Best mobile routers according to redditors
We found 47 Reddit comments discussing the best mobile routers. We ranked the 17 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.
1. Unlocked Modem USB 4G LTE Huawei E397u-53 Worldwide Hotspot Service Required Only T-mobile in US
4G LTE Unlocked GSM Carrier Desbloqueados GSM (Not AT&T Cricket H2O Verizon Sprint Net10 or Any CDMA Carrier)Only Frequency 4G LTE: 700/1700/2100 MHz (Only Works On Tmobile in US) Modem Uses Standar USIM CardHotspot Service is required.Plug and play with Huawei Connection ManagerHuawei Model E397u-5...
2. Huawei E5330Bs-2 3G Mobile WiFi Hotspot (3G in Europe, Asia, Middle East & Africa), OEM/ORIGINAL from Huawei. White
Huawei E5330Bs-2 OEM, ORIGINAL from Huawei / WITHOUT CARRIER LOGO. Original box and software. Never locked item!Maximum working time: 5-6 hours with 1500 mAh battery. Support 10 WiFi devices simultaneously3G HSPA+ 2100 / 900 MHz data service of up to 21.6 Mbit/s.Unlocked to ALL networks - 3G in Euro...
3. ZTE Velocity | Mobile Wifi Hotspot 4G LTE Router MF923 | Up to 150Mbps Download Speed | WiFi Connect Up to 10 Devices | Create A WLAN Anywhere | GSM Unlocked - Black
DOES THIS DEVICE NEED A SIM CARD: Yes it does Being that this device is GSM unlocked it will work on any GSM Network with a Micro size SIM Card The sim card does not come included, Contact your Network Provider to acquire your complimentary Sim card (Free from most Carriers with activating of an acc...
4. Huawei E5220s-2 Mi-Fi Hotspot 3G (white)
HUAWEI E5330 World's Smallest Mobile WiFi1150mAh. 3 hours workingTHIS MODEL WILL NOT WORK IN THE AMERICAS, USA, CANADATHIS MODEL WILL NOT WORK IN THE AMERICAS, USA, CANADA
5. Huawei E5776 150 Mbps 4G LTE & 42 Mbps 3G Mobile WiFi Hotspot (4G LTE in Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa & 3G globally)
STANDARD SIZE SIM-CARDS ONLY!!! Not compatible with Micro or Nano SIM!Provides up to 150 Mbps 4G LTE and 43.2 Mbps 3G download speed. E5776 is unlocked to all networks so use the sim card of your choice!WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Supports 10 WiFi clients10 hours working time with built-in 3000 mAh battery (...
6. Skyroam Solis: Mobile WiFi Hotspot & Power Bank // Unlimited Data // Global SIM-Free 4G LTE // Pay-as-You-go // Coverage in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia
Your Portable Global Hub: Travel the world with Skyroam's super fast global 4G LTE hotspot with embedded power bank, one pocket-sized solution for all your WiFi needs.Long-Lasting: Stay online all day long with 16-20 hours of battery life.International 4G LTE Mobile WiFi Hotspot: Stay connected dome...
7. Huawei E5573Cs-609 Unlocked 4G LTE Mobile WiFi Hotspot Router 150 Mbps (4G LTE in USA AT&T Europe, Asia, Middle East & Africa Digitel Orange)
Unlocked Huawei Mifi Router.Works on any 2G/3G/4G networkConnect 10 devices at same time.Battery lasts 6 hours.Enjoy 4G on non 4G devices.
8. GlocalMe G3 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot, [Upgraded Version] Worldwide High Speed WiFi Hotspot with 1GB Global Initial Data, No SIM Card Roaming Charges International Pocket WiFi Hotspot MIFI Device (Gary)
WORLDWIDE SIM FREE CONNECTION - Powered by innovative technology, GlocalMe G3 allows travelers to access the Internet at any point of their travels without any local SIM card or roaming charge in 100+ countries4G LTE HIGH SPEED NETWORK - 50Mbps max upload speed and 150Mbps max download speed allow y...
9. Netgear Unite Explore AC815S | Mobile WiFi Hotspot Cat.9 4G LTE | Up to 450Mbps Download Speed | Connect Up to 15 Devices | 18 Hours of Use Per Charge | 2 MIMO TS-9 Antenna connectors | GSM Unlocked
DOES THIS DEVICE NEED A SIM CARD: Yes this device needs a micro size SIM card, (not-Included though Free from most GSM Networks with activation of an account) There will be a sticker with the Unlock code enclosed on the box Label in case you need to reformat the device or change your Network provide...
10. Novatel Verizon Wireless Jetpack 7730L 4G LTE Advanced Mobile Hotspot
Jetpack also doubles as a charger for smartphones and small mobile accessories.Manage passwords and settings directly from the device using the built-in interfaceAccess Verizon’s LTE Advanced network with the Jetpack MiFi7730L mobile hotspot and get up to 50 percent faster peak speeds in more than...
11. ZTE Falcon | Mobile WiFi Hotspot 4G LTE Router Z-917 | GSM Unlocked
DOES THIS DEVICE NEED A SIM CARD: Yes it does Being that this device is GSM unlocked it will work on any GSM Network with a Micro size SIM Card The sim card does not come included, you will need to contact your Network Provider to acquire your complimentary Sim card (Free from most Carriers with act...
12. Huawei E5577s-321 Unlocked 150 Mbps 4G LTE Mobile WiFi Hotspot (4G LTE in Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa & 3G globally) Unlocked/OEM/ORIGINAL from Huawei WITHOUT CARRIER LOGO (White)
Huawei E5577s-321 OEM, ORIGINAL from Huawei WITHOUT CARRIER LOGO. Original box and software.LTE: B1/B3/B5/B7/B8/B20 (2100/1800+/850/2600/900/800Mhz) & 3G UMTS: B1/B2/B5/B8 ( 2100/1900/850/900Mhz). Supports a rapid download speed up to 150 Mbps 4G LTE and 43.2 Mbps 3G download. So enjoy your incredi...
13. Glocalme G1S Global Unlocked Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot Roaming-Free SIM-Free Support Over 108 Countries with 2GB Initial Global Data Equals 60EUR
SIM-Free: powered by innovative Cloud Sim technology, GlocalMe G1S allows travelers to access the Internet while traveling without local SIM cards and roaming charges in over 108 countries.Every device comes with 2GB Initial global data which equals 60.00EUR refill card.Cost-effective data rates: no...
14. NETGEAR Beam 340U 4G LTE AirCard USB Mobile Broadband Modem GSM Unlocked
Bands LTE 700/AWS w/ 2x2 MIMO UMTS 850/1900/2100 MHz w/ Type 3i Rx Diversity GPRS EDGE Class 10/12, 850/900/1800/1900Unlocked Modem's/Broadband Devices are compatible with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile as well as with GSM SIM cards (e.g. H20, Straight Talk, and select prepaid carriers).Unlocke...
15. ZTE Z64 | Mobile Wifi Hotspot 4G Router MF64 | Up to 21Mbps Download Speed | Up to 8 connected devices | Create A WLAN Anywhere | (T-Mobile)
DOES THIS DEVICE NEED A SIM CARD: Yes it does Being that this device is T-Mobile locked it will work on any active T-Mobile Micro size SIM Card THE SIM CARD WILL NOT BE INCLUDED, (You can go into any T-Mobile store and get a SIM card activated for only $10)WHAT T-MOBILE FREQUENCIES ARE SUPPORTED BY ...
16. Huawei E5377s-32 150 Mbps 4G LTE & 43.2 Mpbs 3G Mobile WiFi Hotspot (4G LTE in Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa & 3G globally) (white)
17. Huawei E5151 21 Mbps 3G Mobile WiFi Hotspot with Ethernet Port (3G in Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa & T-Mobile USA)
Support Enthernet port and 3G to access InternetAble to connect with Tablet, Laptop, Mobile Phone, Notebook and different types of WiFi devicesSupport up to 10 WiFi enabled devices at the same timeOne-Touch connection and LED light display5 hours working and 250 hours stand-by by battery (while Wifi...
$222 USD?? Call me crazy, but that puts this hat well out of DIY territory let alone any budget IoT project which the Pi is used for in the first place.
EDIT: I’ve got to be missing something. TR is saying this is affordable compared to other options. Besides being a hat, how would this be different from a [4G USB dongle](Unlocked Modem USB 4G LTE Huawei E397u-53 Worldwide Hotspot Service Required Only T-mobile in US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M0JY15V/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_zAE0BbTXZT1ZX)?
By 4G dongle I meant a USB 4G modem, like this one.
You just put a SIM card on it with a decent data plan and plug it into any USB port in your PC.
A MiFi is just like a small wifi router that uses a 4G SIM card for connectivity instead of a fixed line. But this may not be a valid solution for you as I guess it will still require permanent power, just like a regular DSL/fibre router... so it might be exposed to current peaks. Maybe it can use a regular USB port in your laptop as power source? (haven't used any recent ones)
It would be very convenient, because you can then provide connectivity to all your devices and not just your PC.
Can anyone help me with my rural internet plan? Not super FIRE related, but I know a lot of folks here have probably encountered the same obstacle.
I'm in an area that can only get HughesNet, with their lovely 24-month contract only plans and low caps. I'm trying to daisy chain an alternative and could use some help!
At the location I can get decent LTE coverage from Verizon. They also offer an "unlimited' plan that drops your speed 4.8Mbps after 15Gigs. Not ideal, but still tolerable.
What'd I'd like to do is this:
In theory it sounds straight-forward, but with only a USB out, how do I properly link the JetPack to the base router of the mesh system?
If you mean wifi hotspot, mobile carriers sell those. You could also just use your phone as a hotspot. If you want a device for a single connection that gets mobile internet on the go you can get what I got. I got an extra data sim line free from Tmobile a couple months ago from one of their promotions. I bought one of these, popped in my sim, and connected to my Surface Pro 4. I don't have to use my phone's hotspot anymore.
The one I was looking at is http://www.ebay.com/itm/162200904842?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&amp;ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
What I ended up ordering is https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M0JY15V/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
I'll post back here when I get mine and get it working, but take a look at the amazon reviews, there has been some success with using this adapter with Linux. Hopefully it's pretty reliable while using a Fi data sim.
Huawei Mifis are Cheap and quite okay:
As Dataplan you could choose something like congstar, where you can choose to not make a contract but pay per use (monthly cancelation possible). After 5GB Traffic speed slows down to 64kbit/s though unless you rebuy traffic.
if there's a "no thanks" link, it's less shameful. here's a travel router with a usb gsm module that could work with a custom captive portal
A router won't add much in terms of power draw, a few watts when it's in use and you can turn it off whenever you're not using it. Something like this is fairly small and can be easily mounted to a wall or underneath a shelf with velcro.
In terms of 'turn off wan' that just means turning off the 'wide area network' or basically turning off the routers internet capabilities. It's likely not necessary, but a good measure if you want to use it for local devices only.
I don't believe you could use a phone or tablet to provide internet to the rest of the devices on the network. You'd likely need something more like this to distribute a 4g connection to several devices. There is a lot more to it in terms of network carrier issues, device compatibility, etc. but it would certainly be possible if you wanted to go that route.
To simplify for your original question, it really wouldn't be necessary to add 4G access for this to work, but it would be an option if you wanted to add internet access to the setup later on. I usually start with the basics but plan for the inevitable additions later.
Pocket WiFi is not popular in Germany like it is in Korea andv Japan, I doubt you'll find one to rent in Kassel or elsewhere. Such a service simply doesn't exist afaik. It would probably be easier and quicker to make an account with Amazon Germany (Hotel internet?) and buy one and have it sent to your hotel. Here's a Huawei one for 40 Eur
In general these things are called "mobile hotspot" rather than "pocket wifi" here. Maybe the local Media Markt or Saturn have one on sale... But I doubt it... You can check their Kassel stock from their online shops.
Example device: Huawei E5330 in white is £30 at Amazon right now.
If you can get a SIM only deal for a fiver a month or so (these might work) that's relatively inexpensive - £4 a month would get you 250MB, or a fiver makes it 1GB (rolling monthly contract).
Alternatively, if you go with Three you can get this thingie for £8 a month on a two year contract, including 2GB of data a month.
I bought a T-Mobile ZTE FALCON Z-917 (Blue) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01ER6UAP2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apap_1qJCM85FrC2JT
Works great, has LTE, and the built in battery is a nice bonus.
Okay so what I did is that I bought a modem like this:
http://www.amazon.com/Huawei-E5776-Mobile-Hotspot-globally/dp/B00B5SZHFE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=undefined&amp;sr=8-2&amp;keywords=huawei+lte (example, don't actually buy this)
This type of modem uses a sim card and it's basically an internet router, you don't need to hot spot since this device is the hotspot. you just need to buy an unlimited data plan from whoever provides data to your area.
Or will I need something like this maybe
But again question is will you need Phone Line SIM or Data/Hotspot SIM?
this is what I ordered. No band 12 but is that really a huge deal?
I don't need a crazy fast connection, this is for an Android head unit that needs data to run maps and maybe stream a little low quality music on Play.
For fastest solution you can buy this or similar before: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Huawei-Ultra-Fast-Unlocked-E5577s-321-Portable/dp/B01BIQL7N8/ref=sr_1_1?s=clothing&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1503239856&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=Huawei+E5577s+LTE and then just go to dna/elisa/telia shop or r-kioski (https://www.r-kioski.fi/tuotteet/prepaid-liittymat/) and buy 4G 1-month prepaid (those are unlimited data usually), just put sim inside and you are good to go. Then you have 1 month to find out if you can get fiber, cable, adsl or continue with 4G.
As a suggestion, I think you might want to get something like this (I think this one is only T-mobile in US) which could plug in to a Pi Zero (with a connector).
You would need Phone Sim card I think and Zero SD card and a weatherproof case.
You would then need a motor driver board and a motor (or solenoid).
You would probably want some sort of detector to detect "gate closed".
You would have to have power out to the gate.
I think you could probably make one cheaper, but it depends on how much you value your own time.
The GPRS usb dongles has given me a few ideas on other projects, so thanks.
I found this one from Huawei works for the data sim. Also, pick up an adaptor.
So it would be something like this Huawei one?
Or maybe this Netgear one instead?
Weird how the price range is all over the place.
So will this work? And is this all I would need besides the SIM card?
Or do I need another hotspot and/or something else?
You can use https://www.fakepersongenerator.com/imei-generator to generate ipad imei and sign up for the ATT iPad unlimited data plan. I just generated a few below to see if you can use any. Once you activate AT&T sim card with the following imei, take this sim card and place it in any unlocked phone or AT&T phone and you should have a data connection. You can also place it in a AT&T hotspot device or you can place it in your phone and use google voice for all incoming/outgoing calls as well as text. Port your actual number to Google voice because in order to use google voice, you just need data which you are going to get it with AT&T iPad unlimited plan. If you go with the hotspot device, the link is below:
iPad IMEI generated numbers: 358531057468284, 126670081228974, 990001276725975, 130990004976267
I know of something called Skyroam, found here: https://www.amazon.com/NEW-Skyroam-Solis-Unlimited-Pay-as-you-go/dp/B0756LFYC4.
Would this probably be the cheapest way to go about this? I would have use for one of these in the future, so might be something I’m willing to invest in.
Thanks to all who have answered so far — will be officially moving in tomorrow so I‘ll check those options as well.
Will this hotspot work with the AT&T LTE sim?
I do not live in Spain, however:
Note that you will need a router and they will only provide it to you if you are bond to them for 24 months.
You need a 4G router. If you want it for one computer you may be looking at this in Amazon or a lower cost Chinese router shipped from China. You are supposed to download/upload at 4G if available, if not 3G.
Get a cheapest phone (e.g. samsung galaxy pocket) with wifi hotspot facility, put the HK sim in it and use it as a Access Point for your main phone.
You can also get a pocket MiFi and put HK sim in it. [e.g. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Huawei-E5330-Mbps-Mobile-WiFi/dp/B00INXBW3U]
Ist natürlich wirklich keine besonders günstige Lösung, aber grundsätzlich würde ein mobiler WiFi Router mit einem Prepaid-Vertrag (oder vielleicht einer Zweit-SIM zu einem bestehenden Vertrag?) funktionieren.
a 3g box that you connect with wifi basically.
this is probably the exact one:
also, never had a single issue with that thing, this is definitely a problem in windows.
but it basically acts like if you shared your connection from a phone.
Not sure on a sub, but just get her this? We use it whilst camping.
You will have to pay for a SIM card though, but those are pretty cheap. I recommend getting a 1gb-100gb SIM card from a SIM card machine.
Also if you want to pick it up to 150mbps it's $120 not $50 like the 20mbps one is
I use one of these, though you'll need a data SIM : https://www.amazon.co.uk/HUAWEI-E5330-Genuine-Stock-Mobile-White-21MB-s-SIM-Free/dp/B00INXBW3U/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1506767209&amp;sr=8-6&amp;keywords=4g+mobile+router
Or get a portable wifi thingy.....
Like that ^^
I was just looking at this one on amazon.
I have done this using the NETGEAR AirCard 4G 340U USB Mobile Broadband Modem.
Just left China a week ago. I brought this: GlocalMe
It worked well enough despite the firewall. Google is absolutely out of the question, though. Using my own data allowed me to go to facebook and use Google maps. But connecting to this device meant going through the firewall.
EDIT: It looks like it's currently unavailable. There's a newer version and that's probably why. I'll see if I can provide a new link.
EDIT AGAIN: Yepp, here's the newer version: GlocalMe2. Shame. The original was $60USD and came with 60 euros of credit. I can't vouch for this one, but I can vouch for the original's reliability and speeds. Maybe others have used this new version?
Ok so I would do this then.
Buy a Cisco 3925 it has 3 gigabit ports.
port 1 to LAN (GPU Farm)
port 2 to Primary ISP
port 3 to Hotspot with Ethernet such as: https://www.amazon.com/Huawei-E5151-Hotspot-Ethernet-T-Mobile/dp/B00B4AYPLU
The router will run NAT and firewall, as well as IP SLA which you can use to monitor an external IP Address. Similar to this ( you won't need 3 routers) https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/docs/ip/ip-routing/200785-ISP-Failover-with-default-routes-using-I.html
Saw this on eBay while looking for a good LTE stick, I looked it up on Amazon and it supports 700mhz LTE, but is it B12 and T-Mobile compatible?
Here is the Amazon page: https://www.amazon.com/Unlocked-Huawei-E397u-53-Worldwide-Required/dp/B01M0JY15V