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Donut417

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  1. Watched a news report on Youtube, I think it was CBS, they were talking about the Virus. The "expert" they had said that 40 to 50% of the WORLDS population is exepcted to be infected at some time. Death rates will vary country by cournty. They stated in the US its expected to be less than 1%. BUT this Virus is spreading like a wild fire across the world. The scarry part is the fact that many states dont have the ability to detect the Virus yet. We are so unprepared for this. Did they learn nothing from Spanish Flu? We need to be on top of this, while the US may have a lower death rate, what about other cournties? The 3rd world? They even stated that a Vaccine might not even happen and if it does it could be up to a year before its ready.
  2. Thats if TMobile's new signal is even turned on. TMobile has to wait for TV broadcasters to swtich off of the band before they can turn on their transmitters. We are currently in Phase 8 of the FCC channel repack, which is the process of TV stations getting new transmitters and converting over to a new frequency. So not all areas are on 600 Mhz. Not sure if the policy applies to their home internet LTE service, but T Mobile did have a 50 Gig soft cap so to speak where they MIGHT deprioritize your traffic. Not sure if they applies to the home internet or just phone data. Also if you do get the service. Please give us a review. Id love to see what they have done here. My family is so sick and tired of Comcast and its bullshit that we would probably be willing to go to TMobile if their service is good. We already have our phones thru TMobile, and I love the service. Especially every Tuesday when they hand out free stuff. Such as the 10 cents off a gallon of gas up to 20 Gallons I get weekly, or the free Appetizer at Ruby Tuesdays they gave out this week.
  3. Wireless Internet Service Provider. They use Fixed wireless setups. They are diffrenet then LTE because they dont offer cellular service, they pureley just offer an internet connection. You will generally have a antenna of some kind on the outside of your home that will transmit and receive the signal.
  4. Id pay the 3K. Because if Xfinity finds out the neighbor is sharing service they can get their service shut off. But from my understanding Ubiquti Air Fiber might be the way to go here. Or as @Blue4130 suggested running Fiber. BUT you will want to call the Utility Locations service to make sure you dont hit a gas line or and other type of utilities.
  5. One modem per account is generally the rule. You only get 1 IP address per account unless you pay extra. 2 modems would require 2 ip addresses. Yes they can disable modems by sending out firmware that kills it or they will just block it from network access. Also if the modem came from the ISP they might want it back.
  6. Good and wireless can’t be used in the same sentence. You have 4G/5G or Satellite. Satellite can have low usage caps. LTE or 5G might be better but may have data limits as well. Maybe a WISP is in your area, but quality will vary.
  7. Last I saw it was $119 for home and $199 for pro. But if they raised the price to $160 for home then I don’t think I’d pay full price either.
  8. There are tons of options. The grey market. This would be whats being sold on ebay and Kinguin and such. These keys could be bought with stolen credit cards and then sold, they could be keys from areas of the world that Windows is much cheaper or they could be someone had a lot of keys and decided to dump them. Keep in mind that sometimes these keys get black listed by Microsoft, so you might have to buy keys multiple times over the course of the PC's life. There are OEM keys. OEM keys are technically suppose to be sold to a builder. So like Dell, HP, Lenovo, ect. Like @Tristerin pointed out it could a computer shop might have some extra ones. OEM keys specfically do not get Microsoft Technical support. Meaning companies like DELL, HP, etc, provide the support needed, or the computer shop you bought it from if they were the builder. OEM keys range in price, Newegg and Amazon have them for about $80-100 from what I have seen a while ago. BUT you might very well find them cheaper. They technically are tied to the motherboard for life, BUT many have pointed out that in recent years, Microsoft has gotten a bit more OK with allowing OEM keys to be moved to diffrent machines. Then there are the retail keys. These as you seen are expensive. These keys are transferable between machines and they do get MS technical support. Other than that not much to say. Keep in mind you can run Windows unactivated for as long as you want.
  9. I guess more devices need to start supporting WPA3 then. I know my router does, but I dont think I have any devices that do.
  10. So you have probably DSL. aDSL is slower than shit, vDSL is less shitty but still bad. DSL is distance limited, the closer to the local CO or if your connected to a remote box the better. Generally your not going to speed up DSL. I think aDSL can top out at 24 Mbps and vDSL can top out at about 100 Mbps. But to be clear there are multiple standards for aDSL and vDSL and on top of that your limited on distance. You want coax or Fiber for a better expirence. Hell in some cases LTE is better than DSL.
  11. Seeing how that’s not possible. Use it as an AP, deal with double NAT or don’t use it at all. Those seem to be your options.
  12. Run the second router as an AP. Or see if the Bridge mode is available on the ONT, you might need to call the ISP for that.
  13. I have a pair of H4.40's and they sound great. Mind you thats the bluetooth model. But id say Senheiser is a good choice.
  14. You won’t need a lot of horsepower then.
  15. They are pushed out by the ISP. You won’t be prompted or anything.
  16. Probably not. Most providers use modems that are designed for them or for ISP use. Such as the XB6 Comcast and a few other providers use, you cant buy one. All you need to do is make sure your providers supports the modem your looking at buying. Some providers have a list of modems they support. For Cable Internet you need to be use that you get a modem that supports the service level you have or better. Again if the government does this its techincally socialism. Also like I said, Wireless spectrum has been sold off, and the Government has the chunck that it uses. Again the specturm is gone. You do relise the same bands they used for 3G are being used for 4 and 5G services. Not much of the wireless spectrum can be used for cellular, which is why providers try to buy as much spectrum they can, which is also why the FCC took a portion of spectrum from broadcast TV, which T Mobile bought a great deal of. The fact is the wirelss spectrum is owned by companies. There is not much left for public use, unless you want to kill broadcast TV. Which many of us still use, like me. Even then, the government would have to build out infustructure for 3G service, as many of the service providers are getting rid of 3G to repupurpose those bands for 4G and 5G. In order the build out a network they would have to rent tower space, figure out what they need for backhual for each tower and then they would need to build out an actual network to hook all those towers together and connect that to the internet. All of that costs millions upon millions of dollars. No way they could offer that for free. Plus they need to find wireless spectrum to use. OR they could lease network space from a current cellular provider but that will also cost a chunk of change. The fact is that the internet is a collection of privatley owned networks, the government doesnt have the authority to make providers open up their network. Under the current law. They kinda half to. If I recall its government mandated. Now they might not provide firmware updates for customer owned modems, which could be a bit of an issue as you as the cusotmer cant update the modems firmware. But some providers are better than others.
  17. The issue is we dont have the wireless spectrum to make that happen. They sold it all to corporations. Plus now your talking about the government offering internet service, and there are too many in our country that hate socialism. So it would never happen. Also, that would also mean the government would have to build out infustructure, that costs money, that we dont have because we put it all in to our military. Of course in some states, cities have decided to become an ISP. Look up municipal broadband. The best part about it, under US Federal Tax law a city can NOT make a profit. So that means they can only charge what is needed to pay for the network, its maintance and the personal needed to make it happen. Another thing to consider. The reason why cable companies charge a high price. Its due to cord trimmers/cutters like myself. We dont give them money for TV because they can eat a bag of dicks. So you are now subsidising all the people who want the sports channels and movie channels and such. Becuase there are not enough people subbed to TV to cover the costs so they started hitting up internet customers to make back that profit. ON another note, you can buy your own modem and save $10 a month. My modem was purcahsed like over 5 years ago. Comcast went from $7 a month to $15 a month for modem rental just in over 5 years. It will save you a bit of money.
  18. Also keep in mind that when many cable co's wired up a city, they had the city sign an exclusive rights agreement so that they would only be one of the few companies in the city. In the case of my home town it was 25 years, but some cities its like 100 years. So many areas in the US only have 1 or 2 wired line broadband providers. Thats why many are hoping that 5G is successful because that might really be competion for ISP's.
  19. For the record WPS should be disabled, its a known security hole. You should also use WPA2 with AES encryption.
  20. I live in a pretty decent Metro area. So Id figure we are a bit higher on the list.
  21. Wrong ish. 5G is promissing to replace home internet. For some of us thats kinda a blessing as some people have eaither shitty choices or only have one choice for ISP's. For example in my area we only have Comcast. If I could get a decent 5G internet plan I would at least have another choice. As 4G in my area is about 25 Mbps which is not enough for my household.
  22. No, because the LAN ports on the Gateway are gigabit. LAN = your internal network. WAN = your internet connection.
  23. Out of the budget brands TP Link is probably on top. Though I have setup an Archer C7 before the firmware was kinda meh. Though the router did work fairly OK. Generally when you buy cheap you get cheap, Im not sure on prices in India, to know if what your spending is cheap or not. Though many people around here suggest ASUS, so if you can Id check out what they offer as well. 40 Mbps is kinda a slow connection by 2020 standards. Though there are people here in the US that have 3 Mbps DSL, so 40 Mbps is better than nothing. As far as ping goes, Fiber tends to have lower pings, BUT thats also up to your ISP and the rest of the internet infustructure in your country on how well it will work, plus on where the servers are located in relation to you. I just looked up the stats. A standard HD stream from Netflix requires around 5Mbps. Not sure how Netflix is sold there but here in the states the best Netflix package is 4 streams that includes 4K. 4 streams times 5 Mbps is 20 Mbps, which means you will still have around half your bandwidth left. More than enough for gaming. If you take your 40 Mbps and divide by 8 bits (8 bits equals 1 Megabyte) you get 5 Megabytes. Thats basicaly means at full tilt of your connection you will download at around 5 Megabytes of data a second. So dont expect to be downloading games fast, even less if someone is using the connection as well.
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