Looking for the best of all best wireless modem routers for your RV? Well we have a product that might fit your budget. Canadian router manufacturer MoFi originally launched the MoFi 4500 line in August of 2015, with an optional integrated cellular radio.
The cellular-integrated MoFi 4500 models feature two Wi-Fi and two cellular antennas.
MoFi routers provide a local Wi-Fi and Ethernet LAN network, and support tethering to a cellular hotspot or USB modem to share your cellular connection.
MoFi also supports direct USB tethering to Android phones and was the first router to support direct iOSsmartphone tethering (a feature now matched by WiFiRanger).
With an integrated cellular radio included with many MoFi versions, the tiny MoFi box can do away with the need for a separate cellular hotspot entirely.
This packs a ton of capability into a small metal shell for the price point.
The basic Mofi router has remained essentially the same since 2015, but Mofi has upgraded the integrated cellular radio over time. The most recent version, as of February 2020, is the SIM7 version – supporting T-Mobile Band 71 and AT&T Band 14.
While MoFi looks great on paper – the actual hands-on experience is, at best, challenging.
Model: MoFi4500-4GXeLTE (SIM4 / SIM7)
Base Technology: MoFi 4500
# of Connected Devices: Not specified
2.4GHz Wi-Fi: 802.11b/g/n – 300Mbps Max, 21dBm Transmit Power (125mW)
5GHz Wi-Fi: N/A
Wi-Fi Antenna: 2x RP-SMA/Female Antenna Port, 5dBi Antennas Included
Wi-Fi as WAN: Yes (see details in review below)
Claimed Wi-Fi Range: Not specified
Guest Wi-Fi Network:Yes
Control Panel and Default Password: Not Specified
USB Tethering Support: 1x USB Port
Ethernet Ports: 5x 100Mbps Fast Ethernet (1x WAN / 4x LAN)
Cellular Modem Specs: Yes
Supported Networks and Bands:
SIM7 Combo Version (Verizon, T-Mobile. AT&T Certification is Pending):
LTE Bands: B2, B4, B5, B12/B17, B14, B66, B71
2G/3G: Not Yet Known
SIM4 v2 Version (Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint, Global):
LTE Bands: B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B7, B8, B12/B17, B20, B25, B26, B30, B41
2G/3G: HSPA+ 850/1900/2100MHz Global roamingsupported
LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation:
SIM7 Version – No
SIM4 v2 Version – Yes – 2x 20MHz Channels
MIMO Support: 2×2
LTE Performance Category:
SIM 7 Version: Category 4 (Max Theoretical Speed: 150Mbps Down / 50Mbps Up)
SIM 4 v2 Version: Category 6 (Max Theoretical Speed: 300Mbps Down / 50Mbps Up)
Cellular Antenna Ports: 2x SMA/Female Antenna Ports, Basic 5dBi Indoor Antennas Included with SIM4 version, premium antennas included with SIM7 version.
SIM Slots: Mini-SIM (2FF)
Dimensions: 4.3″ x 3.3″ x 1.2″
Other Ports: USB
Power Source: 110v AC Adapter Included (Optional 12V vehicle power supply)
Outdoor Rated: Optional NEMA Housing
Special Features: Data Usage Tracking, Band Locking, Extreme Customization
Retail Price: $529.95 CDN (Amazon) $329.99 US (Amazon)