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Data coverage differences between modems in Regional Victoria

MichaelBell

Why is Optus mobile data coverage so much better in regional Victoria for an older portable wireless modem with internal antenna such as a ZTE MF910 (IMEI: 86415402), than it is for a newer non-portable wireless modem with external antenna such as a TP-Link TL-MR6400 (IMEI: 86778702)?

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Re: Data coverage differences between modems in Regional Victoria

Paddylee

TP-Link TL-MR6400 isnt an Optus sold device.

 

Unless you have the APAC V3 Version of the TP-Link TL-MR6400 you wont get band 28 which is 700mhz - most critical for regional coverage in Australia.

 

 

ZTE MF910 has band 28 700Mhz. 

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Re: Data coverage differences between modems in Regional Victoria

MichaelBell

Thanks, this turned out to be exactly the reason why I couldn’t get 4G connection on my TP-Link modem. The nearest tower to me offers 4G on the 700 MHz frequency, and my TP-Link TL-MR6400 V2 wasn’t able to use that frequency.

 

I have swapped to a DLink DWR-921 C3 modem, which can use the 700 MHz frequency, and I can now get an Optus 4G connection.

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