Another new, powerful tool: Pocket WIFI 4g
2022.02.20 / By hqt
Practical tips for choosing a WIFI router in a private house
In our article, we will try to help with choosing a pocket WIFI 4g for a private house. Such a device as a whole has the same characteristics as models for an apartment or office. With the exception of a few important parameters, because in most cases. In a private house, there is no fiber, and a large WIFI coverage area is also required.
With or without SIM card support
It may make sense to choose a regular router with an RJ-45 WAN connector without support for SIM cards for mobile Internet. This would have been the case a couple of years ago. But with the introduction of LTE, we would recommend not to give up the opportunity to have uninterrupted high-speed Internet.
Fixed 3g pocket WIFI 4g with amplifying equipment
A private house is not an apartment building, very often you have to wait for the arrival of the master. In case of a line break or other problems, having a router with 4G support, you can simply insert a SIM card and use the mobile Internet.
This option is also uncontested if you do not have the opportunity to conduct fiber optics. The best option would be to use a router with a SIM card along with amplifying equipment.
In the catalogue, you will find a wide selection of routers with the ability to install pocket WIFI 4g. You can get more information about similar devices, as well as compare different models.
There are 2 frequency options 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
If you choose a router for a private home, a single-band 2.4 GHz router is sufficient. The 5 GHz frequency is necessary for multi-apartment buildings. Where there is a dense load of channels and signal overlay, due to a large number of routers and users.
In this case, it is advisable to use a dual-band router that has many non-overlapping channels. Also, the pocket WIFI 4g transmits the signal over a longer distance, which will increase the coverage area.
Availability of gigabit Ethernet ports
You can save money and limit yourself to support 100 Mbps. Gigabit Internet in the private sector is very rare, and you will not get such speeds from mobile Internet for a long time. While LTE could potentially deliver speeds of 150 Mbps, the reality is much less and will not go above 100 Mbps.
Choosing a WIFI router for a private house
Supported 4G frequencies
As of mid-2022, 2 LTE frequencies 1800 and 2600 MHz have deployed in Ukraine. The first is more often used outside the city, and the second is mainly in the city. It is important to find out what frequency the operator tower operates at and select a pocket WIFI 4g with a suitable one.
The introduction of LTE 900 MHz will begin in the summer, so it’s better that your device supports it too. The first frequencies are the most popular, so when buying a router with support for 4G SIM cards, you are unlikely to make a mistake. The latter is less common, so before buying, make sure that the device can function on it.
How to find your tower’s LTE frequency?
There are many ways. For example, through the settings menu of your smartphone, the easiest way is to use an application, such as cell Mapper.
In most cases, support for the IEEE 802.11 b/g/n standards will be more than sufficient. This is quite enough to unlock the potential of your pocket WIFI 4g, be it optics or LTE.
It is advisable to use a router with support for the IEEE 802.11ac standard if you are a happy owner of a gigabit fiber optic connection, or plan to use the device for many years when there will be faster wireless Internet in our country.
The device must have 2 antenna outputs
Even in the case of a good signal, such antennas are able to increase the speed and stabilize the Internet, especially during high load on the base station. For LTE models, it is better to use MIMO antennas.
How to choose a pocket WIFI 4g or router in 2022?
The 4G LTE mobile data transmission standard appeared in Ukraine in 2018, and from that moment on, the market for devices for receiving and distributing mobile Internet has replenished with a large number of models from well-known and not-so-well-known manufacturers.
In our mini-review, we will try to help you choose the best 4G modem for specific applications. If you want to pick up equipment together with a specialist – fill out the form below.
4G modems are presented in different variations
The first thing you need to decide is where the device will use. The functionality and size of the selected model will depend on this. pocket WIFI 4g present in different variations – from various devices that look like a USB flash drive to full-fledged stationary routers.
Internet is required for one device (laptop, PC)
In this case, a regular USB modem will do. As a rule, such models have the lowest cost. In terms of their dimensions and mechanism, the USB connector does not differ from a conventional flash drive.
Pocket WIFI 4g is required for several devices
In this case, you need a WIFI router for a SIM card. Such devices contain an LTE modem and the ability to distribute the Internet via WIFI, and depending on the format, they can distribute a couple of meters or tens.
It has small dimensions (you can easily carry it in your pocket), it works from a battery and from a USB. The WIFI coverage area is up to 10 m on average.
Mobile WIFI router and the modems
Also, this option is more convenient for a laptop – there is no need to take up a USB connector and worry about not hurting the pocket WIFI 4g. The price depends on the presence of a touch screen (in most cases it replaces the setting through the browser, all statistics are also displayed) and the modems used (maximum speed and support for higher LTE categories).
Support for LTE frequencies for any area
At the beginning of 2022, 4G Internet in Ukraine operates at two frequencies, 1800 and 2600 MHz. The first is deployed in rural areas and small towns, the second in large cities.
As a rule, most pocket WIFI 4g support these frequencies, but you should also pay attention to the support for 900 MHz, which is going to be implemented in the near future. Ideally, support for these three frequencies and an additional 800 MHz (as a reserve for the future).
With or without support for external amplifying antennas
If you plan to use a modem or router while travelling, you can do without this function. In other cases, we recommend purchasing devices with the ability to amplify the signal, even if you have excellent catches, you can significantly increase the speed of the Internet.