For people who do not have a DSL connection in their house or apartment, buying or renting an LTE box is interesting. What exactly is an LTE box and how to connect it correctly, we explain in our article step by step.
How an LTE box works
An LTE box, also called a 4G router, is a special router that uses the mobile standard LTE instead of DSL to surf the Internet. The use of an LTE box is particularly useful in areas with poor DSL coverage or when access to the Internet via cable or DSL is not possible. Often, LTE boxes are also used as a backup solution, which are used if the DSL connection fails once.
- Unlike classic DSL, LTE requires a SIM card, which is inserted into the corresponding slot of the LTE box.
- It is important that the SIM card has a sufficiently large data volume, since the mobile network is used to establish an Internet connection.
- In addition to the pure LTE boxes, there are also so-called hybrid routers that have LTE or 4G as a supplement to DSL. So far, however, there are with AVM and Telekom only two providers who have such hybrid routers in the offer.
With this procedure you set up an LTE box
Have you bought an LTE box or rented it from your Internet provider, it is necessary in a next step to connect the box. Here, unlike a DSL router, you do not need to connect the device to the telephone socket, but you will need a SIM card. Please insert it into the SIM card slot of the LTE box and connect it to the power supply.