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gleonard

join:2012-03-27
Carp, ON
reply to pulp46

Re: [Wireless] LTE in Carp - arguement with Rogers

I'm located near Richardson Side Road and William Mooney which is west of Carp Road. Not exactly Carp village but not in the city either. We picked up a LTE Rocket Hub on Saturday and it's been on LTE permanently. It actually works surprisingly well.



pulp46
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join:2003-01-28

Thanks gleonard. Yeah, I'm smack dab in the heart of Carp Village, you're several miles away. Good to know, will inform Rogers to push the signal north-east. LOL



pulp46
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reply to gleonard

said by gleonard:

I'm located near Richardson Side Road and William Mooney.... It actually works surprisingly well.

Okay, so I took the long-about route into Kanata and around your 'hood because it was bugging the crap out of me that you found LTE in Carp, right on the fringe but technically Carp nonetheless:




Nope! Still no LTE right at the corner of Richardson and William Mooney.

Yes, LTE is enabled:




I carry down Carp Rd to Hazeldean and within 1 kilometre east on Hazeldean, LTE kicks in for my trip throughout Kanata, albeit only in certain areas. Bridlewood was spotty etc...

Why the hell does LTE work on your Rocket Hub? Perhaps the answer lies within!


pulp46
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reply to gleonard

said by gleonard:

We picked up a LTE Rocket Hub on Saturday and it's been on LTE permanently. It actually works surprisingly well.

I presume you are using it on a laptop, or iPad? Both? Any other devices you are currently successful with?

gleonard

join:2012-03-27
Carp, ON

Boy you're having no luck at all. There is an outage on Rogers LTE since last night. We noticed it at 6:30pm. It's still not working this morning. Problems have been reported across the country.

As for the devices - 2 Windows PCs, a Linux box and using the Wi-fi functionality from the Rocket hub for 2 Android tablets.

Before the outage we set the Rocket Hub to only use LTE instead of automatically selecting the network. Not sure how much of a difference it made. When we initially plugged the thing in it picked up LTE immediately (and it was set to automatic at that stage).



pulp46
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said by gleonard:

Boy you're having no luck at all. There is an outage on Rogers LTE since last night. We noticed it at 6:30pm

Is that unbelievable or what? I'm cursed with this damn LTE, goes down exactly when I get there! Was it something I said? LOL

Anyways, your LTE is BACK:




I'll swing around into the boonies later today to test it out.


pulp46
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reply to gleonard

Wow, LTE starts shortly before William Mooney, you lucky sonzagun!




I guess Rogers covers the areas she won't for cable Internet / TV. Anyways, nice to know some small part of Carp gets LTE, but I stand by my statement that Rogers is misrepresenting its LTE coverage when 90% of the population cannot receive it! I would even call it consumer fraud!

gleonard

join:2012-03-27
Carp, ON

Really! We are lucky since it is the only usable option we have for internet access. The Rogers tower is just a little further west on Richardson, past the bridge over the highway.

This site shows the location of cell towers. »www.ertyu.org/steven_nikkel/canc···tes.html There's another Rogers tower near Donald B. Munroe and Carp Road. Maybe that one isn't LTE enabled?

When I called Rogers last night about the loss of LTE the confirmed that I should be connecting the tower on Richardson. Maybe they can confirm that the tower in downtown Carp is LTE enabled or not?



pulp46
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Thanks for the tip, I will find out and report back, neighbour!



pulp46
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reply to gleonard

Initial observations show that you have an extra spectrum (2100MHz) used for its LTE I bet!





»www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWkMhCLkVOg




pulp46
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reply to gleonard

Got confirmation my tower is not LTE enabled but "coming soon". I asked the CS to tell the suits to take down their LTE Map for Carp because it's misrepresenting their service.

Rogers says it supports 1700/2100 MHz and the 2600 MHz spectrum. I'm guessing your maxing out at about 20Mbps on that 2100MHz tower, right? I'm told LTE download speeds of up to 40 Mbps+ are achieved in the 2600MHz equipped towers. Here's to hoping Donald B Munro's gets retrofitted as such!


gleonard

join:2012-03-27
Carp, ON

Actually when I tested using speedtest.net a few times Sat - Mon we were getting 25 Mbps-31Mbps.



pulp46
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Prolly speedboost bump, just not upper tier of LTE anyway. Heh, Rogers is now "throttling" cellular! LOL How are your torrents working out?



pulp46
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reply to gleonard

Hey gleonard, you stated you just received LTE last week. Is this the first time you've had Internet at the house or were you using sat, ExplorerNet etc?


gleonard

join:2012-03-27
Carp, ON

In the past year we've used:
1. Rogers portable internet (service shutdown by Rogers in March).
2. Xplornet 4G satellite - horrible ping times, horrible throttling and extremely unreliable
3. Bell 3G cell phone + dial up. Dial up was actually better than satellite. Might take 40 mins to download a song on iTunes but at least it worked. Couldn't even do that on the 'new' 4G satellite system.
4. Rogers Rocket Hub - It's been the best of them all - except for the recent outage. I've been able to VPN to work and download games from Steam.

As for torrents - well with a 20GB cap, $10/GB overage it's pretty much a no go. Hoping in the future they either increase the cap or lower the overage.

The most frustrating part is that Richardson Side Road has active fiber on it - there's a development further west, near the Rogers tower that has FTTH. They leap-frogged everyone between west Kanata and that development. I actually talked to someone in the Bell engineering dept and there are no plans to put ONUs in the area. It was after that conversation that we decided to give the LTE Rocket Hub a try.



pulp46
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Wow g, that's a hell of connectivity history. At any point... did you ever think about MOVING? LOL I kid, I kid! Seriously however, I did just that in one of my many moves, decided high speed Internet was a priority.



pulp46
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Despite what Rogers says and shows on her map, LTE isn't coming any time soon to Metro Carp:

0 LTE Cell Sites!




Here's what she's outfitted with.... nevermind waiting to be lit, no LTE hardware even!






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said by pulp46:

Prolly speedboost bump, just not upper tier of LTE anyway. Heh, Rogers is now "throttling" cellular! LOL How are your torrents working out?

I don't think there is speedboost on cell data service.
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pulp46
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Re: [Wireless] LTE in Carp - arguement with Rogers

said by elwoodblues:

said by pulp46:

Prolly speedboost bump, just not upper tier of LTE anyway. Heh, Rogers is now "throttling" cellular! LOL How are your torrents working out?

I don't think there is speedboost on cell data service.

That's just my weird sense of humour.


pulp46
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reply to gleonard

So I'm *hearing* Carp will get LTE upgraded in 2013. With my luck, it will be on Dec.31, 2013.

Coverage Map is still deceitful, no LTE ANYWHERE up and down CARP Rd:




»www.rogers.com/web/content/wirel···aimImage
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