Originally Posted by gsingh55
do those work as wireless routers,
meaning are the 5 devices join the same network get assigned IP Addresses and can they "see" each other, file transfer, things like that...?
Yes, when the MiFi is unattached via USB to a computer, it serves as a wireless router dishing out private IP addresses. When it is attached, it only provides a WAN connection to the machine it's connected to. That is why, when we need to charge it but maintain sharing, we do it via the AC adapter or via USB to a car's power port.
It's a wonder that no one in my family has tried IM'ing each other while in the car. I would not put it past them. We're way too wired for my taste at times.