Best mobile broadband modems with Wi-Fi

A Wi-Fi-equipped mobile broadband modem allows multiple devices to connect to it wirelessly for shared mobile broadband access over a telco's 3G network

Often described as a hotspot in your pocket, a mobile broadband modem with Wi-Fi can have multiple devices connected for shared mobile broadband access over a telco's 3G network. These devices act in a similar manner to regular USB modems to access an Internet connection, but their flexibility means they can connect more than just your notebook.

We've rounded up the best Wi-Fi mobile broadband modems in Australia, both from carriers and third-party manufacturers.

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Novatel Wireless Intelligent Mobile Hotspot MiFi 2352

It's expensive, has limited battery life away from the mains and its build quality suggests something a little cheaper. Yet this Novatel Intelligent Mobile Hotspot MiFi 2352 is a 3G-cum-Wi-Fi micro-router that works superbly, bringing online connectivity with the help of a 3G SIM card to anyone with a Wi-Fi laptop. If you need effortless and wire-free connectivity away from the home or office, this little device could become an indispensable joy.

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  • 1st Feb., 2010
  • Andrew Harrison
  • Novatel Wireless
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  • Works well, very convenient
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  • Expensive
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