AT&T Mobile Hotspot MiFi 2372 Provides Fast Broadband on the Go
18 January 2011
Conclusion: The MiFi, regardless of whether you get it from Verizon, Sprint, or AT&T is a great tool. Despite its weaknesses, the upside makes it worth the expense for mobile Internet users. As you can see below there are a lot of weaknesses, but this is one of the few times that even with many shortcomings we still recommend the device, especially for people who need to work while away from home.
Pros: Small and light, Gives a good strong wireless broadband signal, Fast when it has a good 3G signal, Built-in GPS, Built-in micro-SD card slot
Cons: No physical power switch, LEDs don’t give enough information about signal strength, Wi-Fi turns off when plugged in using provided USB cable, Terrible battery life, Broadband fees are high, Software for USB tethering is not Mac compatible
Excerpt: AT&T was the last of the big wireless carriers to add a MiFi Mobile Hotspot going with the Novatel Wireless MiFi 2372. Like the others it shares a mobile broadband signal with up to five other devices over a miniature 802.11n wireless router. We picked one up and wanted to show it to you before we test it out over a long trip in the coming week. Like the older versions sold at Verizon and other places, the AT&T model is a small device.