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LTE-A mini-PCIe modems

Posted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 5:30 pm
by timmay2
Hi

Does anyone know of any LTE-A 300Mbps (800,1800,2600Mhz) mini-PCIe modems that work with Mikrotik Routerboards?

Thanks,

Re: LTE-A mini-PCIe modems

Posted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:58 am
by RogerWilco
You'd have to check the compatibility list and try for yourself. I don't think there are any.

Your best bet would be to use a hotspot thing that ISPs seem to like today and connect to it wirelessly from MK. That way you'll avoid MK not supporting the modem or needing any drivers.

Re: LTE-A mini-PCIe modems

Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:51 pm
by timmay2
I asked because I'd looked at the list already. Which basically limits it to the MC7710 (or in the US MC7700). The MC7710 is the modem I already have used but it is only up-to 100Mbps which is slower than new phones.

Re: LTE-A mini-PCIe modems

Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 11:59 pm
by RogerWilco
The question is though; will you be able to utilize 300mbps with your ISP?

Telstra in Australia with 1800+700MHz can't do that and it would eat your download limit in seconds. It would be better to have a stable connection than the fastest possible. Having said that, I plan to use a hotspot since the B28 700MHz will help me being 30KM for my tower.

Re: LTE-A mini-PCIe modems

Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:34 pm
by timmay2
Yes. In the UK EE have some 300Mbps LTE-A already and have been testing 450Mbps (triple carrier) LTE-A (although due to only having 15Mhz in one band it will be limited to 410Mbps).

Current data pans from EE (for business) go up-to 128GB/m.

Yes you can burn the allowance quickly but being able to burst to high speeds is useful for some applications.