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  1. Thanks for your great advice, I will stick with the one I have for the present, add the internal antennae, then get the B525 later in the year. You must be very frustrated getting such slow speeds even with the better router and antennae. You will be hoping 5g rolls out fairly fast to your area.
  2. I think you are probably right about me having the tower to myself, I doubt any other locals use mobile data, and in any case there are only a few hundred residents within 10 miles. I had a strange thing this morning, my speed dropped suddenly to less than 3 Mbps and the bars dropped to 2 on the modem. I logged on to the Router and saw that I was receiving 4G not 3G. This lasted for about 30 minutes before reverting to 31 Mbps and 3g. I Ordered a pair of Huawei antennae from Amazon, arriving tomorrow so I will see what effect they have, The signal strength meter in the Router software has 5 bars, I have the full 5 bars, but perhaps the low power 4g signal can be improved, I think that the 3g was turned off at the tower for that short period so it reverted to the low 4g signal, If the antennae make a difference I think it will be worth going for the B525,. While looking at the B525 on Amazon I noticed another higher model with a 600 Mbps capability. https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Huawei-Unlocked-Mobile-Wi-Fi-Router/dp/B073VBYFL5/ref=sr_1_11?s=telephone&ie=UTF8&qid=1550583337&sr=8-11&keywords=huawei+homefi I wonder if that gives an even stronger signal? A bit steep at £250 though Maybe the B525 and a good external antennae would be a better alternative and still be a bit cheaper. Do you have an external antennae or are your slow speeds just due to network overload?
  3. Accross the bay from Dounreay nuclear power station on the North coast of Scotland. My Isp is "Three" via a 3g modem. +/- 30 Mbps
  4. I was really pleased to find the Unlimited package at such a decent price and the speed I am getting. I have had landline, BT for years and it struggles to get more than 2 Mbps. I have looked at the E5573bs and will probably go for it when the novelty of 30 Mbps wears off I dont use the WiFi as I connect my main PC through Ethernet and my tablet, Tv and notebook are still connected to the old BT modem so I get some use out of the £25 a month I am forced to continue paying till the contract ends. I dont expect to get 4G anytime soon as I live way out in the sticks in Caithness Scotland, I am in the shadow of the current 4g signal. I do get the full 3 bars on 3G. The speed has actually improved slightly over the week I have had it and is very consistent now. Correction on my previous comment, I meant to say B525 not E5573bs.
  5. Tested early morning, cost = £22 per month unlimited bandwidth. I also have a "BT" landline account that gives max 2.5 Mbps and costs £25 per month I live in a remote part of the Scottish Highlands.
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