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Standard User devs
(newbie) Mon 28-Dec-20 22:29:44
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Any suggestions on how I could improve my Home 4G BB speeds?


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Hi guys, I live in a rural location and struggled with BT and Sky so decided to ditch them and go for 4G.

My current setup is as follows:

Three mobile all you can eat data sim. (working fine)

HUAWEI B528S-23A 4G Router: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Huawei-B528S-23A-Wireless-G...
and a

Poynting 4G-XPOL-A0002 Cross Polarised High Gain 4G Panel LTE Directional Outdoor Antenna​

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Poynting-4G-XPOL-A0002-Pola...

If I were to invest in a better router (or anything) am I likely to see an increase in speeds?

I've just done a speed test and I'm currently getting:

Ping: 102
D/L 5.30mbps
U/L 6.76mbps

These speeds vary quite a bit so I wondered if there is any better kit on the market that is likely to help? I'm sure when I first set this up a year ago I was getting 20+ mbps D/L speeds..

Any thoughts or suggestions would be great.

Many thanks smile
Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 28-Dec-20 22:34:23
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Re: Any suggestions on how I could improve my Home 4G BB spe


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Do you have an android phone that can run cell mapper?

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Standard User devs
(newbie) Tue 29-Dec-20 09:55:13
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Re: Any suggestions on how I could improve my Home 4G BB spe


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hey buddy and thanks for the reply! I've just managed to sort it by making the router use only band 3 via the mast.

happy man.

Cheers smile


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Standard User danielhyde
(member) Tue 29-Dec-20 10:09:10
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Re: Any suggestions on how I could improve my Home 4G BB spe


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How long is the cable from the antenna to the router?
You want it to be as short as possible.
Standard User devs
(newbie) Tue 29-Dec-20 10:16:23
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Hi yes I read that its only short. 2-3m I think.
Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 29-Dec-20 11:39:18
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Re: Any suggestions on how I could improve my Home 4G BB spe


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In reply to a post by devs:
hey buddy and thanks for the reply! I've just managed to sort it by making the router use only band 3 via the mast.

Sounds as if your router isn't properly aggregating bands. Locking to band 3 means you could be missing out on any Band 1 if deployed in your area. Avoiding band 20 (800 Mhz) is a good move if you still get a signal.

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