• SignalTech wifi booster -

    From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Brian Rogers on Wed Aug 25 10:23:33 2021
    Re: SignalTech wifi booster -
    By: Brian Rogers to Nightfox on Tue Aug 24 2021 08:05 pm

    Our ISP now, communistcast, supplies a router by insistance. They throttle bandwidth by the router. You may buy a linksys or motorola comcast modified router but it must maintain the backdoor for them to adjust it to your account settings/bandwidth. Also note that many of the stock menus are deleted by design specs of comcast. A tech friend of mine at Cisco confirmed this for me.

    Interesting.. I had Comcast internet years ago and I was able to use my own router with it.

    Nightfox

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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Nightfox on Wed Aug 25 21:58:00 2021
    Hey Nightfox;

    Nightfox wrote to Brian Rogers <=-

    Interesting.. I had Comcast internet years ago and I was able to use
    my own router with it.

    I figured out a way to do it. I have to put the CPE into bridge mode and then feed the lan port to a wifi router which I run DD-WRT on. If I don't ssh and vpn clients will time out after 5 minutes of in activity just using the communistcast CPE. It shouldn't act like this but it's by NBC's design!

    Yes you -may- use your own router in conjunction with theirs but you -must-
    use their device to directly interface with their dmarc.

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Brian Rogers on Wed Aug 25 07:21:00 2021
    Brian Rogers wrote to Nightfox <=-

    Our ISP now, communistcast, supplies a router by insistance. They
    throttle bandwidth by the router. You may buy a linksys or motorola comcast modified router but it must maintain the backdoor for them to adjust it to your account settings/bandwidth.

    Around here, they're barely able to keep up with advertised speeds. They do keep selling their "intelligent" features of xFi, but there's no way in hell
    I want them in my network.

    I'd rather bridge and have my own router in place.

    I've been having stability problems with my internal network and the wifi drops, as well as being slower than I expected. I suspected the newer
    version of DD-WRT that I'd installed on my router.

    Linksys has a neat trick on their WRT routers - it has two separate system images, and if it fails to boot 3 times, it switches to the other image. No more bricked routers.

    I booted back onto the factory firmware and noticed the following:

    DD-WRT:
    Wired: 475 mbps
    Wifi: 17 mbps

    Factory:
    Wired: 200 mbps
    Wifi: 80 mbps

    I think I'll stick with the factory firmware for now, but am in the market
    for new routers. My Linksys was free with a referral program from them and
    my Netgear Nighthawk was $5 at Goodwill. It's about time for a change. :)




    Also note that many of
    the stock menus are deleted by design specs of comcast. A tech friend
    of mine at Cisco confirmed this for me.

    Even if an ISP throttles speed via the customer's router, I don't see
    how a wifi repeater could override that and give you full internet
    speed.

    You're absolutely correct. Perhaps lan speeds may improve but not
    lan->wan. When it comes to bandwidth, you're only as fast as your weakest
    ink.


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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to JonathanMcKey on Sat Aug 28 17:07:00 2021
    Re: SignalTech wifi booster -
    By: JonathanMcKey to All on Tue Aug 24 2021 02:49 pm

    Re: SignalTech wifi booster - Sounds suspicious
    By: Nightfox to All on Mon Aug 23 2021 03:02 pm

    Hey, my first message using SyncTERM and it worked!

    yay!

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  • From plt@VERT/SBBSVA to Moondog on Sun Aug 29 01:23:00 2021
    Moondog wrote to JonathanMcKey <=-

    Re: SignalTech wifi booster -
    By: JonathanMcKey to All on Tue Aug 24 2021 02:49 pm

    Re: SignalTech wifi booster - Sounds suspicious
    By: Nightfox to All on Mon Aug 23 2021 03:02 pm

    Hey, my first message using SyncTERM and it worked!

    yay!

    Lound and clear here.
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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Nightfox on Thu Sep 9 10:32:00 2021
    Hey Nightfox;

    Nightfox wrote to marymitch <=-

    Using a VPN won't increase your internet speed. If your internet speed
    is being limited by your ISP or is limited by your router, something
    like a VPN isn't going to help.

    Your fastest speed is as fast as the slowest link in the chain. If your edge connection to your ISP is only 128Kb then that's going to be your fastest speed. You're not going to gain a thing by changing routers as you mentioned.

    If anything, a VPN slows you down a bit, because with a VPN, your
    internet traffic gets routed through additional servers.

    Also some (not all) VPNs have a slightly lower MTU (maximum transmission unit) which may slow users down as well. Good call.

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