HooToo TripMate Titan
Aside from broadcasting a secure network signal, the HooToo TripMate Titan can act as a charging station thanks to a 10,400-milliamp-hour lithium-ion battery. It even allows for connection of multi-port USB expansion devices.
- Powered via micro usb
- Compatible with dlna streaming
- Doesn't work on 5-gigahertz band
RavPower FileHub WD008
The RavPower FileHub WD008 takes up little space, doesn’t cost much, and has a longer Wi-Fi repeater range than its earlier versions, making it a good choice for safe and reliable connectivity on the go. It’s available in black or white finishes.
- 6700-milliamp-hour battery
- Can serve as a power bank
- Not ideal for highly congested areas
At only about $20, the GL.iNet MT300N is an especially affordable device that can protect your data when you’re connected to the Internet in unfamiliar places. Its 128 megabytes of RAM and 16-megabyte high-speed ROM chip ensure a snappy performance at all times.
- Weighs less than 2 ounces
- Compatible with 4g modems
- Limited to single-band broadcasting
Netgear Nighthawk M1
When you want to avoid using public Wi-Fi entirely, look to the Netgear Nighthawk M1 , which is a fully functioning hotspot designed for use with a wide range of cellular providers around the world. It also has an Ethernet jack, so it can be used as a bridge, too.
- Highly reliable
- Informative lcd readout
- Costs quite a bit
As long as you don’t require an incredible amount of bandwidth, the GL.iNet Microuter is a good alternative to using potentially vulnerable networks. Because it’s about the same size as a thumb drive, it’s perfect for keeping in your laptop bag for use in public.
- Weighs only 10 grams
- Preconfigured openwrt firmware
- Limited to 150 megabits per second
Able to function as a primary or WISP access point, wireless client, or Wi-Fi repeater, the TP-Link WR802N can do quite a bit for such a compact and affordable device. It can receive data at up to 300 megabits per second, which is plenty for most online tasks.
- Powered via micro usb
- Relatively inexpensive
- No dual-band capability
No matter where in the world you’re traveling, there’s a good chance the Huawei E5885M can provide you with broadband Internet access. It can accommodate 25 clients at once with a maximum bandwidth of 300 Mbps, though that figure is dependent on local congestion.
- Works with 3g and 4g networks
- 25-hour battery life
- One-touch nfc device configuration
Priced below $50 and utilizing the 802.11AC protocol, the TP-Link WR902AC is both cost-effective and also very easy to use. It can serve as a standard access point using an Ethernet connection as well as a wireless repeater.
- One auxiliary usb port
- Allows port forwarding
- Static ip address support
If security is a top priority, the GL.iNet AR750S might be the right choice for you. It comes with the powerful OpenWRT framework already installed, giving you in-depth control over nearly every part of your wireless experience.
- Dual-band operation
- Easily upgraded firmware
- Has a built-in vpn
RavPower FileHub WD009
In addition to dual-band wireless, the RavPower FileHub WD009 has SD card and USB drive readers that can essentially turn it into a portable cloud server. While it doesn’t offer integrated VPN support, it should work just fine with software-based private networking.
- Great for audiovisual professionals
- Up to 700 megabits of bandwidth
- One-button backup function