What is a Travel Router?

Question: What is a Travel Router?

Answer: A travel router is a category of broadband routers designed to help people connect their mobile devices. Travel routers (also sometimes called mobile routers) typically possess several characteristics that distinguish them from other broadband routers:

  • compact size - Many travel routers are only a few inches (less than 10 cm) in width or height and thin enough to slip into a pocket. Their small size makes them convenient to carry from place to place.

Common Uses for Travel Routers

A mobile router can be used to

  • help a family more conveniently share one paid Internet connection at a hotel
  • allow business travelers to more easily share files with each other
  • stay connected while hiking or boating outdoors