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4G routers

Discussion in 'Tech and Info' started by slick, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. slick

    slick Administrator

    Anybody have any experience with these?

    We're with virgin and as Moans works from home she's reliant on it but it's been a bit hit and miss these last couple of years so she's sacking it and going back onto a normal phone line and BB.

    I know download speeds are nowhere near as fast as cable so I'm thinking of getting an all you can eat data sim and 4G router.
    Anybody used one before and if so what were the downloads speeds like, I've been reading about and see some people getting 60 to 70 mbs but I've also seen other people getting 10mbs or less on the same networks.
  2. slick

    slick Administrator

    Took the plunge and it's brill.

    Got a 12 month three contract 'unlimited' everything (14 day send it back if it's shit) , borrowed a 4g router and bingo.

    No dropouts whatsoever and streaming it's seamless, just ordered a better router (one where you can plug a landline phone into and utilise the free calls, Cat 6 and loads of yadda yadda yadda).

    I'm currently getting 56mbs download and 30mbs upload and that's living on the fringe of a 'three' footprint, the new router should increase that as the antenna is a lot more sensitive.

    It's actually not far off what I'm currently getting with Virgin but the upload speed is 6 times as fast.
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  3. slick

    slick Administrator

    Well that didn't last long.
    Openreach were working outside one of the bro in laws houses this morning and cut through his BB.
    It's going to be nearly a week before it's repaired, and as he was here last night and I was telling him the benefits of my new 4g setup I felt obliged to let him borrow it as the new BB is not being installed until the 24th and were still on virgin until then.

    I did though manage to bag a better huawei router on ebay today that gives me wider coverage around the house and comes with an rj11 socket so I can plug a landline phone into it, which lets me utilise the free unlimited calls on the sim card too.

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