I’ve been using the Yes 4G connection for 2 months now, and it’s been a great experience so far, especially with the Zoom router.
It’s a sleek black device, a router that’s of vertical nature. I love the sleek glossy black finish and blue LED.
Indicators are all on the front, showing signal strength to the ISP.
Ventilation grill at the top for heat dissipation.
As you can see here, you can also connect a hub or router to the device to support additional non-wireless devices via the RJ-45 port. The RJ-11 port on the other hand, allows you to connect a phone to the router, enabling voice call. 😀
Just in case you didn’t know it yet, Yes 4G network is not just data but it includes SMS and Voice as well, so with this device + a phone, you could use it to make or receive calls just like any other phone line.
I compared the Yes 4G Zoom with Linksys WRT54GL. They were placed side by side, the Zoom is without any antenna of course. Devices were in a room the upper floor while I checked their signal from the living room downstairs.
The line is stable, the router hasn’t hang on me either. I’ve done plenty of Call of Duty : Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer gaming with the Yes 4G connection via the router and it’s all good so far.
What’s most interesting is that the router itself is packed with good features. Here are some of the screenshots (Note : I’m not writing a manual here).
It’s not as comprehensive as my Linksys router, it doesn’t come with QoS as well, but it does support Port Forwarding and Dynamic DNS. It is possible to combine a router (like my WRT54GL) with the Yes 4G to get both the connection and the control
This is a very capable router device, only to be limited to the Yes 4G Network.
Should you get a Zoom? If your intended usage does not require mobility but requires allow the connection from multiple devices, then Zoom is the way to go. Take the Huddle if you need mobility.