Review: MOFI4500-4GXELTE by MoFi Networks (Mobile Routers)


Like other cellular routers, the MoFi 4500 can use an external USB "stick" modem or a tethered mobile hotspot to get online.

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.

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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, Band Locking
  • Power Source: 12v or 110v AC
  • Dimensions:
  • Outdoor Rated: No
  • Retail Price:  $149.99

Testing Status: We have included this model in our head to head testing:

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