Most of us desire to stay online 24/7, whether it is to check social media, use Netflix, or just stay connected to our friends and family members. If you are at home or the office, it is easy to stay connected and access the internet 24/7 but if you are out of these places, it can be difficult to stay connected on the go. This is where MiFi devices come into play, which can solve these issues.
Why are MiFi devices getting popular in the Philippines?
One of the ways to stay connected to the internet 24/7 is by your mobile data but it can drain the battery life of your mobile phone so quickly that it would last only a couple of hours. It also has the disadvantage of not being able to provide enough bandwidth through which other devices can access the internet.
Mobile Broadband Wi-Fi or MiFi is a lightweight portable device, containing a SIM card. A MiFi device works just like a dongle, which uses SIM broadband packages to access high-speed 4G internet but it has several advantages over a dongle that makes it superior to a dongle.
Due to the convenience of MiFi devices and their ability to provide internet on the go, they have become very much popular in the Philippines. In recent years, more and more people have started to buy MiFi devices to access the internet on the go and stay connected to the internet 24/7. Read on below to find out various reasons behind the popularity of MiFi devices in the Philippines:
The size of a MiFi device is such that it can easily fit in your pocket and you can take it anywhere with you. MiFi devices are very compact-sized, unlike WiFi routers which are big and bulky. You can carry a MiFi device with you anywhere, whether at the university, in the office, or on an adventure. This compact size of a MiFi device is very appealing to the users as a device the size of their palm allows them to access the internet on the go.
Easy to Set Up
A MiFi device is very easy to set up and you get it up and running in no time. The first thing that you will have to do is charge the device. After that, you will have to connect it to your laptop or computer to configure its settings through 192.168.254.254 but if you don’t have a computer or laptop, you can do it through your mobile phone as mentioned ahead.
After the device is charged, you can turn it on and then join the WiFi network of the MiFi device by using the WiFi SSID and Password given on the device. After you join the WiFi network, you can head over to the default gateway address, 10.0.0.1, or the one given on the device. On the homepage of the default gateway, you see information such as the signal strength, connection established, data consumed, data left, connected devices, etc, and also configure the settings of the MiFi device.
Allows Multiple Devices To Connect Simultaneously
A MiFi device allows multiple users to access the internet simultaneously. You can connect multiple devices, up to 10 devices at a time, and use the internet on all of them. Unlike mobile phones which aren’t able to provide enough bandwidth that can provide internet access to multiple devices, a MiFi provides enough bandwidth that up to 10 devices can connect and access the internet simultaneously.
It is perfect for people who own multiple tech devices such as mobile phones, laptops, and tablets, or who need to share the internet with other people, be it, classmates, at university, or colleagues at work.
Battery-Operated With Decent Battery Backup
Unlike a dongle that needs to be connected to a USB port in order to be powered on, a MiFi device is battery-operated and rechargeable. The MiFi devices must be charged and then they can be used to transmit wireless signals just like a standard WiFi router. MiFi devices have pretty decent battery life, even more than that of a fully charged laptop. A fully charged MiFi device can easily last for 6-8 hours, which is more than enough to keep you connected while you are on a long journey.
Can Also Act As A Data Storage Device
A MiFi device is much more than a hotspot device. It can also act as a data storage device and you can store all types of data on MiFi devices. You can even expand the storage space by buying an SD Card and using it inside the device. It is a practical device that provides multiple functionalities while being so compact that you can easily carry it around in your pocket.