Hi tommydogI am moving to a cottage in the Scottish highlands next week and have been badly let down on the installation of a landline. I desperately need internet access, as I work from home. I am also beginning to think that a landline may not be a good idea anyway, as they have only promised maximum speeds of 1mbps. An elderly neighbour has a landline and when I tested his connection, he was actually getting under 1mbps. I have done some tests in the area and Giffgaff seemed to be the strongest network (they only have 4G in the area), although I could only get about 2 bars outside (vodaphone I could not get a signal at all). I don't know for sure but believe the telephone mast is about 5 miles away. When tethering to a phone and depending where I was in the house (walls are very thick), I was getting between 256kbps and 800kbps. The trouble is I am now hundreds of miles away, so can't do anymore tests before I move.
In light of this, I desperately need some sort of outdoor solution. I have read other threads and have seen HUAWEI 5G CPE Win recommended. People say they purchased HUAWEI 5G CPE Win from A1smartshop for around £250 - but I can't find it on there now? Other options I have examined is something like a Huawei B525 paired with a Poynting XPOL-1 external antenna. Not sure if there is anything else I should examine - TP-Link Archer MR600, D-Link DWR-953 Wireless AC1200 4G LTE etc?
The problem is I don't have time to experiment with different solutions and need to order something ASAP that will give the highest probability of working. I understand that is is difficult to guarantee performance, but what do people think is likely to give the best chance of getting a decent speed? I am really running out of time and need to order something ASAP as I work from home.
Any help would be much appreciated.
I am messaging on behalf of Poynting Antennas, we are presenting a webinar tomorrow and thought you and many others on this platform would like to attend as this would help you with your decision on choosing the perfect solution for your application.
Selecting the right LTE Antenna can be a daunting task if you don’t know the selection criteria, why? and how? This Webinar explores the LTE reception challenges; why and how to choose the right (Poynting) Antenna for best performance.
If you struggle with slow internet for gaming, working from home, home schooling, or downloading movies, you will also benefit from this webinar as it will give you an understanding of what an antenna is and what it can do for you.
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We will be presenting the same content during two sessions to accommodate different time zones. Please select which time zone suits you best
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I look forward to seeing yourself and many others tuned in tomorrow
All the best