5G has become the backbone of mobile business. While its predecessor, 4G hotspot, can run a point-of-sale system, 5G allows you to operate augmented reality training programs, upload high-quality video from the field, offer Wi-Fi from a food truck, the possibilities are endless.
It is such capabilities that have caused companies like Verizon to launch 5G hotspot devices, the most recent being Inseego 5G MiFi M1000 Hotspot. The device is an upgrade from its last 4G LTE hotspot, the Jetpack MiFi 8800L. Read on to find out more about the 5G MiFi M1000 Hotspot.
The device feels a little heavy as it weighs 5.7 ounces and measures 3.48×4.85×1.20 inches. The front part is spacious and is fitted with a 2.4-inch color touch screen that allows you to manage up to 16 connected devices (1 hardwired and 15 connected to Wi-Fi). It also has a USB-C port for charging the device.
Unlike 4G routers, Inseego’s MiFi Hotspot comes with a built-in antenna that provides a 500-600 foot range when connected to 5G cell sites. However, the hotspot drops to 4G when it is out of range.
The device does a pretty good job as a Wi-Fi router delivering 802.11AC Wi-Fi in dual-band with primary and guest networks. Also, you can filter devices, use firewall filters, and VPN services, and user your DNS.
The MiFi M100 allows you to tether to your laptop using the USB-C port or Ethernet. Using the Ethernet port takes longer as you need to plug the hotspot into a wall and activate a particular setting to turn it on.
The hotspot comes with a service plan that offers 50GB of 5G-only data and 15GB of 4G data at the cost of $85 (standalone subscription) and $30 for users with an unlimited data smartphone line. This is a pretty great package compared to Verizon’s 4G network that costs $80 for 15GB.
- 5G hotspot
- Does not overheat
- Supports wired and wireless connections
- Connected devices get a speed of 350Mbps
- Poor roaming
Comparison of 5G MiFi M1000 Hotspot and Jetpack MiFi 8800L
5G MiFi M1000 Hotspot
Jetpack MiFi 8800L