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Old 09-05-2019, 04:36 PM   #1
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Considering MOFI4500 mobile router

I am considering a MOFI4500 mobile router using my existing AT&T sim card. This sim card came from the original $20mo unlimited Mobley deal. I moved it to a Netgear Explore Unite 815S BEFORE the Mobley "upgrade" that locked the card. Will I be able to just move the sim card to the MOFI4500 and it just work like I did when I moved it to the Netgear?
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Old 09-06-2019, 04:48 PM   #2
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We use the Mofi4500 with a ATT SIM card , it works great , good secure hot spot , have it hard wired into 12 volt fuse panel , did get the upgraded antenna for good range
Look at Ubifi web site for deals
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I am considering a MOFI4500 mobile router using my existing AT&T sim card. This sim card came from the original $20mo unlimited Mobley deal. I moved it to a Netgear Explore Unite 815S BEFORE the Mobley "upgrade" that locked the card. Will I be able to just move the sim card to the MOFI4500 and it just work like I did when I moved it to the Netgear?
Yes, if the SIM didn't get the upgrade, you just put it in the MOFI and you are good to go. MOFI4500's are great, I use one at home and one in the RV. You can lock the MOFI to a specific band or bands that give the fastest speeds, a good feature to remember.
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My biggest concern with the Mofi4500 is that it only has the older 2.4Ghz wifi band and not the 5Ghz band. My home router is an ASUS with both 2.4 and 5Ghz wifi bands. Typically the 5Ghz band is twice as fast as the 2.4Ghz. Speed tests on the 5Ghz run at about 150mb download while the 2.4Ghz speed test run at about 75-85mb. I am worried that with the Mofi only having 2.4Ghz band, the download speeds will be lower than they could be. For those who own a Mofi4500, how are your download speeds?
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Mine are fine with att , you could contact MoFi direct and ask them if a new model is coming out with 5 G
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You could just get a GL-iNet AR750 router a connect to the MoFi to provide the 5Ghz.$70 from Amazon.
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You could just get a GL-iNet AR750 router a connect to the MoFi to provide the 5Ghz.$70 from Amazon.
I already have an ASUS N66U that I have connected USB to a Netgear Explore Unite 815S. I suppose I could do the same with it to the MOFI, but I was hoping to just use the Mofi stand alone. I think calling them is a good idea. I am in no hurry to do this though. My thinking is that the Mofi would get a better signal than the Netgear.
My question still remains though. For those who own a Mofi4500, how are your download speeds?
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My question still remains though. For those who own a Mofi4500, how are your download speeds?
It all depends on the cell signal. I have seen download speeds of 50mbs down to 4-5mbs depending on location and cell traffic.
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As suggested, I called Mofi and was told that there is indeed a new version currently in development that will support the 5Ghz wifi band. He said it availability would be 4 to 5 months. He did not have any information on pricing though.
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Yes, if the SIM didn't get the upgrade, you just put it in the MOFI and you are good to go. MOFI4500's are great, I use one at home and one in the RV. You can lock the MOFI to a specific band or bands that give the fastest speeds, a good feature to remember.
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So what if the sim was upgraded?

I did the whole unlock deal a while back for the netgear device and kept all the sim data.

Can someone still do this?
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As long as you can get the PUK number it could be unlocked to work in another device.
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It all depends on the cell signal. I have seen download speeds of 50mbs down to 4-5mbs depending on location and cell traffic.
Yeah, on further thought, I guess it would be pretty hard to compare the 2.4ghz band to the 5Ghz when you don't have a 5Ghz band. LOL
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The 2.4MHz WiFi should be able to deliver whatever WAN bandwidth you have. You are limited by the cellular bandwidth unlike at home where you have 100Mbs or more available you will probably have 70Mbs at most and most likely around 10 to 15Mbs.
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As I previously posted, it all depends on cell service and load. I ran a test a couple of days ago and got 19mbs download with only 1.9 upload. I just ran the test again at the same spot but different time of the day and got only 6.1mbs download but 13.5mbs upload, go figure.
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