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Connecting T-Mobile home internet and my wifi mesh mesh network

  • 17 December 2021
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I currently have Asus GT-Ax11000 wifi router with 2 Asus Zen Wifi mesh nodes connected to a cable modem.  I’ve set up the T-Mobile home network unit and it gets decent speeds 250-270 Mbps.  Can I unplug my Asus router’s ethernet cable  from the cable modem and plug into the T-Mobile unit and reset the system?  Or do I need to reconfigure the Asus mesh system?  Can the T-mobile wifi be turned off and simply feed from the ethernet port?


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I have the Amplifi Alien, and just plug the ethernet out from TM gateway to Amplifi in, and everything just works. I did not have to change anything of my devices, including phones, TV’s and IoT’s … I did not even need to turn off the WIFI from the TM gateway.

so do you get the same speed as from TM wifi?   I hooked up my mesh wifi to ethernet port and only get about 30-40 mbps     I get over 200 from TM wifi 

I can find no documentation about the gateway network capabilities, or compatibilities. Maybe it’s for a future product introduction. My only solution has been to plug my current WiFi network into the TM gateway. I can’t find a discernible difference between my network, and the TM gateway network speeds. They are both at 50-70 Mb/s during the most of the day (I had cable internet and was able to get over 120 Mb/s but it was $90.mo). The weird thin is that my 5G phone can get 147-190 Mb/s in the same house. On rare occasions I have been able to get >500Mb/s on my phone. TLDR: The gateway seems limited, and isn’t nearly as fast as my phone.

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so do you get the same speed as from TM wifi?   I hooked up my mesh wifi to ethernet port and only get about 30-40 mbps     I get over 200 from TM wifi 

On Asus routers and mesh systems yes. I see no difference in speed using my Asus ZenWifi mesh versus directly connected to the TMO gateway. I tested both DHCP and AP modes and speeds are identical. I prefer DHCP because it opens up a lot of features that TMO gateway doesn’t support like a guest network that is virtually separate from main network or QOS.

However, some folks have reported their non-Asus routers drop to half speed or less with DHCP enabled, but get full speed in AP mode.

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Yes I decided to try that and mine worked the same as well.

thanks

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