HOW DO I LOCK MY INTERNET DEVICE TO ONE LTE CHANNEL?

The 4GAS Internet Device allows for you to lock onto one LTE channel to avoid automatic channel changes in low signal situations or to help with improving speeds if one channel is faster than the other.

 

To get started, make sure your Internet Device is connected, powered up and is displaying a green WI-FI signal in the front panel of the device and / or the green Ethernet light

 

 

Follow the steps listed below to change your LTE Channel:

 

Step 1. Make sure your device is connected to the 4GAS Internet device.

Step 2. Open an up an Internet browser such as Google Chrome.

Step 3. Type in the following information in the URL section of the web browser, 192.168.1.1 and then hit enter. (See Example):

Step 4. Enter the password to access the modem, The default password is the word "admin". (See Example):

 

Step 5. You will now be at the 4GAS Internet device home page, now look for a section that says CONNECTION STATUS, in the box you will be able shut off any active LTE connections, this is required so you can make changes to the device. (See Example):

 

 

Step 6. Now continue on the device home page and look for a section that says NETWORK SETTINGS, in that section you will be able to find the link to update your settings, click on the NETWORK settings link to continue. (See Example):

 

 

Step 7. After you click on the NETWORK settings link above, you will now have access to the connection settings menu, now click on the NETWORK INFORMATION button. (See Example):

Step 8. Now you are at set frequency band menu. Now select the channel you desire for your Internet device. After you set the desired channel make sure to hit apply, You will get a success message, then hit apply for a second time and power cycle (restart) the Internet device.

Final Step. Once you have rebooted your Internet device, you should see a 4G icon on the front display of your modem, this means your device is connected to the LTE tower. You can proceed to check your signal strength and LTE Band Channel information to ensure that your are now locked to the desired channel.  For assistance with checking your signal strength click here.

 

Repeat Step 1 to try different channels. Select one channel at a time.

 

LTE CHANNELS AND FREQUENCIES EXPLAINED.

The 4GAS Internet Device has access to the North American LTE Channel system.

CH. 2

LTE Channel 2 operates on the 1900 MHz frequency and is primarily used by AT&T, however recent tower builds have been completed by both T-Mobile and now Verizon, this channel offers speeds around 10Mbs Download depending on the quality of your signal. Customers wishing to use this channel generally need to be within a mile of the tower or up to 3 miles with a good outdoor antenna setup. This channel is considered to be the secondary channel for LTE Internet traffic in the United States.

CH. 4

LTE Channel 4 operates on the 1700 and 2100 MHz frequency and is primarily used by T-Mobile and AT&T however recent tower builds have been completed by Verizon as well, this channel offers speeds around 10-30Mbs Download depending on the quality of your signal. Customers wishing to use this channel generally need to be within two miles of the tower or up to 4 miles with a good outdoor antenna setup. This channel is considered to be the primary channel for LTE Internet traffic in the United States and also the fastest for speed.

CH. 5

LTE Channel 5 operates on the 850 MHz frequency and is only used by AT&T, this channel offers speeds around 5-10Mbs Download depending on the quality of your signal. Customers wishing to use this channel generally need to be within three miles of the tower or up to 5 miles with a good outdoor antenna setup. This channel has recently seen a larger build out by AT&T in recent months. The current version of the 4GAS Internet Device does not work with this channel, however a new update will be released in the coming months to support channel 5. This channel is coming soon to T-Mobile as well.

CH. 12 LTE Channel 12 operates on the 700 MHz frequency and is only used by T-mobile, this channel offers speeds around 5-12Mbs Download depending on the quality of your signal. Customers wishing to use this channel generally need to be within three miles of the tower or up to 6 miles with a good outdoor antenna setup. This channel has recently seen a larger build out by T-Mobile in recent months.
CH. 13 LTE Channel 13 operates on the 700 MHz frequency and is only used by Verizon, this channel offers speeds around 10-25Mbs Download depending on the quality of your signal. Customers wishing to use this channel generally need to be within three miles of the tower or up to 6 miles with a good outdoor antenna setup. The current version of the 4GAS Internet Device does not work with this channel.
CH. 17 LTE Channel 17 operates on the 700 MHz frequency and is only used by AT&T, this channel offers speeds around 5-12Mbs Download depending on the quality of your signal. Customers wishing to use this channel generally need to be within three miles of the tower or up to 6 miles with a good outdoor antenna setup.