Our Picks for Best Portable WiFi Router for a Car When Traveling

By | March 7, 2017

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Going on long car trips can cause issues when there is no internet especially when one person has a movie/song file another wants to hear or watch.
 
Mass storing all your media files and then having your own traveling portable WiFi that shares all the data to any device is possible on the cheap.
 
These devices have different names such as portable router, traveling router, mobile router and so on.
 
Whatever name they go by the main thing to look for of any router that can share files in a vehicle, is its compatibility with multiple devices, storage capacity, and charge time.
 
Some of these mobile routers have many other features such as connecting to your home files when a internet connection is available, or even a VPN that secures your connection.
 
Everyone will have a different needs from a portable router such as someone traveling with children, streaming their own movies to their own devices can easily be done.
 
Someone who travels a lot for business may want more storage for data, access to home data, and security such as a VPN while doing so.
 
One size mobile router doesn’t fit all so lets look at our picks for best portable routers.
 
As always be sure to read the reviews on Amazon or elsewhere to be sure a unit is a good fit for you.
 

Our Picks for Best Portable WiFi Routers

 
HooToo Wireless Travel Router, USB Port, High Performance, 10400mAh External Battery Pack Travel Charger – TripMate Titan (Not a Hotspot)

TripMate makes many different styles of portable routers. The Titan is a follow up to their poplar Nano unit.
 
The Titan is a good router to add sharing data to a moving vehicle via mobile WiFi. It shares data by using a USB flash drive or Mirco Sdcard. It can also share WiFi in a hotel, secure communications, and connect to your home files.
 
 
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TP-Link N300 Wireless Wi-Fi Nano Travel Router with Range Extender/Access Point/Client/Bridge Modes (TL-WR802N)

TP-LINK also has a few different portable routers available each with different features.
 
The TL-WR802N is a wireless-N unit that has a transfer rate of up-to 300Mbps.
 
A USB drive can be plugged into it allowing for multiple streams of music or videos to anyone in the car. If you have all your media on a computer at home they can be easily transfer to a external hard drive or flash drive and after plugging into the TL-WR802N shared with any one with-in range. It also can support Router, AP, Client, Repeater and WISP.
 
It is a low cost unit that has many features that many will find useful.
 
 
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TP-Link N150 Wireless 3G/4G Portable Router with Access Point/WISP/Router Modes (TL-MR3020)

This portable router has many features but its main feature is to share a 3G/4G mobile connection and boost the signal.
 
 
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NETGEAR Trek N300 Travel Router, Range Extender, and Wireless Bridge (PR2000)

This small device from Netgear is built to boost a WiFi signal in a variety of ways. Router mode, which turns an Ethernet connection into a private WiFi hotspot network. Extender mode which extends a WiFi signal. It also has Hotspot mode and Bridge mode.
 
 


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4 thoughts on “Our Picks for Best Portable WiFi Router for a Car When Traveling

  1. Chris

    I would like to set up my old smartphone (which no longer has a SIM card) on the passenger side of my car so that when I make a call or receive a call on my smartphone (which is on a dashboard mount for hands-free operation), I can include my passenger into the conversation (including video) so I don’t have to remove my phone and the passenger can use the spare phone either mounted on the dashboard or in their hands to either see better or to listen more closely if road noise is too much.
    Will one of these portable routers be the answer to my dilemma? which would be best for this application?
    As a dinosaur over 60, I need all the help I can get to understand this stuff!
    Thank you!

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    1. Windweaver828

      @Chris
      No this is not possible with this product.. Maybe not at all..

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    2. Windweaver828

      @Chris
      Well.. Maybe with some setup of a google voice number this could be feasible if you have this wifi device with a 3g/4g modem attached plus a paid service for said modem.. It’s really not worth the expense.. Look into hooking your phone up over Bluetooth to your car’s radio everyone will hear clearly and see if you can hook up a microphone for it in the center of the car above your heads and it should be pretty clear.. Get a quality microphone.. Also road noise should be fairly minimal depending on the car radio used, as the radio often has built in ability to automatically filter out road and (some) wind noise.. Best of luck to ya 🙂

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  2. Albert Matthew

    Good day so I am looking purely to have a stable WiFi network in my car and browse at any moment and stream radio or video (youtube etc.) Which is best?

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