TP-LINK TL-MR6400 Unlocked 300 Mbps Wireless N 4G LTE Router (Compatible with 4G/3G/2G Network, No Configuration Required) – Mega Discount

TP-LINK TL-MR6400 Unlocked 300 Mbps Wireless N 4G LTE Router (Compatible with  4G/3G/2G Network, No Configuration Required)

  • Share your 4G LTE network with multiple Wi-Fi devices and enjoy download speeds of up to 150Mbps.
  • Wireless N speeds of up to 300Mbps.
  • Integrated antennas provide stable wireless connections.
  • Requires no configuration – just insert a SIM card and turn it on to enjoy high speed internet access.
  • LAN/WAN port provides options and flexibility, allowing you to choose your connection type.

TP-LINK TL-MR6400 – wireless router – WWAN – 802.11b/g/n – desktop

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    interlocked says:
    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Only the Crumbliest, Flakiest Firmware…, 22 Jan. 2016
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    This review is from: TP-LINK TL-MR6400 Unlocked 300 Mbps Wireless N 4G LTE Router (Compatible with 4G/3G/2G Network, No Configuration Required) (Accessory)
    EDIT 06 Feb 2016: It would seem that 4G on Vodafone is a “feature” that you have to ask to be enabled for your SIM, after half an hour of random blabbing by a call centre drone in the online chat, and about an hour’s waiting, I now have perfect LTE reception on Vodafone.

    So to summarise, there would appear to be a problem between this router and Three’s network. Other hardware with Three works fine. On Vodafone you should be fine, O2 probably (but they throttle Internet access, so not the best choice), and my barge pole’s not long enough for EE.

    Enjoy.

    EDIT 03 Feb 2016: After being asked by TP-Link to test the router with at least 5 different devices/browsers, I took matters into my own hands and tried a different mobile network. This is what I know so far:-

    Three: Connects on 3G/4G, HTTPS connections don’t work properly
    Vodafone: Connects on 3G only, HTTPS connections are fine

    So it would seem that not only do you have to site the router close to a mast, but you must also match up the correct LTE frequency (according to the docs this router does support 800 MHz Band 20, which is what Vodafone uses for 4G) AND presumably the hardware that the network is using.

    I will try more of my own tinkering (though can’t buy credit on every network, need to be able to buy food), perhaps I can Three to work properly.

    Original review:-
    The hardware in this router’s pretty good. A Mediatek (ramips) CPU running at 580 MHz, a Qualcomm MDM9225 LTE Category 4 (150MB down/50MB up) cellular modem, what looks to be around 16 MB of flash memory. It’s also quite compact and can be wall-mounted somewhere that you can’t see it. The connection time for LTE is less than two seconds, speeds are similarly impressive given reasonable distance to a mast.

    Unfortunately, when browsing over 3G/4G, you will find that all connections to secure websites will be slow and interrupted to the point of being unusable. Is this evidence of GCHQ hacking into your Internets? Nope. Watching the network traffic arrive at my PC, I found that the router was fragmenting packets from the secure website (breaking them down into smaller packets). Secure traffic contains an authentication signature that validates the packet, if you split the packet up, the signature is no longer valid.

    The solution, as often mooted, is to increase the MTU size on the router. TP-Link isn’t in the business of writing useful firmware, so there is no option in the settings to change this! As this is quite a new router, the alternatives (dd-wrt, OpenWRT, Tomato…) haven’t caught up to this hardware yet.

    I am currently in the throes of deep technical questions with TP-Link’s support team (“Does it work if you try it on your phone?” …), if I get nowhere I shall return this to Amazon for a refund.

    Please ask me any questions about this product.

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    Paul Tinsley says:
    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Good as a portable hotspot, 27 Nov. 2015
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    Just power on, insert a SIM card (different size frames provided, e.g. micro iPhone 4S, nano iPhone 5/5S/6). The User Interface is simple and I could connect from my phone by opening a browser at the address 192.168.1.1. You then provide a password and follow the quick setup. If your SIM card is not pin locked then the initial setup would probably not be required.

    There are two different wifi presets located under the side of the router with the SSID and password to get you started. The Guest Network can be turned on for both bands and the Parental Controls are simple, time based access, as well as blacklist / whitelist for keywords. The Network Map gives a basic view of the network, with the attached devices and connectivity.

    It has some more advanced features. For instance, when I connected to my Archer VR900 Router, it auto detected it and re-assigned it’s IP address and changed its subnet. I could not get the router to auto fail over from VDSL to 4G, it would appear you need to set the mode in the advanced menu when logged into the admin console. Easy enough to change over though. Since my intention for this router is to be a portable hotspot, I did not find this to be an issue.

    The signal strength was good throughout my residence, and the wifi network can be easily turned off with a button if you wish to close off access to only wired devices. What does separate this unit from the crowd though is the handy 4G sim slot, which easily turns it into a portable modem, either as a backup for home VDSL, remote areas, temporary small office spaces, etc. This is a strong advantage.

    I have added some product and packaging shots so you can get an idea of what’s included and the quality of the components and packaging.

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