4G Pocket Wifi or 4G Router

  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Enterprise
       19 Nov 2015 #1

    4G Pocket Wifi or 4G Router

    I am using Windows 10 and wanted to know if there is a significant difference if I use one of the two.

    4G Pocket Wifi
    4G Router

    Considering the same signal Strenght in my area
    same brand on the devices above. from Huwawei

    for the Router I am not going to use an outdoor antenna

    I am thinking if the same signal reception is achieve from both devices then i am going to use the pocket wifi If not then I would be using the pocket wifi for portability in case I need it on travels.
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  2. spapakons's Avatar
    Posts : 2,564
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1803 (April 2018 build 17134.407)
       19 Nov 2015 #2

    To benefit from the 4G speed, the provider must operate at 4G as well. If they operate at 3G you won't notice any difference. As far as I know few providers have 4G speeds, and these only in big cities.
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  3. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Enterprise
    Thread Starter
       23 Nov 2015 #3

    I mean which of the two device would get better reception of the signal - We have Very good 4G signal in my area so I was planning on buying one of the devices I mentioned and which would be beneficial if there is any.

    Right now what I have is a phone that I use as a hot spot connected to my PC by USB. so I am planning to get either a pocket WiFi or a router so the signal strength and coverage here is constant and out of the equation.

    Reason being is if there is no difference in the way that the signal being received by any of the two devices then I would just get a pocket wifi.

    If it is pocket wifi I would hook up my PC via USB
    if it is a router I would hook it up by means of LAN

    so I guess another question besides the signal strength reception is the way my pc is connected or would there be any difference? I know LAN might better I am not that sure though
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  4. spapakons's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1803 (April 2018 build 17134.407)
       23 Nov 2015 #4

    The router will allow more than one computers sharing the 4G connection while the pocket Wi-Fi can connect to only one computer. Also the pocket Wi-Fi should be smaller than the router and easier to carry when travelling. The choice is yours. If you want it always with you, the pocket Wi-Fi would be a better option. If you want to use it mostly at home, the router will allow you connect more devices.
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  5. Posts : 47
    Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit, 1803, build 17134.345
       24 Nov 2015 #5

    I'm using a Huawei E5372 4G mobile WiFi.
    I'm also in an area with a good 4G signal.
    I use this device to connect 4 computers, a Windows phone, and an iPod to the internet, and it works really well.

    All the computers connect via WiFi, and are networked to each other.
    It is possible to connect via USB, but I don't, as the WiFi is much handier.

    The WiFi signal is not as strong as the signal from a WiFi router. If you are in a large building, with thick brick walls, you may be better off with the router option.

    Hope this helps,

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  6. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Enterprise
    Thread Starter
       25 Nov 2015 #6

    Thank you guys, after reading all your inputs I am leaning more towards the router as the walls thicker here so that would greatly affect on how I receive the signal compared to a pocket wifi. Also someone told me that since there is a large box near my unit that could also contribute to interference. The box has a label high voltage so this may be a transformer or something. Again thank you guys
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