Portable Wifi Questions

Portable Wifi QuestionsWhen it comes to portable wifi, many people are confused about what they can and can’t do with them. Here’s a few questions I’ve received from various visitors to the website. Their questions are not surprising given that many people are looking for portable wifi that will allow them to use all of their devices as normal.

Question From Tom – Does this device support the PlayStation 3 for online shooters or the Xbox? Also, which devices would you recommend for prepaid?

Yes, portable wifi will work for gaming consoles like the Playstation 3, Xbox 360 etc regardless of the gaming genre. Your console must have a wireless network card or adaptor though. The Nintendo Wii has this built in and adapters can be purchased for either the PS3 or Xbox 360. In the future, it’s highly likely we will see consoles with wifi adaptors built right into them like the Wii and DS currently do.

When it comes to portable wifi plans, I would recommended the Internode MiFi as best for gamers. You’ll pay a little extra but the connection speed and quality is excellent; something Internode have a sound reputation for.

Question From Zari – Im in Puerto Rico (Caribbean Island) Can this work with my wifi Ipad? Please let me know as this is for my boss.

Portable wifi is perfect for devices like the iPad WiFi only versions. It will allow you to connect to the Internet via your iPad anywhere you have mobile coverage. It’s one of the reasons many people have decided against purchasing an iPad with the 3G mobile sim card slot because they can get a portable wifi device instead which will allow all of their gadgets to connect to the Internet via it’s wifi signal.

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Lisa Hall December 1, 2010 at 2:33 pm

I am wanting to find a portable WiFi device that will work with a Telstra Next G USB modem? Does such a thing exist in Australia? What are my options I am primarily wanting to run a lap top and an iPad from the same WiFi connection.

Any help would be appreciated.



admin December 1, 2010 at 2:47 pm

Hi Lisa,

As far as I know only Telstra devices will work on the Telstra network because it operates on a different frequency on the Next G network which other devices don’t support as of yet. I’m not sure if Telstra offer any sort of portable wifi device as of yet. You might want to check if the T-Hub has a wifi feature.


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