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EE - Outdoor 5G Hub

OneEyeOn

Member
Hi,

Anyone got any more info on the EE Outdoor 5G Hub.

It looks interesting but the information on the site is incredibly limited.


Many Thanks

Colin
 

Lucian

ULTIMATE Member
It looks like a 5G router (perhaps Alcatel as they seem to have a partnership with them) and an external antenna.

The information is very scarce indeed, can't find anything anywhere.

If you are interested in it, perhaps give them a call, ask for a document with more technical information and - of course - share it with us. :)
 

Mark.J

Administrator
Staff member
ISPreview Team
BT has the same thing:


Not sure how "outdoor" it really is though, since those exposed LAN ports don't look terribly water and moisture proof :) . I fear some people may expect it to be more durable than an indoor model.
 

Lucian

ULTIMATE Member
@Mark.J it's just marketing gone overboard again, it's a regular indoors 5G router with an external antenna.. I guess that's the bit that goes outdoors.
 

Mark.J

Administrator
Staff member
ISPreview Team
Is there an external antenna?
 

Lucian

ULTIMATE Member
Is there an external antenna?

Yes, check all the pictures. In the page you linked it's even mentioned:

"An outdoor antenna picks up the 5G signal wherever possible and sends it your indoor router."
 

GavinAshford

ULTIMATE Member
I think they pictures are confusing - this is a package combination of an internal Wifi router (no LTE/NR) plus an external LTE/NR ODU (outdoor unit).

Both are Askey units but not 100% sure on the model numbers themselves.
Perhaps the Wifi router is the RT5010
and the LTE/NR ODU the RTL0300

However, knowing EE, there are probably customisations to those base devices (e.g. RTL0300 includes mmWave, which seems like something EE could cut for cost saving)
 

Mark.J

Administrator
Staff member
ISPreview Team
Good detective work Gavin. You'd think they'd want to shout a bit more about the specs of that router.
 

Teknology

Member
Yes, Gavin is correct its a ASKEY RTL0300

There are quite appearing now,i tried using a Nokia Fast mile unit which worked well,after a revision in the firmware.
No coaxial cable needed,just weatherproof CAT6A cable with POE to the ODU
One hate,SIM eSIM are incorporated into the unit,EE had a OTA update on there SIM.
Had to go on the chimney stack,to replace the SIM card.A majority of the units i have tested are not IP65 rated,which is a problem.I have tried a different brand,and the EMC RADIATED emissions interfered with my neighbours TV

There are brands like Inseego,Huawei,Zyxel,Casa Systems,Gemtek,Green Packet,etc

Poynting Antenna EPNT-1 with solve 4/5G home brewers,you fit your own 4/5G wireless card into the antenna.
 
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Lucian

ULTIMATE Member
The design definitely looks similar, but the BT page is confusing me.. they state there's an external antenna, not an external 5G router.
So this would be more like say an Huawei CPE Pro B2368 then, where the LTE bit is outside and the WIFI is indoors.
 

Jakecreates

Member
I have one of these and it’s a smashing bit of kit. Much better than the huawei ones. The outdoor one is the antenna, Ethernet cable through the wall to the router and works a treat. Getting much better signal than I did on the huawei device even when I paired it with the poynting antenna on a modded huawei. I had to ring up EE to get one as they weren’t and still aren’t on the normal website.
 

Lucian

ULTIMATE Member
I have one of these and it’s a smashing bit of kit. Much better than the huawei ones. The outdoor one is the antenna, Ethernet cable through the wall to the router and works a treat. Getting much better signal than I did on the huawei device even when I paired it with the poynting antenna on a modded huawei. I had to ring up EE to get one as they weren’t and still aren’t on the normal website.
Could you share some pictures of the thing, maybe the user interface, too, please?
 

Bubblesthefish6

ULTIMATE Member

clunesy

Casual Member
What are the chances of getting an unlocked one of these....
Can you buy them outright, or is it on a contract?
 
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