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Posted 7th Mar

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Decent 4G+ router for those with rubbish adsl speeds but good mobile signal.

From Amazon 'TP-Link Archer MR600 AC1200 Mbps 4G+ Cat6 Mobile Wi-Fi Router Dual Band, 4G/3G Network SIM Slot Unlocked, No Configuration required, Support Guest Network & Parental Control, UK Plug'
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  • Advanced 4G+ SIM Router – Supports 4G+ Cat6 to boost the data speeds of up to 300 Mbps. Operating Temperature: 0℃~40℃ (32℉ ~104℉), Storage Temperature: -40℃~70℃ (-40℉ ~158℉)
  • Superior Dual Band mobile Wi-Fi router – combined wireless speeds up to 300Mbps over 2.4GHz, and 867Mbps over 5GHz;
  • Full Gigabit ports – provides reliable wired connections for bandwidth-intensive devices such as game consoles and STB
  • Plug a SIM card and play – no configurations needed, compatibility of SIM cards in 100+ countries are assured by years of field tests
  • Better signal for connections everywhere – Enjoy stable and efficient connections to every device thanks to the two external detachable LTE antennas
  • Wi-fi router mode: plug an Ethernet cable into the LAN/WAN port for flexible access as a backup option If you can't get a 4G connection
  • Supports TP-LINK onemeshtm: co-workers with TP-LINK onemesh products to create a flexible and cost-efficient mesh network
  • Easy bandwidth management: enhanced QoS makes it easier for you to manage the bandwidth of connected devices

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Also worth noting this is it's lowest ever price

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I notice whenever you use these routers on 4G, the signal is poor when comparing to your mobile's. It could just be me.... heat for price
This is the best 4G router. I've cancelled my home phone and home fibre broadband and now use this with a Three all you can eat sim. It's about 2-3 times faster than what my fibre broadband was. Obviously check out your 4g signal first. I installed it in the loft so I get the best signal possible.
RaiKush07/03/2020 08:13

I notice whenever you use these routers on 4G, the signal is poor when …I notice whenever you use these routers on 4G, the signal is poor when comparing to your mobile's. It could just be me.... heat for price


I was just going to ask that question I have started using 4G to replace my home broadband. Its working fine with an old router attached through the USB port to an unlocked EE Mifi device with a Three Unlimited Minutes/Text/Data SIM.

I thought I'd try a dedicated 4G router. I have tried three so far and even with their external aerials, they fail to get anywhere near the signal and thus download speeds of the tiny mifi device. So frustrating. Do you think they are deliberately slowing them down?

Ideally, I would like a 4G device with good signal so that I can attach VOIP phone and also if possible use the minutes on the SIM to call out. Thereby keeping my landline number and allowing inclusive calls out via the SIM.
Edited by: "tmohammad" 7th Mar
tmohammad07/03/2020 10:57

I was just going to ask that question I have started using 4G to replace …I was just going to ask that question I have started using 4G to replace my home broadband. Its working fine with an old router attached through the USB port to an unlocked EE Mifi device with a Three Unlimited Minutes/Text/Data SIM. I thought I'd try a dedicated 4G router. I have tried three so far and even with their external aerials, they fail to get anywhere near the signal and thus download speeds of the tiny mifi device. So frustrating. Do you think they are deliberately slowing them down?Ideally, I would like a 4G device with good signal so that I can attach VOIP phone and also if possible use the minutes on the SIM to call out. Thereby keeping my landline number and allowing inclusive calls out via the SIM.


To be honest, I don't know if it is done on purpose. I find it strange that once a sim is in the router, you get poor speeds. I also have a TP-Link mifi, which by the way gets good speeds.
RaiKush07/03/2020 08:13

I notice whenever you use these routers on 4G, the signal is poor when …I notice whenever you use these routers on 4G, the signal is poor when comparing to your mobile's. It could just be me.... heat for price


I had a similar experience until I attached an external antenna like this one:
amazon.co.uk/Poy…PS/
Now the download speeds of my phone match those of the router.

Here's all the info you need on this topic:
kenstechtips.com/ind…and
I dont get it at all too. I use the same SIM in the same position... and the signal levels are so vastly different. With the Mifi, I can mamage 20MBs (sometimes more) all day long.. With the dedicated router, I get about 4MBs if I'm lucky sometimes going down to 0.5MBs!
simonspeakeasy07/03/2020 11:15

I had a similar experience until I attached an external antenna like this …I had a similar experience until I attached an external antenna like this one:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Poynting-4G-XPOL-A0001-Cross-Polarised-Antenna/dp/B00C1DGFPS/Now the download speeds of my phone match those of the router.Here's all the info you need on this topic:https://kenstechtips.com/index.php/home-broadband


Thanks, will look into it right away.
Thanks - ordered. Hopefully better than the junk that came from Three.
tmohammad07/03/2020 11:17

I dont get it at all too. I use the same SIM in the same position... and …I dont get it at all too. I use the same SIM in the same position... and the signal levels are so vastly different. With the Mifi, I can mamage 20MBs (sometimes more) all day long.. With the dedicated router, I get about 4MBs if I'm lucky sometimes going down to 0.5MBs!


Not all 4G equipment is created equal - they are allocated categories based on their capability. See this table:


i0.wp.com/www…l=1
Thanks for that, but the mifi is category 6, the Huawei 525 is category 6 too
Same for me the 4G Mifi works a treat but other 4G routers are very poor with out spending more money by kitting them out with new aerials. Not worth the hassle now with the newer 5G routers coming out towards the year end. (do not buy the current 5G generation ).
shamus2107/03/2020 12:47

Same for me the 4G Mifi works a treat but other 4G routers are very poor …Same for me the 4G Mifi works a treat but other 4G routers are very poor with out spending more money by kitting them out with new aerials. Not worth the hassle now with the newer 5G routers coming out towards the year end. (do not buy the current 5G generation ).


Yeah, will just ride it out.
I'm waiting for 5G, which will never come out here to the countryside, but when the 5G routers are available, the 4G ones will be really cheap. I'm currently using a Huawei mifi dongle which works well enough with homemade external antennae cut to ~820MHz, which is what Vodaphone uses out here in the boondocks. Most commercially available antennae are a compromise and better on higher frequency bands. I get about 16Mbps down and 6Mbps up.
RaiKush07/03/2020 08:13

I notice whenever you use these routers on 4G, the signal is poor when …I notice whenever you use these routers on 4G, the signal is poor when comparing to your mobile's. It could just be me.... heat for price


I get the exact opposite - the signal in my Huawei B525 is virtually always 4/5 bars - whilst my phone signal is weak.
tmohammad07/03/2020 12:43

Thanks for that, but the mifi is category 6, the Huawei 525 is category 6 …Thanks for that, but the mifi is category 6, the Huawei 525 is category 6 too


I would investigate a firmware issue then.
tmohammad07/03/2020 10:57

I was just going to ask that question I have started using 4G to replace …I was just going to ask that question I have started using 4G to replace my home broadband. Its working fine with an old router attached through the USB port to an unlocked EE Mifi device with a Three Unlimited Minutes/Text/Data SIM. I thought I'd try a dedicated 4G router. I have tried three so far and even with their external aerials, they fail to get anywhere near the signal and thus download speeds of the tiny mifi device. So frustrating. Do you think they are deliberately slowing them down?Ideally, I would like a 4G device with good signal so that I can attach VOIP phone and also if possible use the minutes on the SIM to call out. Thereby keeping my landline number and allowing inclusive calls out via the SIM.


If you want VOIP then the Huawei B525 is a good option, bit more expensive than this one at £100ish. but it has VOIP Socket for a landline phone and it can take external antenna for a better signal

I have been using mine on 3 now for 6 months as home broadband, get 70Mbps down 30Mbps up and am 3miles from the base station

For best results you need to take it out of auto mode and force it to use the 1800Mhz band if on 3 as that is the best for high bandwidth use.
flashyphotos07/03/2020 14:04

For best results you need to take it out of auto mode and force it to use …For best results you need to take it out of auto mode and force it to use the 1800Mhz band if on 3 as that is the best for high bandwidth use.


How do you force the Huawei B525 to stay on 1800Mhz?
PaulandPam07/03/2020 14:29

How do you force the Huawei B525 to stay on 1800Mhz?


You can't with the standard firmware. There's a lot of info here:

forums.thinkbroadband.com/mob…sed

Take a brave pill before attempting
I did it and it is possible to select which frequency bands are used.
Be aware the MR600 does not support Carrier Aggregation on 3UK in most of the country. I believe there are a couple of places they use band20 where it does work but for negligible improvement. For 3UK users this is effectively only a cat3 router. TPLink have been stalling on whether this will ever be implemented for 5+ months so far and haven't updated firmware for just under 9 months, despite some annoying bugs like not being able to read incoming SMS from your carrier they've known about for all that 9 months.

There's no sign they are interested in actually supporting this device, avoid.
I have one of these, its brilliant

as has been said above, if you are experiencing crap cable broadband, but can get good 4G signal, this is a no-brainer
PaulandPam07/03/2020 14:29

How do you force the Huawei B525 to stay on 1800Mhz?


I have the standard firmware and it did it fine.

Go to DIAL UP - NETWORK SETTINGS - and take LTE Bands off Auto, Tick only the 1800 Band B3, also make sure Preferred Mode is set to LTE only

For me this makes a huge difference as without it the Router seems to lock to the 800Mhz band wirth about a third of the speed

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Edited by: "flashyphotos" 8th Mar
flashyphotos08/03/2020 08:42

I have the standard firmware and it did it fine.Go to DIAL UP - NETWORK …I have the standard firmware and it did it fine.Go to DIAL UP - NETWORK SETTINGS - and take LTE Bands off Auto, Tick only the 1800 Band B3, also make sure Preferred Mode is set to LTE onlyFor me this makes a huge difference as without it the Router seems to lock to the 800Mhz band wirth about a third of the speed[Image]


What firmware did your B525 come with? Mine had v11.189.63.00.1217, and the options in your picture were not available, I had to flash to the f/w in my link above to get those settings.
flashyphotos08/03/2020 08:42

I have the standard firmware and it did it fine.Go to DIAL UP - NETWORK …I have the standard firmware and it did it fine.Go to DIAL UP - NETWORK SETTINGS - and take LTE Bands off Auto, Tick only the 1800 Band B3, also make sure Preferred Mode is set to LTE onlyFor me this makes a huge difference as without it the Router seems to lock to the 800Mhz band wirth about a third of the speed[Image]


Mine came brand new with firmware v11.189.63.00.1217 as mentioned in the post above /\ and does not have them options.
I have managed to get it to lock onto and stay on Band 3 though by using an app called 'Huactrl' and even though band 3 only shows 3 bars of signal I'm getting 15 times the speed than when it was automatically choosing Band 20 that had 5 bars of signal.
This was the reason I got the MR600. The Huwaei firmware always felt like a bodge job. The MR600 says I'm using bands 3 and 20 (on Three). No config needed.
pigolato08/03/2020 13:07

What firmware did your B525 come with? Mine had v11.189.63.00.1217, and …What firmware did your B525 come with? Mine had v11.189.63.00.1217, and the options in your picture were not available, I had to flash to the f/w in my link above to get those settings.


Mine is showing as 11.232.05.00.778 Been using it for 6 months not sure if its autoupdated
Well my bad luck is living in Hull with only one broadband company operating here called KCOM. Paying £40/month just for broadband averaging 10MBPS at the most, whereas getting very good Three 4G+ signals with tower straight in sight of my window. Getting rid of home landline and broadband as contract ending next week and have ordered this now. Since I have a Three UK unlimited data sim for my phone paying £15/month, will try and see if they can issue another one for same price. I checked with them and they said for me as a 'loyal' customer, they can offer another unlimited data sim for £18/month (12 month contract). Anyone with any smart ideas how to get it any cheaper?
Drhasnain08/03/2020 22:00

Well my bad luck is living in Hull with only one broadband company …Well my bad luck is living in Hull with only one broadband company operating here called KCOM. Paying £40/month just for broadband averaging 10MBPS at the most, whereas getting very good Three 4G+ signals with tower straight in sight of my window. Getting rid of home landline and broadband as contract ending next week and have ordered this now. Since I have a Three UK unlimited data sim for my phone paying £15/month, will try and see if they can issue another one for same price. I checked with them and they said for me as a 'loyal' customer, they can offer another unlimited data sim for £18/month (12 month contract). Anyone with any smart ideas how to get it any cheaper?


I've heard smarty.co.uk is popular. I think they use the Three network. A quick look shows £20 per month no contract. So might be worth asking if they do a 12 month cheaper

EDIT: smarty is owned directly by three so they probably wont, it's just good if you don't want a long contract
Edited by: "Namrofni10" 8th Mar
anonymoose107/03/2020 14:43

Be aware the MR600 does not support Carrier Aggregation on 3UK in most of …Be aware the MR600 does not support Carrier Aggregation on 3UK in most of the country. I believe there are a couple of places they use band20 where it does work but for negligible improvement. For 3UK users this is effectively only a cat3 router. TPLink have been stalling on whether this will ever be implemented for 5+ months so far and haven't updated firmware for just under 9 months, despite some annoying bugs like not being able to read incoming SMS from your carrier they've known about for all that 9 months.There's no sign they are interested in actually supporting this device, avoid.


I should have read this, got the router delivered today. Tried everything, not working with Three UK data sim. Sending it back to Amazon. Might help someone else, read here too: community.tp-link.com/en/…058
Drhasnain09/03/2020 19:33

I should have read this, got the router delivered today. Tried everything, …I should have read this, got the router delivered today. Tried everything, not working with Three UK data sim. Sending it back to Amazon. Might help someone else, read here too: https://community.tp-link.com/en/business/forum/topic/172058


Did you manage to find an alternative
Namrofni1018/03/2020 11:06

Did you manage to find an alternative


The TP link MR6400 will work on Three.
I have a Huawei B612 and the signal is good but it drops out when my mobile signal is good. My OnePlus 7 phone takes two sim cards so I put both in it. Same... the phone sim works a lot better than the unlimited broadband sim. Both on 3. I had a replacement unlimited sim and there's no difference. 4G signal is very good. Why??
I have the Archer MR200. I'm using Smarty and get 12mb download on 4g and 20mb on 3g. Would a new router change this?
Hi everyone, my mobile router Huawei E5573s-320 is dying and I urgently need to get a new one as I'm working remotely via my broadband contract with Three Ireland. I read this whole thread but my knowledge in router/Internet technology is very limited and I won't have time to study this topic thoroughly, so I'd be very grateful if any router-savvy could take 2 minutes to tell me the main difference(s) between the models MR200, MR400 and MR600

My budget is around £100 and here's my Speedtest result if this may help you understanding my current connection:

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Thanks!
Edited by: "superdisco" 16th May
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