This week, EE has launched a new 4G router designed for the home environment – perhaps best suited to areas where people can’t get a reliable connection via a fixed copper or fibre broadband connection. The 4GEE Router is the first product fro the company which allows you to use wired devices, directly into the 4G connection. The router is compatible with the network’s 4GEE+ faster speeds.
The new router can offer speeds of up to 90mbps, obviously where the coverage is permitting. Up to 32 devices can connect to the router too, so the whole house can enjoy the fast speeds.
EE also say that in the box, they have included a additional external antenna. Which looks like it can do the job of providing better range in the house as well as picking up a stronger 4G signal.
In terms of indoor range, the 4GEE Router is very similar to most modern routers as it supports dual band 2.4GHz and 5GHz at 802.11a/b/g/n/ac.
EE has started selling the new 4GEE Router today and while all of the specs and speeds sound good, the actual cost may put some people off.
The router will come free if you sign up to a 18-month contact. The price increases in £25 increments the more data you ad on.
While this all is more expensive than getting broadband in the traditional sense, if you’re stuck without a decent way of connecting the internet – it may be the only choice in the short term.