Saturday, 9 November 2013

Travel Essentials: TP-Link 3G Mobile Wifi M5350 MiFi

It is common nowadays for hotel rooms to provide complimentary WiFi. But there is the occasional hotel or two that charge ridiculous rates for wifi.

I bought the TP-Link 3G Mobile WiFi M5350 at the recent Consumer Electronics Exhibition (CEE) 2013 at Suntec for SGD95 to overcome this problem. It works like a tethering device. Insert a local prepaid data SIM card which you can buy at any airport and it can support up to 10 users. 


  • Equipped with a built-in 3G modem - No other bulky devices required
  • HSPA+ supported with up to 21.6Mbps download and 5.76Mbps upload speeds
  • Supports up to 10 users simultaneously
  • 2000mAh internal battery for extended hours of outdoor use
  • Portable and cobblestone design ideal for travel use
  • Micro USB port for versatile recharging
  • OLED display provides a intuitive view of the device’s working status
  • Equipped with a micro SD card slot for up to 32GB of optional storage

Do note the the battery can be removed.

Here are the unboxing photos.

The box - Front

The box - Back.

The battery is detachable.

It uses a micro USB to charge the battery in the device.

The SIM card goes to the left slot. I am testing this with a Malaysian
SIM Card.

The slot of the right is for the micro SD card.

Put back the battery.

Turn on the device. Connecting to it is similar to 
connecting to a Wifi device.

I have used the Mobile Wifi over the weekend at Kuala Lumpur. In the hotel room, it supported an iPad, 2 iPhones and 3 Blackberries. I have also used it when I was out and about. As the device is small, I kept it in my backpack and I have instant Wifi coverage. It is a useful device and I would recommend it especially if you are travelling and need wifi for your travels.

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