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New Contributor Milosh
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4g wifi modem is slower than phone hotspot?

Hi all,

I have a optus E5573 4g wifi modem, im currently using the $70 month to month sim only plan with 100gb of data.

ive noticed that when connecting this to my computer either via USB or wireless my speeds are around 5-7mb/s download and up to 28mb/s upload, if i use my samsung S8 with the same simcard over hotspot I get 20-30mb/s download and 2-5mb/s upload.

 

Just wondering if this is normal?  seems very strange to me

ive tried changing the band to 5ghz in the  E5573 settings and messed with a few things but nothing changes, any help would be great thank you.

regards

-Jon

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Re: 4g wifi modem is slower than phone hotspot?

Because your E5573 is a Cat4 LTE device and can only connect to a single 4g band at once.

Your S8 is a Cat 16 device and can connect to 3+ 4g bands at once.

 

This is normal to have the lower specced device operate with slower speeds.

 

Optus do sell more capable hotspots such as the Netgear 800S which is a Cat 9 device (up to 3 bands at once).

http://www.optus.com.au/shop/broadband/mobile-broadband/netgear-ac800s


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Re: 4g wifi modem is slower than phone hotspot?

oh ok, thanks for the advice

i had no idea 😕

 

i cant see that modem for sale though only on another plan but ill keep looking for a cat 9 one thank you 🙂

 

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Re: 4g wifi modem is slower than phone hotspot?

You can purchase the Netgear 800s from an Optus store for $240 (this is what I did)

Although there is no guarantees you will get faster (although if your phone does get the faster speed its pretty much a yes to getting faster speed)


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