Replies posted by teckel
I know this is an old thread, but the issue seems to be ongoing.What I did was get a directional 5g antenna and aim it at the 5g tower (n41 band 2500 MHz) so the 4g (B66 band 1700 MHz) signal wasn't the strongest. What I really wish is that the gateway worked with millimeter wave bands (mmWave) as I have a mmWave tower in the boulevard directly across the street from me. Not even my brand new phone uses it, so I'd guess a new version of this gateway supporting mmWave in the near future.
I spoke with TMobile Home Internet technical support over the past week. They are working on the port forwarding feature within their 5g modem/router, but it's not available or ready yet. 2 different techs said they have a workaround, however (& it doesn't require 3rd party services). I haven't tested it yet, but what you need to do is, & many of us have this setup already, connect via Ethernet (wire) the garbage can LAN port <-> YOUR own router. Then configure port forwarding on YOUR router. That's it. (Your router needs to support ipv6! Not sure if we need to allow ipv6 passthrough for this.) Now, I was educated a long time ago on IPv4 & they barely touched on IPv6, so I don't know a lot about it, but this would never work this way with IPv6. Ipv6, however can allow passthrough so public "internet" can pass through a router, which is why I'm "buying" this theory. Ie, you can go through T-Mobiles garbage can, and then your router, and you device (call it a PC) co
I’m fairly confident that this device (Nokia) is able to handle all of these things. I think what has happened here is T-Mobile threw a very locked down firmware on the device to make setup easy. The following things need to happen. Provide settings to place the gateway in bridge mode. This will allow customers to keep their existing setups and NAT fine. Provide settings to turn off the wifi in the gateway COMPLETELY. Turning off broadcast and reducing power to minimal is not sufficient. Make all of these settings accessible only through the web admin page. The average consumer doesn’t need this stuff, but the power user who is smart enough to know how to login to the admin web page should be able to modify these settings. Ultimately, I just want “a dumb modem” just like I get with the cable co. I don’t want or need T-Mobile helping me by dumbing down the device. But, since they really need a new modem anyway that supports the higher frequencies, it's probably easier to repla
The Nokia 5G 3.1 is the newer device. That's why I was very specific in the model I was discussing. I don't want hackery 3rd party services, I need this functionality in the hardware. Noip and dyndns solve this anyways, my current router supports this natively. The Nokia 5G is the latest released modem. But T-Mobile is releasing a newer 5G modem (which I was referring to) which is not made by Nokia and will also support the higher higher frequency 5G frequencies which the current Nokia modem doesn’t support.ZeroTier isn’t a hack, it’s method to create a secure link between devices, even through secured networks like T-Mobile. You can’t use NOIP or DynDNS with T-Mobile. It’s not that the IP address changes, it’s that the connection is like a VPN connection, so even with the IP address you can’t route to your in-home modem. There could be thousands of people using the same IP address.You’re thinking it’s just a port forwarding issue, when that’s not really the problem. The reas
I can't use noip with t-mobile because it doesn't support it, but if it was just bridging I could. I'm not willing to wait around for another device when the speeds I get right now are just fine and the device I have is capable of the functions I need. Sorry, you’re incorrect. You can setup NOIP on other devices other than just your modem. I set it up on my local server. But, this doesn’t work as T-Mobile doesn’t assign you a unique IP address (it’s shared with hundreds/thousands of other people). So even if you setup NOIP, that doesn’t help one bit. Nor would port forwarding or bridge mode.You’re failing to understand the problem. The issue is how the T-Mobile network is setup for a security aspect. It was setup to be a secured network for phones. It’s not capable of working with a DDNS service, bridge mode, or port forwarding. That’s why they disabled these features on the T-Mobile modem, as they would never work. Keep in mind that Nokia added these features to this mo
Holy sh* man you are saying exactly what I’m stating! The right thing to do would be instead of trying to work against me, work WITH me to pressure T-Mobile to get this deivce more functional and then we can ALL do whatever we want with it. All T-mobile has to do is enable the device to bridge. That’s it. I know this because that’s how my cable modem worked and I was able to do everything else I wanted from there. So if you want to sit there and tell me the networking configuration I used for YEARS was ‘incorrect’ and didn’t work, go right ahead…..but you are not helping. You can be an apologist for why they don’t enable these things, but this device is for HOME INTERNET. I do not sit at home on my phone and nothing else. If that is T-mobile’s position then I’ll be returning it and wait until they grow up. Actually, we’re not at all saying the same thing. You believe the modem could be updated with a few feature and it would work. I’m saying that’s not the case, as you’