I have a new RUT360, with the latest firmware version RUT36X_R_00.07.00. It is on the EE network in the UK. When I put its SIM card in my phone I immediately get 4G+ (carrier aggregation) and about 60Mbps down, 15-20Mbps up.
I have identified the mast that both phone and RUT360 are connecting to, and it has bands B3 and B7 as you would expect. However, by default the RUT360 only connects in 'single' mode to band B3. This gives about 9Mbps down and about 5Mbps up. I have checked the APN settings.
If I set band selection to manual and select B7, I get about 40Mbps down, and about 8Mbps up. I have left it like that for a few days and the signal is solid - the mast is only 700m away, with a clear view.
I'm using the internet access partly to support security cameras on the site of a vulnerable (and slightly remote) non-profit, so I would like as much upload speed as possible, and I have two questions.
1. Why am I not getting carrier aggregation, when the two bands have strong signals and it is supported by my provider?
2. Is it possible to 'prioritise' a band? At the moment there is no chance of carrier aggregation working because I have had to disable band B3. If I could tell the RUT360 to prioritise band B7 then I could leave everything switched on in the hope that carrier aggregation would suddenly start working...?
Thank you in advance for your help!