Which Router to buy Telkom 1Tb LTE

Dareno

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We are moving to an area with no fibre. We managed to get the 1Tb Telkom LTE deal at R999 per month. We believe this to be great value for money. We did not want to be locked into a contract should FTTH become available in the next 12 months.

I need to buy the correct router that will work. Telkom offers the Huawei B535-932 with the above deal. I can get this router from Takealot. Is that the correct router? Or should I rather opt for something else?

Please advise someone who is not technical. Just link what I have to purchase :)

Thanks in advance
 

Aharon

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Its a decent router. If you want to upgrade that get the B612 but make sure you get the correct Telkom version.
 

Gtx Gaming

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Bets router be B818.

Betetr deal will be supersonic R999 uncapped as included b612 which is ok to start with.
 

Dareno

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Its a decent router. If you want to upgrade that get the B612 but make sure you get the correct Telkom version.
So we have to get the B612 router. You say get the correct Telkom version - how do I check this? Or must I just check it has the 2300Mhz band?
 

Dareno

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The Huawei B612 Cat7 on takealot says the following:
Mobile Networks Supported
The YooMee B612-233WVC LTE Wi-Fi router supports the following networks. It is simple Plug and Play with the router auto configuring the network APN required:
– Cell C
– MTN
– Rain
– Telkom
– Vodacom

Frequency Bands
The YooMee B612-233WVC LTE Wi-Fi router supports the following bands
– LTE FDD: Band 1/3/7/8/20 2600 MHz/2100 MHz/ 18000 MHz/900 MHz / 800 MHz
– LTE TDD: Band 38/40/41 2300MHz/2600 MHz
– UMTS: Band 1/8 2100 MHz/900 MHz

Is this the right router for Telkom LTE?
 

Gtx Gaming

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The Huawei B612 Cat7 on takealot says the following:
Mobile Networks Supported
The YooMee B612-233WVC LTE Wi-Fi router supports the following networks. It is simple Plug and Play with the router auto configuring the network APN required:
– Cell C
– MTN
– Rain
– Telkom
– Vodacom

Frequency Bands
The YooMee B612-233WVC LTE Wi-Fi router supports the following bands
– LTE FDD: Band 1/3/7/8/20 2600 MHz/2100 MHz/ 18000 MHz/900 MHz / 800 MHz
– LTE TDD: Band 38/40/41 2300MHz/2600 MHz
– UMTS: Band 1/8 2100 MHz/900 MHz

Is this the right router for Telkom LTE?
B612 only single band rather go router that use multiple band increases performance.
 

netstrider

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We are moving to an area with no fibre. We managed to get the 1Tb Telkom LTE deal at R999 per month. We believe this to be great value for money. We did not want to be locked into a contract should FTTH become available in the next 12 months.

I need to buy the correct router that will work. Telkom offers the Huawei B535-932 with the above deal. I can get this router from Takealot. Is that the correct router? Or should I rather opt for something else?

Please advise someone who is not technical. Just link what I have to purchase :)

Thanks in advance
B618-65d (only available second hand at decent price anyway) or fork out for the B818.

You can see my results with the B818 router and the 1TB deal here: https://mybroadband.co.za/forum/threads/telkom-1tb-feedback-thread.1103691/
 

haroldj

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I would prefer the Huawei B818 and to make sure you get the right band, you can download the app hua ctrl from play store and set it manually at 2300 mhz.
 
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