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Regular ADSL Broadband or 4G/5G Router?

FragiLimbel
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Registered: ‎02-04-2021

Regular ADSL Broadband or 4G/5G Router?

Hi everyone,

So now that the renovation of my flat is well underway, I got to the point where I was supposed to get my Internet sorted. Much to my chagrin, I discovered that the Virgin Media access that I thought was available based on the "Check broadband coverage" on the Rightmove property ad did not exist.

Had I known about this before, I would have probably looked elsewhere as we are two adults working from home for at least the remainder of the year, and an ADSL connection doesn't cut it.

While frantically looking for options I managed to come across the Three 5G broadband offer, and I am apparently in their coverage area. Do you have any experience with it? If 5G is not available, would a 4G router be better than the bog standard copper?

Thanks for the advice, as always.

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Baldrick1
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Re: Regular ADSL Broadband or 4G/5G Router?

@FragiLimbel  Welcome to the forum.

It all depends on your distance from the telephone exchange and how good the mobile reception is. I would think that in many areas a MiFi router fitted with an external aerial would beat ADSL, especially when considering how slow ADSL upstream speed is.