The Inseego MiFi M2100 hotspot was Verizon's second 5G mobile hotspot, released in early September 2020 (our news story) with support for Verizon's Sub-6GHz low band 5G Nationwide network as well as Verizon's insanely fast mmWave Ultra Wideband network.
It is also fully backward compatible with 4G/LTE.
Unfortunately, it does have some significant limitations, including not supporting Verizon's C-Band spectrum on n77 - which began rolling out in January 2022.
In March 2022, Verizon launched the Orbic Speed 5G for $100 less, which does support n77 and also features an Ethernet out port. Those shopping for Verizon 5G hotspots should consider the Orbic instead.
- 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)
- Dimensions: 5.9" x 2.2" x 0.7"
- SIM Card Type: Nano
- Retail Price: $399.99
News, Videos, & Status
Inseego sent us an evaluation unit in October 2020. Members can read our hands-on testing notes in the linked forums post below or in the member sections of this gear center.
- Testing Forum: Verizon Inseego MiFi M2100 5G UW (5G Mobile Hotspot)
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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:
The guides below have been hand-picked to help further your education about selecting mobile hotspots and best utilizing them in your mobile internet setup.