We have already explained how to connect to your JioFi MiFi device using WiFi in our earlier posts. As you may already know, the JioFi device is a WiFi enabled Internet device capable of servicing WiFi enabled clients. We have also explained earlier how to use an SD Card as a WiFi storage. The functionality of JioFi does not end there. You can also use the JioFi device in USB tethering mode simultaneously with WiFi. Interested? Read Along!
JioFi USB Tethering via. USB Cable
Once you have configured your JioFi device for the internet, you can straightaway connect it to your PC as well. We tested the device with a Lenovo Ultrabook loaded with Windows 10. Once the device is connected to the PC using a USB cable, we were able to access the internet straight away. The icon on the bottom right-hand corner of your Windows PC taskbar will change to USB-connected internet connection and that’s all you need to do. See the screenshots below for your reference:
When you log in, into the Admin panel from the Web UI by accessing “http://jiofi.local.html/index.htm” you will see that both the USB and the WiFi clients are being serviced by JioFi simultaneously. See below:
The last device in the list above is the USB connected device, while the first and second devices are WiFi-connected clients. Do note that you can only connect 1 USB client for the internet access at a time, while the rest needs to connect via. WiFi.
Hope this was helpful. Do read our other articles on JioFi listed below. Cheers!