Julie’s machine diary – T-Cellular House Web section 2

ARTICLE – It’s been a couple of weeks since I wrote a machine diary publish about being decided on to sign up for T-Cellular’s invite-only (at this time) House Web pilot program and I believed it was once time to publish a observe as much as assist you to all understand how it’s been figuring out for me to this point.

What did the ship me?

  • T-Cellular branded cell router with a pre-installed T-Cellular SIM
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Battery duvet
  • AC adapter
  • Screwdriver and screws to protected the battery duvet
  • Fast get started information

The cell router

The T-Cellular branded cell/wi-fi router is a medium-sized white plastic field that has three LEDs at the best proper nook that displays the standing of the battery, wi-fi connection, and LTE. Mainly the LEDs are both inexperienced or pink.

There’s additionally an LTE button and an influence standing LED at the entrance of the router. You can most probably suppose that urgent the button would toggle energy or the LTE characteristic. From what I will be able to inform regardless that, urgent the button does not anything in any respect.

At the bottom of the router, you’ll in finding the SIM card slot, a WAN port, 2 LAN ports, a Telephone jack, energy port, a reset transfer, and the ability transfer. The WAN port and the Telephone jack are each disabled in this router however one day one day, there’s an opportunity that the telephone jack would possibly paintings with T-Cellular’s LineLink house telephone carrier that gives telephone carrier over wi-fi.

The 2 LAN ports can be utilized to attach units that experience Ethernet capacity or you’ll be able to even plug for your current wi-fi router and use it to supply WiFi all over your home. In that example, you might plug the T-Cellular router into your wi-fi router’s WAN port.

As discussed, the router comes with a battery which is used as a backup battery in case the ability is going out. I’m no longer positive how lengthy the battery will assist you to use the router regardless that. I haven’t examined it as I’ve an entire area generator and don’t concern concerning the energy going out.

Getting arrange

 

Getting up and working at the T-Cellular community was once a work of cake. All I did was once set up the battery, plug within the energy wire, watch for the standing LEDs to show inexperienced, after which I loaded the T-Cellular House Web app on my telephone and went throughout the setup which took a few mins.

As soon as completed, the principle display screen of the app displays the present sign energy and overall information utilization to this point for the month.


 

The Units tab displays the entire hooked up units. You’ll click on a tool and get extra information just like the IP and MAC deal with and you’ll be able to additionally regulate when the software has get entry to to the community via surroundings person schedules for each and every software according to the day of the week and time when you need them to be disabled.

The Community tab will assist you to set up the 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz networks via renaming them and converting the passwords.



You’ll additionally dig into extra complicated settings of the T-Cellular cell router via logging in out of your laptop via going to http://192.168.1.1/.

How has T-Cellular House Web been to this point?

As discussed in my earlier T-Cellular House Web publish, I have been the use of every other cell broadband carrier for the previous 2 years. That carrier extensively utilized a cell router with a T-Cellular SIM and I’ve been used to obtain speeds of round 14-17Mbps and was once anticipating the similar speeds with the T-Cellular House Web router since they each use T-Cellular. Let’s simply say that I used to be luckily fallacious!

T-Cellular House Web speeds are 2 and from time to time even 3 instances quicker than what I’ve been seeing the remaining 2 years. I’ve noticed speeds as top as 50Mbps and as little as 16Mbps however the reasonable is in most cases within the top 30’s.

I’ve been ready to attach 4 Wyze cameras, an Amazon Echo Dot, a Nest thermostat, 2 MacBooks, 3 smartphones, a Vizio sensible TV, and miscellaneous different units to the router and haven’t spotted any problems with pace.

We’ve watched Netflix and Amazon High video without a buffering issues, no problems when Jeanne and I are each observing YouTube movies, on our laptops, and so forth.

The one drawback that I’ve spotted to this point is with the 2.4GHz community. It kind of feels to be somewhat glitchy and from time to time my units is not going to hook up with it in any respect. So I used the reinforce choice within the T-Cellular House Web app to name in and ask about it. I’m satisfied to mention that they select up instantly and I used to be ready to speak to a human inside seconds who responded ALL of my questions totally. I realized that they’re having calls concerning the 2.4GHz connectivity problems and plan to ship out a firmware replace to the routers very quickly. Great!

I’ve been so pleased with the T-Cellular House Web carrier for the remaining 3 weeks that I known as up my earlier supplier (4G Antenna Provider) and canceled the carrier remaining week. I’m saving about $30 a month going immediately with T-Cellular and I’m getting quicker carrier and I not have to fret that I’m the use of an excessive amount of information and that they’ll drop me. So top fives the entire means!

If you happen to are living in a rural space and get invited to check out the T-Cellular House Web pilot program, I certainly suggest that you just accomplish that. I couldn’t be happier and hope it solely will get higher.

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Julie’s machine diary – T-Cellular House Web section 2 initially seemed on The appmarsh on September 17, 2019 at 5:29 pm.

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