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Released: 2007-02-22

Novatel MiFi 2200 Mobile Wi-Fi Modem (Verizon Wireless) by Verizon

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  • Portable wireless hub for up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices at one time–including PCs, phones, gaming systems and more
  • Operates on Verizon Wireless Mobile 3G Mobile Broadband network with typical download speeds ranging from 600 Kbps to 1.4 Mbps
  • Advanced security and authentication technologies; VPN capabilities; two-way text messaging (Windows only); compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux
  • Internal battery provides up to four hours on the road or 40 hours of standby time
  • What's in the box: MiFi 2200, rechargeable battery, wall charger, USB cable, protective pouch, quick reference guide, VZAccess Manager software and user guide available on device


Novatel MiFi 2200 Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot Modem (Verizon Wireless)

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With Mobile Broadband Service and Wi-Fi capability, the MiFi 2200 for Verizon Wireless enables you to take full advantage of America's largest and most reliable 3G network. This Intelligent Mobile Hotspot automatically connects to Verizon Wireless Mobile Broadband service to give broadband Internet access to up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices. You and your colleagues will be able to check email, access corporate intranets, download files, send pictures with a Wi-Fi-enabled camera, and access the Internet on any Wi-Fi-enabled device–even when you’re nowhere near a traditional hotspot.

The MiFi 2200 intelligent mobile hotspot connects to the verizon Wireless Mobile Broadband and offers access to up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices.

Easily portable, the MiFi 2200 is about the size of eight stacked credit cards and weighs just over 2 ounces. Other features include two-way text messaging capabilities, compatibility with Windows, Mac and Linux PCs, VPN capabilities, and multiple Wi-Fi security settings. The lithium-ion battery provides up to four hours on the road or 40 hours of standby time, and you can extend the battery life of your work session by connecting the device to your notebook via a USB cable.

Verizon Wireless Service
With the Verizon Wireless Mobile 3G Mobile Broadband network, a high-speed connection to the web is always in reach with typical download speeds ranging from 600 Kbps and peak rates up to 1.4 Mbps. You can select from two Mobile Broadband plans:

  • $39.99 monthly access for 250 MB monthly allowance and 10 cents per megabyte overage
  • $59.99 monthly access with a 5 GB monthly allowance and 5 cents per megabyte overage

MiFi 2200 Features
Developed by Novatel Wireless, the MiFi 2200 lets you create a personal Wi-Fi cloud capable of sharing the reliability and high-speed Internet connectivity of the Verizon Wireless 3G Mobile Broadband network with up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices such as notebooks, netbooks, cameras, gaming devices or portable media/MP3 players. Small enough to carry in your shirt pocket, it combines a variety of features into its streamlined form factor, including integrated internal CDMA and Wi-Fi antennas, advanced security and authentication technologies. When one device is connected through Wi-Fi, the MiFi 2200’s rechargeable battery provides up to four hours of active use and 40 hours of standby time on a single charge.

Novatel's NovaSpeed technology improves simultaneous upload and download times so you can transfer large files with minimal interruptions or buffering. Keep would-be trespassers from using your connection with password protection, CDMA authentication and identification, dynamic Mobile IP (MIP) key update, Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) firewall, VPN pass-through, and more. It also features auto-install, autoconnectivity, Network Driver Interface Specification (NDIS) support, VPN capability, and a removable lithium-ion battery. You’ll also get two-way text messaging when you connect via USB (Windows only; Mac client to be available soon).

  • Mobile Broadband (BroadbandAccess and NationalAccess): CDMA Rev. A, Rev. O, 1XRTT
  • WiFi Mode: 802.11 b/g for connection of up to 5 devices
  • Type A USB port compatibility via included microUSB cable
  • Antenna System: Internal; Receive diversity 800/1900 MHz CDMA
  • VPN Compatible; Dial Up; NDIS support
  • PC compatibility: Windows 2000, XP and Vista and Mac OS X 10.4.0 or higher and Linux
  • Dimensions: 3.5 x 2.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Weight: 2.05 ounces
  • Battery life: Up to 4 hours of continuous use, 40 hours of standby time (1150 mAh lithium-ion battery)

Frequently Asked Questions
How is the MiFi2200 different from other Mobile Broadband USB, PC Card and ExpressCardmodems?
There are significant differences between MiFi2200 and other devices, primarily because it connects multiple devices to Mobile Broadband over Wi-Fi. The other modems require a physical connection, and may only be used with one notebook at a time. Further, MiFi2200 connects not just notebook computers, it can connect to Wi-Fi enabled devices, such as cameras, gaming devices, digital photo frames and more.

How is this different from a Router?
The MiFi2200 is an Intelligent Mobile Hotspot that can operate as a USB Modem (with a USB Cable) or in Wi-Fi/BatteryMode, eliminating the need for a wired connection or an AC connection. Its lightweight, slim and compact features, make this the ultimate mobile hotspot.

What kind of security is available?
MiFi2200 supports all the latest WEP/WPA/WPA-2 security and SPI firewall. It is recommended that security is set up in order to prevent unauthorized use.

When do I need to use the USB Cable?
The USB Cable is required when MiFi2200 is used as a USB Modem and for first time setup and activation with VZAccess Manager. The cable can be used to connect after activation if MiFi2200 is out of battery power and there is no access to AC power. The cable can also be used for charging, but only when the device is dormant and not in an active data session.


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