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4G modems advice.

Discussion in 'Routers' started by houghton19, Feb 26, 2020.

  1. houghton19

    houghton19 Occasional Visitor

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    Something I have been considering for a little while.

    I seem to be in a reasonably good 4G area. I have a iPhone 11 Pro Max and with my phone I get generally between 80/120 meg on speed tests and my land line only gets 2
    50. Now I know 50 isn’t the worst but 80-120’is obviously better.

    now I have moved my SIM card into a old android tablet and also a M7350 mobile router that advertises “Up to 150Mbps download and 50Mbps upload speeds“
    now I have a ASUS 5300 and this works plugged into the usb of my router but I only get about 30meg In both this and the android tablet.

    I was looking at trying either the ASUS 4G-AC53U with this spec.
    LTE: Downlink 300 Mbps / Uplink 50 Mbps

    So before splurging on something like this, I thought about testing with a TP Link MR200 but again that’s a 150Mbps limit.
    Am I going to have the same issues as the TPlink 7350.

    why does the iPhone get such good speeds? I assume just the built in modem?
    Thanks
     
  2. houghton19

    houghton19 Occasional Visitor

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    Also just noticed the Asus 4G-AC68U has AI mesh so I could use it with my Asus 5300 too.
     
  3. ChuckTin

    ChuckTin Occasional Visitor

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    You took the Network SIM from a phone and put it in a (appropriately configured) tablet? I didn't know that was do-able.
     
  4. erssntenna

    erssntenna New Around Here

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    Wow its working on mine too thanks
     
  5. Val D.

    Val D. Very Senior Member

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    In USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 port?