How to get Wi-Fi in your garden office

March 11, 2024

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In recent years, more people than ever are working from home. A stable internet connection is obviously an essential for creating a productive home office setup.

However, some people can struggle to get a good broadband connection if they’ve converted a garden shed, garage, or outbuilding into a designated workspace. We’ve broken down some of the best ways to get Wi-Fi in your garden office so you can find the right solution for you. 

Getting your garden office connected

When it comes to working from home, don’t settle for patchy Wi-Fi. Here are four ways to get superfast internet in your garden office. 

1. 4G or 5G home broadband

Using 4G or 5G home internet can ensure your garden office works smoothly with seamless connectivity. 4G or 5G broadband hubs require no landline, saving you the hassle of running a cable through your garden to your workspace. They’re powered by Fixed Wireless Access (FWA), which allows broadband to work without any wires as it uses radio signals instead. These signals are converted into a Wi-Fi signal, enabling you to connect all your devices to a powerful Wi-Fi network.

You could boost your productivity by setting up a dedicated internet connection in your garden office with Three’s home broadband. Whether you choose a 4G or 5G Wi-Fi hub, the setup is easy, with zero installation required. Simply plug the hub in, and you can get straight to work without any delays.

Our 5G hub is one of the best Wi-Fi routers for garden offices. It lets you to connect to The UK’s Fastest 5G Network [1] and enjoy lightning-fast speeds and near-instant downloads (average download speeds of 150Mbps [2]). So, whether you’re on a video call, downloading large files, or sending emails, working from your home garden office will be a breeze.

If 5G isn’t available in your area, you can still experience uninterrupted internet access with our 4G broadband. You can connect up multiple devices to our 4G hub, meaning you’ll never have trouble getting online.  Our 3G & 4G network already covers 99% of the UK outdoor population, meaning you should be able to get online from almost anywhere.

You can use our coverage checker to see what home broadband is available in your area. If you’re in a 4G or 5G zone, you can take a look at our unmissable Wi-Fi deals. We offer 1-month and 24-month contracts to suit your needs – all with truly unlimited. 

2. Mobile broadband devices

If you don’t use your garden office every day or need a backup Wi-Fi option, mobile broadband is worth considering.

Mobile broadband devices, such as mobile Wi-Fi routers, allow you to create a portable internet connection wherever you are. They connect to a mobile network using a SIM card, similar to your smartphone. It basically acts as a mobile hotspot that can be shared with any of your devices, including computers, phones, and tablets. This makes mobile broadband ideal for getting Wi-Fi in your garden workspace.

If you’re looking for a flexible Wi-Fi option that you can set up whenever you need, our 4G MiFi could be the perfect choice. This pocket-sized mobile Wi-Fi router connects to Three’s 4G network and provides a fast, stable internet connection that you can share with multiple devices. What’s more, as it’s portable, you can easily carry it to your garden office whenever you work from home. A MiFi device is also incredibly handy for those times when your Wi-Fi suddenly goes down.

We offer a range of 1-month, 12-month, and 24-month contracts with a range of data allowances to suit your internet needs. If you want to work without any data caps, opting for unlimited data is definitely the way to go. 

3. Tablets and laptops with cellular connectivity

A tablet or laptop with cellular connectivity could be a game-changer for your garden office.

With tablets or laptops that support 4G or 5G connectivity, you can enjoy the freedom of getting internet access without having to rely on fixed Wi-Fi or mobile hotspots. Whether you’re collaborating on projects or creating a presentation, you can be connected directly from your device as long as you have mobile coverage. This gives you the flexibility to work from anywhere with a valid network signal and set up your work area whenever you like.

At Three, we’ve got you covered with our range of the latest 4G and 5G tablets and laptops. From the sleek iPad Pro to the powerful Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra and Galaxy Book 2Go, we have the perfect device to complete your garden office setup. With our pay monthly tablet and laptop contracts, we offer a selection of data allowances, so you can find the best deal for your usage.

4. Data SIMs

If you already have a Wi-Fi dongle, mobile router, or laptop/tablet with connectivity, you can get online with a Data Only SIM card.

Data Only SIM cards work just like your regular mobile phone SIM. But as the name implies, they only have a data allowance, no calls or texts. Pop the SIM into the SIM card slot, and you can get online instantly wherever you are. It could be the perfect solution for getting connected from your garden office.  

We offer a whole host of Data SIM plans, including Unlimited Pay Monthly Data SIM Only plans and Pay As You Go Data Only SIMs with no contract.

Which choice is right for you?

Not sure which Wi-Fi solution is best for your garden office? Don’t worry, we’re here to break it down.

If you’re in need of a permanent internet solution for your home office, especially if getting a fixed line isn’t available or feasible, then choose from one of our home broadband hubs.

If your area doesn’t have access to our 4G or 5G home broadband, or if you don’t work remotely on a daily basis, our 4G MiFi device would be the best option. It provides you with portable Wi-Fi and can also serve as a Wi-Fi extender or a reliable backup broadband option.

If you primarily work on one device and don’t need to connect multiple to a Wi-Fi router, you can take advantage of our 4G or 5G tablet and laptop deals. This saves you from having to set up Wi-Fi in your garden office.

And if you already have a tablet, dongle, or laptop, you can simply get one of our Data Only SIM cards to get internet immediately.

If you’re ready to get working from your garden office, check out our broadband online and find the best deal for you.

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[1] “Fastest 5G” based on analysis by Ookla® of Speedtest Intelligence® data for Q3-Q4 2023. Ookla trademarks used under license and reprinted with permission. Visit to find out more.

[2] The advertised 5G download speed of 150Mbps applies to at least 50% of 5G Broadband customers between the peak hours of 8pm and 10pm. We measure the speeds delivered by our 5G Radio Access Network to customers across our 5G Network and calculate the average (median) 5G data throughput rate at peak hours on a daily basis. In Feb-March 2023 the median figure was well above 150 Mbps each day and we continue to monitor this on an ongoing basis.  Due to the nature of the wireless technology delivering your Broadband, the speed that any individual premises will experience is not guaranteed, may vary and can be impacted by local factors, such as the positioning of the hub, line of sight to your nearest mast, local topography (such as hills), number of users accessing the network in your area and thickness of walls and windows.