The Inseego MiFi M2100 hotspot is Verizon's flagship 5G mobile hotspot, released in early September 2020 (our news story) with support for Verizon's Sub-6GHz 5G Nationwide network as well as Verizon's insanely fast mmWave Ultra Wideband network.
It is also, of course, fully backward compatible with 4G/LTE.
On paper at least, this is the most capable hotspot available on Verizon's network.
But it does have some significant limitations.
- Model Number: M2100
- # of Connected Devices: Up to 30
- Control Panel and Default Password:
Control Panel: http:/my.jetpack/ or http://192.168.1.1
Default Password: Initially, it is the same as the default password for your M2100 primary network. Tap Wi-Fi Name/Password on the Home touchscreen of your M2100 to view the password.
- USB Tethering Support: Yes
- Supported Networks and Bands:
Sub-6GHZ 5G: n2, n5, n66
mmWave 5G: n260, n261
4G/LTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 14, 17, 20, 28, 46, 48, 66
- LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation: Yes, 7-band
- MIMO Support: 4x4 MIMO Sub6, 2x2 MIMO mmW
- LTE Performance Category: Cat 22
(Max Theoretical Speed: 2.5 Gbps Down / 316 Mbps Up)
- Cellular Antenna Ports: None
- Other Ports: USB Type C
- Wi-Fi Technology / Frequencies: Wi-Fi 6 - 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n/ax - 2.4GHz and 5GHz
- Battery: 3500mAh (Removable)
- Claimed Battery Life: Up to 24hrs, battery expansion available
- Can Be Powered Without a Battery: No.
- Battery Part #:
- Battery Purchase:
- Dimensions: 5.9" x 2"
- SIM Card Type: Nano
- Retail Price: $399.99
News, Videos, & Status
Inseego sent us an evaluation unit in early October 2020. Members can read our hands-on testing notes below:
- In Progress Testing Forum: Verizon Inseego MiFi M2100 5G UW (5G Mobile Hotspot)
Related News Stories & Videos:
- Verizon Goes Big in C-Band Auction - Investing Billions in 5G Spectrum Posted on: March 1, 2021
- Verizon Prepaid Adds 5G Ultra Wideband Unlimited Smartphone Plan for $70/month Posted on: January 20, 2021
- Coverage? App Now Includes Maps for 5G, Canadian Carriers and U.S. Cellular Posted on: December 18, 2020
- Visible Enables 5G Support - Verizon's 5G Network For As Little As $25/mo Posted on: December 15, 2020
Potential Alternatives to Consider:
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Mobile hotspot devices are small, self-contained units that receive a cellular data signal and transform it into an internet connection. They are a cellular modem and router combined. Most can create their own personal Wi-Fi network.
They are typically designed with a specific cellular carrier in mind and require a suitable cellular data plan of their own to operate. You might see them called Jetpacks (Verizon's term for them) or MiFi (Inseego's name for them).
Here's a quick video going over the features of a hotspot, and what makes one better than another:
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