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Internet connexion while travelling with the CFF

Hi.

I'd like to know about the quality of the internet connection on trains between Geneva and Lausanne.

Do you get a lot of disconnections or lag? Should I go for a USB modem for my laptop or use a cellphone as a portable hotspot?

Thx for sharing your experiences.
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Old 19.05.2016, 14:58
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Re: Internet connexion while travelling with the CFF

The CFF cannot guarantee a good service, they are working on the problem.

Buy a modem & use the phone. Switch off the roaming, those cunning French providers try and capture clients in the border areas.
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Re: Internet connexion while travelling with the CFF

I only go between Geneva and Nyon and the connection is good all the way on LycaMobile (Swisscom) .. When I had Lebara (Sunrise) the connection was pretty rubbish, many drop outs on that 20 min journey.
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nternet connexion btw Geneva and Lsne

Well, I'm still in the dark.

Is it manageable to work online on that commute or not?

What works best with a device that doesn't carry a SIM card: a connection through the mobile or a portable modem?

Thx for your advice.
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Re: Internet connexion while travelling with the CFF

You can work the whole way easily! But you could consider working offline which is even more reliable
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Re: Internet connexion while travelling with the CFF

you can connect to the free station wifi on each station you wait. Do you really need to be online all the time? really?
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Re: Internet connexion while travelling with the CFF

If you're suggesting that I time my connections with the train stops, you are ludicrous. We're not in 2010 any more.

This thread is about asking people to share their experience (good or bad) while working online in trains, so if you have nothing clever to say about the subject, no one's forcing you to participate.
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congratulations on your 3rd post

Keep up the good work!
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If you're suggesting that I time my connections with the train stops, you are ludicrous. We're not in 2010 any more.
This thread is about asking people to share their experience (good or bad) while working online in trains, so if you have nothing clever to say about the subject, no one's forcing you to participate.
Did you have good manners back then - or have you always been this rude?
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Hi.

I'd like to know about the quality of the internet connection on trains between Geneva and Lausanne.

Do you get a lot of disconnections or lag? Should I go for a USB modem for my laptop or use a cellphone as a portable hotspot?

Thx for sharing your experiences.

I'll let you into an insider's secret: the entire power system on SBB trains is an internet network!


If you watch closely, you'll notice the ticket collectors plugging their card-readers into the power sockets from time to time. This connects them to the onboard intranet which is, in turn, connected to the internet.


You'll need a special adapter, or you could improvise using the wire part of a clothes peg. The username is "leichtglaeubig" and the password is the German word for whichever day of the week it is.


Happy surfing!
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I'll let you into an insider's secret: the entire power system on SBB trains is an internet network!


If you watch closely, you'll notice the ticket collectors plugging their card-readers into the power sockets from time to time. This connects them to the onboard intranet which is, in turn, connected to the internet.


You'll need a special adapter, or you could improvise using the wire part of a clothes peg. The username is "leichtglaeubig" and the password is the German word for whichever day of the week it is.


Happy surfing!
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I'll let you into an insider's secret: the entire power system on SBB trains is an internet network!


If you watch closely, you'll notice the ticket collectors plugging their card-readers into the power sockets from time to time. This connects them to the onboard intranet which is, in turn, connected to the internet.


You'll need a special adapter, or you could improvise using the wire part of a clothes peg. The username is "leichtglaeubig" and the password is the German word for whichever day of the week it is.


Happy surfing!
If you use a slightly bigger clothes hanger you can bend it to touch that cable above the trains. This cable is provided to prevent a strip on the roof of the train getting wet when it rains as this narrow strips is necessary for the WiFi signal to condense into your the on-train data relay stations which are located in the train bathrooms. Every time somebody flushes the loo, the data that has been collected is realeased onto the on-train WiFi. The problem with this method is you have to wait until somebody fluses the crapper. But the real tech-savvy can by pass this by holding a metal wire hanger up to that cable and hey presto, they are connected to the full broadband. There is so much data there that itr can make your hair stand on end.
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What works best with a device that doesn't carry a SIM card: a connection through the mobile or a portable modem?
We use a portable modem, with a spare SIM (Sunrise in CH, Wind in Italy).

The spare Sunrise SIM costs CHF 5/month.

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congratulations on your 3rd post

Keep up the good work!
Shall I follow your example and post when I have nothing to say, Mr 538?

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Did you have good manners back then - or have you always been this rude?
hey dodgy.

Are you Tinkiwinki's long lost twin by any chance?
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