What is Mobile Hotspot: How to Create a Personal Hotspot with Vi MiFi?
Published on 10.10.2022
Mobile Hotspot & How it Works:
A mobile hotspot uses your smartphone's cellular data to create a connection that can be used to connect other devices to the internet. While a WiFi hotspot works at a fixed location, the mobile hotspot works on the go. The mobile hotspot uses 4G LTE wireless technology and acts as a wireless access point to provide internet access to nearby devices such as phones, laptops, tablets, etc.
Vi MiFi devices are Portable WiFi routers that create a personal hotspot to connect multiple devices to high-speed internet. The compact MiFi routers facilitate connecting up to 10 WiFi-enabled devices. These pocket/travel-friendly routers access the cellular internet and convert 4G signals to WiFi, creating a hotspot for nearby devices to access the internet.
Here is how to create a personal hotspot with Vi MiFi:
Once you have a MiFi device, you will need a Vi postpaid SIM card with an active postpaid plan and follow the steps below to create a personal hotspot:
Insert your SIM card in the MiFi router and turn it on
Search for available WiFi network on your device
Click on the Vi MiFi network and join
The username & password is set to "admin" by default
After connecting Vi MiFi router to your device for the first time, login to the URL: http://192.168.1.1
Login using the default credentials and go to WiFi settings
View and manage your account or change/update your MiFi password here
Link your MiFi device to the Vi App to check your plan details and pay bills from the Vi App
Sign in to your MiFi device portal using a web browser
On the Vi App, click on Add profile
Enter the mobile number of your MiFi device and OTP sent to MiFi portal
You are all set! Your MiFi device is now linked to the Vi App