by fjt1973 Investigator
Investigator

Alternative 4G LTE Router

My Broadband over a phone line is shocking... 1.5MB down / 0.3mb up and that is on a brand new housing estate. You would have thought FTTP or FTTC would be installed but BT are pathetic. Anyway enough of that rant.

 

While I still continue to wait for BT & Openreach I have a 4G Mifi Router and get around 30MB down / up on a good day. However, I have to either power cycle the thing as the WIFI drops out or have to log in and disconnect / connect from the Mobile Network because the Internet Speed has dropped, I'm dong this several times a day.

 

I know the MiFi is only designed for using every now and then but I work from home, have serveral media applications as well as Internet enabled cameras so need this running 24 / 7 with little interruption as possible. I would also like to connect in those none wifi devices (NAS) through a switch (I have persistant static routes on my PC's)

 

Question - what alternative (Cheap) 4G LTE routers are they out there that work with EE and have at least one LAN Port?

 

I've come across the Huawei Cube that was mentioned in the Gadget Show last week but I'm sure they are many others out there.

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by fjt1973 Investigator
Investigator

Re: Alternative 4G LTE Router

Just looked at Netgear Nighthawk 7100, boy is that ugly!

by
EE Employee

Re: Alternative 4G LTE Router

Hi @fjt1973 and welcome back to the community.

 

Have you taken a look at the Nighthawk we do?

 

Might be suitable for you.

 

Many thanks,

 

Lee

by fjt1973 Investigator
Investigator

Re: Alternative 4G LTE Router

I've already looked but it seems you can't buy it on its own, unless you know otherwise? I'm already halfway through a 24 month contract.


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by
EE Employee

Re: Alternative 4G LTE Router

Hi @fjt1973

 

You can buy it as a pay as you go unit in one of our retail stores.

 

i would advise popping in and checking the price out.

 

Many thanks,

 

Lee

by Grand Master
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Re: Alternative 4G LTE Router

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by fjt1973 Investigator
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Re: Alternative 4G LTE Router

The issues the Broadband over the Phone Line is the distance from the exchange. It's not just myself but the other 540 newly built houses on the estate that have the same issue. We are waiting on Openreach to enable to Fibre to the Cabinet

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