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Topic # 241018 7-Oct-2018 11:42
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Hi

 

Just wondering if any users have a view on Wireless Nation RBI Wireless 3G/4G Internet ? Mainly concerning download and upload speeds and reliability.

 

We are looking at purchasing a property in rural Northland which already has the service. We work from home uploading and downloading large media files so this is a big consideration for us. Currently on Spark ADSL at our current property so a good reference point.

 

How does Wireless Nation RBI wireless compare to ADSL and standard mobile handset 3G/4G speeds ?

 

** Not interested in Satellite due to cost **

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Matt


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  Reply # 2102859 7-Oct-2018 11:45
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Wireless Nation RBI is good. @Coffeebaron here is an installer of the service (and rural Northland - likely installed it).

 

Another option is Spark Wireless Broadband if you can get it or even Skinny in some cases however fixed RBI (like Wireless Nation) will be a tad more reliable depending on your location.







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  Reply # 2102861 7-Oct-2018 11:52
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michaelmurfy:

Wireless Nation RBI is good. @Coffeebaron here is an installer of the service (and rural Northland - likely installed it).


Another option is Spark Wireless Broadband if you can get it or even Skinny in some cases however fixed RBI (like Wireless Nation) will be a tad more reliable depending on your location.



Thanks .. also keen to know about speeds as well .. ?!

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  Reply # 2103568 8-Oct-2018 21:16
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Speed depends on a few factors: Tower capacity, Signal Strength, Antenna setup, type of 4G modem etc. With a good setup and non-congested tower 30/10 is common. I have seen speeds up to 150Mbps, usually only during the off peak day time. Night time usually 15-30Mbps. Congested sites I seen as low as 3-4Mbps at night :(

 

Having a well installed MIMO antenna (rather than just a standard single triangle) makes a big difference.

 

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  Reply # 2108869 16-Oct-2018 14:23
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I'm a W/N customer and their service is about 3x better than our previous fringe ADSL.  But my understanding is that tower operators such as Vodo in this case, much prefer to control which rural customers can log into what towers for load sharing, and city/urban customers are prevented from logging onto RBI towers at all.

 

As a mobile home owner, I suspect I pay a premium to W/N to buy the privilege of driving around NZ logging onto any RBI tower within range.  So conversely, I suspect you'll get a cheaper deal from a local Northland service who will only need to set you up for one tower, which in itself enables you to benefit from a fixed antenna.

 

And CoffeeBaron is right....your question depends hugely on the antenna, MIMO preferred, which can instantly double or triple your download speeds.  Oh, and our W/N service is at least 10x faster on upload that our previous ghastly ADSL. 

 

Just my 2¢ worth...  smile


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