DIR-605L Cloud Router

by D-Link


DIR-510L Portable Router and Charger

by D-Link

D-Link DIR510L travel router

TL-MR3040 Portable Battery Powered 3G/4G Wireless N Router

by TP-Link

TP-Link TL-MR3040 travel router

TL-WR710N 150Mbps Wireless N Mini Pocket Router

by TP-Link

TP-Link TL-WR710N travel router
  • Remote monitoring and control via iOS or Android
  • Option to hide geeky networking options
  • Battery-power option
  • USB port supports storage or a 3G/4G/LTE modem
  • Very compact form factor
  • Can operate on battery power
  • Supports cellular USB modems
  • Versatile operational modes
  • Dual Ethernet ports
  • USB port for file sharing, media streaming, or device charging
  • No support for 5GHz band
  • Limited to 2-by-2 antenna array (300 mbps max)
  • Switch is 10/100 ethernet only
  • Slow TCP throughput at long range
  • Very expensive
  • Supports 3G modems
  • No support for sharing USB storage
  • Doesn’t support WPS, even in software
  • Much slower than the D-Link DIR-510L and Netgear Trek
  • Doesn’t support cellular USB modems
  • No WPS button
At A Glance

he D-Link DIR-510L is the most feature-laden travel router I’ve tested, but it'll cost you.

This mighty-mite would be even more powerful if it supported just a couple more features, but it’s a compelling value nonetheless.

If you like fiddling with knobs (in software, that is), the TP-Link TL-WR710N gives you plenty to do. It has a solid feature set, but its performance lags the offerings from D-Link and Netgear. It's also very inexpensive.