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TP-Link TL-MR6400 Wireless 300Mbps N 4G LTE Router work on Telstra 4G or not

Hi,

 

I am trying to understand whether buying a wireless router and inserting a Telstra sim into it, will allow me to have 4G internet?

 

A few other threads, have seemed to run into issues?

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Level 25: The Singularity
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Re: TP-Link TL-MR6400 Wireless 300Mbps N 4G LTE Router work on Telstra 4G or not

You need to make sure you get the APAC V3 version, otherwise it will not work. 

Never be afraid to back yourself when trying new things, just always make sure you have 3 escape routes if things go wrong.
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Re: TP-Link TL-MR6400 Wireless 300Mbps N 4G LTE Router work on Telstra 4G or not

Thanks Jupiter,

 

I appreciate the advise. I will double check that. It does however appear tgat even the eu? Versions does have similar bands?

 

In any case i will ensure its an apac one.

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Re: TP-Link TL-MR6400 Wireless 300Mbps N 4G LTE Router work on Telstra 4G or not

If you already have a Telstra Smart modem, you can remove the existing sim and add another Telstra sim card (Pre paid or on a plan). You can then use the 4G connection that way.

 

If you don't already have a Telstra Smart modem, you can usually find them online on sites like eBay or Gumtree or purchase one new from Telstra.

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Re: TP-Link TL-MR6400 Wireless 300Mbps N 4G LTE Router work on Telstra 4G or not

Thanks thats a good idea. So i should be able to pick up one from someone else and it shoyld work fine?

 

Would there be any restrictions?

I noticed online some others have had issues with this?

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Re: TP-Link TL-MR6400 Wireless 300Mbps N 4G LTE Router work on Telstra 4G or not

The non-APAC versions don't have the 3G band that Telstra uses (UMTS 850MHz) or the main LTE Bands (700MHz).

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Re: TP-Link TL-MR6400 Wireless 300Mbps N 4G LTE Router work on Telstra 4G or not

As long as you remove the existing sim card and insert a new one with a data plan/prepaid data on it and don't connect anything thing to the DSL or WAN ports on the modem it should work.
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Re: TP-Link TL-MR6400 Wireless 300Mbps N 4G LTE Router work on Telstra 4G or not

Thanks,

 

The Modem "works" and is capped/shaped by Tesltra. I can work things like FB, but the rest just doesn't load. Any advice?

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Re: TP-Link TL-MR6400 Wireless 300Mbps N 4G LTE Router work on Telstra 4G or not

If you have replaced the SIM card in the modem the speed should be uncapped.

 

One setting you need to change in the Technicolor modem is the profile used. Change it to telstra.internet (Advanced > Mobile > Configuration).

 

If you have the Arcadyan modem change APN to telstra.internet and PDP type to IPv4/IPv6 (Go to Advanced > Internet > LTE)

 

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Re: TP-Link TL-MR6400 Wireless 300Mbps N 4G LTE Router work on Telstra 4G or not

Thanks a Billion! It works now. It was set to default, and there was a combination of hyrid and the internet additionally as well.

 

It works now! I appreciate it a lot!!

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