The Workhorse

The Workhorse.
It's one for the road.

Solid, reliable & built for most professional use cases, we’ve designed the Workhorse to be your Plug’n’Play go-to whenever you need standard production internet. Just set up, add power and you’re ready.

Seamlessly bonding 6 x 5G and LTE-A cellular connections from across AT&T, T Mobile and Verizon, choose the Workhorse for connecting up to 100 standard production devices over a range of 100′ radius. If you happen to have a satellite or onsite connection available, we’ll bond that to your cellular connections for even more performance.

Need to run a bar? Connect a production office or some vendors? Light up a guest network? Host a critical Zoom call? A bit of each? Just saddle up the Workhorse and get to work.

Meet the Workhorse

Meet the smartest managed internet solution available anywhere in the world. With multi-carrier 5G + 4G bonded technology & 24/7 intelligent live management, it delivers seamless internet that can handle anything you throw at it.

Streaming in 4K? Easy. Working from a moving vehicle? Yep. Producing at an event with 100k guests? The Express 5G outsmarts it all, with 4 modems, an ultra-fast Peplink router and high-gain antennas to grab all the megabits you need.

From our base in LA, right across the USA. It’s total 5Genius.

Experience the power of a fully-managed event internet solution that gets you connected in minutes

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Bonded 5G + 4G

With four modems bonding 5G and 4G, The Beast has the best throughput and most redundancy of any plug’n’play bonded cellular solution on the market. Use it for 4K + HD 1080p streaming and any production purpose requiring lots of bandwidth and reliability to succeed. We can even bond any on-site WAN you might have available for extra redundancy.

Super fast router

Featuring a top-of-the range enterprise-grade Peplink router, we’re seeing bonded speeds of up to 150 Mbps upload and 250 Mbps downloads (where local cell towers have the capacity available). With Forward Error Correction feature and live management, you’ll have all the grunt you could possibly need for a seamless stream.

Smart integrations

Set your unit free from AC power with both Milwaukee and DeWALT battery capability (use yours or hire ours). Great for remote sites, moving vehicles and jobs where that power drop is taking forever! We’ve added an extra LAN port so you can hard line two devices directly into the unit as well as add any on-site WAN that happens to be available (not required).

The Workhorse features:

Seamlessly bonded

Combines one 5G and three 4G(LTE-Advanced) feeds together with any available on-site WiFi or hardline connection for peak performance & uninterrupted transitioning between carriers.

Three Ethernet Ports

Two handy LAN ports to connect devices or switches via hard line.
Plus a WAN port lets you add any on-site connection to the pool for even greater redundancy.


Planning something tricky, somewhere tricky? Run a test at your location ahead of time with full support from our expert techs. If it's not all you hoped for, we'll give you a full refund.

Linden Kurth

CTO | Network Engineer | Co-founder

Every PopUp WiFi hire is backed by UltiMate Intelligent Active Support.

Stack your team with our experienced network engineers. They use IoT data and powerful cloud-based tools to expertly manage your network in real time, so you can concentrate on producing your show.

Businesses all over the world use our solutions to power their live streaming and event productions.

The Workhorse Package Inclusions

PopUp WiFi Workhorse hire packages have all these production internet essentials bundled into one straightforward price – no expensive surprises :

Custom network configuration

Set your own network names & passwords during checkout. We’ll ship your unit pre-configured and customized, ready to plug in.

Network Performance Optimization

Your individual network check & optimization with our network engineers so you get best internet performance for your location.

100GB Data Pack

For a longer hire, you can add data packs during your hire, from $5/GB. We’ll notify you when you get to 75% and 95% of your data limit. You’ll have the option to purchase more data in prepaid packs.

UltiMate Intelligent Active Support

From the moment you plug in your Express unit, right until the show’s over, our friendly techs are here for you. They manage your network in real-time using live data to provide on-the-spot answers – 24/7. 

Early Delivery

Return standard delivery – US-wide for just $149 for orders placed 7 days or more before your live date(s).
We know how important it is to get everything just right. That’s why we deliver two business days before your event at no extra cost, giving you time for your set up, tech runs and rehearsals before show day. If you need your gear on-the-double, talk to us about a quote for express shipping.

First Day

One Workhorse Unit

$ 1955*

Second Day

One Workhorse Unit​

$ 1485

More Days

One Workhorse Unit​

$ 990

If you need more than one space covered in WiFi, or if you’d prefer to discuss your event with one of our friendly (internet-obsessed) teammates, drop us a line. We’ll be with you by the next business day. We promise we’ll never hassle you with annoying sales calls or spam.

If you’re a non-profit, reach out, we’d love to hear from you. We offer special inclusions for Community organisations.

*A once-off service fee of $149 applies for bookings placed at least 7 days before your event date, which covers return UPS delivery, custom configuration and live optimization of your unit/s. For rush orders fewer than 7 days away, ask us for a custom quote.

All hires come with 100GB of data included. Need more? We’ll notify you when you get to 75% and 95% of your data limit during your hire. You’ll have the option to purchase more data in prepaid packs starting at $5/GB during your hire, or we’ll bill you at $7/GB for overages after your event.

PopUp Workhorse
Technical Specifications

The Beast is a compact and powerful high-availability managed internet unit for rapid deployment. Suitable for high-density situations, complex technical production,
streaming in up to 4K and deployments in metro areas.

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Quick Facts

  • Runs using 2 x 5G + 3 x 4G/LTE-Advanced bonded providers concurrently for increased performance and 99.9% uptime
  • Venue permission not required
  • CAPTIVATE integrated WiFi marketing compatible
  • No need to even open the case – just plug it straight into standard AC power.


  • Multi-provider capable (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile)
  • 5G and LTE Category 20
  • 8 Load-balancing algorithms
  • WAN smoothing available
  • Carrier bonding
  • Cloud-managed
  • VLAN priority-capable
  • 2 x External Ethernet LAN ports
  • 1 x External Ethernet WAN port
  • WiFi WAN-compatible
  • Bonded speeds 20-250Mbps download, 20-150Mbps upload
  • Latency 30-100ms
  • DHCP IP addressing
  • Static public IP address available


  • High-gain antennas for superior 5G/4G performance
  • Directional and omni-directional antennas for range and reach

Access Point

• 100 concurrent users
• At least 10,000 sq. ft. range (100′ x 100′ room)
• 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax WiFi 6
• CAPTIVATE compatible
• 4×4 MIMO
• Broadcasts 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz frequencies
• Complies with all main WiFi security standards
• Web content filtering, whitelisting and blacklisting
• WPA, WPA2 and WPA3 and enhanced open encryption


  • Powered by standard US 3-pin AC power plug
  • Battery power available via two integrated Milwaukee M18/DeWALT XR 18V/20V adapters, or via external 4 pin XLR connector (12V)
  • Low power consumption (approx. 40 watts)
  • Battery Power kits available separately


  • Tough Pelican case construction with an external power cord. Does not need to be opened to operate.
  • Approved to take as carry-on or checked  baggage
  • Combination locked – able to be opened by airport security (TSA approved)
  • Splash resistant
  • Operating Temperatures 23F – 122F
  • Two integrated Milwaukee M18/DeWALT XR 18V/20V adapters for battery power
  • 4-pin XLR power inlet for battery power (12V)
  • Green power indicator light
  • External Ethernet – CAT6A RJ45 ports for connecting a network switch, direct client access or external WAN. 2 x LAN and 1 x WAN port.


• 21.7 x 13.8 x 9 inches
• 32lb

Reporting Capabilities

  • Network Usage Reporting – numbers of users and most-commonly-accessed apps and URLs on the network.
  • Data capture and reporting via captive portal. Email addresses, phone numbers, survey responses.
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