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Legal torrents of course like Linux stuff. Ever since getting the silver can, torrent download speed is very sporadic and very slow. 2 Mbps is about as fast as I can get with it usually averaging about 650 Kbps. Sometimes it just starts slowing down for no reason to maybe 10 Kbps. Really strange. Regular Internet speed is around 160 Mbps and that’s on a Google mesh.I’m currently using qBittorrent with UTP only and some other tweaks. Couldn’t get Bittorent to go faster than 200 Kbps. Anyone found a solution to this?
There is a video on youtube that shows the 5g gateway taken apart. This shows that there are four 5G antennas located around the gateway pointing in different directions.When we talk about moving the gateway and turning it towards the tower to get the best signal, what exactly are we pointing towards the tower?When I first got the gateway and spoke to T-Mobile support, they said the tower was directly east and to point the T-Mobile logo in that direction. Now I’m wondering why the T-mobile logo should be pointed in that direction if there four antennas around the unit.
Greetings,I am disappointed that I am not able to select my own DNS provider(s) for this service. My previous service allowed me to configure two different providers for redundancy purposes. Also, if you like to use services like OpenDNS to protect your family, you don’t get the option now.Are there any plans to allow T-Mobile customers to select their own DNS?
Given how many of these threads there are that deal with T-Mobile restricting P2P gaming on their 5G service without acknowledging that they are doing it, it might be time for a class action lawsuit. I just got told that “Tech Support” came back with a resolution super fast to my ticket. Would you believe that they think it isn’t the network, it’s not my phone, it is my computer. LOL. They won’t even acknowledge that there is an issue. All you have to do is a simple google search of “I can’t connect to discord on Tmobile 5g hotspot” and you will find pages upon pages of hits, many of them on here, the Tmobile community website. I wish I hadn’t switched from Verizon to this...
I just bought a TP-Link Deco WIFI 6 mesh and it looks like the setting (Overview) page have a bug. My General setup :Router and Extender - 1st FloorRouter and Extender - 2nd floor - Connected to T-Mobile with Ethernet As you can see here I have 10 devices connected to TP-Link via WiFi, but it shows connected Ethernet. TP-Link is on AP config. Can’t complain much as I get 500 Mbps d/l and 50 Mbps u/l. Real world steam download is 50 Mbps d/l.
Cannot view T-Mobile Home Internet wifi on Toshiba Laptop running windows 10.Laptop works with 2.4g cable wifi.establishing 2.4G wifi SSID, it still does not see that option in list of wifi networks.Have other devices, laptop , tablet and phone that all work with T-Mobile Home Internet on either 2.4G or 5G.Roku device only works on 2.4G cannot see 5G T-Mobile Home internet device.Any ideas ?
I am glad I did not depend on this community forum for my decision to try T mobile home internet. I live in a suburb of Cincinnati and have been using T mobile for 6 weeks now. The first gateway picked up 3 bars signal strength but would not stay connected. T mobile concluded the gateway was defective and promptly sent a replacement gateway which I use with a Netgear Nighthawk router (30 connected devices). I am using a small USB powered fan to keep the gateway cool. I have consistently had download speeds between 200 and 300 mbps with a rare drop to around 100. Spectrum was 200 max. Upload speeds range from 10 to 30. Spectrum was 10 max. The gateway is sensitive. Rotating the cylinder about 30 degrees increased download speed by 50 mbps. Only one internet drop for about 5 minutes late one night which was traced to work on the nearby cell tower.
Ok I decided to see what an external antenna would do and wow.I got the kit from Waveform as it’s an ok price and reputable money back company.So I have an n41 tower 3 miles to the SW, a B66 .5 miles to the W, and a n71 2 miles to the NW.If I put the can in the NW window it get the B66 ok and never holds the n71 for long. If I put the can in the S window it just does not hold the n41 or the B66.So I have been living with the can in the NW window with the B66 and 75/25 average and solid for days on end slow and steady.I wanted the n41 tower as my test show it rock on my phone so I figured let’s see if an ext ant can do anything.So remember can in S window cannot get the B66 to the W and also n41 is to weak. Open up can, remove 3 and 4, snap on new leads, put can back together, hook up ext ant that is just outside window aimed right at the n41 tower. Time to rock great signal and 650/110 speeds.So not that bars matter but in the NW window B66 was 3 bars almost -100dBm with SNR of 10db so
Trying to figure out a solution to the no bridge-mode\no port forwarding in T-Mobile’s dumbed down appliance.A pfSense firewall will port forward so I can get Plex and ChannelsDVR among other things from outside the network. This solves the bridge mode and port forward problem. It also does DHCP and NAT. Add to that my Google Mesh WiFi system (5 units.) So what I’m looking at is T-Mobile appliance>pfSense appliance>Google Router. Only now I’ve got triple NAT (disaster) unless I put the Google in Bridge mode. But then I’m pretty sure the mesh won’t work. Anyone using pfSense with a mesh system? I know I could try ZeroTier but really like the capabilities of pfSense. It can really improve the network in addition to some good protection.
Hello, I have the 5G home internet cylinder, and I love the concept, but I have been having a very inconsistent and overall disappointing experience with it. Streaming TV will buffer constantly. Video conferencing for work has become impossible. Speed tests show 1-3Mbps. After several LONG calls to TMobile support, they have told me that work was being done to the tower in my area, but that has come and gone and the speed is still EXCRUCIATINGLY slow or sometimes just stops altogether. Is this a device issue or consistent with everyone else’s experience? My device is on firmware version 1.2101.00.1609. Any help would be appreciated!
We’ve had 5G home internet for several months and have loved it. Signal strength to the router was consistently 3 bars, occasionally jumping to 4 bars, but we were seeing speeds of 200+/75 down pretty consistently. A slow day would be around 100/50, still enough for two people to work from home. For the past few weeks the signal strength has dropped to 2 bars and has stayed there. Download speed has dropped to around 80/40 which is becoming a problem. Coincidentally this started around the time of the last firmware update (I also started getting the “Device Overload” error, but a factory reset fixed that). Has any one else experienced this or know what the solution is?
I just got a 5g home internet router and so far the signal and speeds are good at my home. I already have a wireless router (Amplifi) that covers my house much better than the t mobile device so I’d like to use that, which means I need to put the t mobile router in bridge mode/DMZ and turn off the wireless radios. T mobile’s web user interface guide (https://www.t-mobile.com/support/devices/web-user-interface-t-mobile-lte-wi-fi-gateway#app8) states that many features of the router can be accessed via the Expert menu (ie DMZ, etc). I can’t access any such Expert menu on my router. Help!
I have had this device just a few days and I must reboot it about three times a day as the WIFI will fail and knock out ethernet as well. Sometime I have to reboot it twice in a row. When can I expect a hotfix for this issue?I cannot afford to work like this and I will have to drop service is not fix ASAP.I will like to also request credit on my bill until the issue is 100% resolved. I see several topics for the exact same issue I am having and it need to be fixed across the board!!!
I’ve had T-Mobile home internet for about a six weeks. The first three weeks it was awesome. My speeds were between 20-70mbps. I live in a rural area and my land line DSL would top out at 10mbps on a good day. I kept my land line for two week overlapping my T-Mobile home internet to make sure there weren’t any issues, as I was skeptical it would work in my area. It did though and it worked great. SO after two weeks I canceled my DSL line (Big mistake!) After three weeks there was a complete (T-Mobile) cellular outage in my area. After that my Home internet won’t work during the day. At night from approximately 11PM-6:30AM (night time) it works fine usually at speeds above 50mbps. However after 6:30AM (sunrise) I get about 55kbps if I get anything at all. My phone also will also not work in 5G during these same hours. I’ve had to set all the phones in my house to 4G only so I can get any internet access at all. I’ve been calling into tech support everyday for the last two weeks with no
how do you connect smart devices? i have smart home light bulbs that require 2.4ghz band to setup. they connect to my cox internet (getting ready to say bye) which broadcasts the 2.4 band separately but this gateway doesn't separate the ssid broadcast so it seems like it wont work but hopefully I'm just confused.
I have posted in some other threads on what to do to fix it. Please update your firmware by factory resetting it before attempting the below. But the firmware was just one part of the issue. It's the temps and wifi interference that's causing it all . Multiple YouTube vids proving my hypothesis. Here is the short version.1.Buy a fan 120mm with usb-C connector from Amazon $15 that has pads on bottom. Also a can of PC parts duster.2.Unplug modem.3.Flip modem over and take screws out. 4.Take out sim.5. Remove battery from modem(keep it just in case u need to send back).6. Put back together and sim in it.Plug in.7. Place on top of fan with air blowing through and out the top.Fan plugs into usb-C port.8. Turn off internal wifi said and get an external Wi-Fi 6 mesh system. This is a process that takes a few minutes. There are like 12 SSIDs to turn off. Why they are all broadcasting by default is beyond me.(If you have multiple users it causes it to thermal throttle and the built in wifi ro
There seems to be a fair number of home Internet customers who had good service a few months ago and now practically have no service. T-Mobile is just giving us the runaround, they give equivocating responses about congestion on their system, which of course is their responsibility. They sold it to more customers than it has the capacity to serve And finally they tell you they have no plans to improve their capacity, so if you don’t like it you should leave. What’s the contact point for the FCC Complaints? Has anyone contacted any other agencies or law offices yet?
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