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compuguybna

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reply to ScooterRC

Re: [General] Home Fusion install scheduled

You know speedtest.net inflates speedtests, dont you?????
those results are not accurate!
any test hosted by OOKLA are inflated.

Try testmy.net and I bet you don't get the same (more accurate, doesn't use java or flash based tests)...

said by ScooterRC:

Hello all. I created an account just to respond to this forum. I had my HomeFushion installed earlier today. It took about 1.5 hours. He did say that it was an easy install. Very professional install. The router is full featured. I have gone through most of the settings and besides the layout it does not look much different than my dLink. I have connected it to my PS3 and turned on the DMZ for it and I have an open NAT now. You can also use the port forwarding feature for it but DMZ is easier. Hope this helps somebody.



compuguybna

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reply to elitegamer21

I assure you....you ARE NOT getting those speeds off a HomeFusion LTE antenna!!!!!

said by elitegamer21:

Yup i got it i see 38mbps d/ 16 up. pings in 50's to 60's.


ScooterRC

join:2012-05-15
Fresno, CA
reply to compuguybna

:::.. Combined Test Results ..:::
Download Connection:: 16130 Kbps or 15.8 Mbps
Download Test Size:: 12.8 MB or 13107 kB or 13421773 bytes
Download Speed:: 2016 kB/s or 2 MB/s
Upload Connection:: 10713 Kbps or 10.5 Mbps
Upload Test Size:: 5.8 MB or 5983 kB or 6126840 bytes
Upload Speed:: 1339 kB/s or 1.3 MB/s
Tested At:: »TestMy.net version:12
Test Time:: 2012-05-15 20:21:31 Local Time
Validation:: »testmy.net/db/gOAQ5Yn.H4AayxG
User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 9.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/5.0) [!]

Are there any other speed test sites you would like me to run? I didn't know about the OOKLA sites. I still think that the results from testmy.net are great for LTE. Is there a more in depth speed test?


ScooterRC

join:2012-05-15
Fresno, CA
reply to Uxbfool_t

Hopefully these results will please some people. 19.1Mbps Download and 12.5Mbps Upload. So far I'm pleased with the service. Yes it is pricey for a limited plan, but when you have no other options besides dial-up and satelite I believe its a good choice. Granted I have only had this for one day, but I will post back here if there are any changes with my connection.

:::.. Download Test Results ..:::
Download Connection:: 19608 Kbps or 19.1 Mbps
Download Test Size:: 50 MB or 51200 kB or 52428800 bytes
Download Speed:: 2451 kB/s or 2.4 MB/s
Tested At:: »TestMy.net version:12
Validation Link:: »testmy.net/db/TesCnZq
Test Time:: 2012-05-15 20:31:32 Local Time
1MB Download in 0.42 Seconds - 1GB Download in ~7 Minutes - 350X faster than 56K
This test of exactly 51200 kB took 20.889 seconds to complete
Running at 282% of hosts average (Wireless Data Service Provider Corporation)
User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; 9.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/5.0) [!]

:::.. Upload Test Results ..:::
Upload Connection:: 12845 Kbps or 12.5 Mbps
Upload Test Size:: 23.4 MB or 23933 kB or 24507360 bytes
Upload Speed:: 1606 kB/s or 1.6 MB/s
Tested At:: »TestMy.net version:12
Validation Link:: »testmy.net/db/epFqvUI
Test Time:: 2012-05-15 20:33:18 Local Time
1MB Upload in 0.64 Seconds - 1GB Upload in ~11 Minutes - 229X faster than 56K
This test of exactly 23933 kB took 14.906 seconds to complete
Running at 823% of hosts average (Wireless Data Service Provider Corporation)
User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 9.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/5.0) [!]



Breezy

@bellsouth.net

I am considering handling the installs in my area for the Home Fusion. The contractor supplying the services, Verizon, and the manufacturer is asking for alot of it's techs. I would still be interested in handling the installs if it looks like this product is really going to take off.

I am also curious as to what area some of the people live in with "bad installs", as I know some of the techs.



sorrows182

@rr.com

I would totally be down with this if it had unlimited data or a better tiered pricing, 120$ for 30GB of data is rather limited for someone who uses Netflix and games quite a bit. I'll stick with my 4g hotspot on my phone.



compuguybna

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reply to ScooterRC

Hi ScooterRC, the only reason I was questioning the original speedtest.net test was that . . .
the theoretical LIMIT of the HomeFusion 4G LTE is about 12mbps down, and 5mpbs up (not sure whether that's a limit of the TOWER, or cantenna (antenna).

How far are you away from the LTE tower?

There is another speedtest I try sometimes . . .

»www.internetfrog.com/mypc/speedtest2/

something else that might be going on is....like cable HSI, there is sometimes a "powerboost" during the first minute or two of the download. not sure if LTE does this or not, but it would definately inflate your download speed, since most speedtests are less than 20-30 seconds (which is the time frame for the powerboost).

ALSO, LTE is for the most part "under-used" in some communities. Until more smartphones hop on, you might see your tower is under-utilized. HomeFusion was used to bring revenue in that aspect as well.

anyway, those look like great speeds.....Just down blow thru your cap doing speedtests all the time!!!

Keep us updated! My brother is outside cable/dsl, and I might recommend this to him if it proves to be a winner (He is 5 miles from the LTE tower).

said by ScooterRC:

:::.. Combined Test Results ..:::
Download Connection:: 16130 Kbps or 15.8 Mbps
Download Test Size:: 12.8 MB or 13107 kB or 13421773 bytes
Download Speed:: 2016 kB/s or 2 MB/s
Upload Connection:: 10713 Kbps or 10.5 Mbps
Upload Test Size:: 5.8 MB or 5983 kB or 6126840 bytes
Upload Speed:: 1339 kB/s or 1.3 MB/s
Tested At:: »TestMy.net version:12
Test Time:: 2012-05-15 20:21:31 Local Time
Validation:: »testmy.net/db/gOAQ5Yn.H4AayxG
User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 9.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/5.0) [!]

Are there any other speed test sites you would like me to run? I didn't know about the OOKLA sites. I still think that the results from testmy.net are great for LTE. Is there a more in depth speed test?



compuguybna

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reply to sorrows182

There's NEVER going to be an unlimited option for a device like this (especially used from a pc).

said by sorrows182 :

I would totally be down with this if it had unlimited data or a better tiered pricing, 120$ for 30GB of data is rather limited for someone who uses Netflix and games quite a bit. I'll stick with my 4g hotspot on my phone.


elitegamer21

join:2012-05-12
reply to ScooterRC

You don't need the dms on ps3 nat is allready open. Atleast is for me.


elitegamer21

join:2012-05-12
reply to compuguybna

wanna bet ?



compuguybna

join:2009-06-17
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The device/tower is not capable.

Running 30sec speedtest will always inflate the end results!

BUT...if you thinking you're getting that speed...well, go right ahead and brag! :->

said by elitegamer21:

wanna bet ?


elitegamer21

join:2012-05-12
reply to compuguybna

LMAO sat guy on hughes looking at real pings and noy 4k plus.


elitegamer21

join:2012-05-12
reply to compuguybna

Yes it is even on testmy.net i seen people get 68 down.


elitegamer21

join:2012-05-12

Im not talking with someone who dont even have real broadband and is on sat it's pointless.


elitegamer21

join:2012-05-12

:::.. Download Test Results ..:::
Download Connection:: 27825 Kbps or 27.2 Mbps
Download Test Size:: 12 MB or 12288 kB or 12582912 bytes
Download Speed:: 3478 kB/s or 3.4 MB/s
Tested At:: »TestMy.net version:12
Validation Link:: »testmy.net/db/B4HfU6M
Test Time:: 2012-05-16 09:54:29 Local Time
1MB Download in 0.29 Seconds - 1GB Download in ~5 Minutes - 497X faster than 56K
This test of exactly 12288 kB took 3.533 seconds to complete
Running at 391% of hosts average (Wireless Data Service Provider Corporation)
User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_7_4) AppleWebKit/536.5 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/19.0.1084.46 Safari/536.5 [!]


Lamiel

join:2008-04-05
Saint Johns, MI
reply to uxbfool

Congrats. The 30GB plan is the only one that makes any sense to me, and only if you're really flush. I would never be able to afford that myself, so... Millenicom to the rescue!


Lamiel

join:2008-04-05
Saint Johns, MI
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reply to scorp64

said by scorp64:

Well I'm jealous. We called yesterday to try and get HomeFusion installed and were told no. They said its because they "can't guarantee a consistent connection." Even though they acknowledge we have 4G in our area and even though my Xoom tablet with 4G has a consistent connection, even in our basement.

Take a look at www.millenicom.com. I know I've already pushed them in this thread (a couple of times), but just in case you didn't see the previous posts, I wanted to make sure you knew your options.
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Lamiel

join:2008-04-05
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reply to compuguybna

said by compuguybna:

Hi ScooterRC, the only reason I was questioning the original speedtest.net test was that . . .
the theoretical LIMIT of the HomeFusion 4G LTE is about 12mbps down, and 5mpbs up (not sure whether that's a limit of the TOWER, or cantenna (antenna).

How far are you away from the LTE tower?

There is another speedtest I try sometimes . . .

»www.internetfrog.com/mypc/speedtest2/

something else that might be going on is....like cable HSI, there is sometimes a "powerboost" during the first minute or two of the download. not sure if LTE does this or not, but it would definately inflate your download speed, since most speedtests are less than 20-30 seconds (which is the time frame for the powerboost).

ALSO, LTE is for the most part "under-used" in some communities. Until more smartphones hop on, you might see your tower is under-utilized. HomeFusion was used to bring revenue in that aspect as well.

anyway, those look like great speeds.....Just down blow thru your cap doing speedtests all the time!!!

Keep us updated! My brother is outside cable/dsl, and I might recommend this to him if it proves to be a winner (He is 5 miles from the LTE tower).

I believe that the 5-12 down and 2-5 up estimate is not at all a contrived or controlled limitation. As I understand it, Verizon is merely giving that as the ball-park figure in order to keep people's expectations in check. The last I knew, Verizon was using those same numbers on all their LTE advertising, including smartphones and hotspot devices.
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ScooterRC

join:2012-05-15
Fresno, CA
reply to compuguybna

I just downloaded a 1.1GB file that I have been waiting for(Darn mifi device with 10GB limit) and it took ~9.5 minutes. From that "test" I would say that there is no "speed boost" feature on the LTE. The tech did say I had the best signal he had seen in his short time installing HomeFushion.

As for the tower, the tech said it was south/east of my location. I did not know there was a tower in that direction. I will have to search for the location to determin how far away I am from it. Any clue as to how I can find it easily?

For anybody concerned with going over your GB limit, I have used the mifi 4510L for a while with the 10GB limit and usually use between 9 and 12GB a month. I am currently going to school and I game heavily on the ps3. I do have to stay away from heavy youtube watching and Netflix is out of the question.

For anybody looking into this device I would say that so far it is great. Higher GB limit and a lot better speeds. I think the biggest part of the speed is because of the dedicated outdoor antenna(cantenna). Also I have had problems with my mifi device staying connected to the 4G network. It always wanted to switch back to 3G for some reason. So far this device I have had no issues.



compuguybna

join:2009-06-17
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Keep us posted! Looks like ALOT better than a sat. alternative. Exede 12mbps looked like an alternative, but homeFusion has higher limits. My brother is needing faster internet bad.

PS. Any way to tell your signal levels in a diagnostic page.
Should be measured as a figure called RSSI and EC/IO

said by ScooterRC:

I just downloaded a 1.1GB file that I have been waiting for(Darn mifi device with 10GB limit) and it took ~9.5 minutes. From that "test" I would say that there is no "speed boost" feature on the LTE. The tech did say I had the best signal he had seen in his short time installing HomeFushion.

As for the tower, the tech said it was south/east of my location. I did not know there was a tower in that direction. I will have to search for the location to determin how far away I am from it. Any clue as to how I can find it easily?

For anybody concerned with going over your GB limit, I have used the mifi 4510L for a while with the 10GB limit and usually use between 9 and 12GB a month. I am currently going to school and I game heavily on the ps3. I do have to stay away from heavy youtube watching and Netflix is out of the question.

For anybody looking into this device I would say that so far it is great. Higher GB limit and a lot better speeds. I think the biggest part of the speed is because of the dedicated outdoor antenna(cantenna). Also I have had problems with my mifi device staying connected to the 4G network. It always wanted to switch back to 3G for some reason. So far this device I have had no issues.


ScooterRC

join:2012-05-15
Fresno, CA
reply to Uxbfool_t

Four days and not one problem. Still have great speeds and no disconnects. I'll update again in a few weeks.


decifal

join:2007-03-10
Bon Aqua, TN
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God I hope they increase the caps a bit and balance out the cost for use ratio.. I'll be signing up if they can make it where I can actually enjoy the service without feeling like a gun is pointed at my head



Duramax08
To The Moon
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San Antonio, TX
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said by decifal:

God I hope they increase the caps a bit and balance out the cost for use ratio.. I'll be signing up if they can make it where I can actually enjoy the service without feeling like a gun is pointed at my head

^ this. Id hate to turn my computer on and steam starts to download a game all over again. With faster speeds I would hit the cap much quicker. With my 3G, I can stop the download without that much damage done to my usage cap for the month.


sorrows182

@rr.com

I would like the data cap/cost ratio to balance out a bit more then I'll be jumping on this as well.


elitegamer21

join:2012-05-12




Homefusion is great.


Jim_in_VA

join:2004-07-11
Cobbs Creek, VA
kudos:4

very impressive


pioneer56

join:2008-03-21
Michigan

I'd dump our unlimited grandfathered account in a heartbeat if they had reasonable caps for the price. But I doubt they ever will.



krenn

join:2006-08-23
Somerset, PA
kudos:1

I agree, would love to have this. The price/cap ratio is a non starter for me though. Someday they might learn they can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.


Lamiel

join:2008-04-05
Saint Johns, MI
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As long as they're catching any flies at all, they'll convince themselves it's a win. If they ever upped the caps on HomeFusion, they'd have to admit that the current caps on their 4G smartphone plans are groundless, and then their cash-cow would lose a lot of weight.
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krenn

join:2006-08-23
Somerset, PA
kudos:1

You're probably spot on with that.