quite work straight out of the box.