25 October 2020

PLDT Home WiFi Prepaid - Advance CAT6 Boost Even R281




The most significant difference of the Boosteven CAT6 vs the other PLDT LTE Advance models is the presence of an external antenna port. This is crucial for areas where the smart LTE signal is weak. I already saw someone online installing a DIY external antenna on the Evoluzn CAT6 but let's face it, not everyone has the time and has the knowhow to do this. For the boosteven however, not all external antennas are compatible.




Again same with my earlier videos I placed this modem on different parts of our house to get the best signal possible. I'll upload another video comparing all 3 modems so that if you are only about to purchase one, you'll have more information to choose which one is best for you.

One thing I noticed with this modem is I'm constantly getting 3 full bars of signal regardless of where I position it. This however does not automatically mean that it will deliver better speeds as compared to other models with weaker signals.



So how does the Boosteven model compare to the other models? Feature wise it seems better than the other two modems but experience wise, It feels the same. The external antenna port has been the selling point of of the boosteven model but if you already have strong signals in your area then you wont need to use it. So for me, you can pick any of the three existing models, nothing really stands out because ultimately, speed and performance would depend on your location and other variables.









9 comments:

Unknown said...

Good day.. sir ask ko lang po san pa kaya may available na boost even R281 or ung cat6.. ung di naman po sobrang mahal ng price. ilang stores na po kasi hinanapan nmin walang stocks sa online nman po ang laki na ng difference sa orig. price.. thank yoi

Unknown said...

I'd like to ask if the boosteven cat6 comes with antennas? I purchased mine on pldt official reseller ropoventures and mine doesn't come with a pair of antennas which disappointed me since that was the reason I bought one. To strengthen my signal reception.

Ron Go said...

Hi, the Boost even CAT6 does not come with external antennas, it only has external antenna ports. But even without it, signal reception is good based on my experience. If needed, you can buy external antennas but not all are compatible.

J4m3s said...

Hi, what external antennas are compatible with R281 model, and where can I buy them?

Thank you

Ron Go said...

I suggest you buy from www.officialpldtreseller.com or if you're from metro manila, you can buy through the grab app.

Ron Go said...

Hi J4m3s, right now there is no clear guide on compatible antennas for the R281 model but so far the MIMO or YAGI antennas are working. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Sir, I have the same model of this PLDT's prepaid wifi. However 'di ko po ma-hard reset nalimutan ko po kasi passsword. I have been pressing the WPS/Reset button pero ayaw.

Ron Go said...

For hard reset, make sure the modem is plugged-in, then press the Reset button with a pin and wait for your modem to restart. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Na purchase ko yung boost even sa grab mart. :)