If you’ve signed up for an LTE service then you are probably looking for the best connectivity solutions with the most flexibility. Luckily for you LTE offers you exactly that, but it’s not without its limitations.
The advantage of LTE is that it’s mobile. You can pick it up and take it with you to be used when and where you need it.
The disadvantage is that your service is only as effective as your proximity to the tower. In other words, if you are close to the LTE tower you will have blisteringly fast internet speeds. The further away you get the slower your speeds will be.
How To get the Most out of your LTE Router:
- Make sure that you are in an LTE area. This sounds like a no-brainer, but we often get calls from people who have moved their router into a new house (or suburb) without checking to see if it’s in range of the LTE tower network.
- Try moving it about the house. Again, it sounds silly, but it’s true. Just like you walk around with your phone looking for the most bars, you should try your LTE router in different areas to make sure you are getting the best signal.
- Take it with you. If you have the same connectivity in more than one area of your home, and you need super speed (like 5G) for something like torrents or downloads, put the router and the device in the same room.
- Don’t hide it in a concrete box. Your Router is receiving signal from a tower. To make sure you get as much of this signal as possible you should avoid placing your router behind a wall of metal, concrete, and believe it or not, trees and fish tanks (the water in these has an effect on signal).
- Avoid interference. Keep your modem away from things like microwaves, TV’s or anything with its own conflicting signal.
- Install a Fixed Signal Booster. If you find you keep having signal drops and fluctuations it can be a good idea to get yourself a fixed signal booster at home. This can help to improve your signal strength.
- To find out if the area you want to use your LTE service in is covered, you can check our LTE map.