JioFi 2 Reviewed: Specifications, Speed Test, Battery Life & more
Reliance Jio has launched their mifi device JioFi 2 on 16th August publicly. Which means anyone can buy the device without any invites. The mifi device is priced at Rs 2,899 which is fair pricing considering that you will be getting free 4G data for 3 months under the Jio Preview Offer.
JioFi 2 Specifications –
|No. of Device supported||31 (Wi-Fi) + 1 (USB tethering)|
|Rated capacity||2300 mAh|
IEEE 802.11b/g/n 2.4G only
|Power supply||AC: 100-240V; DC: 5V&1A|
|Dimensions||85.0 * 55.0 * 16.0mm|
|External Interfaces||Micro-SD card interface
Mini- SIM interface
How to buy JioFi 2 MiFi device?
The process to buy the JioFi 2 is simple and straightforward.
Documents required – Proof of address and Proof of Identity. (Photocopy of aadhaar card will act as both.)
Step 1 -Find your nearest Reliance Digital / DX Mini store Here is the store locator.
Step 2 – Call the store to find if the device is in stock.
Step 3 – Visit the store with the required documents.
Step 4 – Get the device and wait for a sms on your registered number for tele verification.
Step 5 – After you receive the sms that your number can be tele verified call 1800-890-1977 and verify your identity.
Step 6 – Enjoy your MiFi device.
If you have any problems with the activation process contact JioCare they are responsive and help you resolve any issues.
Battery Life of JioFi 2.
JioFi 2 comes packed with a removable 2300MaH battery. The running time is roughly 8 hours and standby time is 300 hours. Which means it could easily last a day. The charging time is also short. With the supplied power adapter it takes 3 hours 30 mins to charge the battery completely.
If you are a power user and want additional juice you can always carry a power bank.
Speed Test of JioFi 2.
The speed of JioFi depends solely on your location. So if you live close to a Jio Tower you can stop worrying as you will most definitely will be getting good speeds. The JioFi has a built in indicator which indicates the signal strength.
If you are worried about slow speeds, then don’t worry. The least speed that jiofi has given was 4 Mbps which is less but still far better than other providers.
Tricks for increasing download speed of Jio
I will definitely recommend using IDM with max 32 connections. This simple trick doubled my speed.
Jio with VPN
I have tried using various VPN’s most were very slow and sluggish. But Cyberghost VPN with Netherlands server gives great speeds for me. The above screenshot is of the same.
Interface of JioFi 2.
The interface is very similar to that of normal wifi routers. You can login to the interface by visiting http://jiofi.local.html or http://192.168.1.1. The interface shows various parameters like the signal strength, battery percent, devices connected, etc.
USB tethering is also a option for those devices which do not have wifi. If your desktop does not have Wifi then you can connect the jiofi to your pc to access the internet.
Range of JioFi 2
The range of JioFi 2 is respectable. You get 6 – 8 Meters of wifi range. It cannot be compared to other normal wifi routers, as it is a portable device with a built in antenna. There is no way to extend the wifi range other than using after market wifi extenders.
How to find data usage?
You can also download MyJio app on your phone and login to view your data usage for jiofi.