In-Flight Internet

by Gogo LLC


AirPort Time Capsule 2TB (802.11ac)

by Apple


DIR-510L Portable Router and Charger

by D-Link

D-Link DIR510L travel router

Karma Wi-Fi Hotspot

by Karma

Price Best Price: $278.00
  • Very fast TCP throughput, thanks to its 802.11ac support
  • Three send and three receive antennas for each band (2.4- and 5GHz)
  • Integrated 2TB hard drive
  • Battery-power option
  • USB port supports storage or a 3G/4G/LTE modem
  • True pay-as-you-go pricing
  • 100MB of data awarded when someone uses your hotspot to sign up for a Karma account
  • An apparent bug in OS X is throttling real-world file-transfer speed
  • Slightly noisy cooling fan
  • Slow TCP throughput at long range
  • Very expensive
  • Coverage limited to WiMax in 80 cities
  • Data more expensive than what's available with monthly plans offered by some carriers
At A Glance

Apple's AirPort Time Capsule is a strong 802.11ac router that provides 2TB of shared storage for media and client backups.

he D-Link DIR-510L is the most feature-laden travel router I’ve tested, but it'll cost you.

Karma's mobile hotspot and pay-as-you-go service is worthwhile for anyone with intermittent cellular data needs. The data is more expensive than what you can get with some other plans, but it never expires so you truly pay for only what you use.