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I’m having a problem with T-Mobile 5g home internet that has not been resolved despite many calls in to the help line. I’ve had T-Mobile 5g home internet for almost a month now, and the short version is that every so often the gateway drops the network. When I say “drop the network,” I mean to say it throws everything off of the Wifi that it’s broadcasting, and anything plugged in via ethernet says “no network found. (To elaborate this point, cell phones switch to cellular data because wifi is gone for them, and computers hardwired into the gateway think that they are no longer plugged into anything.) Turning off the gateway and turning it back on resolves the issue, but doesn’t prevent it from happening again. Whatever is happening doesn’t seem to affect our connection speed/strength when the gateway IS providing signal to devices in the home, but due to the nature of our work, we need a connection that won’t just disconnect randomly. To address this, T-mobile has so far run a
Hello. So I got T mobile home internet, due to the best available in my area being AT&T (which I despise). After running a speedtest, I was thrilled to see the results. I’m a big gamer, and faster is better! Or so I thought. Trying to play PC games, I was constantly errored out and disconnected. Wondering why, and getting pretty upset, I hit google to find answers. Apparently its a port forwarding issue? I’m not that savvy when it comes to these things. My question is, is there any kind of fix? Or should I just count my losses, stick with AT&T?
My old setup consisted of a cable modem connected to a router. I would like to continue using my router (and mesh router system that I plan to upgrade to in the very near future). How do I connect a router to the T-Mobile LTE Wi-Fi Gateway? Is it possible?I’ve tried turning of Wi-Fi in the gateway and have connected one of the ethernet ports on the back of the gateway to the WAN port on my router, but I cannot connect to the internet. Are there settings that need to be changed? Or, is it just not possible?
On the new grey 5G home internet box, when you connect to its web page (typically http://192.168.12.1/), on the Overview screen, under the Devices panel, one of the items listed is “Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System”, just above “Wireless” and “Ethenet”. This implies a third way of networking devices (it currently says 0 connected). I have a Deco Wi-Fi 6 mesh router and was wondering if they could be interconnected by something other than an ethnet cable. Is this something that is currently implemented or is it just a planned feature for a future expansion?On their product page (https://www.t-mobile.com/isp/gateway) where it lists device features, it also says “Mesh expandable Yes”, but I haven’t found any details about this in the documentation.
I will be cancelling my T-Mobile Home Internet service. Do I call to cancel or do it on-line? Will they have me ship the device back or do I bring it to a local T-Mobile store? Also, am I paid through the end of the billing cycle or do they prorate from the day the service stops? I tried calling T-Mobile Customer Care, but over an hour wait right now!
Why won't Hulu Live work with T-Mobile Internet? Looking the question up online says: “T-Mobile Home Internet supports most video streaming services, like YouTube TV or Netflix. However, at the moment, Hulu + Live TV is not supported due to a technical requirement in delivering the service. We’re working closely with Hulu to resolve this as quickly as possible,” a T-Mobile spokesperson said in a statement. This is very unacceptable in today's market. With Hulu being a cloud supported application, it should take nothing to support the service. It's a simple data service that should be provided and supported. 5G is just a carrier, it's a link to internet services. Why is it, the service is not supported? I would like a deeper technical answer as to why such a simple thing is not 'supported'?
hey! I just got the service and the download and upload speed are working great.unfortunately, I'm not about to game anymore because of the latency / ping. the ping on my speed test usually reads about 50-60ms but once I'm in game it’s around 120 and has a lot of lag. I was wondering if there’s any way to reduce lag / latency? maybe connecting a high-speed gaming router? is that possible? does a 5ghz network help? thank you so much for any help!!!!
I just got this and once or twice I got 50mbps for a minute or two but the rest of the time 1-3mbps download and 15mbps upload.Cant figure this out and not many settings to change. Been on hold for customer support for an hour yesterday and today and can't get through.. any ideas? Thank you
I recently signed up for T-Mobile internet, and I am VERY disappointed that I could not even forward NAT traffic to my home security system. I saw that this was discussed 7 months ago in a previous thread, and hope the developers will notice this. The speed is great, and the same as was advertised in the chat.I would like this issue to be resolved so that I don’t need to continue with Optimum (Morris Broadband).
I just got the Nok 5G21 home wifi device and got it working but once I got onto the web interface I was disappointed by the options available. Basically, just wifi SSID settings and not much more.Any idea if there is the ability to set it up as a pass-thru?Any port forwarding options?Or is that just it?
I’ve had the T mobile home internet 5G gateway for 6 days now and it has been generally thrilling to get such high speeds after being stuck on a single-digit overpriced DSL connection for 9 years. I often get download speeds of over 100 for long stretches of time, but for me, anything over 50 is great.So I’ve been reading a lot about this issue of how cellular connections work, since I just got a smartphone only last month. Although I’m not new to computers, and have been doing that for 50 years, starting with programming mainframes in college, but not as a profession. I was also on the internet starting in 1992.In my rural area I am 5 miles from the only tower I connect to regularly, and have a signal strength of either 2 bars or 3 bars, depending where I place the gateway. I used a free tower mapper app to know I connect to only one tower and find out exactly where it is located so I could better orient the gateway.However, I connect at three different band combinations, one which is
I am currently working from home. I use a company provided laptop with an always on VPN client to access my job's servers. No problem with spectrum cable. I have the brand new grey t-mobile gateway and cannot get in. My IT guy worked with me and says it must be how the ports are provisioned. He said to call and get level 2 support. He wanted to know about specific ports. Did that, was on hold over an hour. Tech I spoke with basically said they don't do ports. What?! In fact when I gave her the port #s to look into she basically said no, thats not how it is designed. The tech I spoke with before her said WAN is blocked by default. What?! The level 2 person said that was not right. I get about 130 Mbps down and about 35 Mbos up. So speed is good. My tvs, tablets, laptops, nintendo gaming, vivint(connect with lan cable to one of two ports on gateway) are streaming working fine. I can surf the web from the company laptop. I can also get to my MS Teams & Outlook. But when I try
Web Guard is randomly blocking websites on our plan. We have T-Mobile Home Internet, which means this is a pretty major issue since we can’t just hop on wifi to get past it. It’s happened a few times in the past, and started about a month ago. The latest activation was for http://www.deliciouseveryday.com/burmese-chickpea-tofu-recipe/ (returns: “ Content Restricted : The Web Guard feature has been enabled on your mobile line and is restricting your access to this content. An authorized person on your mobile account can disable this restriction through the account management website. “) which is baffling, since I can’t see why this would ever be blocked even if we were using Web Guard. Which, to be clear, we are not. I’ve checked my account and it is set to No Restrictions.This needs to be fixed. I can’t have random websites blocked. What if the next one is a required site for my job?Edit:Setting the website to https lets it through. Why is this happening? This needs to be fixed ASAP. Y
I have the unlimited TMobile ISP internet modem, and it works ok, but it has limitations that I can solve by using a different modem. The TMobile ISP box does NOT have a bridge mode and it does NOT have external ports for external antennas. For those of us in rural areas this means we get maybe 1 bar of service. The NO bridge mode means I either intend to let the TMobile modem be a router as well as a modem, and I don’t like this idea for several reasons: 1) The firewall sucks. 2) no masquerade 3) No detail configurable firewall with subnets, 4) No embedded GPS for location & 5) the 2.4 & 5 Mhz Wifi is not powerful enough to reach the far corners of the home and those emitters interfere with the cellular signal at 1 bar, making upload speeds suck for a Plex server. So I prefer my Mikrotik router, and my Mikrotik AP’s stanmding alone on the network - which means I need the TMobile ISP modem to be in bridge mode, (but they don’t have a bridge mode) or I’ll encounter a double
Hi all - New T-Mobile home internet user, here. I set up my 5G internet gateway (silver cylinder) this weekend and it works just fine. I have Frontier DSL and Charter Spectrum now and T-Mobile is currently way outperforming Frontier DSL and outperforming Charter Spectrum almost always.I found this article about installing a MIMO antenna using the internal gateway ports. https://www.waveform.com/a/b/guides/hotspots/t-mobile-5g-gatewayHas anyone tried it? I would be interested in experiences and results. Thanks in advance!
I received this device and have great service so long as I place it on the top level of my house! I want to utilize the LAN ports for an ethernet connection to my home router but it does not seem to negotiate with my router or even my switch? I have tried both dhcp and static settings for LAN1 and I still get no link lights on the router or switch. Connect a WIN10 laptop to the same ethernet cable and it will work with both dhcp and static assignments? What am I not seeing here?
Just set up my gateway… working fine for the most part, but it doesn’t appear in the list of available networks on my Windows 10 laptop. Phone, tablet, another laptop elsewhere in the house… the network shows up just fine on all those devices.Any idea what would cause this? TIA!
How does the battery backup option work on the High Speed Home Internet NOK 5G21 Gateway device. When the device gets unplugged or losses power, the device configures to battery operation, then the WiFi is disabled. I also tried using Ethernet. Neither connection method works. In the manual it says “During battery operation, neither Wi-Fi nor Ethernet connections are supported.” What is the use to have battery backup if WiFi nor Ethernet connections are supported? How can I use the device during battery operation?
Are there any plans, and if so, a possible time frame when bridge mode may be added as a feature on the gateway for the home internet service? To go along with that are there any plans for an upgraded gateway to have connectors for external antennas, as that would help me out quite a bit. If not, would it be possible to use another device such as the Netgear LB1120 that has all of those features?
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