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What is the difference between mifi and wifi.



There have been so many changes in the way network devices work. From the beginning of the web, how the internet works, how data, messages, and information are transferred from one user to another, from one company or firm to another . Internet service providers are really doing a good job.

It became necessary to invent the Router so that it can source and distribute information to different users. However there have been so many confusion about the concept of MiFi and wifi, and this post will dissolve it into bits. Enjoy the ride😀.

A.) WI~FI:

  • Wi-Fi is short for “wireless fidelity,”
  • Wi-Fi is a wireless networking technology that allows devices to communicate over a wireless signal.
  • Dr. John O’Sullivan ( Australian Engineer ) developed the technology that eventually led to the WiFi we know today.
  • Wi-Fi was invented and first released for consumers in 1997 .
  • Wi-Fi was introduced for home use in 1999.
  • Wi-Fi uses electromagnetic waves to communicate data
  • A Wi-Fi signal is a high-frequency radio signal
  • The Wi-Fi Alliance [an organization based in Austin, Texas] is involved in Wi-Fi technology and the certification of Wi-Fi gadgets.
  • The Wi-Fi Alliance is a non-profit organization that owns the well-known Wi-Fi trademark, which should be displayed on all Wi-Fi products 
  • Vic Hayes is often regarded as the “father of Wi-Fi” because of His role in establishing and chairing the IEEE 802.11 Standards Working Group for Wireless Local Area Networks  [NB > IEEE : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers  ]
  • The Wi-Fi Alliance was formed as a trade association to hold the Wi-Fi trademark under which most products are sold in 1999.
  • The name Wi-Fi was first commercially used in August 1999.

Most Importantly: It’s easy to install, simple to use and economical too. 

A.) MI~FI:

  • Mi-Fi is short for “Mobile Wi-Fi”
  • It is a wireless router that acts as a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot.
  • Novatel invented the MiFi.
  • A MiFi device can be connected to a cellular network and provide internet access for up to ten devices, but at first, it was limited to only 5 devices at a time.
  • MiFis or MiFi dongles are compact, wireless devices that enable multiple users to share a single mobile broadband connection while they are on the go.
  • The first MiFi device was introduced in the United States, in May 2009.
  • Novatel owns the trademark to the term “MiFi” in the United States and several other countries.

More interestingly: MiFis also offer the chance to store files on them 😉

That was a detailed explanation I guess, right? if there is any confusion feel free to ask your question on the comment section below.

4G vs 5G Network

what is the difference between 4G and 5G?

There is a high possibility you are currently using a 4G network on your phone or PC right now .it is obvious that 4G network is a faster network compared to 3G . 4G network has been around for a couple of years now and recently 5G network has been introduced which is currently enabled on the worlds fastest mobile phone OnePlus 7 Pro which can reach the network and browse as high as 300mb/sec. 5G is believed to be 100 times faster than 4G, can download movies within seconds. uh wow, am in love with technology, what about you? comment right under this post.

Enough of that, but what really is 4G and 5G network?

4G Network

4G network
Notebook with a notes 4G on the office table with tools.

From the name,4G is the fourth generation of mobile network technology after 3G,2G. It is often called 4GLTE (Long Term Evolution).just like 3G,4G allows you to download and stream movies, music online but does so at a much faster rate than 3G.

4G speed

4G Speed
Difference between 1G,2G,3G,4G,5G.

4G (4G LTE)


 is the fastest speed that’s widely available in the UK right now. It offers typical download speeds of around 20Mbps and theoretical ones of 150Mbps. So for example, you could download a medium sized app in under 15 seconds or load a YouTube video in under 2 seconds. The same 500MB file should be downloadable in under 4 minutes.

4G boosts upload speeds to 8Mbps on average and 50Mbps at the very top end. The same 10MB file or image would take just 1.25 seconds to download.

4G LTE-Advanced is a faster version of 4G with typical real-world download speeds of 42Mbps and theoretical limits of 300Mbps.EE has launched this service in London, Birmingham and Manchester, with partial coverage in a number of other UK cities, under the name 4G+, while Vodafone has rolled it out to London, Birmingham and Manchester. 

Three has also now launched a 4G+ service, with coverage in major cities such as London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

With LTE-Advanced (also known as 4G+, LTE-A or 4.5G) videos will load without a discernible pause and a 500MB file will download in under 2 minutes. In fact, it’s even faster than many home broadband connections.

4G LTE-Advanced offers upload speeds of 30Mbps and can theoretically reach 150Mbps. In this case the same 10MB file or image would take just 0.33 seconds to download.

5G Network

5G Network

Simply said,5G is a fifth and latest generation of the mobile network. 5G is widely believed to be smarter, faster and more efficient than 4G. It promises mobile data speeds that far outstrip the fastest home broadband network currently available to consumers.

5G Speed

 With speeds of up to 100 gigabits per second, 5G is set to be as much as 100 times faster than 4G.

5G vs 4G latency

Hope this post is not becoming boring? trust me,i want you to know all about mobile technologies 🔥🔥.

Low latency is a key differentiator between 4G and 5G. Latency is the time that passes from the moment information is sent from a device until it can be used by the receiver. Reduced latency means that you’d be able to use your mobile device connection as a replacement for your cable modem and Wi-Fi. Additionally, you’d be able to download and upload files quickly and easily, without having to worry about the network or phone suddenly crashing. You’d also be able to watch a 4K video almost straight away without having to experience any buffering time.

5G will be able to fix bandwidth issues. Currently, there are so many different devices connected to 3G and 4G networks, that they don’t have the infrastructure to cope effectively. 5G will be able to handle current devices and emerging technologies such as driverless cars and connected home products.

Your one and only tech blogger wida sauce,I remain my humble self Techwinx .


Innocent Emmanuel is a Blogger,SEO expert,Programmer and Content developer. Studying mechanical engineering at the Federal university of Technology Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria . With a thriving passion for tech and engineering. Innocent Emmanuel is set to take you through Techwinx, a repository for everything tech.

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4 Responses

  1. Amaugo Stephanie Chidinma says:

    Wow! I’ve learnt something new today. Thank you Techwinx! Keep up the good job

  2. Jane says:

    I swear you’ve blown my mind. I never knew there was a difference between 4G and 4GLTE

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