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by thejohnfist
Fri Dec 17, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Quectel Modems
Topic: Setting up Quectel 502Q - suggestions?
Replies: 1
Views: 224

Setting up Quectel 502Q - suggestions?

So I have SIMs for both Mobile Citizen and AT&T Postpaid tablet. I keep both because the MC tower seems to have issues from time to time, but I know these Quec modems need ... identity support, to avoid problems. Is there a way to set up multiple profiles or would I be better off just buying a U...
by thejohnfist
Fri Nov 12, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Questions and Support
Topic: WG1608 firmware update failing.
Replies: 1
Views: 225

WG1608 firmware update failing.

Hello all, been a while. I've tried recently to upgrade the FW on my 1608 to no avail. Both the wifix version and the base Goldenorb versions do not work. I forget the error exactly but it basically suggests there's no compatible file when I try to load the .bin Advice? Tried downloading them more t...
by thejohnfist
Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Sierra Wireless Modems
Topic: Having Trouble with my Em7565 modem
Replies: 5
Views: 3366

Re: Having Trouble with my Em7565 modem

Thanks Didney - picocom didn't work, but we're going to try another thing before going USB route
by thejohnfist
Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: Sierra Wireless Modems
Topic: Having Trouble with my Em7565 modem
Replies: 5
Views: 3366

Re: Having Trouble with my Em7565 modem

Hey buddy - I posted this thread to the FB to try to get some extra input. Maybe we can do another remote session this week and I can try to help some more. Seems odd nothings working EXCEPT the fact that the modem is still communicating on the network just not locally responding to commands.
by thejohnfist
Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Internet Service Providers
Topic: Issues with AT&T. Need to switch to something else
Replies: 32
Views: 9869

Re: Issues with AT&T. Need to switch to something else

gscheb wrote: Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:21 am Hello,
What kind of AT&T you getting those speeds from?
Most recent Post Paid iPad plan. $20/mo solo plan.
by thejohnfist
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Internet Service Providers
Topic: Issues with AT&T. Need to switch to something else
Replies: 32
Views: 9869

Re: Issues with AT&T. Need to switch to something else

Very late to the game, but glad you figured out the IMEI was incorrect. Using old device IMEIs can lead to not being provisioned for all LTE bands. Also - AT&T is undergoing a bit of network changes in some rural areas. My tower (it's actually owned by Sprint, not T-Mo) leases space to Verizon a...
by thejohnfist
Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Internet Service Providers
Topic: StarLink satellite internet service by SpaceX
Replies: 19
Views: 7451

Re: StarLink satellite internet service by SpaceX

Here's a screenshot of my speed test using a 5G Simcom SIM8200"EA"-M2 in a WG1608 router and Tmobile/SimpleMobile service. https://wirelessjoint.com/viewtopic.php?p=15158#p15158 Unfortunately the only 5G I'll probably ever see will be T-Mo's version of it. I'm hoping with my new router (t...
by thejohnfist
Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Internet Service Providers
Topic: StarLink satellite internet service by SpaceX
Replies: 19
Views: 7451

Re: StarLink satellite internet service by SpaceX

For me it would depend on the price per month of my LTE service. I am coming from perspective of always trying to save money. :P If your current LTE subscription cost is low enough the you still saved money after 2-3 years even after spending the $300 on an EM160 then it is worth it. If it comes ou...
by thejohnfist
Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Internet Service Providers
Topic: StarLink satellite internet service by SpaceX
Replies: 19
Views: 7451

Re: StarLink satellite internet service by SpaceX

As much as I like the idea of Starlink, I'm thinking about dumping some cash into a better LTE setup. My concern is the lifespan of a nice LTE setup vs 5G proofing? Do I dare drop $300 on a EM160 if it's not going to be worth a dime in 4 years?
by thejohnfist
Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Internet Service Providers
Topic: PSA: AT&T Doing away with $35 iPad Unlimited.
Replies: 262
Views: 218119

Re: PSA: AT&T Doing away with $35 iPad Unlimited.

I’m terribly late here, but I have a question. I purchased a SimpleMobile SIM to use with a ZTE MF288 (that I’d previously used with the AT&T iPad plan), activated it and everything worked just fine for the first couple hours. Didn’t need to edit any settings. However, my internet connection se...
by thejohnfist
Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Internet Service Providers
Topic: Unlimited AT&T Post Paid Tablet Plan with MoFi
Replies: 60
Views: 22516

Re: Unlimited AT&T Post Paid Tablet Plan with MoFi

Seems odd, and you've ruled most problems out with hardware by using his SIM. Maybe something with the plan, maybe pop it back inthe ipad and have them reprovision the card.
by thejohnfist
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Internet Service Providers
Topic: StarLink satellite internet service by SpaceX
Replies: 19
Views: 7451

Re: StarLink satellite internet service by SpaceX

R1250GSA wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:41 pm
Also curious about how snow and rain will sit inside the sat dish.
Everything I've read says rain storms do not drastically affect performance. I've also read that current kits have a heating element inside to prevent snow accumulation (within reason I'd imagine).
by thejohnfist
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Internet Service Providers
Topic: StarLink satellite internet service by SpaceX
Replies: 19
Views: 7451

Re: StarLink satellite internet service by SpaceX

I think they'll drop out of beta and offer tiered data plans like most providers. They've already said their goal is near-gigabit speeds. So it's pretty likely we'll see a tiered system.
by thejohnfist
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Internet Service Providers
Topic: Help Me Find a Replacement for ATT iPad Plan
Replies: 22
Views: 8554

Re: Help Me Find a Replacement for ATT iPad Plan

How? Don't I need to have an iPad too first? Pretty sure if I go in store they're just gonna try to add it to postpaid line Here's literally how I did it: 1. Locate a CORPORATE STORE - call and ask stores in your area, they will know if they are corporate or not. 2. Tell the rep at the store you wa...
by thejohnfist
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Internet Service Providers
Topic: Help Me Find a Replacement for ATT iPad Plan
Replies: 22
Views: 8554

Re: Help Me Find a Replacement for ATT iPad Plan

Let me reiterate. You can get the ipad plan entirely on it's own. I don't use AT&T for anything other than my ipad plan. It's $20/mo post paid unlimited.
by thejohnfist
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Internet Service Providers
Topic: T-MOBILE and ping
Replies: 12
Views: 4704

Re: T-MOBILE and ping

In game. Speed tests are usually slightly lower.
by thejohnfist
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Internet Service Providers
Topic: T-MOBILE and ping
Replies: 12
Views: 4704

Re: T-MOBILE and ping

I'd like to mention that, a ping of 60 on a wireless network is actually quite good. I game often and rarely see below 80, and have zero issues. If your kid isn't trying to go pro (seriously) then he's fine with 60 ping. Trust me.
by thejohnfist
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Internet Service Providers
Topic: Visible (Verizon MVNO) PSA
Replies: 4
Views: 2365

Visible (Verizon MVNO) PSA

Seems a lot of people are suddenly getting their hotspot data capped at 5mbps, where many weren't before. Just a heads up for people using this as internet. Might want to think about other sources.
by thejohnfist
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Internet Service Providers
Topic: Help Me Find a Replacement for ATT iPad Plan
Replies: 22
Views: 8554

Re: Help Me Find a Replacement for ATT iPad Plan

I tried that but they said I needed to own an iPad. I told them that I wasn't intending to use it in an iPad, it was for my modem and they told me that they didn't allow that and the account would probably be shut down if they detected it. I'm beginning to wonder if I shouldn't have said that. 100%...
by thejohnfist
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Internet Service Providers
Topic: Help Me Find a Replacement for ATT iPad Plan
Replies: 22
Views: 8554

Re: Help Me Find a Replacement for ATT iPad Plan

Why wouldn't you just get the $20 unlim postpaid ipad plan? I switched from the prepaid $35plan to Postpaid $20 plan and have had no issues.
by thejohnfist
Wed Nov 04, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Questions and Support
Topic: Port Forwarding Question (Calyx service with MIFI 8000)
Replies: 6
Views: 1957

Re: Port Forwarding Question (Calyx service with MIFI 8000)

I'd be careful doing a lot of torrents. You'll likely get flagged and account killed. This is all non-profit stuff, they don't need anyone :D
by thejohnfist
Wed Nov 04, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Internet Service Providers
Topic: T-MOBILE and ping
Replies: 12
Views: 4704

Re: T-MOBILE and ping

Based on your earlier posts, seems like they're moving traffic routes around, probably doing back end updates. We know Tmo is in network transition, integrating sprint, and bringing up 5G hardware.

There's likely going to be a moderately long period of network instability. Just my guess.
by thejohnfist
Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Questions and Support
Topic: Port Forwarding Question (Calyx service with MIFI 8000)
Replies: 6
Views: 1957

Re: Port Forwarding Question (Calyx service with MIFI 8000)

What do you mean by "nothing works"?

What are you trying to accomplish?
by thejohnfist
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Internet Service Providers
Topic: Calyx, PCsforPeople, Mobile Citizen users - input?
Replies: 8
Views: 3114

Re: Calyx, PCsforPeople, Mobile Citizen users - input?

I am currently using these antennas: https://thewirelesshaven.com/shop/antennas/wifi-antennas/omni-directional-w/806-2170mhz-4g-lte-antennas-and-cisco-extension/ Band 41 has a 'decent' range. Good antennas should pick it up beyond 3 miles pretty easy, but the hill could prevent it. That being said,...
by thejohnfist
Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Internet Service Providers
Topic: Calyx, PCsforPeople, Mobile Citizen users - input?
Replies: 8
Views: 3114

Re: Calyx, PCsforPeople, Mobile Citizen users - input?

I have mobilecitizen and have been using it with an EM06-A for about a year now, it has been working great for me. But I have no experience with the MC7455. I have never been able to connect to band 41. But I think that is because I don't have line of sight and am a couple miles away. What sort of ...
by thejohnfist
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Questions and Support
Topic: Did my EM7565 Modem die?
Replies: 4
Views: 1391

Re: Did my EM7565 Modem die?

I need to try this as well. I assumed mine got fried in a storm but was doing similar things.
by thejohnfist
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Internet Service Providers
Topic: Calyx, PCsforPeople, Mobile Citizen users - input?
Replies: 8
Views: 3114

Re: Calyx, PCsforPeople, Mobile Citizen users - input?

Oh boy. I wonder why it has disconnection issues with 41.

When I had my Magic Box with Sprint, B25 would give me 70+mbps, not sure what level of CA is happening there, but hopefully I can get something like that going if a sim swap works.
by thejohnfist
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Internet Service Providers
Topic: Calyx, PCsforPeople, Mobile Citizen users - input?
Replies: 8
Views: 3114

Calyx, PCsforPeople, Mobile Citizen users - input?

I spent some years volunteering for a non-profit (volunteer fire dept) and the chief is still a good friend of mine. I mentioned to him about mobile citizen and we're thinking about trying it out. I think he'll be fine with just using the Franklin unit, as he lives about 60 yards from the tower. I o...
by thejohnfist
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Internet Service Providers
Topic: StarLink satellite internet service by SpaceX
Replies: 19
Views: 7451

Re: StarLink satellite internet service by SpaceX

If the price were better or the service were better, I'd be on it day one for sure. If I'm going to pay fiber costs I want fiber speeds. Otherwise they need to bring that down to sub $40/mo for me to consider 50-150mbps.
by thejohnfist
Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Towers, Frequencies and Bands
Topic: Can I use a 5G Modem with mmWave to warm my left overs?
Replies: 3
Views: 3044

Re: Can I use a 5G Modem with mmWave to warm my left overs?

Oh yeah I recognized the joke, but unfortunately there's far far too many people who believe this whole 5G conspiracy nonsense. It's funny because it's the same scam they believed when 4G launched.

"They're going to sterilize your children in the womb!" I still remember it.
by thejohnfist
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Towers, Frequencies and Bands
Topic: Can I use a 5G Modem with mmWave to warm my left overs?
Replies: 3
Views: 3044

Re: Can I use a 5G Modem with mmWave to warm my left overs?

The main thing about this is they never show the power output. It takes 1100 watts continuous to heat food, a modem in your phone probably uses less than 10 watts intermittently.
by thejohnfist
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Questions and Support
Topic: Upgrade to EM7690?
Replies: 7
Views: 2141

Re: Upgrade to EM7690?

Shipping I understand. Merchant Fees/CC fees are annoying, but the Tariff feels like tax, and I guess it is. Buy one item at a time :D
by thejohnfist
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Towers, Frequencies and Bands
Topic: T-Mobile Band 71
Replies: 6
Views: 5308

Re: T-Mobile Band 71

Why in the world does comcast use 600mhz? Dish i understand.
by thejohnfist
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Towers, Frequencies and Bands
Topic: Backup Generators for Wireless Towers
Replies: 3
Views: 3005

Re: Backup Generators for Wireless Towers

Looks like an HEB. Love my HEB.

Grocery stores have a lot to lose, generators are a must.
by thejohnfist
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Questions and Support
Topic: Upgrade to EM7690?
Replies: 7
Views: 2141

Re: Upgrade to EM7690?

Where is the EM7690 being offered for $260? Techship? They misrepresent prices, and they aren't in stock. I've never seen a Quectel card being blacklisted, with the exception of people trying to use hostless modems to run on cellular phone SIMs. That is an area of major greyness already ;) . I have...
by thejohnfist
Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Questions and Support
Topic: Upgrade to EM7690?
Replies: 7
Views: 2141

Re: Upgrade to EM7690?

The em7690 is sooooo new and hard to find at a reasonable price. Not many have it. I hope its as awesome as most Sierra cards have been. The Quectel options are getting good tests and reviews so far. The EM160 and the RM500. Even at "5G" the sub Ghz 5G cards are top end 4G cards. I'm hesi...
by thejohnfist
Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Questions and Support
Topic: Upgrade to EM7690?
Replies: 7
Views: 2141

Upgrade to EM7690?

Considering doing an overhaul on my entire LTE setup. I started off, learned a lot, made some mistakes (lost an 7565 unit to power flash, cable misaps, and other issues). I'd like to do a EM7690 with a WG1608 unit, but my concern is Band 71 if I decide to use T-mobile. I don't believe my current yag...
by thejohnfist
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Towers, Frequencies and Bands
Topic: Backup Generators for Wireless Towers
Replies: 3
Views: 3005

Re: Backup Generators for Wireless Towers

Not sure what it's like in other states, but many towers around where I live in Texas have propane tanks sitting next to them.
by thejohnfist
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Towers, Frequencies and Bands
Topic: T-Mobile Band 71
Replies: 6
Views: 5308

Re: T-Mobile Band 71

I really doubt they'll let go of B71. Pandemic is a short term event. Having network capacity benefits you for decades and 600mhz gives them vast reach to compete with the other two.
by thejohnfist
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Towers, Frequencies and Bands
Topic: T-mobile network users - Question for you!
Replies: 5
Views: 4262

Re: T-mobile network users - Question for you!

I've been digging and some people are getting the occasional sprint band. I guess Tmo is slowwwly rolling things over on the towers. I wish I could find some sort of internal doc showing what towers are scheduled and when.
by thejohnfist
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Questions and Support
Topic: Anyone know if phones still have external antenna ports?
Replies: 4
Views: 1519

Re: Anyone know if phones still have external antenna ports?

My wording may not have been appropriate, but yes, basically ports that could be used if the phone were to be diassembled. Maybe I should watch some videos of disassembly on some newer devices. Might be worth considering a S10 or something to use as a modem, get one with a cracked screen or somethin...
by thejohnfist
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Internet Service Providers
Topic: PSA - ATT iPad Plan Users who got kicked or need replacement.
Replies: 12
Views: 6362

Re: PSA - ATT iPad Plan Users who got kicked or need replacement.

Considering this info is all over Reddit and Facebook, having it here will probably see orders of magnitude less traffic.
by thejohnfist
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Questions and Support
Topic: Anyone know if phones still have external antenna ports?
Replies: 4
Views: 1519

Anyone know if phones still have external antenna ports?

So, a long time ago, even some early smartphones had external antenna ports. At some point (around the time batteries became non-removable I think) they did away with this entirely. That being said, I *believe* these devices may still have ports for testing before final assembly and deployment. Anyo...
by thejohnfist
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Internet Service Providers
Topic: PSA - ATT iPad Plan Users who got kicked or need replacement.
Replies: 12
Views: 6362

Re: PSA - ATT iPad Plan Users who got kicked or need replacement.

Weird ever since this was posted Ive had Att issues... they are probably going to kill the plan again as more people do it. This is my only option... you have cheap ass people with access to cable internet choosing to do this and people like you making it easy as possible... I can't do anything abo...
by thejohnfist
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Internet Service Providers
Topic: ATT Unlimited Prepaid
Replies: 5
Views: 3452

Re: ATT Unlimited Prepaid

Get a $20/mo unlimited ipad plan, pop it in your mofi or whatever, set your APN and username and off you go.
by thejohnfist
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Internet Service Providers
Topic: Anyone Use Sprint (non Calyx)?
Replies: 0
Views: 831

Anyone Use Sprint (non Calyx)?

So, after AT&T has failed me, I've tried some other providers. T-mo isn't horrible but isn't cheap. A FirstNet sim didn't improve my results any. I used to have Sprint for phone service and I know the tower nearby has 100mbps service, but does it work to just hot swap a sim into a router/modem d...
by thejohnfist
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Internet Service Providers
Topic: PSA - ATT iPad Plan Users who got kicked or need replacement.
Replies: 12
Views: 6362

Re: PSA - ATT iPad Plan Users who got kicked or need replacement.

I'm going to toss this on here as an added bit of information, that I can't say for sure and is only speculation on my part. I think the reason AT&T removed itself from my primary tower, was not voluntary. A company called STC Five LLC owns a lot of towers in my area, and I'd suspect nation-wide...
by thejohnfist
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Internet Service Providers
Topic: PSA - ATT iPad Plan Users who got kicked or need replacement.
Replies: 12
Views: 6362

Re: PSA - ATT iPad Plan Users who got kicked or need replacement.

Did you notice any Video throttling by chance? I honestly can't say for sure, since AT&T removed their hardware from my primary tower, I've gone from getting 70-90mbps to 5-15mbps. So buffering does happen. That being said, when speeds are decent, amazon prime streams fine in 1080. I don't use ...
by thejohnfist
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Questions and Support
Topic: Unusual signal quality issues... Help!
Replies: 57
Views: 17874

Re: Unusual signal quality issues... Help!

Final update -- It seems the tower that used to have ATT no longer does, it's officially removed from the list of registered antennas on the tower itself. I guess because there's a tower two miles up the road, they decided to remove one, and the tower up the road points along the road towards two to...
by thejohnfist
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Internet Service Providers
Topic: PSA - ATT iPad Plan Users who got kicked or need replacement.
Replies: 12
Views: 6362

Re: PSA - ATT iPad Plan Users who got kicked or need replacement.

No contract as long as you're not getting a new device through ATT.
by thejohnfist
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Internet Service Providers
Topic: PSA - ATT iPad Plan Users who got kicked or need replacement.
Replies: 12
Views: 6362

Re: PSA - ATT iPad Plan Users who got kicked or need replacement.

If you're already using the old ipad plan then no changes at all. Otherwise I believe the only change needed for ATT has always been:

Apn: broadband
by thejohnfist
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Internet Service Providers
Topic: PSA - ATT iPad Plan Users who got kicked or need replacement.
Replies: 12
Views: 6362

PSA - ATT iPad Plan Users who got kicked or need replacement.

The $20 Postpaid plan IS available, you DO NOT need a phone account. The reps in the stores won't be able to see it on their plan list, they have to SEARCH BY PLAN USING IMEI. If they do that and you give them a tablet that can use their network, it'll show up, $20 tablet only plan. I'm using it rig...
by thejohnfist
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Internet Service Providers
Topic: iPad ATT Plan Alternatives
Replies: 5
Views: 2282

Re: iPad ATT Plan Alternatives

You have to call in or go into a store in person. It is not listed online as far as I know, yet. It is generally meant to be an add on to an unlimited phone data plan, if I recall correctly. You can get them to set you up, the store people cant see it without an IMEI. Have them look up plans by IME...
by thejohnfist
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Questions and Support
Topic: Improve RSRQ
Replies: 2
Views: 2180

Re: Improve RSRQ

Definitely try different bands and towers, you have several in the area to try out.
by thejohnfist
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Questions and Support
Topic: Unusual signal quality issues... Help!
Replies: 57
Views: 17874

Re: Unusual signal quality issues... Help!

New update- picked up a $20 ipad plan. Seems fine so far, but still can't pick up the tower. I legitimately think AT*T might have pulled the hardware from the tower or something. Going to take a phone up there tomorrow to check for sure.. On the upside, my Test Drive from T-Mobile gets 15mbps when p...
by thejohnfist
Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Internet Service Providers
Topic: Using T-Mobile Test Drive
Replies: 19
Views: 13255

Re: Using T-Mobile Test Drive

I ordered one of these recently as well, thinking of dropping AT&T since service is troublesome now. (whole thread about it, won't hijack here lol)
by thejohnfist
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Questions and Support
Topic: Unusual signal quality issues... Help!
Replies: 57
Views: 17874

Re: Unusual signal quality issues... Help!

Thanks, so I tested my first set of new antennas, panels instead of yagi (like I have now) and got expected results. Same problem, same towers, worse signal than yagis. So, at least I know they're doing their job correctly. Tomorrow I'm going to sign up for the new iPad plan on a new SIM and see if ...
by thejohnfist
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Questions and Support
Topic: Unusual signal quality issues... Help!
Replies: 57
Views: 17874

Re: Unusual signal quality issues... Help!

Got ya. Sure you will figure it out. Only sharing my experience. Of course, and I'm grateful for all insights. A pair of flat panel antenna is waiting for me to test today, if that doesn't change results, I have a single panel MIMO antenna coming. Going to test those, if nothing changes after that ...
by thejohnfist
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Questions and Support
Topic: Unusual signal quality issues... Help!
Replies: 57
Views: 17874

Re: Unusual signal quality issues... Help!

As I stated earlier on, it is not unusual for carrier to realign sector antennas. Only reason I don't believe this is happening is because the tower is on the north side of town, and all the people are south, including me. If they point it north it might cover 100 people tops, west there's another ...
by thejohnfist
Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Questions and Support
Topic: Unusual signal quality issues... Help!
Replies: 57
Views: 17874

Re: Unusual signal quality issues... Help!

Small note - I've ordered two panel antennas, hoping that maybe if I reduce my range, I'll grab the closer antennas again. Also ordered a single mimo panel to test. Amazon orders - I know i know, but free returns for troubleshooting is priceless.
by thejohnfist
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Questions and Support
Topic: Unusual signal quality issues... Help!
Replies: 57
Views: 17874

Re: Unusual signal quality issues... Help!

Another update - called AT&T and sat for 30 minutes while the person played liaison with whoever CAN actually check towers... Supposedly there's nothing wrong with my tower. This I really don't understand. How can I go from picking up this tower just fine for many months, and many months before ...
by thejohnfist
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Questions and Support
Topic: Great DL, Terrible UL - any ideas on a better antenna setup?
Replies: 26
Views: 10177

Re: Great DL, Terrible UL - any ideas on a better antenna setup?

I don't know of any off the top of my head, you'd probably want to e-mail or call The Wireless Haven and ask, or any other place that sells modems.
by thejohnfist
Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Towers, Frequencies and Bands
Topic: Signal Readings
Replies: 4
Views: 3428

Re: Signal Readings

https://www.proxicast.com/AbsoluteFM/af ... x?faqid=36

Might be helpful?

Out of curiosity, how are you using TMo? considering switching.
by thejohnfist
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Questions and Support
Topic: Unusual signal quality issues... Help!
Replies: 57
Views: 17874

Re: Unusual signal quality issues... Help!

Modem has been connected in that direction for a day, still connecting to the more distant tower. I've got other projects that demand my time for now, but I'll try to come back and do an update whenever possible. Might get a single mimo panel antenna. Maybe the yagis are overshooting the tower someh...
by thejohnfist
Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Questions and Support
Topic: Unusual signal quality issues... Help!
Replies: 57
Views: 17874

Re: Unusual signal quality issues... Help!

I think I'm going to have to get a prepaid ATT card and pop it in my old Galaxy S7 and drive around and see what the towers actual IDs are.
by thejohnfist
Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Questions and Support
Topic: Unusual signal quality issues... Help!
Replies: 57
Views: 17874

Re: Unusual signal quality issues... Help!

Thanks for the post. I've done and have most of that. It's a real stumper.
by thejohnfist
Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Questions and Support
Topic: Unusual signal quality issues... Help!
Replies: 57
Views: 17874

Re: Unusual signal quality issues... Help!

Okay. So... I moved it to my house. Now the speed is better BUT not like it was. I noticed that somehow I'm connected to a tower like 15 miles away. Why won't it connect to the local tower?

How accurate are cellmappers eNB ID numbers? Anyone know of a highly accurate source?
by thejohnfist
Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Questions and Support
Topic: Unusual signal quality issues... Help!
Replies: 57
Views: 17874

Re: Unusual signal quality issues... Help!

Small update. Replacing PSU had little to no change. Going to move the install to a new location. If this doesn't work I'll consider using it for target practice lol
by thejohnfist
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Questions and Support
Topic: Great DL, Terrible UL - any ideas on a better antenna setup?
Replies: 26
Views: 10177

Re: Great DL, Terrible UL - any ideas on a better antenna setup?

Be careful on your choice of antenna. You need to know which bands you have available to you before you purchase one. That above linked Parabolic looks like it lacks low end bands, which are more likely what you're getting at that range. There are modems that will MIMO upload, but the cheaper ones I...
by thejohnfist
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Questions and Support
Topic: New here, need hotspot, or truly unlimited data help
Replies: 20
Views: 6854

Re: New here, need hotspot, or truly unlimited data help

OP - do you know any of your neighbors who have wired internet? It would be a lot cheaper for you to set up a local wireless configuration from someone else's house and beam it to yours if it's on the same street. Plus you'd have real unlimited with no risk of losing it. Hardware probably only runs ...
by thejohnfist
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Questions and Support
Topic: Unusual signal quality issues... Help!
Replies: 57
Views: 17874

Re: Unusual signal quality issues... Help!

Well moving the PSU to the battery backup provided zero change.

Going to order a new PSU and then look at some 40ft masts.
by thejohnfist
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Questions and Support
Topic: Unusual signal quality issues... Help!
Replies: 57
Views: 17874

Re: Unusual signal quality issues... Help!

Only thing about that is, it was working fine for north of 6 months after the last modem got fried. I could replace the PSU but seems unnecessary. Today I took the antenna around and tried to see if I could do better, but on the roof of the garage mounted to the mast I'm getting about 25 vertical fe...
by thejohnfist
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Internet Service Providers
Topic: Sierra Wireless MC7455, ATT and Verizon?
Replies: 1
Views: 1087

Re: Sierra Wireless MC7455, ATT and Verizon?

Most cases I think people fudge the IMEI with a tablet or activate it in a cheap phone and hotswap the SIM.
by thejohnfist
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Towers, Frequencies and Bands
Topic: T-mobile network users - Question for you!
Replies: 5
Views: 4262

T-mobile network users - Question for you!

Do your devices (hotspots/modems) now connect to Sprint bands as well? I live in an area where Tmo is lacking severely but Sprint has always been strong. Curious is Tmo is now using Sprint simultaneously and seamlessly or not.
by thejohnfist
Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Questions and Support
Topic: Unusual signal quality issues... Help!
Replies: 57
Views: 17874

Re: Unusual signal quality issues... Help!

Did most of that already. :)