Your perfect companion for IDNet connectivity on the move.
What is MiFi?
Mobile Wi-Fi routers, commonly known as MiFi, are small, wireless devices that let multiple users share a mobile broadband internet connection.
MiFi acts as a mobile hotspot for any of your devices (mobile phone, tablet, laptop, or even your desktop computer).
The benefit of this device is that no matter where you are, you will always be able to connect to IDNet MiFi instead of relying on cellular data.
Who can benefit from MiFi?
If you are a heavy internet user outside of your home, especially if you don’t have an unlimited cellular data plan, you could benefit from using a MiFi device.
Also, if you are looking to preserve your phone’s battery life when on the move, consider using MiFi as heavy use of cellular data eats through more battery power.
Business travellers and holidaymakers: If you frequently travel or find yourself in areas without Wi-Fi access, MiFi might be the solution. You’ll avoid using slow and potentially unsecure hotel Wi-Fi. Some hotels and venues still charge for Wi-Fi per hour or per day.
Using MiFi you are likely to get the whole family online at a lower overall cost. Plus, you avoid congested public space wifi zones where everyone is trying to use the same connection.
Families and multiple device owners: If you require several devices to be able to connect to the internet when you are away from home, then you should consider purchasing a MiFi device.
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.
Introducing the The Zyxel WAH7601 4G LTE
Zyxel make one of our favourite MiFi devices. Fully tested on the IDNet network, the WAH7601 offers longer service time and better WiFi signal capacity in comparison with smartphone hotspots.
WAH7601 gives you instant and stable Internet connectivity with potential data rates of up to 150 Mbps; and its compact plug-and-play design allows you to enjoy being online with your friends and family anytime, anywhere.
The main features are as follows:
- Data rates of up to 150 Mbps download / 50 Mbps upload
- Supports 4G/3G/2G multimode
- Micro SD card slot for memory cards of up to 32 GB capacity
- Removable battery provides up to 8 hours of working time
- Supports up to 10 WiFi connected devices
Our tests showed that battery-run is way longer than smartphone hotspots. Rather than the usual lithium-ion batteries, the thoughtful Zyxel design employs lithium polymer batteries that withstand higher temperatures for better safety. This provides added peace of mind.
Obviously, actual data transfer rates will vary depending on the where you are. Environmental factors including distance, network traffic, building materials/construction, interference from other wireless devices, and adverse weather conditions can all dent performance, but we found the Zyxel to be one of the most robust and reliable devices on the market.
So, if you want to set your smartphone free, and benefit from a better shared connectivity experience using your IDNet data connection, we highly recommend this little beauty.