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   * This is where we use the utility.   * This is where we use the utility.
   * Another purpose for the utility is to '​prime'​ the hardware for an Internet connection.   * Another purpose for the utility is to '​prime'​ the hardware for an Internet connection.
-  * We took the lead and added extra functionality to our firmware ​which does not enforce an Ethernet (LAN) connection for Internet connectivity.+  * We took the lead and added extra functionality to our firmware ​so that you are not limited to Ethernet (LAN) connection for Internet connectivity ​anymore.
   * We now support the following types of Internet connections.   * We now support the following types of Internet connections.
-    * Ethernet (LAN) which require a DHCP server and Internet connection on the LAN the hardware connects to. This is the same as other cloud based controlled hardware like OpenMesh, Meraki, or IgniteNet. +    * Ethernet (LAN) which require a DHCP server and Internet connection on the LAN the hardware connects to. Most cloud based controlled hardware like OpenMesh, Meraki, or IgniteNet ​use only Ethernet
-    * **3G/4G dongle** support. For this you simply need hardware ​with a USB port. You then use the utility to preset the hardware with settings to obtain an Internet connection through the dongle. ​This is a first when compared to what is available today and will probably be first for a while since not many commercial cloud controlled hardware includes a USB port. +    * **3G/4G dongle** support. For this you simply need a router ​with a USB port. With the Node Config Utility you preset the hardware with settings to obtain an Internet connection through the dongle. ​Not many commercial cloud controlled hardware includes a USB port. 
-    * **WiFi Client** support. No need for extra hardware, we can simply use one of the existing radios ​to connect as a client to a WiFi network and distribute the connection from there. Again a first especially on meshes, since this is done in the firmware the commercial guys might have more success also implementing this.+    * **WiFi Client** support. No need for extra hardware, we can simply use your current WiFi router ​to connect as a client to a WiFi network and distribute the connection from there. In other words, we can build a mesh network onto your existing WiFi network. Again a firstespecially on meshes.
  
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-  * With **3G/4G dongle ** and **WiFi Client** support we  can really say goodbye LAN cables on our meshes and access points!+  * With **3G/4G dongle ** and **WiFi Client** support we  can really say goodbye ​to LAN cables on our meshes and access points!
   * [[user_guide:​mobile_support|3G / Mobile support for APdesk and MESHdesk]]   * [[user_guide:​mobile_support|3G / Mobile support for APdesk and MESHdesk]]
   * [[user_guide:​wifi_client_support|Support for WiFi Client as an Internet connection]]   * [[user_guide:​wifi_client_support|Support for WiFi Client as an Internet connection]]