Walmart consumers get wireless options

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. — Walmart plans to offer two TP-Link portable wireless networking products in 800 of its stores nationwide. TP-Link is a global provider of networking products.

The set of products which will be available on select Walmart store shelves are the 150Mbps Wireless N Nano Router and the TP-Link Portable Battery Powered 3G/4G Wireless N Router. 

"Walmart is trying to fill a void for portable and mobile networking products as well as assess the TP-Link value," said Lewis Wu, country manager of TP-LINK USA. "Should these products perform as we expect them to, there will be opportunities to offer more TP-Link products to Walmart's customers."

The 150Mbps Wireless N Mini Pocket Router connects users in places that offer wired-only Internet. Users plug the router into a power outlet, insert the Ethernet cable into the device and it's ready to share the Internet "wirelessly" with multiple users at 150Mbps speed with superior range if the device is placed nearby. It is small enough to fit inside a pocket, and ideal for connecting computers, tablets, smart phones, portable gaming consoles and other Wi-Fi enabled mobile devices while on-the-go. 

The Portable Battery Powered 3G/4G Wireless N Router is a mobile networking device that pairs with a 3G/4G USB modem. Users insert the USB modem and the device will broadcast a wireless signal creating a mobile office or entertainment network for up to five devices to simultaneously access the 3G/4G mobile network. The device is the ideal travel companion, with pocket-sized design and powered by an internal rechargeable 2000mAh battery. The device is also easy to use, allowing users to rapidly set up a wireless Internet connection in as little time as it takes to plug in their 3G/4G USB router or an Ethernet cable.