Replies posted by jasonkessel
I just played COD on my PS5 and it seems normal. Not showing any data loss now on speed tests. I imagine our tower is pretty congested too due to the Super Bowl. Fingers crossed just disabling the WiFi on the gateway did the trick. I’m also hoping the wife’s VPN works better plugged directly into the gateway. If not, that could be a deal breaker.
I was able to get into my Asus router with the iPhone app and switch it back to “router” mode. I was able to get on the internet in AP mode, but the speeds were all over the place and I couldn’t access the router via the web UI. I have my wife’s PC connected directly to the ethernet port on the T-mobile gateway and we’ll see how her VPN likes that when she tries to work tomorrow.
If I have time this afternoon I’m gonna try a few things. First and foremost, putting my router in AP mode. If that works, I’ll try rotating the trash can to see if it helps. One thing I forgot to mention, when it was working, every time I did a speed test, the speed and ping was fine, but there was always quite a bit of packet loss. Anywhere from 5% to 40%.
By the way, I could swear I read somewhere that you CAN turn off the wifi options on the gateway using the web UI. As for location, in its current location, at best it gets about 500Mb down and 35Mb up. Unfortunately our house is old and our entire network is in a closet. So having the gateway in a different part of the house would be a pain in the butt to re-wire. Right now my goal is stability!I’m almost tempted to not use our router and try to use just the Nokia gateway and the switch… however I know for a fact that the Nokia has a way weaker signal than the Asus. For example, when I first setup the gateway, I played with it using the wifi and my iPhone. I usually get full wifi bars and fast speeds in the back yard with the Asus. With the Nokia, I got one bar and a 2Mb download. LOL
Yeah, I wasn’t able to access the web UI for the Nokia gateway because it asked for a username and I never had one when I set it up. When I setup the gateway, it only asked me to create a password. This is why I hate networking, too many layers of annoyances such as that. To be honest, I’m not 100% sold that this will work out for our purposes since we both work from home, stream TV content and I play online games. We also have security cameras, smart home devises and a NAS. With a cable modem, the AC5300 and a 5-port (unmanaged) switch, everything is pretty much flawless. To be fair, I was already prepared for this nightmare before I pulled the trigger. I had already read about how this Nokia gateway is so dumbed down that its a nightmare for power users. I’ll try a few things, but I’m fully prepared to pack it back in the box and return it to T-Mobile. TBH its not even the speed or the low cost that is the most appealing. It was the fact that there is no data cap unlike our stupid Co
Wow, thank you for the lengthy (and detailed) response. Your theory mirrors mine in the fact that it seems like the typical double NAT issue I keep reading about in this situation. There isn’t a lot out there with this Nokia gateway and our Asus 5300. However, I have seen others recommend putting it in Access Point mode. It sure would be nice if they gave us more flexibility with this stupid gateway. This is why I hate “all in one” products. I don’t need their router, I just need access to the internet. Sadly, we do not have many options for internet in this Cox/AT&T monopoly area. More research and trial-n-error on the way I think.
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