What is a Pocket Wifi & How to Use It?
Staying connected is an important part of our lives, especially when travelling. We use the internet for our work, for our relationships, for our discovery, and for our entertainment. Going abroad can interrupt this connection, but thankfully there are excellent options for accessing the internet while travelling. Growing steadily in popularity around the world, portable hotspot devices known as Pocket Wi-Fi make mobile internet convenient and stress-free.But just how does portable Wi-Fi work? And how do you use it? For the complete run-down of everything you need to know about using Pocket Wi-Fi, check out the article below.
What is Pocket Wi-Fi?
Pocket Wi-Fi operates as a portable modem, letting you connect your device to internet anywhere and anytime. Unlike conventional internet box Wi-Fi for home, this wireless Wi-Fi box has no location constraints, keeping you connected no matter where your travels take you.
This small portable internet device is pocket-sized, hence the reason for its nickname. It can easily be packed in bags or purses for easy transport, making this small portable Wi-Fi box a huge resource for travellers.
What are the types of portable mobile Wi-Fi devices?
There are many types of portable wireless routers in addition to Pocket Wi-Fi, which is in actuality a brand of Wi-Fi portables, but the name has stuck as a general term. There are also Wi-Fi Dongles, which are similar to USB flash drives and function as portable Wi-Fi for laptop. There are also Wi-Fi Eggs available for rent or purchase in many places. These devices all function in much the same capacity with very little difference.
How do Wi-Fi hotspots work?
This portable mobile Wi-Fi router transforms 3G or 4G connection into a private Wi-Fi signal to be accessed by your devices. The signal from the pocket Wi-Fi router can reach up to about 10-15 meters without the use of cords or cables. This portable wireless internet device operates with a Subscriber Identity Module, or SIM card, which connects to a mobile network similar to a smart phone.
To rent your own personal Wi-Fi device, pre-order online from the rental companies and they can have it sent to your hotel or for pick-up at the airport. Just pay for each day that you use the mobile Wi-Fi and then the company will pick it back up from the hotel or accept it at the airport.
How to use a portable Wi-Fi device?
To use a portable Wi-Fi router, you only need to turn it on and follow the directions for connecting to it with a password as you would with a normal internet connection to a modem. Only those with the password may access the portable W-Fi, so there is no need to worry about security. Depending on the company anywhere from 5-10 devices can be connected to the portable Wi-Fi router at a time, making this pocket router essential for family trips.