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Standard User gary333
(regular) Wed 17-Jul-19 21:01:54
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Huawei B525 4G+ Mode


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Does anyone know how the 4G+ mode works on the B525 and whether it's supposed to flip between 4G and 4G+ all the time?

Managed to get a B525 cheap(ish) yesterday from Amazon. I've been trying to locate the best position for it (hard with such a short power cable). I've noticed that the device flicks from 4G to 4G+ mode often (couple of times per minute when looking at the router login page.

Does 4G+ only activate as and when needed? I.E. does the device call for extra speed when it detects maximum load needed? Or does it negotiate with the cell and receieve "slots"?

Trying to work out if I am just on the cusp of getting 4G+ constantly, or whether it's on a calculated basis by the device.

BTW. Bridge mode is present on this model, it says it has the latest software installed as I notice other people have mentioned this mode before (and it not being there).

Cheers

Edited by gary333 (Wed 17-Jul-19 21:03:08)

Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 17-Jul-19 22:14:23
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Re: Huawei B525 4G+ Mode


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In reply to a post by gary333:
Does anyone know how the 4G+ mode works on the B525 and whether it's supposed to flip between 4G and 4G+ all the time?

Which network / SIM do you have in the device?

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Standard User gary333
(regular) Wed 17-Jul-19 22:41:19
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Re: Huawei B525 4G+ Mode


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Itís a Smarty (Three) sim. It seems to pulse on to 4G+ for bursts when streaming.


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Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 18-Jul-19 11:37:49
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Re: Huawei B525 4G+ Mode


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I think that is normal. When you see the + what is happening is your device is connecting to two streams of 4G transmission at the same time (known as carrier aggregation).

Depending where you are in the country, Three will be using Band 3 (1800mhz) and Band 20 (800mhz) primarily. They have a lot more capacity on Band 3 so if you can receive this signal, the mast will push you to this in preference. (In some areas, mostly cities, Three are trialling using some of their Band 1 (2100mhz) spectrum for 4G).

So when you get 4G+ your device is connecting the Band 3 (15mhz) and the Band 20 (5mhz) together to achieve 20mhz of spectrum capacity.

Do you notice any difference in speed tests?

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Standard User woodmass14
(committed) Thu 18-Jul-19 14:13:42
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Re: Huawei B525 4G+ Mode


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If you want to force it on 4g+ at all times. I use this app for android

https://www.dropbox.com/s/pim97cmodwcxj4l/Huawei_Man...
Source: http://www.bez-kabli.pl/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=51231 Sorry, its in Polish. So is the app. Its pretty self explanatory though.

Or, if you're on pc, you can use.

http://www.gasel.info/LTEInspecteur/

Source: https://www.lte-anbieter.info/lte-forum/threads/ltei... German this time. Will have to use google translate.

Both work great for my Huawei AI Cube B900. Always on 4g+ with speeds of 50mbps+ and a constant 30mbps upload.

Edited by woodmass14 (Thu 18-Jul-19 14:15:39)

Standard User gary333
(regular) Thu 18-Jul-19 16:24:08
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Re: Huawei B525 4G+ Mode


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That makes sense. When testing with just one device it would go in to + mode when asking for lots of data, and not in general browsing. Also at the start of videos etc.

Yep, I see Speedtest jump up from mid 20ís to anything up to early 50ís but usually low 40ís (mbps).
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