I’m one week in with my new 4G Mi-Fi device, and I couldn’t be happier with it. My only complaint so far seems to be with the Verizon Wireless website and their insistence on handling the setup of your online account via text message. No biggie if you have one of their phones, but not so helpful if you’re setting up an account for a device that doesn’t receive text messages. After their system failed to send a text message (go figure) I received an email that I’d be getting my temporary password through the US mail. Ugh. I hate waiting, and I want to see how much data I’m using which as far as I know can only be done with access to their website.

Oh well! I’m sure it will happen soon enough, and other than that, things are going fine. Speed is really good on 4G, and noticeably slower, but still ok with 3G. I’ve yet to try the device outside of DC proper yet, but that will change next week when I’m in Atlanta where I’ll give it a whirl and report back on my experience.

On a side note, do any readers have tips for extending the range of a wireless router? I have a Netgear wireless N router that works great, but I’m having issues with intermittent coverage on my front porch, which is admittedly, the farthest point around the house that I’d want to use my home network. Relocating the router is unfortunately, not an option, and I am loathe to burn data with my 4G wi-fi plan while I’m sitting at home…..on my porch. 🙂 All comments appreciated.