So overall pretty let down by this device… I don’t think the Quectel EC25-AF supports carrier aggregation (LTE-A) and that’s fine, given it has two internal antennas, I was expecting better speeds.
Samsung Galaxy S10 / GL-XE300
Band 2: 47 Mbps / 11 Mbps
Band 4: 45 Mbps / 24 Mbps
Band 12: 28 Mbps / 29 Mbps
Band 5: 8 Mbps / 9.1 Mbps
So with the exception of Band 12 the Puli (GL-iNet XE-300) get’s absolutely obliterated in speeds. Both were tested on WiFi 2.4 Ghz from my laptop to ensure a fair test.
11 Mbps? I might as well be on HSPA for all it matters.
All things considered this thing was way over price for what it is…
All in a whopping $235 CAD for a device slower than a run of the mill Samsung I could just use as a hotspot and so much more. Really not impressed at all… I should have just bought a used Night Hawk M1100. LCD, external atenna connectors, 4x MIMO, LTE-A…
To my knowledge Rogers (or any Canadian provider - Bell, Telus) don’t throttle hot spot usage until you reach your plan limit, which I’m way under. Rogers will throttle you to 512 Kbps and Bell / Telus will just cut you off.
That’s fantastic news for the Puli, maybe they should change this configuration value in the firmware. So unfortunately my device had more issues than just this… I couldn’t ping it (192.168.8.1) just sitting in front of it after about a day of use.
The customer service was nice and we setup a return, still waiting on a refund.
Setting “ttl as 65” or “switching to qcm protocol from auto in Manual setup configuration” did not improve anything. Actualy worsened the speeds.
While connected to the Puli via Ethernet/Laptop, the speed to the LTE-Internet was no better than via Wifi/iPhone …
What can be done?
I don’t expect the same speeds like on the iPhone, but like at least half the speed? …
Or is it the antenna in the Puli? … Reception seems not so good … but I walked around in the open, same low connection speeds … the rssi seems pretty bad (-79)?
any help is very welcome … maybe you know a “trick” @alzhao ?