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gjgalligan
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Joined: 04 Apr 2007
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Location: Metamora, MI

PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:17 pm    Post subject: MiFi 4620LE JetPack/router

What am I looking for in a wireless router to use with with the MiFi?
A realshort lesson on how it works might help me understand.
Want to increase coverage area and number of devices.
Thanks

Edited to add: if there is a way to use my current router, a MBR1000, that would be great!
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gjgalligan
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Location: Metamora, MI

PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:16 am    Post subject:

Ok, I read the WiFi as WAN http://www.evdoinfo.com/content/view/3667/63/

Will this work with my MiFi?
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fcs
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Joined: 15 May 2011
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:27 am    Post subject:

gjgalligan wrote:
Ok, I read the WiFi as WAN http://www.evdoinfo.com/content/view/3667/63/

Will this work with my MiFi?


It will not work with your MBR1000. The MBR1000 does not have the Wifi as WAN feature. You would need one of the newer Cradlepoint routers mentioned in the article.

The WaW feature on the newer routers will work with the MiFi. You will have problems with doing some fancy things like port forwarding and the handling of NAT, but for the majority of folks its just fine.
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gjgalligan
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Location: Metamora, MI

PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:11 am    Post subject:

fcs wrote:
gjgalligan wrote:
Ok, I read the WiFi as WAN http://www.evdoinfo.com/content/view/3667/63/

Will this work with my MiFi?


It will not work with your MBR1000. The MBR1000 does not have the Wifi as WAN feature. You would need one of the newer Cradlepoint routers mentioned in the article.

The feature will work with the MiFi. You will have problems with doing some fancy things like port forwarding and the handling of NAT, but for the majority of folks its just fine.


Since I have no idea what those 2 items are I guess I am good to go.
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Matt
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Joined: 02 Apr 2008
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:45 am    Post subject:

I have the MiFi 4620L version and it will directly tether via USB in any of the Peplink Balance routers. I'm not sure if the new version is any different, I think its the same model with an upgraded battery so it "should" work.

Aside from that as FCS pointed out WiFi as WAN is a popular choice too if you don't want to go via USB. A popular home router is the MBR95 for increasing range and gaining Ethernet out capability.
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gjgalligan
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:30 am    Post subject:

Do you have a link to explain "tether" to me?
I have never read about it or done so it is new to me.
I have a small port to pug something into, antenna I think. I have the pdf of the manual and will need to review it.
Thanks
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evdovalerie
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Joined: 02 Feb 2012
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:50 pm    Post subject:

In this sense, tethering basically means plugging the MiFi 4620LE hotspot directly into a USB WAN port on a router to share the connection. This would avoid any need to use WiFi as WAN, but as Matt mentioned this is only available with the Peplink Balance routers
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