Internet access is increasingly important when we go on holiday and the availability of WiFi often takes priority over more traditional facilities when we’re booking hotels or holiday cottages. But there is another solution. A 4G travel router allows you to access the internet anywhere, anytime, without having to search for public WiFi spots in cafes or airports, or pay the extortionate rates charged by some hotels. Here are a couple of 4G travel routers to consider:
NETGEAR AC785 AirCard Portable WiFi 4G Router
The NETGEAR AC785 AirCard Portable WiFi 4G Router allows you to connect up to 15 devices so you can use your 4G connection to check e-mail on a laptop, stream video on a tablet, and play online via a games console simultaneously. It enables speeds of up to 300 Mbps. It has 10 hours of battery life and comes unlocked and has an embedded 4G sim slot so you can choose your own service provider. There is no software to install, you can simply switch on and go, and there is a colour LCD screen where you can see your data usage and connection status. With high levels of security, the 4G router is password protected and has the ability to block certain WiFi devices.
TP-LINK M7350 Portable WiFi 3G/4G Router
The pocket sized TP-LINK M7350 Portable WiFi 3G/4G Router also allows you to connect up to 15 WiFi devices allowing you to share your connection with friends and family. It enables download speeds of up to 150 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 50 Mbps – enabling uninterrupted streaming of HD video. It has a 2550mAh battery that provides approximately 10 hours of battery life. All you need to do to create a WiFi hotspot is insert a 4G sim card into the device and select 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz dual band WiFi. The router has a 32GB micro SD storage slot allowing you to transfer photo, music, and video files from your network, and a screen that allows you to manage your network type, data roaming and frequency band, password, and network name, as well as monitoring your data usage.
D-Link DIR-510L AC750 Simultaneous Dual-Band Portable WiFi 4G Router
The D-Link DIR-510L AC750 Simultaneous Dual-Band Portable WiFi 4G Router uses the latest wireless AC750 technology to combine the bandwidth of its 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, bypassing radio congestion and interference, and delivering speeds of up to 750 Mbps. This enables impressive range data transfer performance between WiFi devices. Each of the two bands can also operate as a separate WiFi network. The router has three different modes; broadband router mode which requires the connection of an ethernet cable, mobile router mode which requires the connection of a 4G USB adapter, and hotspot mode which allows you to share WiFi access with multiple devices. The device automatically detects and the employs the most appropriate connection mode. The router has a high-capacity 4000mAh rechargeable battery which allows you to charge mobile devices such as iPads on the move.