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what 4g router to buy?

Hi,

I got Optus 4G plus here and a 4G data sim. What router should I buy to get the best speed?

On my phone (optus too) I get 65/35mbps at home.

 

Cheers

 

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Re: what 4g router to buy?

You might get 65 because your phone aggregates. It could be cat 6. Its difficult to know what bands to lock onto because they might be congested. The huawei E5186 locks to two bands and you can play around with locking software if it chooses the wrong ones. The brute force solution is the AC800.

 

However it would be possible to get 65 on the 1800 or 2600 band if the tower was uncongested.

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Re: what 4g router to buy?

The E5186 is bad!

thats what I have here atm, it only gets 35/5mbps - and upload is important to me.

also you can’t change the IP and next to no details about connected devices.

 

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Re: what 4g router to buy?

Also the tower is only 100m away - line in sight.

iphone - full bars

E5186 - 2 bars (in web GUI 2 out of 5)

 

E5186 - why does it has 3 bars on the device and 5 in the GUI? Showing 2 on both?

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Re: what 4g router to buy?

>it only gets 35/5mbps

 

That sounds like it's stuck on the 2300 band, which tends to have slow uploads. What band does it say in the device info page?

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Re: what 4g router to buy?

Device name:E5186s-61a
My number:Unknown
Hardware version:CL2E5175HM
Software version:21.310.01.01.74
Web UI version:16.100.02.00.03
MAC Address:xxxxxxxxxxxx
WAN IP Address:xxxxxxxxxxxx
PCI:229
CELL_ID:37844498
RSRQ:-9dB
RSRP:-104dBm
RSSI:-75dBm
SINR:11dB
LTE Bandwidth:20000
LTE Band info:40
CA mode:Yes
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Re: what 4g router to buy?

Band 40 is 2300Mhz, the Home Wireless TDD band, which is mostly download. CA is enabled, but it could be for 2 bands in 2300.

 

You need to use the band locking software on Whirlpool, to set it to 1800 and 2600, IF your tower has 2600.

 

https://oztowers.com.au/Home/Query

 

 

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Re: what 4g router to buy?

thats odd

 

acording to the link the tower across the road only has: 4G 1800MHz, 4G 2100MHz.

There is another tower about 1.5km away that has: 4G 700MHz, 4G 1800MHz, 4G 2100MHz, 4G 2300MHz, 4G 2600MHz

 

what is that software you are talking about?

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Re: what 4g router to buy?

If you haven't bought the 4G router, i would recommend the latest Huawei B618 4G Router or the Huawei B715 router