The 4510L is extremely simple to use. After turning it on and waiting about 30 seconds for it to start up and connect to Verizon's network, all you have to do is connect to the 4510L as you would with any other wireless connection, and you're ready to go. It will automatically appear in your available wireless connections, and a password is provided in the materials that come with the device. A simple Web-based administration page can be accessed once you're up and running to modify the hotspot's settings. It includes everything from 802.11 b/g/n settings, MAC address filtering, port blocking and forwarding, and WPA2 encryption. An automatic shutdown option is the lone power-management feature.
The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi 4510L nails all the basics, and adds some extras, like the detailed battery and signal strength indicator. I wish there was a MicroSD card slot for data sharing and that wireless data would transmit while connected via USB. Also, Verizon's capped data plans are pricey, and they prevent you from using this device as an alternative to your home Internet connection. Still, these issues don't negate the fact that the 4510L has better features and is more reliable than the Samsung LC11, and it's currently your best choice for a hotspot on Verizon Wireless, and thus our Editors' Choice.