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Title: One for the techies . . . any good?
Post by: Field Marshal Dr. Opti on 13 July 2019, 21:17:01
Between Talk Talk and Openreach we have been left with no land line and no internet access for 2 days. Two visits from Openreach have failed to 'connect us'.........I'm using a dongle to write this. :-\

Is this an alternative because I think Talk Talk and Openreach should be first in line for TB's cull.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Huawei-UNLOCKED-300Mbps-mobile-Router/dp/B071CYR18L/ (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Huawei-UNLOCKED-300Mbps-mobile-Router/dp/B071CYR18L/)
Title: Re: One for the techies . . . any good?
Post by: jimmy944 on 13 July 2019, 23:22:43
TBH it seems rather pricey. In a combination that will doubtless incur TB's wrath, we've been using the TP Link one shown below and a 3 mobile unlimited SIM to run our home internet since March this year.

https://www.ebuyer.com/727236-tp-link-300mbps-wireless-n-4g-lte-router-tl-mr6400 (https://www.ebuyer.com/727236-tp-link-300mbps-wireless-n-4g-lte-router-tl-mr6400)

In that time I've had to reboot it once as it wouldn't let SWMBO's iPhone connect. But I'm not 100% as to whether the fault was with the router, as all my devices and her laptop connected fine. It's also about the same reboot rate we used to incur with the BT home hub (4?) That we had at the last place.

3 signal isn't great here (1 of 3 bars on the router) and I'm getting 20mb down and 5mb up. So it's not breaking any speed records, but at 20pcm it's fine for now.  :y
Title: Re: One for the techies . . . any good?
Post by: zirk on 13 July 2019, 23:55:33
If its just for a few days,then just use a phone in Hotspot mode.

If its longer have a look at my Vodafone Unlimited 5G Sim Post in GChat this week, they are doing this on 12, 24m or 30 day plans.

www.omegaowners.com/forum/index.php?topic=145239.0
Title: Re: One for the techies . . . any good?
Post by: Sir Tigger QC on 14 July 2019, 01:03:59
M'lud.... It's a Huawei product FFS!  ::)

Which is fine if you don't give a shit about the Chinese government knowing how much time you spend on pornhub!  :-X  :P  ;D
Title: Re: One for the techies . . . any good?
Post by: Eboy.com on 14 July 2019, 10:31:10
Hauwei Mifi units are as good as any. Their technology in the mobile chipset is probably class leading, aside from being a bit buggy and desperately insecure.

You will be at the mercy of the mobile signal and how many other people in your cell are using it though, which can make it a bit hit and miss.



Back to your original issue, as long as you can prove its not the bit you are responsible for, then its up to TalkTalk to resolve.  If thats not happening, then write to their complaints dept and then to Ofcom (but don't hold your breath).
Title: Re: One for the techies . . . any good?
Post by: Field Marshal Dr. Opti on 14 July 2019, 12:19:19
Hauwei Mifi units are as good as any. Their technology in the mobile chipset is probably class leading, aside from being a bit buggy and desperately insecure.

You will be at the mercy of the mobile signal and how many other people in your cell are using it though, which can make it a bit hit and miss.



Back to your original issue, as long as you can prove its not the bit you are responsible for, then its up to TalkTalk to resolve.  If thats not happening, then write to their complaints dept and then to Ofcom (but don't hold your breath).

I have now had 3 telephone diagnostics with Talk Talk (before everything went completely dead) .......and each time they insist the fault is outside and therefore the responsibility of Openreach. They then arrange an engineer to call.

Openreach have repeatedly insisted the fault is NOT their problem and told me another 65 is chargeable. Talk Talk are insisting it is not their problem The bill is now up to 130  and we still have no land line or internet. I have refused to pay.

Title: Re: One for the techies . . . any good?
Post by: Field Marshal Dr. Opti on 14 July 2019, 12:24:44
I have also stopped the DD with Talk Talk so any payment to them will/should  not be allowed by the bank.
Title: Re: One for the techies . . . any good?
Post by: Field Marshal Dr. Opti on 14 July 2019, 13:33:06
TBH it seems rather pricey. In a combination that will doubtless incur TB's wrath, we've been using the TP Link one shown below and a 3 mobile unlimited SIM to run our home internet since March this year.

https://www.ebuyer.com/727236-tp-link-300mbps-wireless-n-4g-lte-router-tl-mr6400 (https://www.ebuyer.com/727236-tp-link-300mbps-wireless-n-4g-lte-router-tl-mr6400)

In that time I've had to reboot it once as it wouldn't let SWMBO's iPhone connect. But I'm not 100% as to whether the fault was with the router, as all my devices and her laptop connected fine. It's also about the same reboot rate we used to incur with the BT home hub (4?) That we had at the last place.

3 signal isn't great here (1 of 3 bars on the router) and I'm getting 20mb down and 5mb up. So it's not breaking any speed records, but at 20pcm it's fine for now.  :y

Jimmy...... your TP Link looks good, but the Huawei will allow me to plug a standard telephone into the back and use the minutes up on the sim card. Therefore, I can do away with the landline altogether.
Title: Re: One for the techies . . . any good?
Post by: STEMO on 14 July 2019, 14:41:18
TBH it seems rather pricey. In a combination that will doubtless incur TB's wrath, we've been using the TP Link one shown below and a 3 mobile unlimited SIM to run our home internet since March this year.

https://www.ebuyer.com/727236-tp-link-300mbps-wireless-n-4g-lte-router-tl-mr6400 (https://www.ebuyer.com/727236-tp-link-300mbps-wireless-n-4g-lte-router-tl-mr6400)

In that time I've had to reboot it once as it wouldn't let SWMBO's iPhone connect. But I'm not 100% as to whether the fault was with the router, as all my devices and her laptop connected fine. It's also about the same reboot rate we used to incur with the BT home hub (4?) That we had at the last place.

3 signal isn't great here (1 of 3 bars on the router) and I'm getting 20mb down and 5mb up. So it's not breaking any speed records, but at 20pcm it's fine for now.  :y

Jimmy...... your TP Link looks good, but the Huawei will allow me to plug a standard telephone into the back and use the minutes up on the sim card. Therefore, I can do away with the landline altogether.
I thought everyone had unlimited minutes on their mobile now  :-\
Will you be able to take incoming calls?
Title: Re: One for the techies . . . any good?
Post by: Eboy.com on 14 July 2019, 16:22:28
Hauwei Mifi units are as good as any. Their technology in the mobile chipset is probably class leading, aside from being a bit buggy and desperately insecure.

You will be at the mercy of the mobile signal and how many other people in your cell are using it though, which can make it a bit hit and miss.



Back to your original issue, as long as you can prove its not the bit you are responsible for, then its up to TalkTalk to resolve.  If thats not happening, then write to their complaints dept and then to Ofcom (but don't hold your breath).

I have now had 3 telephone diagnostics with Talk Talk (before everything went completely dead) .......and each time they insist the fault is outside and therefore the responsibility of Openreach. They then arrange an engineer to call.

Openreach have repeatedly insisted the fault is NOT their problem and told me another 65 is chargeable. Talk Talk are insisting it is not their problem The bill is now up to 130  and we still have no land line or internet. I have refused to pay.
Write to their complaints and Ofcom, as said. Its gonna be slow and painful, but your provider is well known for being pretty "difficult" to get any resolution with.

Have you ensured the fault is not your fault? If you need guidance, just say
Title: Re: One for the techies . . . any good?
Post by: STEMO on 14 July 2019, 18:09:17
Hauwei Mifi units are as good as any. Their technology in the mobile chipset is probably class leading, aside from being a bit buggy and desperately insecure.

You will be at the mercy of the mobile signal and how many other people in your cell are using it though, which can make it a bit hit and miss.



Back to your original issue, as long as you can prove its not the bit you are responsible for, then its up to TalkTalk to resolve.  If thats not happening, then write to their complaints dept and then to Ofcom (but don't hold your breath).

I have now had 3 telephone diagnostics with Talk Talk (before everything went completely dead) .......and each time they insist the fault is outside and therefore the responsibility of Openreach. They then arrange an engineer to call.

Openreach have repeatedly insisted the fault is NOT their problem and told me another 65 is chargeable. Talk Talk are insisting it is not their problem The bill is now up to 130  and we still have no land line or internet. I have refused to pay.
Write to their complaints and Ofcom, as said. Its gonna be slow and painful, but your provider is well known for being pretty "difficult" to get any resolution with.

Have you ensured the fault is not your fault? If you need guidance, just say
Does Opti need guidance?
Do bears poo in the woods?  ;D
Title: Re: One for the techies . . . any good?
Post by: jimmy944 on 14 July 2019, 19:25:47
TBH it seems rather pricey. In a combination that will doubtless incur TB's wrath, we've been using the TP Link one shown below and a 3 mobile unlimited SIM to run our home internet since March this year.

https://www.ebuyer.com/727236-tp-link-300mbps-wireless-n-4g-lte-router-tl-mr6400 (https://www.ebuyer.com/727236-tp-link-300mbps-wireless-n-4g-lte-router-tl-mr6400)

In that time I've had to reboot it once as it wouldn't let SWMBO's iPhone connect. But I'm not 100% as to whether the fault was with the router, as all my devices and her laptop connected fine. It's also about the same reboot rate we used to incur with the BT home hub (4?) That we had at the last place.

3 signal isn't great here (1 of 3 bars on the router) and I'm getting 20mb down and 5mb up. So it's not breaking any speed records, but at 20pcm it's fine for now.  :y

Jimmy...... your TP Link looks good, but the Huawei will allow me to plug a standard telephone into the back and use the minutes up on the sim card. Therefore, I can do away with the landline altogether.

Oooohhh, I hadn't spotted that! That would be the perfect solution for my parents who are looking to also do away with their poxy BT offering (2mb down 0.5 up at its best).