MiFi & Smart Phone Mobile Access Points
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Portable wireless access point:
A mobile access point is outdoor wireless access point technology that gives you the ability to take your Wi-Fi connection with you anywhere you go.
This isn’t the future, it’s right now!
Whether you want a wireless pocket router access point that you take with you, or a wireless Internet signal that’s being broadcast everywhere you go, wireless on the go is already here.
If your Internet usage requires you to have the ability to connect from anywhere at any time, you can choose which mobile access point technology best suits your needs.
WHNME will explain the differences between two of the most popular mobile Internet sharing devices, so you can choose the right one for you.
Portable Wireless Access Point
Let’s Get Started:
Types of outdoor wireless access points:
At present there are two main types of outdoor wireless access point that allow you to go beyond the realm of your home wireless network and stay connected constantly while on the on the road.
The first type is called “MiFi” produced by Novatel Wireless that is used with advanced WiMAX Technology mobile tower networks and operates dynamically using both 3G and 4G networks.
MiFi operates like a wireless router offering Internet connection through a small device that can be taken anywhere you go allowing you to be your own personal hotspot.
Mobile Phone (hotspot feature)
The second type is a 4G wireless bolt on feature being offered by cellular phone carriers that turns your current smart phone into a mobile hotspot which supports up to 5 simultaneous connections.
This mobile hotspot addon feature is also powered by WiMAX wireless, however if you already own a smart phone which is “mobile hotspot” capable, it is a more affordable option then purchasing a second device that will provide you the same mobile access point capabilities.
How does a mobile access point work:
MiFi which is provided by WiMAX wireless carriers and works with 3G and 4G HSPDA and EVDO wireless networks.
Normally subscriptions to 4G speed will down grade to 3G performance when leaving a 4G network area to remain connected to the network.
The MiFi device shares its Internet connection capability with up to 5 devices assigned by the user of the unit.
Wi-Fi signals are then broadcast locally around the MiFi device in a range of up to 30ft offering network access to any wireless enabled device.
Mobile Phone Hotspot coverage is provided over cellular network areas broadcast by base towers which can cover many square miles with a signal tower, and by using a mesh topology of WiMAX enabled towers your ability to have Internet connection is everywhere you go.
With WiMAX your Internet connection is always around you, and operates on licensed ISP frequencies that are on a unique band so you never experience RF signal interference as you do with Wi-Fi signals which are constantly impeded by electronic noise.
WiMAX signals travel to ranges of up to more than 2 miles between towers in real world giving you reliable Internet connectivity for all your wireless enabled devices on the go.
The MiFi portable wireless access point and the Mobile Phone outdoor wireless access point both work using WiMAX wireless technology, however there are some performance differences depending on the processor type being used in certain mobile smart phones, so complete a comparison check on upload and download speeds between devices before signing a new 2yr contract.
Portable wireless access point is catching on:
More and more people from all walks of life are jumping on the wireless bandwagon and staying connecting wherever they travel.
These exciting and innovative technologies are spreading quickly around the globe and are now supported by almost every major Internet Service Provider on the planet.
Here is a list of providers of portable wireless access point technology to give you an idea of how this new and amazing technology is quickly shaping lives ahead.
WiMAX – MiFi & Mobile Phone Hotspot Available Countries
|Italy||United Kingdom||Ireland||Czech Republic||Australia|
|South Africa||South Korea||Hungary||Hong Kong||Slovenia|
The WiMAX Technology behind both MiFi and the Mobile Phone Hotspot are very cutting edge, and both offer great service as an outdoor wireless access point.
Conclusion. Whichever portable access point you decide on; make no mistake about it. A world enveloped by wireless technologies is upon us.