Top tech giant company’s out there manufacturers cutting-edge devices and hardware. And MiFi portable device is among the top selling products. We’re in the technology age, where everyone wants to browse the web with faster internet connection.
MiFi are also a great, cost-effective option for students living in shared accommodation. They are a lot of best data bundle plan for your sim that can be inserted into MiFi device and they are all offered on daily, weekly, monthly or yearly.
But one distressing facts about MiFi is that, it relies on the battery consumption. So, when you are traveling, you are expected to fully charge the device or you must hold an effective power bank device.
What is MiFi?
Any wireless router that acts as mobile Wi-Fi hotspot is called a MiFi. MiFi devices can provide connection up to 10 – 15 devices at a go via a mobile data sim card. Anyways, Novatel Wireless introduced the first MiFi device in the United States, in May 2009.
A MiFi taps into 3G or 4G mobile phone networks and uses this connection to create a mini wireless broadband cloud or hotspot. It provides wireless internet access for many devices including laptops, smartphones, tablets, etc.
Difference between MiFi and WiFi
You might be wondering what is the difference between the WiFi and MiFi. The answer is quite simple and comprehensive. The first thing you should know is that, MiFi is a 3G or 4G portable battery-powered router.
The MiFi is actually an internet device that has WiFi built in to it, while WiFi is a wireless networking standard. Smartphones out there can be used for mobile hotspot, rendering the MiFi dongle useless but the fact remains that, the mobile with its hotspot can be compromised and will slow down the internet connection during calls.
Due to the facts that MiFi consist of two different part and support 3G or 4G LTE, MiFi device can pick up mobile data from your telecom provider and the other parts includes the modem and the WiFi router.
– Part 1 is Modem; It supports 3G or 4G LTE and provides connectivity to next generation wireless devices
– Part 2 is the WiFi router; It takes care of providing WiFi connectivity.
How to Use the MiFi Router
Unlike other dongles out there, MiFi devices can be kept few meters away from the device, you want to connect with. Most dongles requires wires to connect it with the device. As we already know, MiFi acts as a mobile hotspot for your devic but only with the help of WiFi connection. Hence, it is all wireless!
The steps to use the MiFi is quite simple and understandable. Note that, MiFi with 4G LTE is more preferable than the 3G mode. After purchasing the gadget, you can then follow the below steps;
a. Now get a SIM card that has an active data plan
b. Keep the MiFi router on a table or whatsoever place, you want it to be
c. On your Smartphone / PC, switch on WiFi and search
d. Get connected and browse the internet.
Top Best MiFi Router
4G is also known as ‘LTE’, which stands for Long Term Evolution. The main purpose of mifi hotspots is to allow connection for a few users to the Internet at the same time.
Different companies in Nigeria, especially our network providers such as MTN, Ntel, Airtel has their own MiFi device, which is strictly used for their own particular network and thanks to heaven, they all have 4G LTE services. Apart from them, other companies sells the universal MiFi device and they still unlocked MiFi device for all networks.
It is easy to carry around and can be used as either 2G, 3G or the 4G wireless router for both traveling, with friends, families and many others. Here is the comprehensive list of the best MiFi dongles, you can get right now.
Ntel 4G LTE MiFi Mobile Hotspot
Being the first to introduce the innovating 4G LTE technology in Nigeria, the Ntel 4G LTE MiFi is possibly among the best presently available in Nigeria. For your home, you can basically get any of the Ntel MiFi device.
Browsing the internet on a faster rate with MiFi device solely depends on the MiFi itself. And Ntel is looking forward to having the best and biggest frequency band in Nigeria. The Ntel MiFi has a 900/1800 Mhz frequency bands.
You can get the Ntel 4G MiFi right now but be careful to understand that the company’s service isn’t available to all states. It is only available to Port Harcourt, Abuja and Lagos.
Ntel has two MiFi router, there is the Ntel 4G LTE MiFi Mobile Hotspot and the Ntel 4G LTE Notion MiFi. They costs N23000 and N3500 (when you purchase the monthly data plan of N17,500 strictly for new subscribers) respectively.
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Note: Be fully aware that the prices and offer may tend to fluctuate as the time goes by.
ZTE LTE MiFi – Unlock MiFi for all devices
For all Networks, Ntel, 9mobile, MTN, Airtel, Glo, Swift etc.
ZTE is one of the biggest company that provides the best and fastest MiFi internet device connection for everyone and also for network providers. Among the list of the ZTE MiFi, it is only the MF65M model that doesn’t support 4G LTE connection with 1500mAh battery capacity but has a WiFi connection up to 10 users.
The ZTE MF920W, MF920W+, MF920VS, MF920V are all enabled with 4G LTE network. There is slight differences and similarities between this ZTE MiFi models. But the spectacular feature here is the design. The MF920V is their latest MiFi device.
Others comes with 2000mAh battery capacity but the ZTE MF920VS features an impressive 2800mAh capacity and it supports up to 32 simultaneous users / devices with normal sim enabled.
The ZTE MF920W and MF920W+ are almost in the same category with their latest device but there is a lower WiFi connection up to 8 users, others include 2000mAh battery capacity with normal sim enabled but the major difference, is that the ZTE MF920V uses micro sim card.
But the ZTE MF920W+ browses the internet more faster and smarter than its predecessor. You can check out the specifications for all ZTE MiFi devices. They are enabled with 4 LED Light Indicators for the following; Battery, WiFi, SMS, Signal.
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Meanwhile for the ZTE MiFi costs, the starting price is from N7000 upwards, the ZTE MF920V is priced at N9000 and also expect the ZTE MF920VS MiFi to be more expensive due to the high WiFi connection users up to 32.
9Mobile 4G LTE MiFi
Another amazing gadget is the ZTE MF910 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot. Like others, it is portable, pocket friendly, smart and easy to carry anywhere within short range of connectivity.
The new 4G Pocket WiFi Router from ZTE to support 4G LTE FDD networks, with a 4G LTE Band of 3/7/8/20. It also supports 3G network connectivity and has an awesome battery life of 2300MAh battery and can stay up to 8.5 hours.
The WiFi connections for users is up to 10 connections and anytime, you purchase the 9mobile MiFi, you will be gifted with 10GB free valid for 30 days. With the LTE category 4 mobile WiFi Hotspot, it support maximum download speed up to 150Mbps. And it could also support 3G UMTS and 2G GPRS/GSM network.
9Mobile 4G LTE MiFi Specifications
* Chipset: Qualcomm MDM9225
* Radio LTE-FDD: 700(B28)/800(B20)/900(B8)/1800(B3)/2100(B1)/2600(B7)MHz;
* UMTS: 900/2100MHz;
* EGPRS/GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
* Peak Data Rate: LTE FDD:DL/UL 150/50Mbps (Category4);
* DC-HSPA+: DL/UL 42/5.76Mbps
* Wi-Fi: 802.11b/g/n, 2.4GHz & 5.8G
* MicroUSB port
* SIM socket: standard SIM
* Weight: 105g
* OS: Win7, Windows XP, Vista, Mac OS
* Battery: Li-Ion battery 2300mAh
The 9mobile formerly called Etisalat MiFi is being priced at N18,800 and can be purchased at the Official website. Anyways, before purchasing, you should be aware that you need to visit any 9mobile experience center to buy and activate a simcard, or use an existing 9mobile simcard for the mifi device.
Huawei E5573 4G LTE MiFi Router
Another amazing company that produces fast network connection MiFi device is the Chinese company, popularly known as Huawei. And just ZTE, they produces wide-range of MiFi devices but most of them are not friendly on the pocket-price.
The Huawei MiFi works on all networks. Others include; E5771, E5787, E5573, E5770, E5377 etc and they are features high internet connection rate for mobile hotspot. Definitely, it is another company to look out for, when purchasing any MiFi devices.
Huawei E5573 is a 4G enabled mobile WiFi hotspot, that can provide download speed up to 150Mbps and upload speed
limit is 50Mbps. It is able to provide internet connection up to 10 Wi-Fi enabled devices. Huawei E5573 is an affordable and one of the best device that is recommended for your fast internet access on 4G network.
The E5573 is backed by a 1500mAH battery. Although, it is 4G LTE enabled but it is also compatible with 3G and 2G networks. It works all all Nigeria network, Airtel, Ntel, MTN, GLO, 9Mobile, Swift etc.
Huawei E5573 Specs
*. LTE Category 4 Mobile Hotspot
– Cat.4 LTE 4G FDD-LTE 800/850/900/1800/2100/2600MHz,
– 3G UMTS/DC-HSPA+: 850/900/2100MHz,
– 2G GSM/EDGE/GPRS: 850/900/1800/1900MHz frequency bands.
*. Dual band WiFi: 2.4G and 5G.
*. Weight: 75g
*. DL 150Mbps/UL 50Mbps
*. Support up to 10 devices connection
*. Get up to 4 hours battery life
*. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
*. Equipped with a micro SD card slot for up to 32GB of storage.
The prices in Nigeria starts from N15000 – N20000 for different models and can be purchased either via Amazon, Gearbest or local online stores.
MTN E5573 4G LTE MiFi Mobile Wireless
Like the Ntel Notion MiFi, the MTN 4G MiFi connects up to 10 Wi-Fi enabled at the same time, this is a short-of-users when compared with the standard Ntel MiFi with 15 users at a go.
The MTN 4G MiFi is definitely another awesome choice for household, traveling, when with friends. You can boast of fast connection with Smartphones, Tablets, Laptops, Computers, Game Consoles, Smart TVs etc.
And MTN said the MiFi can stay up 8 hours of battery life. That is impressive and tempting, after the normal charging of the device, you can proudly go out with the MTN MiFi, having the surety of 8-hours non-stop internet browsing with your enabled and active data bundle plan.
You can use the MTN MiFi device for both your home and business enterprise. Undoubtedly, MTN provides a superior internet connection. One annoying experience with MTN 4G service is that, it consumes a lot of data within a short period of time, anyways, I don’t really blame them, it is because of the network service.
It is easy to set-up also. Just by tapping on one-button, you can quickly connect to your mobile network and start streaming your favorite music, browse the internet, check your emails, watch videos and more at super fast 150 Mbps download speed.
MTN E5573 4G LTE MiFi Specs
*. Frequency Support:
– LTE FDD
*. Battery: 1500mah
*. Model E5573
*. Colour: Black
*. Max. Wi-Fi connections: Up to 10 simultaneous users/devices
*. Up / Downlink: 4G LTE 150 Mbps download, 50 Mbps upload
*. 3G DC-HSPA+ 43.2 Mbps download, 5.76 Mbps upload
*. LED indicators which display battery life and connectivity status
*. Simply buy an MTN 4G LTE MiFi (a free Sim + 4GLTE MiFi device ) at N20000 only
Note: The price of the MTN MiFi can definitely change within some period of time. Hence, we are not associated with the pricing level.
Novatel MiFi 2 4G LTE
Another impressive mobile hotspot device is the Novatel 4G LTE MiFi and like others, it provides high internet connection for all devices such as Smartphones, Laptops, smart tv’s and so many others.
The Novatel looks amazing. Apart from the downlink and uplink of the device, the slightly curved design is beautiful and sophisticated. The Novatel MiFi features a micro sim card for any GSM network.
Provides mobile Internet speeds for up to 10 Wi-Fi–enabled devices. With the 2900mAh Li-Ion battery capacity, it can stay connected for up to 12 hours.
With a Easy to use 2.8” color touchscreen display, you can see everything clear. Powering it up, you will see the complete instructions on how to connect over Wi-Fi. With the display, you can view battery level, check signal strength, see number of connected devices, keep an eye on data usage, access your Wi-Fi password, change device settings, start file or media sharing, and much more.
Novatel 4G MiFi
*. Frequency supported:
– 4G LTE – 700 MHz and AWS (1700/2100 MHz)
– HSPA+/HSPA (850/1900/2100 MHz)
– EDGE/GPRS (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
*. Display: 2.8” touchscreen
*. Battery: 2900mAh capacity
*. WiFi connection: Support 10 Wi-Fi–enabled devices
The Novatel 4G LTE MiFi is priced at $100, that is equivalent up to N36000. It is a little bit over-priced, when compared with other numerous MiFi mobile hotspot out there. You can get it on Amazon.
Airtel E5336 MiFi – Airtel 4G Portable Wifi Router
With the Airtel E5336 MiFi device, you can connect your system and also allow your friends to connect theirs through you while surfing the internet. And it can be used as a wireless modem when the Wi-Fi is enabled.
A maximum of 10 wireless users can access the E5336 at the same time, which is equivalent to that of MTN and the Ntel Notion MiFi. The Airtel MiFi default password is Airtelmifiwht, so you can change the password and enter your new strong password.
You can directly use the default settings (or configure APN on the E5336 Web page) and set up a wireless network connection. Then you can access the Internet. You can set up the WLAN with the access point (AP) function.
One reason why the Airtel MiFi is one of the best is the price affordability. It is pocket-friendly, portable and easy to carry around without noticing. The Airtel MiFi allows you to surf the internet on via 3G, or Wi-Fi.
When you are using the E5336 in areas with a Wi-Fi hotspot, for example, an airport, a cafe, a hotel, or your home, the E5336 switches to Wi-Fi connection automatically, saving your 3G network traffic fees. After the function is enabled, a maximum of nine wireless users can access the E5336 at the same time.
On purchasing this device, you are gifted with ‘free Airtel SIM card’ that is equipped with 4GB Data on activation and offers a 100% Bonus Data on 200MB and above x11 Months.
Airtel E5336 MiFi Router Specs
*. Technology: WiFi & LTE network
*. Network Type: LTE / 3G / 2G
*. Data Speeds: LTE TDD (Category 3)
*. Wireless LAN: 4 Ghz Wi-fi with Auto channel selection WPA & WPS
*. Support WiFi: 2.4Ghz / 5.Ghz
*. Dimensions: 106mm * 58mm * 15.8mm
*. Weight: 103g
*. SIM: One SIM Slot
*. Storage: One Micro-USB slot
*. One Power On/Off switch
*. Dual antenna extension ports
*. Battery: 15000mAh capacity
There are different types of Airtel 4G LTE MiFi Router with different colors and design. Some can connect with 15 and 10 WiFi-enabled devices.
But it has a long wifi range and the battery on the other hand can last you at least 6hrs after fully charge with 300 hours of standby time. The gadget official price is N12000 but it costs N15,000 per unit in retailer shops.
Glo 4G MiFi Router
Fortunately for Nigeria users, GLO Nigeria provides adequate promo offers for their subscribers and also as an incentive for inviting and getting new customers.
With the Glo 4G LTE MiFi device, you can enjoy free unlimited YouTube streaming. You can connect up to 15 devices on the Glo 4G MiFi and enjoy the unfair advantage with our unmatched data plans.
You can get yours today at any Gloworld, Glozone and dealer outlets nationwide.
GLO OFFER: The Glo is currently offering a 4G MiFi and 16GB of data today for only N16,000 today to connect. It is attractive, be rest assured that the offer is limited and may end any time.
But the official price on retailer shop is within the price of N15,000 – N20,000 and can work over 6 hours without being recharged.
KuWFi 4G LTE Wireless Router
The KuWfi 4G LTE MiFi router provides fast internet access via UMTS / HSPA / LTE. The Novatel MiFi isn’t portable but the KuWfi MiFi is much more a budgeted device and affordable.
It is portable and can be able carried everywhere. It is among the top MiFi router for traveling.
KuWfi 4G LTE Specs
*. Network band Frequency:
– 4G FDD-LTE:B1 /B3 /B5
– WCDMA B12100MHZ
*. Display: 1.44″ 128×128 TFT
*. TF card slot
*. Dimension: 4.5 x 4.2 x 2.1 inches
*. Battery capacity: 2400mAh Lithium battery
*. Support Cat4 DL/UL 150/50 Mbps in max, High Speed more Stable
*. WiFi connectivity: Up to 10 User
*. Support Win7, Windows XP, Vista, Mac OS,Android, Linux
You can get this MiFi router for $49 per unit, that is equivalent to N18,000. It is preferable and after all, it works for Nigeria networks such as Ntel, Airtel, Glo, Swift, Spectrant, 9mobile and can be purchased via Amazon.