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Posted: 05/28/21 01:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I also work as an IT developer and have had no issues using VPN to access my office PC/MAC/RHEL workstations/servers, which is technically on U.S.Gov network.

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Posted: 05/28/21 01:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It was weird. but it was the same type and duration of failures across multiple devices. The only common denominator was the t-mobile internet. When I plugged into my cable company internet, it wouldn't happen. i did notice that my home internet connection had the web security stuff attached. it took several days to finally get that disabled. But it didn't change much.


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Tested T-Mobile 4G/5G home internet with a popular VPN service, one recommended by NY Times and a PC Mag Editor's Choice, which is working with no issues.

Current T-Mobile 5G home internet speed:

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Speed using USA based VPN:

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We've been on T-Mobile Home Internet for several months now. The speed is rather variable, but we've had no problem streaming anything so far (Dish on Demand, Prime, Netflix, Youtube). We are currently on our first trip from home since getting it, and it's working fine on the Washington coast. Now that I'm retired, much more traveling to follow so we'll see how it goes.


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Looks like it's on sale this month thru the 30th for $50 a month, but it's still not available at my home yet.

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Posted: 06/18/21 02:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Three days ago I signed up for & ordered the T-mobile wireless home internet, unlimited data no throttling,
It's on the way, shipped from Louisville Ky and due to arrive next Tuesday the 22nd,
Took advantage of the special


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It arrived, but I'm having problems, plugged it in, and went thru the setup procedure, downloaded the app to my phone, changed the adminm password as directed, but it will not authentic the wifi access two tablets one phone, I spent hours trying to connect my Android devices, checked security settings over and over,very careful putting in the password but getting nowhere
And this one does the initial setup over wifi, does not use BT, all the instructions and prompts are about wifi, very frustrating

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I just tried to connect my iPhone to WiFi several times, and it indicated that the password was incorrect? [emoticon]

Instead of the smartphone app, I used my PC and typed in its IP address into my browser to get to the T-Mobile router admin page. You need to be connected to the router via Ethernet or WiFi.

If you don't know the IP address, you can use WIN10 search to find and run Powershell. Type ipconfig /all and locate the default gateway IP for your PC - i.e. 192.168.xx.x Type the IP into your browser address bar and press enter.

I checked my WiFi password on the admin page, and it was correct? When I typed the password again in my iPhone, it connected with no problem. Not sure why having the router admin page open made any difference, but not longer having a connection issue.

BTW, accessing the admin page through browser gives more info than the smartphone app. It indicated I've used 102G of data so far this month. It's also one of the cleanest interfaces I've seen for any router admin page, and doesn't overburden the user with too many settings.

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Posted: 06/23/21 02:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

For a general idea, my iPhone speed test connected to T-Mobile home internet ($50./month) WiFi:
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Connected to Verizon Visible ($25./month) 4G LTE mobile data:
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Both offer unlimited monthly data allowance. Visible is running much faster than I realized.

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Posted: 06/23/21 02:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for the info
I found my problem and have it working
It was an ID TEN T error ... id10t
I changed the wifi access key/password during setup, without documenting it and in the excitement totally forgot
So this morning After a few hours of head scratching the dim light bulb In my brain finally got bright enough for me to have a glimmer of realization of me chasing my tail

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