Best mobile Wi-Fi routers in 2018
Mobile Wi-Fi, aka MiFi, allows you to connect multiple devices to a single 4G data SIM and get online anywhere. Here's our guide to buying a MiFi router.
What is MiFi mobile broadband? How does a MiFi work?
A MiFi taps into 3G or 4G mobile phone networks and uses this connection to create a mini wireless broadband cloud or hotspot. This can then be shared between mobile internet-enabled devices — such as smartphones, laptops, tablets and even games consoles — that are within range of its signal
MiFis work by creating a localised signal, similar to the wireless routers used by home broadband providers. For this reason, some people refer to the technology that MiFis use as wireless mobile broadband.
How fast is MiFi mobile broadband?
MiFi mobile broadband provides standard 3G or 4G connection speeds, depending upon network coverage. EE advertises 4G speeds of up to 100Mbps for their MiFi deals.
As with any type of connection, however, users will typically experience some slowdown when the signal is being shared.
Which providers offer MiFi products?
As phones become more advanced and capable of creating their own mobile broadband hotspots, MiFis are losing popularity, so fewer providers are offering MiFi products nowadays.
At the time of writing, o2, EE & Vodafone all offer MiFi units that are 4G capable, as well as 3G models.
What's the best mobile Wi-Fi router you can buy in the UK?
SME & Single Person
- TP-Link M7350
- O2 Huawei 4G Pocket Hotspot Plus
- Three Huawei E5573
- EE 4GEE WiFi Mini
- GlocalMe U2
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Offering a secure wifi source and enabling larger customer connections up-to 100+
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The benefits of a mobile hotspot
You can connect multiple devices: Some MiFi devices let you connect 10 or more devices to a single hotspot, which will work out a lot cheaper than paying for a mobile data plan for each of those devices.
You can connect Wi-Fi-only devices to a mobile data connection: Tablets are great to use at home, but what about on the train, on the beach or by the pool? Wherever you can get a phone signal, you can use MiFi to create a wireless network and get online from any Wi-Fi device.
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