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"i have one tv that can't get a good wifi signal and its the worst possible run to try to pull cat6"


So it worked on install and won't now?

They won't sent out a tech to fix it?

5/1/2017 11:17:23 PM

afripino
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I have it hooked up to my Almond+ router no probs.

5/2/2017 9:22:06 AM

dtownral
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"get another router and use ip passthrough to ignore the router built into the gateway?"

that is what their top tier support spent 5 hours trying to do, either use the router, use it as a media bridge or use it as a wifi repeater. nothing worked, they eventually said it wouldn't work. i asked their top tier support what models are known to work with their hardware and they said they didn't know and i should just as a local store.
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So it worked on install and won't now?

They won't sent out a tech to fix it?"

it connects, but its such a weak connection that it is unusable. when they installed i just checked that everything connected.

i don't know what a technician would do onsite, the install technician had no idea how to setup a router and said that he heard it might be possible but had never seen direction for how to do it. the issue is just that the tv is too far away from their shitty route. all of the router and modem settings they can change remotely which they tried doing for 5 hours, so i don't think there is anything relevant they could do onsite that they couldn't do remotely

i thought simply putting the router in a DMZ would work but it doesn't
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"I have it hooked up to my Almond+ router no probs."

just plugged the router in or did you have to change any settings? Any double NAT problems?

[Edited on May 2, 2017 at 10:12 AM. Reason : .]

5/2/2017 10:10:47 AM

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so mostly success, i got it working as a wireless access point by resetting everything and undoing their changes

the only problem is that now when i try to get into the router settings it says "Your computer and your wireless router are no a different subnet mask. Ensure that the IP address of both your computer and your wireless router are on the same subnet mask."

Can anyone explain what this means? Please assume I'm a moron

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I can still access the router from the asus app on my phone, so it's all setup how i want now

[Edited on May 2, 2017 at 4:18 PM. Reason : .]

5/2/2017 4:09:39 PM

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is your computer plugged into the asus router or the gateway router?

5/2/2017 6:07:01 PM

dtownral
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Gateway router (att router). Its just a single 2.4ghz tv I need to get internet too

5/2/2017 8:39:37 PM

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"just plugged the router in or did you have to change any settings? Any double NAT problems?"


Changed the WAN address of the Almond+ to a LAN address within the AT&T router's subnet (something like 192.168.1.10). Then set the gateway of the Almond+ to the LAN IP of the AT&T router (something like 192.168.1.1) and subnet mask to 255.255.255.0.

Next, changed the LAN IP of the Almond+ to be 10.10.10.1 with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0. No double NAT issues. I get the full 300/300 speed I'm 'posed to be getting.

5/3/2017 3:55:09 PM

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I went back to ATT last month, and got the 300Meg for $50. I have two onhubs with one acting as a mesh. Great internet so far.

The tech said I was the first person he knows that left ATT and came back. I said...well the speed is nice, but the price is cheaper than charter right now for more speed.

Knock on wood, there hasn't been an outage lately.

5/6/2017 11:00:18 AM

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I'm getting gigabit and DTV installed on Tuesday, fingers crossed it's reliable

I checked this morning and finally the monthly price is less than what I've been paying for time warner

5/6/2017 11:23:00 AM

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Why DTV instead uVerse?

5/7/2017 9:51:30 AM

dweedle
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heard they were killing off uverse

5/7/2017 2:36:54 PM

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could see that...would suck from a competition standpoint tho

5/8/2017 9:13:53 AM

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Who was it that can find out who's digging where?

They're digging on Whitaker Mill now and I'm curious if it's AT&T or Google. I'm guessing AT&T but they've been in my neighborhood awhile already.

5/9/2017 6:42:25 PM

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3rd internet outage so far since installing

5/10/2017 7:03:41 AM

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So, it looks like the fiber being installed on Whitaker Mill is by Spirit Communications[1]. Anyone heard anything about them? Are they laying fiber for someone else?

[1] - http://www.spiritcom.com/assets/user/news/Press_Release._Spirit_Communications_and_Major_Wireless_Carrier_expand__._._._.pdf

5/10/2017 9:21:24 AM

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what methods are people using to track their traffic?

While troubleshooting today I noticed they said I used 35.17GB of traffic, including uploading 12.8GB in 1 day. There is no way this is accurate, I did not upload anything substantial that should account for that much upload usage.

5/10/2017 10:09:05 AM

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Isn't ATT known for having traffic meters that are full of shit? I swear that I remember reading something about them sending out loads of telemetry plus all the TV traffic and counting it all against your data cap.

If you have a router worth anything between your devices and the modem you should be able to use it to monitor your traffic.

5/10/2017 12:21:54 PM

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i don't have TV, but there is no way i used 12GB upload yesterday. I need to check sonarr/couchpotato to confirm but i'm dubious of the downloading amount too.

I guess I could try to also run the ethernet through the access point, then I would only have 5Ghz direct through the AT&T modem/router which would at least rule out the desktop computer. I'd run everything through the access point but I couldn't disable the 5ghz wifi and I didn't want to crowd anything running an unnecessary wifi network

[Edited on May 10, 2017 at 1:03 PM. Reason : although i guess i could just put it on low power and choose channels far away from each other]

5/10/2017 1:03:13 PM

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So I noticed I was using 50gb of transfer a day. Found out, it was my roku and appletv, that once I turned off my TV they were still streaming. So I have to put them to sleep or turn off whatever app I was in.

Something to consider. I went from using 1.4TB to less than 600gb a month.

5/11/2017 9:33:44 AM

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hmm, good thought, i'll check the fire tv

i actually found the problem though; i forgot i had to setup my dropcam/nest cameras again for the new network and did not have the schedule correct and they were set to 1080, so it was using a lot more than normal

5/11/2017 10:04:46 AM

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