MiFi works at a distance of up to 30 ft and will provide internet or network access to any WiFi enabled device. As well as charging the unit in the car its also highly portable and battery life can exceed 4 hours.
Internet access is becoming easier all the time. With MiFi from the Three network not only will you be able to access the Internet from anywhere using your phone, but you can now access the Internet from your car. Because in-car Wi-Fi is available this means that where ever your car is, you can have a Wi-Fi hot spot. Though not common in vehicles now, the market research firm iSuppli stated that it expects "a surge in worldwide shipments of car Wi-Fi systems to 7.2 million units by 2017, from just 174,000 in 2010".
MiFi from 3 is a compact (fits in your pocket) wireless device that creates a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to 5 devices. In car wifi technology is relatively new. The dongle was introduced in 2010 at the Gadget Show Live at the NEC in Birmingham.
In Car wifi has a massive advantage over the mobile dongle in that it can connect upto 5 devices at anyone time as compared to the single device with a regular dongle. The kids can use their ipods whilst the grown ups can work... or vice versa! As the device also has a rechargeable battery it can also be taken on picnics and walks etc.
The in car wifi is specially designed to handle tower transfers at high speeds. This is necessary as a car is traveling down the motorway. Typical mobile phones and smart phones may not be designed to do that because the access is usually done from a stationary position. The MiFi dongle can handle the switch keeping a consistent connection without dropping the signal.
Mobile Wi-Fi connection is a high speed connection that allows wireless connection to the Internet. The MiFi is convenient and you will be able to not only have your phone access the Internet, but other Wi-Fi enabled devices for an affordable price. You will not have to search for a "hot spot" because your car is the "hot spot". You get speed and access free of wires, cables, or any other type of tether. Connecting more than one device to a phone is not recommended because of the drain on the battery. The MiFi battery will last longer and is designed for the larger load without heating up like a phone will.
Whilst the old Mifi from three operated only on 3G the new Huawei E586 returns with a fresh look and HSPA+ technology, making it 40% faster. The R205 mobile Wifi from Vodafone will operate on 3G, HSDPA 7.2 Mbps and HSUPA 5.76 Mbps.
On January 5th the BBC news website said that "In-vehicle internet access is close to becoming reality" according to the world's top car bosses. Whilst Audi has developed a built-in 3G wireless network in its A7 you can be sure the cost would be many times the price of a mobile wifi device from one of the UK networks. As a comparable the cost to have Sat Nav fitted in a car can be over £1000 and is not portable and portable Sat Nav devices can be purchased for less than £100 and can be taken anywhere.
The MiFi from Three will fit in your pocket and go where you go. It connects with the Internet and then can share the connection with up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices like the following:
iPads / ipods
This will change travel. A driver can stop and use it while passengers can use it during a motorway trip. It reduces the cost of each individual paying for access to the Internet. Occasional users can have a plan where they pay as they go and heavy users can have a monthly plan.
Set up is simple with the MiFi. Just enable the device, connect using the eight digit network key and passengers can check email, download, shop, see current traffic conditions, update on social networks, do research, and more. In-car wifi makes traveling and stops more enjoyable for both adults and children especially on long motorway journeys.