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doctor-bond

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Hi,

Some basic questions re home 4g. We are currently with Quickline using a 4g package with an antenna they installed and a router they provided. We’re in the sticks.

Quickline have proved unreliable over the last year, and appear to be having a meltdown at the moment: service constantly dropping, and no tech resolution just excuses about their wholesale supplier. (Will start another thread about that murky world!) So, plan is to go switch and go with an EE 4G router.
  • Could I make use of the existing antenna with the new router?
  • Where does the SIM sit in the chain: presumably the router?
  • Which bit is the modem? (The current antenna plugs into a WAN socket in the router suggesting a modem upstream?
Thanks
 

TTJJ

ULTIMATE Member
  • Could I make use of the existing antenna with the new router?
  • Where does the SIM sit in the chain: presumably the router?
  • Which bit is the modem? (The current antenna plugs into a WAN socket in the router suggesting a modem upstream?

Firstly - if it's Quickline of Hull this is not 4G broadband. You can imagine it as a giant WiFi network they have and the antenna is a big WiFi receiver.

You wouldn't be able to use 4G broadband with any of this equipment really. Simplest thing you could do is just purchase a 4G broadband package from the likes of Three, EE, Vodafone etc. and they'll ship you out a router which has a built in antenna. You may find you don't need any of the extra equipment. The router they'll send is all in one - you won't need anything else to go with it as long as the signal is good wherever you put it.
 

doctor-bond

Member
Firstly - if it's Quickline of Hull this is not 4G broadband. You can imagine it as a giant WiFi network they have and the antenna is a big WiFi receiver.

Thanks, that’s helpful. Got an EE router next day delivery. So far so good. Shame on Quickline.
 

TTJJ

ULTIMATE Member
Thanks, that’s helpful. Got an EE router next day delivery. So far so good. Shame on Quickline.
I think in the beginning them and others such as Pure etc. offered a good (only) alternative to KC but for anything other than browsing their network isn’t very reliable.

Do report back how you get on with EE.
 
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