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afripino
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Page 3...hundred Mbps!

I switched to AT&T 300 fiber. I guess I wasn't expecting the speeds to fluctuate as much as they do, but oh well. So far...meh. It's as good as any other ISP at this point.

[Edited on February 28, 2017 at 11:07 AM. Reason : ]

2/28/2017 11:06:47 AM

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Anyone in Cary get Gigapower yet? I got an email a while back saying it was available. Went to website--nothing. Also been seeing it as an ad on Xbone home screen.

Spoke to some installers on my street, they had no idea, apart from MDUs.

3/22/2017 3:00:14 PM

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They're coming to install this friday, will see how it goes...

in raleigh near crabtree

[Edited on March 22, 2017 at 4:50 PM. Reason : ]

3/22/2017 4:50:35 PM

dtownral
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ATT automatically changes your bill to $assrape on the 13th month. "

they are doing $50/month first year $60 for life for 300 and $70 first year $80 for life before you even haggle right now. 12 month contract but no install, activation, or equipment rentals.

If gigapower is available to you TWC doesn't make sense

3/22/2017 8:59:55 PM

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Hmm. I could make the swap without too much hassle. I am still pissed about all the problems I had last time with my account cancellation though.

3/23/2017 8:34:13 PM

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"If gigapower is available to you TWC doesn't make sense"


Yup.

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"Hmm. I could make the swap without too much hassle"


Please do. I feel like you could save an hour or two per month not having to post that same "AT&T raised my bill" stuff over and over and over again.

3/23/2017 10:46:44 PM

moron
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Does gigapower give you a reasonably static IP address?

3/24/2017 12:31:06 AM

ibnuts
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dtownral do they still have the 1 TB/mo cap unless you pay $30?

Some Town of Cary guys were spraying markers yesterday morning. They said AT&T and/or Google would be digging outside our houses in the next couple weeks (they've both already worked on adjacent main roads). Lo and behold, later there was a Gigapower hang tag on my door! Still holding out hope for Google, as the reps in their mobile promo trailer said they'd be announcing the next signup area by the end of March. But depending on uncapped cost, I'll probably at least take the 300 Mbps tier from ATT in the meantime.

I am curious though. ATT only recently discontinued their invasive DPI method to track customers and sell their info. However, that was under previous FCC, which opposed the practice. Now with Senate already voting to allow ISPs to do this, how soon before AT&T resumes the policy?



[Edited on March 24, 2017 at 1:10 AM. Reason : ;]

3/24/2017 12:58:21 AM

dtownral
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The 300 plan has a 1TB limit, are you really using that much? I stream a ton and download from usenets and I'm not close to 1 TB. Their gigabit is unlimited

3/24/2017 5:23:51 AM

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I can go through 1 TB in like 2 weeks if I am at the house a lot and not busy. Was happy to see they removed the cap from Gigapower users for sure before I got service haha.

3/24/2017 3:11:06 PM

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No way you actually consume all that video you're downloading

3/24/2017 3:14:26 PM

moron
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feels good to have symmetric speeds at home.

Can get 940Mbps on a wired. Get about 400Mbps on AC wifi. 14ms pings using ATT's speed test.

[Edited on March 24, 2017 at 3:32 PM. Reason : ]

3/24/2017 3:32:34 PM

dtownral
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what do you think gigabit pricing will do over the next few years?

i'm leaning towards the 300 plan because that is plenty for my current needs, but its tempting to get the lifetime lock on the gigabit plan price if google fizzles out and never challenges at&t and then maybe prices rise

3/24/2017 4:00:56 PM

moron
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I considered the 300 and that would be fine for me. Most of the "slowness" of the internet isn't in raw throughout but latency and upload capacity. So a symmetric 300 would feel just as fast for just about everything but torrents. I'm just gluttonous and want more.

But I'm in the zone for google fiber within the next year so I can't see ATT having much leverage to raise prices for me.

3/24/2017 5:52:11 PM

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"No way you actually consume all that video you're downloading"


That is correct but ya know maybe one day I will get around to it haha

3/24/2017 9:37:22 PM

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"its tempting to get the lifetime lock on the gigabit plan price"


Is that really a thing?

3/24/2017 10:18:09 PM

dtownral
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Yeah, 50 first year 60 for life for 300 or 70 first year 80 for life for gigabit

3/25/2017 7:57:46 AM

GrimReap3r
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^iirc, we got a 3 year price lock @ $70/month for gigabit.

3/25/2017 10:33:34 AM

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AT&T and Google have line outside the house. Google hasn't turned theirs on yet though.

3/25/2017 12:38:50 PM

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"50 first year 60 for life for 300 or 70 first year 80 for life for gigabit"


50 for the first year? Where did you see any of that? I've got Gigapower and haven't seen anything about that.

Also fwiw I bought a Sirius "lifetime membership" back in the early 00's, and I lost it around 2008-2009.

3/25/2017 5:21:23 PM

dtownral
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that's what their sales people are pushing right now

i went ahead and signed up for 300 for $50, but I may call them back and see if I can get $70 for 3 years for gigabit.

[Edited on March 26, 2017 at 8:37 AM. Reason : .]

3/26/2017 8:36:19 AM

ComputerGuy
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My biggest issue with Gigapower was the fact it went out for 3 days straight, and I always got told a few hours to fix it. Luckily it was over the weekend, and I didn't miss work...but it sucked not being able to stream netflix.

However, I'm paying $55 for 200Mbps right now..so I might look back to switching.

3/27/2017 8:46:32 AM

afripino
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Here's my first bill for Gigapower (300 Mbps):

Internet 300 Stand-alone
$79.00

Internet 300 Stand-alone (Promotional Discount) **LIFETIME**
-$29.00

Total Monthly Charges
$50.00

Additions & Changes to Service (taxes, fees, etc.)
$1.66

One-Time Charges
$0.00

Total Internet charges
$51.66

3/27/2017 10:50:15 AM

dtownral
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does yours actually say lifetime on it? i'm going to call back and add that to mine

3/27/2017 11:56:07 AM

ibnuts
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dtownral I use around 1 TB/mo right now. Mix of video, Xbone downloads (I'm always trying out demos/betas), and have a Plex share for family and friends.

I could see myself using a lot more with Gb access, as I'd like to use more cloud services. I take pics in RAW and would pay for ACD if I could upload pics faster. I use Backblaze right now, but only do a partial backup since my upload is so slow. I'd like to do full file and system (.iso) backups to the cloud. That would quickly rise above 1 TB.

Thanks for the info though. I'll definitely be getting the 1,000 now. Might see if a neighbor wants to go in on it. I'd be happy enough with 500 and it would hopefully make it more difficult for AT&T to build a profile of us to sell, given the impending rules.

I can't wait though. Lately I've been getting terrible lag on Xbox Live, and my upload was dropped (without warning) from 20 Mbps to 10. My max download speeds on Xbox are now 30 Mbps on wireless, vs 65-70 before. All of this since the TWC buyout.

[Edited on March 28, 2017 at 1:14 PM. Reason : ;]

3/28/2017 1:04:58 PM

dtownral
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if you want the best ping you should get google fiber, they probably have better peering

3/28/2017 5:25:33 PM

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"if you want the best ping you should get google fiber"


Do people ever actually have a choice? Can't imagine both run their own fiber to a single house...do they like, share or something?

3/28/2017 7:12:49 PM

dtownral
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In this area there will be a lot with both options, I'm supposed to have Google in the next few months but it's more expensive

3/28/2017 8:48:30 PM

ibnuts
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^^^I'll definitely switch to/choose Google when it's available, even if it's more. Just to support them since the only reason Gigapower announced for this area was to compete with Google. But so far I've only seen AT&T marking flags and work starting in my neighborhood. I imagine it will be a while before Google gets here, as they seem to be focusing on higher end areas (I know it's in Kitts Creek, Brier Creek, Breckenridge, and North Hills). Even if I was locked into AT&T, I'd at least pay the install fee for Google, so as to not screw over whoever owns this house next.

^^Oh, and I know Kitts Creek has access to both. Not sure, but I think parts of North Hills do also.

[Edited on March 29, 2017 at 9:57 PM. Reason : ;]

3/29/2017 9:56:30 PM

moron
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https://cloudharmony.com/speedtest

Here's a cool site. Tests your connection against various services and CDNs.

3/30/2017 12:02:41 AM

moron
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I've been seeing 1% packet loss to the first hop outside my home router the past few days, kinda concerning... never had this with TWC

4/3/2017 1:00:57 PM

moron
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https://code.google.com/archive/p/namebench/

I ran this and weirdly Google's 8844 IPV6 DNS server is faster than the equivalent IPV4 DNS server.

4/6/2017 2:36:39 AM

dtownral
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i can not figure out their shitty router. i think i have port forwarding figured out (its tedious to setup), but can not get sonarr to work

for whatever reason if i i go to "publicIPV4addressforthecomputer:port" from the computer it will not load, but I can access the port from outside the network. If I try to access localnetworkIP:port from another device on the network it doesn't load

i'm not sure if i can still use my own router with this thing

4/8/2017 2:23:10 PM

moron
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You can't really use your own router with ATT, I just relegated my personal router as an access point that also serves up a USB drive*. Although I haven't tried cloning the ATT router WAN MAC to see if it's just a static dhcp registration ATT is doing.

But you should be able to set up the firewall/port forwarding/dmz to work with any application.

* this actually works really well because now I have 2 5Ghz wireless networks, one that's AC and one that's just N, and this seems to give me better wireless speeds (500-600Mbps on AC 150Mbps on N), I've disabled 2.4Ghz network.

4/8/2017 5:25:07 PM

dtownral
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i have port forwarding setup, i can go to a port checking website and confirm they are all open, but sonarr still doesn't work remotely.
nevermind, it works now. weird, but okay.

there is also something weird going on where i can't access publicip:port from on the network

i even tried just removing the desktop from the router firewall and relying on windows firewall, but the router doesn't let you do that

i'm using my old router as a wifi repeater to extend wifi to the back patio where it was previously weak, but a seperate N and AC network sounds neat


[Edited on April 8, 2017 at 9:03 PM. Reason : n]

4/8/2017 8:59:01 PM

moron
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http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r30228946-reroute-public-IP-s-to-router

I found this, and they're claiming ATT actually allots you multiple public IPs and you just have to configure the Cascaded Router section to use them, which once is done, should allow you to enable the features in your regular router that would loopback public IP requests back to your router.

Might be worth giving that a shot.

4/9/2017 2:05:10 AM

afripino
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"does yours actually say lifetime on it? i'm going to call back and add that to mine"


The discount is called "GigaPower Intro Price $29 off for Life" on my AT&T plans & services page.

4/18/2017 2:53:16 PM

dtownral
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So far TWC customer support >>> AT&T

TEC always showed up when they were supposed to and give you a 1 or 2 hour window. AT&T missed a 4 hour window and refuse to call th3 tech to get an ETA. I'm cancelling this if they don't resolve today.

4/22/2017 1:12:05 PM

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I run multiple routers on gigapower without an issue. I just set my gateway router as the DMZ for the modem/gateway box they issue

4/23/2017 9:06:32 AM

dtownral
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I told AT&T I was cancelling Saturday and their technician called me within 15 minutes. I'm still not happy, but at least they resolved the issue

4/23/2017 7:40:32 PM

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