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# 248983 18-Apr-2019 11:20
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I have a Huawei MiFi type device which works well in the Wellington CDB (get about 50mbps).

At home it drops under 10mbps. As far as I can tell it's reception.

Would getting a proper Huawei 4g modem like the RBI ones improve reception or am I just out of luck?

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  # 2220501 18-Apr-2019 11:22
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Just to add this is just as a backup to VDSL as the kids tend to smash it on occasion downling games etc

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  # 2220503 18-Apr-2019 11:28
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Hard to say - something like a B618 would probably get a bit more signal, as it will have better antenna, but you might want to look at getting an external antenna if it's really important. 




I'd think slowing the kids down is a good thing, the more bandwidth they have the quicker they blow through your data cap haha. 




One of these with cables and TS9 adapters




Or two of these with cables and TS9 adapters would be likely to make a significant difference if you did get a B618.






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  # 2220539 18-Apr-2019 12:40
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The B525 has good internal antennas and carrier aggregation, so should perform superior to the MiFi. You could also add external antennas for the extreme high performance internet backup. Or better still, use a modem/router with built it LTE failover e.g.

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