One of the top speed routers from ASUS. ASUS RT-N66U.
System: Broadcom BCM5300 600 MHz
CPU: MIPS 74K V4.9 (299 BogoMIPS)
Memory: 256 MB
Wi-Fi: 2.4 + 5 GHz (N900)
Ethernet: Gigabit 4 LAN 1 WAN
3G/4G Modem support
Download from ex.ua 10MB/s
Kyivstar 100 Mbit/s L2TP connection. Speedtest.net show 92/82 MB/s
Speed and features of new ASUS firmwares make it possible to use original, not 3-rd part.
It looks like ASUS still improving firmwares for old routers. Last original firmware L2TP speed tested.
Original FW_RT_N16_3004354 (2013-03-22)
Alternative 22.214.171.124-rtn-r4923 (2013-03-16)
upload speed not limited by router performance, but rather by Kyivstar (ISP) at prime time.
This is the issue (Kyivstar, EDGE):
This is how it should be (3mob , HDSPA/HSUPA):
Usage of modern smartphones (i.e. iPhone 5) with GPRS/EDGE technology in year 2013 is that kind of sophisticated torture. EDGE is in use by Kyivstar from 24.10.2005. There is still no 3G or 4G frequencies licensed to major Ukrainian GSM operators (Kyivstar, MTS, Life). So to keep Kyivstar number and get fast internet outdoor some external solution needed. One of those solutions is CDMA 3G Wi-Fi hotspot. Those devices could be connected to Intertelecom, PeopleNet, CDMA Ukraine. For EVDO Rev.A it is theoretically DL:3.1/UP:1.8 Mbit/s. A lot of CDMA operator dealers in Ukraine selling Sprint OverdrivePro 3G/4G mobile hotspot (assuming that device was previously locked for Sprint network).
Power on, connect to 3G takes about 40-60 second.
CDMA 850/1900 MHz (EV-DO Rev.A); WiMax
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4 GHz, 8 clients max)
MicroSD (FAT/FAT32 Only, SMB shared),
GPS, Color LCD 1.7″ (160×128 pixel)