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ScooterRC

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

Re: [General] Home Fusion install scheduled

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

join:2009-06-17
Nashville, TN
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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.


ScooterRC

join:2012-05-15
Fresno, CA
:::.. 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

join:2009-06-17
Nashville, TN
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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?


elitegamer21

join:2012-05-12
reply to ScooterRC
You don't need the dms on ps3 nat is allready open. Atleast is for me.

Lamiel

join:2008-04-05
Saint Johns, MI
Reviews:
·Skyweb Online
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
Nashville, TN
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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.


SmartWater

join:2009-07-03
reply to compuguybna
said by compuguybna:

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)...

This is total BS. I do speedtests all the time on speedtest.net and they match up directly with my practical speeds using bT or usenet.


sad

@12.189.32.x
no 4g in the woods where i live but my local verizon reseller swears it will be here soon.


compuguybna

join:2009-06-17
Nashville, TN
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reply to SmartWater
the POINT was . . . . elitegamer21 is NOT getting 46mbps out of a HomeFusion Verizon 4G LTE device . . . . .

Java and flash based speedtests are notoriously inflated (especially with cable and speedboost). Dispute if you like.

said by SmartWater:

said by compuguybna:

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)...

This is total BS. I do speedtests all the time on speedtest.net and they match up directly with my practical speeds using bT or usenet.



verizonlteda

@myvzw.com
Yes you can hit 40+ easy not in all areas just like any internet it varys by area. i avg 20+ 7 days/ 24 hours. i hit 30-40+ few times a day.

Merlin3100

join:2012-06-13
Hampstead, MD
reply to ScooterRC
Good for you. Can you let me know if you get a public or privet IP address when you get on-line? I'm considering home fusion but I need to get a public IP like an IP that starts with 75.###.##.### instead of a privet IP like 10.###.##.###.

If you go to a site like "What is my IP" it will give you this info if you don't know an other way to get it.

Thank you in advance.

robert.smyth3100@gmail.com

hotpass105

join:2008-06-16
Gainesville, GA
reply to compuguybna
said by compuguybna:

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)...

That's really ignorant. No speedtest.net doesn't inflate your scores. You are going to see very good results, because in most cases you're connected to a fast server that is near your home. Testmy.net is much less accurate, because you're connecting to a server in Texas, and if you live out of the United States or just on the other side of the country your going to see lower speeds. I get 30 Mb/s to Atlanta, but I can barely push 10 Mb/s to Washington. (State)

Cattlelady

join:2012-08-01
Taneytown, MD
reply to sad
Keep checking. Verizon is not notifying anyone. I happened to borrow a cell phone from a neighbor and noticed he had a 4G signal. But I didn't have it a quarter of a mile away. Verizon store told me to check every week, sure enough two weeks later the signal is at my house. They can expand it in bands. So far they aren't advertising it or anything, I had to go in and ask and that's how I learned about HomeFusion. Installer said they are doing about 40 installations a week with it unannounced.

They could tell at the store whether I qualified for the site inspection which they do before (but at the same time) as the installation.


mc1lean

join:2007-11-18
Lincolnton, NC
Thanks Cattlelady! I'll have to see if Technicolor sells a router.

If you look at the VZW coverage map, are you in an extended LTE area? I suspect they'll tell me to buzz off since I am and barely get 2 'bars' (-seventies RSSI, 13 SINR) in VZAM.
Sounds like they want 4 bars to make it work.

Cattlelady

join:2012-08-01
Taneytown, MD
Yes, I am in an extended area. I took a cell phone around the house outside and I don't have a consistent 4G signal and barely 2 bars for phone connection. So this gadget is pulling the signal in AND amplifying it.