In my earlier posts, I have already explained how to activate and configure your JioFi MiFi device. We already know how to makes calls using the JioFi MiFi device with the JioJoin (Renamed to Jio4GVoice now) App. However, in this post, I am going to talk about how to use a micro sd card on JioFi MiFi as WiFi storage disk.
Using A Micro SD Card on JioFi MiFi as WiFi Storage
In addition to all the lovely features which the Jio MiFi device has to offer, the device also comes with a micro sd card slot. Users can add a micro sd card in the slot (Purchased Separately). Adding this gives you the ability to transfer files, videos or photos using the micro sd card on JioFi MiFi as WiFi storage. Let’s find out how to configure this.
Step 1: Insert a micro sd-card in the card slot. Switch on the device.
Step 2: Connect to the Admin Page http://jiofi.local.html/index.htm and log in as administrator. The default password for the device is “administrator.”
Step 3: Once logged in, go to settings and select ‘Storage.’ See screenshot below:
Choose the Following Options:
- Storage Account: Select “Enable“
- Storage Username: Keep default “sd card.”
- Storage Password: Change the password or keep the default one. Do note, that this would be shared across users to access the WiFi disk.
- Storage Mode: Keep it as “WiFi Storage.”
- Share the SD Card URL “http://jiofi.local.html/sdcard.html” amongst your users to access content on the sd card. Other users can use the username and password as “sd card” in case if you are using the default settings.
Different Storage Modes available on the Micro SD Card on JioFi MiFi Device “Explained.”
Local Storage: sd card contents can only be accessed using a USB cable connected to the computer.
WiFi Storage: sd card contents can be accessing using the local WiFi connection.
Internet Storage: This can enable the device to work as a cloud storage. The URL can be accessed over the internet to access and download content. If you are using Internet storage, it is highly recommended that you change the default password. The device does not allow you to use a hostname. Contents need to be accessed via. IP address. See the below screenshot for more details.
Once all the settings are applied, you can click on the WiFi Disk or directly access using the URL http://jiofi.local.html/sdcard.html. In our tests, we found the device to be quite capable of handling HD videos over WiFi without issues or frame rate drops. See the below screenshot:
Overall, using the Micro SD Card on JioFi MiFi device was fun to use. We tried to stress test the MiFi device with multiple users, and it worked out quite nicely. Overall a big thumbs up to the JioFi device for providing us with this feature. The UI does have room for improvement, and we hope that it will work in the future.