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3G / 4G Router Store
Why do I need an M2M 3G / 4G Router?
3G and 4G mobile broadband services are an always available service and not an always on service. This means that any permanently connected 3G or 4G device will be disconnected by the mobile network. A 3G or 4G modem plugged into a PC or a home or small office router can simply be turned off and on and will then reconnect to the network, however a 3G or 4G router installed in a remote location that becomes disconnected by the mobile network will mean considerable inconvenience to arrange for the device to be power cycled in order to get it to reconnect.
An M2M Router includes additional features to overcome this problem caused by the way the mobile networks operate. The most common way that M2M routers overcome this problem is the PING REBOOT feature which is a setting in the router which can be configured to ping an IP address on the internet and when the router can't get a response it will assume that the mobile network has disconnected the 3G/4G service and the router will then reboot and re-establish the connection. 3G and 4G M2M routers may also have backup features such as SMS reboot and SMS status so you can reboot the router via text message. These features will ensure a reliable 3G/4G service but of course will not provide an always on service because they will still get disconnected but at least these features will ensure that it will be able to automatically reconnect.
Buying a 3G Router or 4G Router for your business or M2M remote monitoring and management application is quick and easy at the 3G Router Store. We stock the largest range of embedded 3G and Routers with next working day delivery in the UK. We have been supplying 3G and 4G Routers and antenna from leading manufacturers including Proroute, Fullband, Sierra Wireless, Teltonika, Cradlepoint and Huawei for over ten years.
Our Best Selling 4G Routers
Do you need a reliable and competitively priced 4G Router for next working day delivery in the UK? Then why not take a look at our best selling 4G routers that are ideal for the majority of 4G M2M installations and 4G failover services for backup to your office broadband.
Our Best Selling 3G Routers
Our Best Selling Antennas
The majority of our antennas sold are now the Fullband / Wideband Antennas that work on all 2G, 3G and 4G frequencies. So even if you are buying a 3G router and need a different style antenna for your installation then when you purchase a 4G antenna you can use it for your 3G router. This also means that if you buy a 4G router and use a 4G antenna which also covers the 2G and 3G frequencies then it means the router will still work when there is no 4G signal and the router drops down to a 3G or 2G connection.
Information about using High-Gain and External 3G & 4G Antennas With your 3G / 4G Router.
When you are installing a 3G Router /4G router in a location with a very poor or no signal, but there is a good 3G/4G network signal nearby you could install a High Gain 3G antenna / 4G Antenna in the location where there is an improved signal and deliver this along the antenna cable to the router.
For example, this could be when installing the router inside a metal cabinet or inside an office with poor reception.
When using a High Gain or External antenna with a 3G/4G router when the router is already installed in a location with a good signal, you might not improve the signal strength significantly and in many cases might see a reduction in signal strength because there will be signal loss along the extra length of cable so if you just want to boost your signal in the hope that it will improve your data throughput and 3G/4G download speeds then installing a Higher Gain 3G or 4G antenna might not always achieve this.
The reason that many 3G and 4G antennas are advertised with a higher dBi gain it usually becuase they are mounted some distance away from the actual router so the antenna can be positioned in the best area to receive a good signal and this means it may have a longer cable length so the extra dBi gain is there to compensate for the signal loss down the length of the cable.
4G Antennas additional information and notes.
With the arrival of high speed 4G mobile broadband in the UK and the rush to take advantage of these new super fast 4G connections, many users are turning to 4G routers to deliver a shared mobile broadband service.
When installing a 4G Router in a location with a poor 4G networksignal, the connection of a high gain 4G antenna may help to improve the signal strength by placing the antenna in a location where it receives a better signal. The 4G antenna then delivers this better 4G signal along the length of antenna cable directly to the 4G router. There is usually signal loss along the length of cable which is why the antenna usually has a higher gain, so it compensates for the signal loss. In many cases this means that the signal the router receives tends to be the same as though the router was installed at the location of the antenna, rather than the user seeing a higher gain, they are just seeing an improvement relative to the location of the router which is situated in the poorer 4G signal location.
Some 4G antennas are designed to help boost 4G signal reception when used in close proximity to the 4G router and these tend to be designed as internal antennas with very high gain and usually provide a more reliable and steady 4G service rather than significantly improving the data throughput. We do not sell this type of antenna as this is more of a home user solution.
When selecting a 4G antenna you should look for a Fullband / Wideband antenna that covers the full 800-2600Mhz frequency range - this means that it will be compatible with all UK services and will be backwards compatible with 3G and 2G connections.
Some advertised 4G antennas, such as the HGO-4G antenna do not cover all the 4G frequencies so please bear this in mind when selecting your antenna.
The 3G Router Store is the largest stockist of 3G and 4G Routers in the UK. We usually carry stocks of over 500 units of our best selling routers so whether you need a single 3G router for your office or the latest high speed 4G router for your construction site office we can usually deliver the next working day.
If you have a larger requirement and need 10, 20 or even 100 units then contact us to find our our project pricing. We buy in bulk so we can pass the pricing benefits to our customers who enjoy the lowest prices in the UK.
We don't just stock 3G and 4G Routers, we also keep large stocks of 3G antennas, 4G antennas, GSM Gateways and GSM Desk Phones.
Our customers cover all aspects of business, from energy and construction, through to business, security, government and military so we are experienced in the wide variety of applications that our 3G and 4G routers are used for. Whether it is to provide remote access over 3G or 4G service to a CCTV / DVR installation (3G CCTV / 4G CCTV) or a 3G /4G M2M Router solution for monitoring water or energy installations we can provide the advice and assistance based upon our experience in providing these types of mobile broadband connectivity solutions since the arrival of 3G services.
We supply 3G Routers and 4G Routers from leading manufacturers including Proroute, Teltonika and Sierra Wireless and we also provide 3G and 4G Fixed IP SIM Cards to enable convenient remote access to the 3G/4G Router and using port forwarding to the devices connected on the LAN side.
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