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Huawei E5172 4G Router
This new high speed 4G Router from Huawei is the first to offer CAT 4 LTE 4G connectivity with download speeds up to 150Mbps, but of course whether you achieve this download speed this will depend upon many factors inlcuding whether your 4G service provider supports this protocol, distance to the base station, atmospheric conditions, number of concurrent users on base station and 4G network capacity.
All this aside, if you have used 4G services in the UK you will know that an average 4G router and 4G service will deliver between 10Mbps and 50Mbps download speeds and between 2Mbps and 25Mbps upload speeds which in most cases is suitable for most applications. By buying the Huawei E5172 is just means that if and when the networks can offer the higher speed services then your 4G router can take advantage of them. This 4G router is a great all rounder for the average home or office user offering wired LAN connectivity via a single RJ45 Ethernet port as well as wireless connectivity for up to 32 wireless users.
The E5172 also features an RJ11 telephone port so can can plug in a normal analogue telephone so this router can replace your telephone line to offer both voice and data services. The telephone port enables calls to be made using the GSM network so providing your 4G SIM card also supports voice calls then you can easily make calls over the mobile network. The Huawei E5172 also includes a VoIP client within the web based configuration to enable the phone port to be used as a VoIP ATA (Analogue Terminal Adapter) so you can use the phone to make calls over the internet using the 3G or 4G connection. you will need to check with your mobile internet provider that they support VoIP over 4G or VoIP over 3G as some providers tend to block VoIP ports required for a reliable VoIP service.