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Old 05-22-2019, 05:30 AM   #253
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They are not used. I had the same ones "left over" after our install. The GPS one is for testing only or temp use and the other three are not needed because of the new Mimo antenna on top of the AS.

You are good!

What speeds are you getting and from where?
Yesterday, sitting here at the TerraPort in Jackson Center, 1034 ms ping, 1.86 Mbps down, 0.34 Mbps up. That was when it was working. The connection comes and goes. Sometimes the test won't even work as it can't connect. According to the tech I'm working with here we should have a consistent connection and about 6-7 Mbps down sitting here. So he is trying to figure out what is wrong. Could be we have a bad router.

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Old 05-22-2019, 05:45 AM   #254
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Yea, I would not worry, but it is sad that you can't test it properly. Looking at several cell tower sites and Jackson center has no tower. Closest is east at Indian "something" and west off of the interstate. One or no bars are reported at the factory. "Poor" service overall.

Now get yourself a second wireless router to make this sing!
Our second router will arrive tomorrow. Of the two RJ-45 ports on the Peplink, which one should I plug the router into?

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Old 05-22-2019, 07:06 AM   #255
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Yesterday, sitting here at the TerraPort in Jackson Center, 1034 ms ping, 1.86 Mbps down, 0.34 Mbps up. That was when it was working. The connection comes and goes. Sometimes the test won't even work as it can't connect. According to the tech I'm working with here we should have a consistent connection and about 6-7 Mbps down sitting here. So he is trying to figure out what is wrong. Could be we have a bad router.

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We are parked about 15 yards from Steve and had our Airstream Connect installed on the same day at Jackson Center. Jackson Center also installed a the second router we provided.

AT&T service at Jackson Center is poor on its best day and changes from hour to hour and day to day. We have generally been getting around 6 megs down and 3 megs up. Ping ranges from 40 to 200. Yesterday, as Steve reported our download speed was around 1.5 megs down and 0.75 megs up but pings were around 200 for us. Downloads were slow but we were able to use the internet. Today I am seeing 15.0 megs down and 10 megs up, a 10X improvement.

We have an Android and Apple cell phones on AT&T and they are almost useless at Jackson Center without the Airstream Connect and function as normal with Airstream Connect.

I requested to have the WI-FI boost feature turned off for the Peplink modem when it was installed.

So far we are pleased with the Airstream Connect solution.

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Old 05-22-2019, 07:20 AM   #256
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Our second router will arrive tomorrow. Of the two RJ-45 ports on the Peplink, which one should I plug the router into?

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You can use either one. They are the same. In the Classic, one port is used for the Czone system. The other is free.

I had a thought about the difference in signal between you two guys at JC. The comparison between your results may only be a weak signal AND the orientation of your trailers. AC may be blocking the tower, Etc.

JC has an ATT tower to the west and one to the East. The west tower is closest to you, but the physical Factory may be in your line of sight to the tower. When dealing with weak signals, everything comes into play on this.
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I requested to have the WI-FI boost feature turned off for the Peplink modem when it was installed.

So far we are pleased with the Airstream Connect solution.

Bob
Hi Bob

The term or feature to turn off is WiFi as WAN. You might doublecheck that they know what you mean.
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Besides weak signals also time of day may be your key. Cell tower saturation likely if you are good early in the morning and through much of the day until about 3pm or so when all of the manufacturing plant workers leave for the day, kids get out of school and everyone hits the towers. AT&T towers are the green dots in the map below.

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Oh, and Turk, seriously "Indian something"? Clearly you weren't a Cowsills fan back in a time far far away. You know you have the Captain Sad and His Ship of Fools but just don't want to admit it
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Old 05-22-2019, 08:57 AM   #259
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I had a thought about the difference in signal between you two guys at JC. The comparison between your results may only be a weak signal AND the orientation of your trailers. AC may be blocking the tower, Etc.
We're about 40 feet apart, same elevation, but probably 120 degrees different in trailer/antenna orientation.

I just measured 1.02 Mbps download and then 10 minutes later .66 Mbps.
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We're about 40 feet apart, same elevation, but probably 120 degrees different in trailer/antenna orientation.

I just measured 1.02 Mbps download and then 10 minutes later .66 Mbps.
Crazy difference in performance we are getting...…
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We're about 40 feet apart, same elevation, but probably 120 degrees different in trailer/antenna orientation.

I just measured 1.02 Mbps download and then 10 minutes later .66 Mbps.
Makes me wonder if AT&T are applying network management when the local tower is congested, even though they claim network management does not apply to this particular Airstream Connected prepaid plan.

I've seen similar behavior on the Verizon prepaid unlimited plan (which is network managed all the time). You can go from 20Mbs to 2 Mbs and bounce back up all within a minute or two. Has nothing to do with signal strength, etc.. in my testing on Verizon anyways...
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Makes me wonder if AT&T are applying network management when the local tower is congested, even though they claim network management does not apply to this particular Airstream Connected prepaid plan.

I've seen similar behavior on the Verizon prepaid unlimited plan (which is network managed all the time). You can go from 20Mbs to 2 Mbs and bounce back up all within a minute or two. Has nothing to do with signal strength, etc.. in my testing on Verizon anyways...


Have you Traceroute compared each of your speed tests? Might not be taking same path. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traceroute
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Old 05-24-2019, 06:44 AM   #263
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Crazy difference in performance we are getting...…
Received my "2nd Router" and hooked it up. No real difference. Yesterday I met another neighbor here in the A Loop who just had Airstream Connected installed. His trailer is right next to Bob's. He says his system is working fine. This guy's trailer is also about 30 feet from mine.

Spent some time working with Airstream technical support yesterday looking at my account to make sure things were set up right and trying some things. At this point I'm pretty sure either my antenna or my router have a problem.

Today we will be moving our trailer because of Alumapalooza. I'm hoping a different location and orientation will make a difference. If not I've asked Airstream to replace my system. Stay tuned.

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Oh, and Turk, seriously "Indian something"? Clearly you weren't a Cowsills fan back in a time far far away. You know you have the Captain Sad and His Ship of Fools but just don't want to admit it
Oh my! That's what the song was about!

Not a Cowsills fan! Not a Cowsills fan!!! "The rain the park and other things" was the song from my first puppy love! Funny, I can't even remember her name!
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We are still at the Terraport, parked near the others who have been posting.

We have the Verizon Prepaid Unlimted Data Plan, AT&T Wireless Internet, and new Airstream Connect. Verizon has the strongest signal here. Airstream Connect gets a much stronger signal than my AT&T Wireless Internet - which we will cancel now that we have Airstream Connect.

Here are our speed test results from this morning:

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As someone who works from my AI a great deal I have been struggling with data caps when tethering. I currently have my phone maxed per month at 15Gb, along with TWO AT&T mobile wifi hotspots with a max of 20Gb a month. Why two? Crazy thing is that AT&T will not sell you more than 20Gb per device...much like an airline saying you can't fly anymore this month...you have flown too much. So for every 20Gb you have to buy a new number, plan and device.

That's a total of 65Gb per month. To compare usage, at home, most in the U.S. average 500GB per month.

So I looked at Airstream Connect. I got excited. But, unlimited data? For $390.00 a year? That's a steal and impossible to believe. I pay $100.00 a month for 20Gb's of data tethering per mobile hotspot! So either this is the greatest plan ever launched in the history of all data OR people who stream Netflix a lot during the night are going to get a huge wakeup call in a few days when their data caps out and find themselves throttled and back to 1998 dial up. I fear the latter.

I am curious to know in a week or two what people are finding out and how much data they are using. Seems like this is almost a joke.
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