Menatelecom MyFi Hidden Pages

If you are a Menatelecom customer and have one of the regular MyFi pocket WiMAX devices (the Seowon Intech SWU-8000), you probably think it is featureless given it lacks many settings other routers have. Actually, the Menatelecom branding theme is what is hiding most of the extras! They have left the bare necessities to get any user up and running. The most complicated thing they have left are the port forwarding settings.…

Menatelecom MyFi Router Security Risk

Today I decided to try out one of those sites that checks what ports you have open on your connection (GRC). At the time I performed the test I was on my Menatelecom MyFi connection (reviewed here). Unfortunately their device have two risky ports open. One of them I guess they left as a backdoor for their support team to access and fix (or break) stuff. The other I have no idea why they decided to leave open.…

Review: Menatelecom MyFi Internet Service

Last but not least (for a while I hope :-P), comes the review of the current Internet service I am using: Menatelecom's MyFi service. Thanks to the device, it is a great way to get online with multiple devices simultaneously, and workaround platform limitations (such as dongles not working with Linux for example) given you have WiFi. The technology is commonly known as MiFi. Powered by WiMAX.

Let me start by saying that Menatelecom is not the first provider in Bahrain to offer such a device to customers, in fact I believe Zain was the first, offering it for quite a while (can't seem to find on their site.…