MiFi hotspots are mobile devices that use 3G and 4G LTE signals to create personal WiFi service for your mobile devices—such as cell phones, tablets, or laptops. These devices are portable, battery-powered, and can deliver reliable WiFi service when you would otherwise have none.
These hotspots are a game-changer for on-the-go wireless internet coverage, allowing you to connect your devices to the Internet in any location that receives 3G or 4G LTE service.
However, these devices require 3G or 4G LTE connectivity, which means if you have no cell service you will also have no WiFi coming from your hotspot.
Because Mifi hotspots use similar connectivity to cell phones, they also have some of the same challenges as cellular devices, such as poor reception or slow speeds.
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A simple and effective way to improve MiFi WiFi signal is to use a mobile hotspot booster.
MiFi WiFi hotspot boosters pull in a weak signal from a transmitter and boost it before re-broadcasting a stronger signal to your devices. This helps to improve your signal, increase your speed, and stabilize your connection.
What do You Need to Use a Hotspot Booster?
Since MiFi WiFi hotspot boosters are usually portable and battery-powered, it’s unlikely that you will need an electrical outlet. You will, however, need to have cell service. It can be weak service, but there has to be at least some signal for your MiFi WiFI hotspot booster to capture, boost, and distribute to power your mobile WiFi hotspot or any other device.
Who Uses MiFi WiFi Hotspot Boosters?
Mobile hotspot users are usually individuals that want to improve their mobile WiFi signal strength on the go. We often see people using hotspot boosters when they’re on the move, such as:
1. Car, Truck, and SUV:
A mobile hotspot booster in your car can help to improve signal cell signal strength on the go. This can improve cell signal strength to improve call quality and data speeds. Many new cars are also offering mobile hotspots so users can have on-the-go wireless internet. This is great for conducting business on the road, streaming music or videos, or for family use. However, just like a cell phone, mobile hotspots also have connectivity issues on the road. A cell signal booster helps to strengthen and stabilize the signal for more consistent performance.
2. RV, Motorhome, and Trailer:
A mobile hotspot booster can improve cell service for any carrier, helping you to expand your cellular coverage area and signal strength when you are exploring across North America.
If you’re close to shore or docked in a marina, a MiFi WiFi hotspot booster will boost your available signal to improve speed and reliability. Some cellular data and LTE plans can offer coverage as far out as 8 to 10 miles from shore. A MiFi WiFi mobile hotspot booster can help increase and improve this signal for your boating activities.
What to Look for in a MiFi WiFi Hotspot Signal Booster
When you’re looking to purchase a mobile hotspot booster to improve signal strength on-the-go, it’s important to consider the following:
1. Where will the booster be used?
When looking at using WiFi MiFi boosters it is important to think of the installation location. SureCall manufacturers signal booster that are unique to boats, RVs or motorhomes, and cars, trucks, and other passenger vehicles. A signal booster for RV will have a unique set of antennas that deliver higher power whereas a signal booster for boat will have slight differentiations from a cell signal booster for vehicle.
2. How many users should the booster support?
Your mobile hotspot will either connect to a single device through a connector or will boost the signal to an area through an internal antenna. Depending on whether you anticipate one or multiple users, this will impact your signal booster selection.
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3. Which cell carriers does the MiFi WiFi booster support?
All SureCall cell phone signal boosters work with all North American cell carriers and WiFi hotspots. Simply purchase the WiFi hotspot booster and it will keep your WiFi hotspot connected in weak cell signal areas.
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