The Gateway is built by Taiwan-based Askey Computer Corp and combines a category 12 cellular modem, ethernet ports, Wi-Fi, a small battery, a phone jack, and basic router capabilities. There are no external antenna ports for getting a better signal.
The device is only available to subscribers of T-Mobile's LTE-based home internet service, which is designed to provide broadband internet connections to fixed residential addresses.
This service is tied to the sign-up location and cannot be used as a mobile internet option. We are only covering this in our Gear Center as it's an option RVers and Cruisers might be considering, but really is only suitable for those who are stationary.
We do not consider this device/service to be viable as mobile internet.
- Model Number: TM-RTL0102 LTE WiFi Gateway
- Router Specs:
- # of Connected Devices: 20
- Wi-Fi Router: Simultaneous 2.4 & 5GHz Wi-Fi, supports 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- Control Panel and Default Password:
Control Panel Access: http://192.168.1.1 or via mobile app
Default Password: Default Admin username: Admin, Default Password written on device sticker.
- USB Tethering Support: No (no USB port)
- Ethernet Ports: 3x Gigabit ports - 1x LAN/WAN, 2xLAN
- Cellular Modem Specs:
- Supported Networks and Bands:
LTE Bands: 2, 4, 5, 12, 66, 71
2G/3G: WCDMA 1, 2, 4, 5, 8
- LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation: Yes
- MIMO Support: 2x2 Internal only
- LTE Performance Category: Category 12
(Max Theoretical Speed: 600Mbps Down / 150Mbps Up)
- Cellular Antenna Ports: None
- SIM Card Type: Mini (4FF)
- Supported Networks and Bands:
- Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.9 x 2.2 inches
- Other Ports: Phone (RJ-11)
- Power Source: A/C adapter (12V/ 2A)
- Outdoor Rated: No
- Special Features: N/A
- Retail Price: Included with service, $207 if the device not returned when service ends.
The only data plan available with this device is the T-Mobile Home Internet service. Since the plan becomes locked to the first address activated at, it does not work like a traditional cellular data plan - it is not mobile.
- Unlimited Data ) =$50/month (taxes & fees included)
Details & Perks
- Carrier Networks Used: T-Mobile
- Carrier Relation: Direct
- Plan Types Available: Data
- Device Types Permitted: T-Mobile LTE WiFi Gateway
- Device Purchase Required: Included with monthly service
- Mobile Hotspot Use: All
- Throttling: No
- Network Management:
- Always subject to Network Management.
- International Roaming: No
- Domestic Roaming: None
- Plan Period: Month
- Data Roll Over: None
- Overage Charges: None
- Streaming: HD video included, but Live TV streaming is not supported.
- Unlimited: Yes
Review & Testing Status
We have not tested this device and plan.
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