More unusually - MoFi routers can also USB tether via iOS or Android powered phones as well. MoFi actually pioneered iOS tethering - offering it as an optional feature (it required special firmware on the 3500-3GN) long before WiFiRanger added it.
And for those who want integrated cellular capability, higher end variants of the MoFi 4500 even come with a cellular modem built right in - similar to the Pepwave MAX BR1, but at substantially less cost.
The MoFi 4500 hardware is a small metal box - with five ethernet ports on the back, two external WiFi antennas on the side, and an SD card (for sharing files) and USB port on the front.
All the key software features seem to be there - including relatively clunky WiFi-as-WAN capability to share a remote WiFi network, automatic failover to the best connection, and bandwidth usage tracking.
Specifications - MOFI4500-4GXELTE
- Wi-Fi Router: Yes
- Cellular Tethering via USB: 1x USB Port
- Integrated Cellular Modem: No
- Ethernet Ports: 5x 100Mbps Fast Ethernet (WAN / LAN Configurable)
- Special Features: Data Usage Tracking, Auto Faillover
- Power Source: 12v or 110v AC
- Outdoor Rated: No
- Retail Price: $149.99
Testing Status: We have included this model in our head to head testing:
- 2016 RV Mobile Internet Year in Review & Looking Forward Into 2017 Posted on: January 6, 2017
- Cradlepoint Embraces LTE-Advanced, Multi-Carrier Radios Posted on: June 1, 2016
- MoFi Announces Next Generation "All Providers" MOFI4500-4GXeLTE-SIM4 V2 Cellular Router Posted on: April 13, 2016
- A Promising New Cellular Router - Introducing the MoFi 4500 Posted on: August 24, 2015
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