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A 4G router can be deployed to provide both temporary or fixed wireless internet access. It is the best option for locations that are unable to receive conventional broadband. They are also extensively used for creating mobile Broadband hotspot where needed.
- High Speed
- Good Bandwidth
- Better security, privacy, and safety than 3G
- Offers coverage of 30 miles or more with overlapping network ranges.
- 4G overcomes the security issues posed by WiFi routers.
- It is affordable. However, it is more expensive and traditional WiFi.
- Devices being used need to match their frequencies, bands, and settings with the local carrier or country. This poses a problem for users who need to travel.
- 4G connection drains the battery of the mobile being used. This is because 4G mobile networks have multiple antennae and transmitters.
A 4G connection is best suited for mobiles, especially for business usage.
A 5G router is one that has a frequency of 5G or if the router can connect to the internet through 5G mobile technology.
- High Speed
- Good Bandwidth
- There is no interference in signal irrespective of the number of wireless devices such as microwaves, cordless phones, etc. present on the premises.
- 5G overcomes the overcrowding problem by offering 8-23 non-overlapping channels.
- It has a limited range.
- 5GHz support is not universal. It can be quite expensive to install.
ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line)
It works using the copper wires of your existing phone line. An ADSL broadband is installed by plugging a micro-filter to the existing phone connection. This micro-filter separates the frequency of the phone line from the broadband connection.
- High-Speed Connection
- Supports phone line also
- Can be installed using the existing phone line.
- Voice calling and internet browsing can be done simultaneously without compromising on the quality of either.
- High speed for downloads
- It is not available everywhere.
- Speed varies according to the time of the day.
- Download speed is higher than the upload speed.
- Line testing is a time-consuming process.
- The bandwidth fluctuates based on the number of users using it simultaneously.
- Signal strength reduces as the distance from the telephone exchange increases.
Fibre internet works with the help of fibre optic cables which carry light signals to receivers.
High Speed because fibre optic cables can carry much more data than copper cables.
High signal reliability with reduced signal loss because of fibre optic cables resistant to electromagnetic interference.
Fibre internet is scalable. Hence, new equipment can be easily laid over the original fibre. and, the wavelength can be turned on and off offering quick scalability.
It offers better security than offered by copper cables.
Fibre optic cables are fragile. Therefore they are vulnerable to damage such as getting cut or damage by rodents, etc.
The initial costs of installation are quite high.
Prone to a problem called “fibre fuse.” Fibre fuse occurs when too much light is transmitted through the cable leading to the destruction of long lengths of cable.
We all want Wifi connectivity to work in a hassle-free manner. However, poor signal strength can prove to be a real damper while using WiFi.
Users can experience a weak WiFi signal:
- If too many devices are connected to the WiFi
- Some WiFi routers have poor signal strength during peak hours.
- Signal strength can also drop when using apps that consume high bandwidth.
- The distance of the device from the router also affects the signal strength available.
How to Maximise your Wifi Signal?
- Choose an optimum location for installing the router from where WiFi is available in all rooms. Avoid keeping it close to metallic objects or other WiFi devices.
- Ensure that your router is updated regularly.
- The signal can be boosted with the help of a powerful antenna.
- Secure your WiFi with a password else others can easily use your data.
- Wifi Repeaters or Extenders are devices available in the market that can help boost signal strength.
- Using the latest WiFi technologies enhances signal strength.
It is recommended to choose a WiFi router carefully depending on your specific internet usage. Also, ensure that you install it in the most optimal location so that you get good signal strength at all locations on your premises. Ensure that you secure your Wifi with passwords and update it regularly. Following these simple tips will ensure that your “WiFi never lets you down!”