Installing T-Mobile's Personal CellSpot Router: Step by Step

By Todd R. Weiss  |  Posted 2014-09-30

REVIEW: T-Mobile's new Personal CellSpot router—which, when matched with a WiFi-capable phone—allows customers to make calls using WiFi when cellular connections are poor. For users who live in houses or apartments with cellular dead spots that make calls problematic, the new Personal CellSpot router can be a great fix for a difficult problem. We installed and tested one of the new routers, along with the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone that they sent along for the evaluation, and found the router to work well and be simple to set up. Under the Personal CellSpot router services, customers can obtain a WiFi-capable phone from T-Mobile and then hook up the device to their existing home networks, either replacing their existing WiFi routers or plugging this one into their present routers. In our test, we plugged the router, which is made by Asus, into an existing late-model Linksys router and made calls using WiFi, as promised. The calls sounded good and the simple and straightforward set-up was the icing on the cake. Here's how the installation went from start to finish.


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