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Posted 11th JanEdited by:"CSRLeicester"

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Just brought myself one of these to replace my B525. Excellent price, was considering it at £150 before. This outweighs my B525 by far;

1. Includes DHCP reservation
2. Smart SSID banding (single ssid for 2.4 and 5ghz bands) The B525 had two separate ones only. You can configure the MR600 in this way as well.

The only thing this doesn't support is bridge mode out of the box. This would be ideal for many of us techs. My B525 didn't either to be fair, but I think that was down to firmware.

Update:
1. As someone else has mentioned there's no rj11 port

2. You cannot configure the device to use VPN providers, like PureVPN, ExpressVPN etc. However you can host your own VPN server directly from the router. Supports OpenVPN. Also has VPN pass through if you have another router behind the device, without specifically opening up ports.
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I have this. Superb 4G router. Can use 2 bands at same time (Ie, Cat6 4G).
I was considering this but want to hold out for the Huawei B715 (cat 9) to come down in price.
darsuke11/01/2020 12:31

I was considering this but want to hold out for the Huawei B715 (cat 9) to …I was considering this but want to hold out for the Huawei B715 (cat 9) to come down in price.


Does anyone support Cat 9 other than EE?
rincage11/01/2020 13:55

Does anyone support Cat 9 other than EE?



My mast is EE/Three and has planning granted for an upgrade.
I just dream one day that will mean extra bands I can make use of 2 or perhaps 3 CA
Amazon have the Tenda 4G680 LTE router for only £39.99 for those with less techy needs
click here

Ebuyer also have it for the same price ( same model number but different case with fewer cable network sockets), but you have to pay postage on top at Ebuyer
Is this better than what BT have given me?
simes11/01/2020 14:54

Amazon have the Tenda 4G680 LTE router for only £39.99 for those with less …Amazon have the Tenda 4G680 LTE router for only £39.99 for those with less techy needsclick hereEbuyer also have it for the same price ( same model number but different case with fewer cable network sockets), but you have to pay postage on top at Ebuyer


I got V2 version of 4G680 from buyer for £37 (using 20% code). Going to be my backup router for business if virgin stopped working temporarily.
Edited by: "Bigspin" 11th Jan
How is this compared to the standard BT home hub 6? Would it increase range?
chunny11/01/2020 17:09

How is this compared to the standard BT home hub 6? Would it increase …How is this compared to the standard BT home hub 6? Would it increase range?


This is for a mobile data sim
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I just ordered it to replace my B535, thanks op
I wonder if the EE sim with unlimited min, txt and data for phone would work in this or would EE block it
Edited by: "rhodyate" 11th Jan
Perfect for 3 unlimited but for heavy users you will be hugging traffic and bandwith at the local mast
Bigspin11/01/2020 17:02

I got V2 version of 4G680 from buyer for £37 (using 20% code). Going to be …I got V2 version of 4G680 from buyer for £37 (using 20% code). Going to be my backup router for business if virgin stopped working temporarily.


Just set up the Tenda ( bought from Amazon for £39.99 and they sent the V2 version same as at ebuyer).
Getting 25Mbps download and 15 Mbps upload on smarty on a peak time Saturday evening. Much better than the pitiful 1 Mbps we were getting on sky ADSL ( can't get fibre as there is no capacity in the box on the street).
simes11/01/2020 19:34

Just set up the Tenda ( bought from Amazon for £39.99 and they sent the V2 …Just set up the Tenda ( bought from Amazon for £39.99 and they sent the V2 version same as at ebuyer).Getting 25Mbps download and 15 Mbps upload on smarty on a peak time Saturday evening. Much better than the pitiful 1 Mbps we were getting on sky ADSL ( can't get fibre as there is no capacity in the box on the street).


I've just ordered based on your comment as wasn't willing to pay the extra for postage at Ebuyer considering i'm a Prime subscriber. If they send the V1 I will return.
simes11/01/2020 19:34

Just set up the Tenda ( bought from Amazon for £39.99 and they sent the V2 …Just set up the Tenda ( bought from Amazon for £39.99 and they sent the V2 version same as at ebuyer).Getting 25Mbps download and 15 Mbps upload on smarty on a peak time Saturday evening. Much better than the pitiful 1 Mbps we were getting on sky ADSL ( can't get fibre as there is no capacity in the box on the street).


Is 25mbps not too measly. Some ops getting 200mbs +
africanspeed11/01/2020 20:02

Is 25mbps not too measly. Some ops getting 200mbs +


Depends what your doing, 25 meg would be fine unless you have multiple people streaming videos etc.
Has anyone done a comparison between the Tenda and the Huawei in the same area, using the same provider? I would love to see a real world head to head. Got a few family members using Huawei but the Tenda seems very competitive on price. I suppose the snob in me just associates them with cheap junk you get at Screwfix, compared with Huawei who are leading global innovation in radio communications.

As for this, seems to have good band coverage but lack of RJ11 seems really silly. Also having wps and wifi off both hidden at the back, beside each other and the both same shape, just seems ridiculous.
africanspeed11/01/2020 20:02

Is 25mbps not too measly. Some ops getting 200mbs +


Many people are getting too hung up on speed and often are paying extra for high fibre speeds they don't actually need or use.
Remember 25mbps is ample for 4 people to stream 1080p at the same time ( which is rare in most households) . 1080p generally needs 5mbps.
Its only 4k streaming that demands really high speeds ( 25mbps)

For households without avid gamers as long as the download speed is in double digits ( 10Mbps+ ) its fine .
OP, have you done any speed comparisons between the Huawei and the TP-Link?
simes12/01/2020 08:39

Many people are getting too hung up on speed and often are paying extra …Many people are getting too hung up on speed and often are paying extra for high fibre speeds they don't actually need or use. Remember 25mbps is ample for 4 people to stream 1080p at the same time ( which is rare in most households) . 1080p generally needs 5mbps.Its only 4k streaming that demands really high speeds ( 25mbps)For households without avid gamers as long as the download speed is in double digits ( 10Mbps+ ) its fine .


Source?
rhodyate11/01/2020 17:58

I wonder if the EE sim with unlimited min, txt and data for phone would …I wonder if the EE sim with unlimited min, txt and data for phone would work in this or would EE block it


I’d also like to know the answer to this.
africanspeed12/01/2020 17:22

Source?


You can use Netflix bitrates. They stream 1080p at under 6Mbps. So, yes, 25Mbps would suffice (wouldn't call it ample). Doing the same calculations for YouTube, you would require 32Mbps (8Mbps bit rate). Those two platforms account for about 55% of all video streaming done within Europe and 40% within North America. Obviously higher bitrates do exist.
A1RN12/01/2020 18:48

You can use Netflix bitrates. They stream 1080p at under 6Mbps. So, yes, …You can use Netflix bitrates. They stream 1080p at under 6Mbps. So, yes, 25Mbps would suffice (wouldn't call it ample). Doing the same calculations for YouTube, you would require 32Mbps (8Mbps bit rate). Those two platforms account for about 55% of all video streaming done within Europe and 40% within North America. Obviously higher bitrates do exist.


Does this include 1080 and 4k streaming?
rpitts45412/01/2020 18:21

I’d also like to know the answer to this.


Well no cos that kind of practice became illegal thanks to the regulator
A1RN12/01/2020 13:38

OP, have you done any speed comparisons between the Huawei and the TP-Link?


I have. The Huawei b525 and the tp-link mr600 are both cat 6 and I found were roughly the same speed give or take. Though I personally found the tp-link more consistent.

Note - The tenda 4g680 mentioned above is only Cat5 so expect around half the speed of cat 6.
Edited by: "rincage" 15th Jan
rincage15/01/2020 04:25

I have. The Huawei b525 and the tp-link mr600 are both cat 6 and I found …I have. The Huawei b525 and the tp-link mr600 are both cat 6 and I found were roughly the same speed give or take. Though I personally found the tp-link more consistent.Note - The tenda 4g680 mentioned above is only Cat5 so expect around half the speed of cat 6.


I agree, the MR600 seems to be more stable, probably better 'built in qos' as I'm able to have video calls without stutter whilst streaming etc. With the Huawei everything had to stop. I dont use the built in wifi, I have my own access points so it wasn't a wifi issue.
rincage15/01/2020 04:25

Note - The tenda 4g680 mentioned above is only Cat5 so expect around half …Note - The tenda 4g680 mentioned above is only Cat5 so expect around half the speed of cat 6.


Sadly thats not true for the vast majority of the country. In fact in the areas /networks that have carrier aggregation enabled the speed increase is expected to be between 15% and 33% ( according to Three )
The vast majority do not get 4g+ with their network / area . So would not see any speed increase with a cat6 router . So check coverage before buying a more expensive router. Don't waste your money on a more expensive router if it does not offer any benefits to you.

Did another speed test last night and getting over 40Mbps download on the Tenda on Three's network ( using a Smarty unlimited data sim ) . The area i am in does not have 4G+
Bought this and am get 8mb on (Smarty Sim) alought the same sim in the phone is get 24mb . any ideas please?
Wandy1225/01/2020 12:08

Bought this and am get 8mb on (Smarty Sim) alought the same sim in the …Bought this and am get 8mb on (Smarty Sim) alought the same sim in the phone is get 24mb . any ideas please?


If you are speed testing over wifi on your phone - it could be poor wifi performance on the phone. Try turning off bluetooth and GPS/location on the phone and try again ( often these dramatically lower the wifi speed on your phone).
Wandy1225/01/2020 12:08

Bought this and am get 8mb on (Smarty Sim) alought the same sim in the …Bought this and am get 8mb on (Smarty Sim) alought the same sim in the phone is get 24mb . any ideas please?



Insides of modern mobiles are superior to routers. If yours is technically advanced it could achieve more speed than a router can.
Another likely scenario is your router is connecting to a different band to the one your mobile is connecting to. This will mean slower speeds as well.
simes25/01/2020 15:22

If you are speed testing over wifi on your phone - it could be poor wifi …If you are speed testing over wifi on your phone - it could be poor wifi performance on the phone. Try turning off bluetooth and GPS/location on the phone and try again ( often these dramatically lower the wifi speed on your phone).


Very good point. I used to own a phone that had connectivity issues with Blutooth and gps turned on
Wandy1225/01/2020 16:03

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I know Huawei routers can have bands changed. Not sure about any other bands though.
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