Testing T-Mobile Home Internet Service

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  1. tenthplanet

    tenthplanet Well-Known Member

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    The first person who complains that it's not black becomes a mandatory beta tester for TE-5 :eek: And there T box will be replaced with a silver one. :eek:
     
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  2. Puppy76

    Puppy76 Well-Known Member

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    thanks for the info!

    I want to use my own router, for security purposes. Other than that, this would sound like a good competitor.
     
  3. mschnebly

    mschnebly Well-Known Member

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    What if I want Piano Black? :p
     
  4. longrider

    longrider Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    You still can use your own router. I have posted most of this but i will summarize here. The limitation is you can't put the T-Mo box in bridge mode so it will do NAT and give you an address of 192.168.1.1 You will need to set your router to either DHCP on the WAN side or assign a WAN address of say 192.168.1.25. If your router is using 192.168.1.x on the LAN side you will have to change that, 192.168.2.x is enough. If you are just getting internet access this will work great, the only limitation I have been told but cant confirm myself is that some game consoles dont like the double NAT. Finally, the speed issue I reported in the post you quoted was due to something in the laptop I was using, I consistently get around 70 down and 35 up
     
  5. tenthplanet

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    A good custom automotive paint shop can make that happen, as well as some custom striping if that's your thing.
     
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  6. mschnebly

    mschnebly Well-Known Member

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    Well, I got the time to get it set up but haven't done much testing. Setup was a snap. I connected my TP-Link Archer C5400 to it without trouble. I turned off the SSID and DHCP and just use my own router for my home LAN. They made it all pretty simple.
    Speed Test shows 90+ from my laptop and uploads/downloads seem snappy (once they start). Funny thing though... doing anything it seems to have a small delay and then it's quick. Almost like a DNS delay. It's only a second or two but noticeable. Cable here doesn't have that. I did these tests through the T-Mobile device before I connected my router so it's not a "chain" issue. No data caps make it acceptable for me. YTTV works great so that's a plus since I can now watch in 1080P (no data caps Yippeee). They tell me in a few months it will double it's speed with no price increase. Once I finish the nightmare of moving in I'll do more with it.
     
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