There are some things that are good to be able to have from hotel to hotel. Not all hotels are created equal which means having a constant in some areas can be good.
My Favorite Hotel Accessory
A device that has become a staple in my bag is my portable wireless router. This router enables me to plug into the hotel’s ethernet connection and still have my own wireless network.
The router is the TP Link TL-MR3020. It is a very small device that will actually disappear in your bag and only takes 20 seconds to set up when you arrive at your hotel. It has the ability to accept a 3G/4G USB modem as well so that you can even setup a network with nothing but your wireless modem.
In addition to the simplicity it has, it also offers WPS for fast, push-button security. As well as the security factors, it is OpenWRT capable to allow for the setting up of a VPN. This is also a huge plus!
At a price of only $34.99 from Amazon, it definitely will not break the bank and is a guarantee to be your best friend at hotels! One of the reasons that I like the device is the ability to have good, strong WiFi in whatever hotel you visit. Even in 2014, it is still possible to stay in a hotel with only a wired hotel connection or really bad, spotty WiFi (I had four of those hotels already this year).
One more nice thing about this router is that you can actually power it from your computer via USB. It ships with a power adapter, but it has the ability to be powered with nothing but your laptop.
Here is the link to Amazon for the device (I do earn a commission if you purchase it using this link).
Do you have a favorite hotel accessory? Do you have a personal router you use that you prefer?