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Swisscom internet booster experience

I am moving to a mountain village in Vaud and the miracle of fibre optic has not yet arrived. Swisscom are saying I will get a max of 25mbs currently but also say that their 'internet booster' combining the DSL speed with the 4g mobile signal will increase speed to around 85mbps. They say you just stick it on the window. this sounds good but I wanted to ask if anyone has had any experiences with this system and/or any advice on how well this would work? My life rather depends on decent internet access so would love to know if this works and is reliable?
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I hope you get lots of detailed answers as I'm also interested in this.

Does this only work with Swisscom or with all who use the Swisscom-net I wonder?

edit: Not available for my house. 3 houses down it is!!
I got the feeling I keep getting "messages" that tell me to move
Still, an intriguing technology I will research further no doubt.
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Re: Swisscom internet booster experience

Hi guys,

So I have one of these, but dont use it. The idea is great, it uses the 4g connection to bump up your overall speed but for me it had an averse affect - note I think I am something of an unlucky case, I know people who have used it successfully.

In my instance when connected the ping-test speed you can run from the router they give you clearly goes up, I went from about 20-36mbps however I found that it made my services worse - i.e. streaming radio would often go into a buffering state, the TV picture was jerky.

My own thoughts on this are that the stream is sent down both channels (the phone line and the 4g) and - without getting to technical as I have to admit I work in this sort of general area - the packet assembly at the other side is becoming de-sequenced so although something like a ping suggests its all good when you are looking for constant packet streams it's not successful.

As the speed we got before (around 20mbs) is actually fine for us as a household I havent taken it further with swisscom and it sits as a lonely box on the mantlepiece looking forlornly at the flashing lights of activity on my router.
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Hi guys,

So I have one of these, but dont use it. The idea is great, it uses the 4g connection to bump up your overall speed but for me it had an averse affect - note I think I am something of an unlucky case, I know people who have used it successfully.

In my instance when connected the ping-test speed you can run from the router they give you clearly goes up, I went from about 20-36mbps however I found that it made my services worse - i.e. streaming radio would often go into a buffering state, the TV picture was jerky.

My own thoughts on this are that the stream is sent down both channels (the phone line and the 4g) and - without getting to technical as I have to admit I work in this sort of general area - the packet assembly at the other side is becoming de-sequenced so although something like a ping suggests its all good when you are looking for constant packet streams it's not successful.

As the speed we got before (around 20mbs) is actually fine for us as a household I havent taken it further with swisscom and it sits as a lonely box on the mantlepiece looking forlornly at the flashing lights of activity on my router.
Thanks for that.
Do you have any idea why the Swisscom website this works in one street here but not two streets further up? Does not seem logic to me (Swisscom handy work perfectly in our street, so that's not the problem).

It does sound kind of fascinating. Any reason why they don't just hand out that 4G box for the window, without the fix-line-connection? Kind of a handy to stick on the window?

I'm thinking about getting a second wingo-handy (max. Fr. 55.00 a month, unlimited access from there) and tell cablecom good-bye. A friend of mine did that but he doesn't watch teli/movies and doesn't upload.
The reason I would have to get a second one is because I need to place it rather far away from me when used for internet (over sensitivity).
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Thanks for that.
Do you have any idea why the Swisscom website this works in one street here but not two streets further up? Does not seem logic to me (Swisscom handy work perfectly in our street, so that's not the problem).

It does sound kind of fascinating. Any reason why they don't just hand out that 4G box for the window, without the fix-line-connection? Kind of a handy to stick on the window?

I'm thinking about getting a second wingo-handy (max. Fr. 55.00 a month, unlimited access from there) and tell cablecom good-bye. A friend of mine did that but he doesn't watch teli/movies and doesn't upload.
The reason I would have to get a second one is because I need to place it rather far away from me when used for internet (over sensitivity).
the 4g window box doesnt get enough speed Curley, for me at least. my fixed line gets an error free around 20mb, the 4 is bumping it "up" (in the ping test sense at least) to around 35mb but that 4g signal fluctuates with weather, clouds and so forth, just as any other 4g signal does. if your in the heart of the city and get a 4g of 50mb then yes drop the fixed line, but for the booster box to run as standalone you have to have guranteed 4g signal strength.
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the 4g window box doesnt get enough speed Curley, for me at least. my fixed line gets an error free around 20mb, the 4 is bumping it "up" (in the ping test sense at least) to around 35mb but that 4g signal fluctuates with weather, clouds and so forth, just as any other 4g signal does. if your in the heart of the city and get a 4g of 50mb then yes drop the fixed line, but for the booster box to run as standalone you have to have guranteed 4g signal strength.
When i looked up my proposed address online via Swisscom they said it could boost the 25mbs max speed to 85mbs max. Anyone have experience with that sort of bump upwards?
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the 4g window box doesnt get enough speed Curley, for me at least. my fixed line gets an error free around 20mb, the 4 is bumping it "up" (in the ping test sense at least) to around 35mb but that 4g signal fluctuates with weather, clouds and so forth, just as any other 4g signal does. if your in the heart of the city and get a 4g of 50mb then yes drop the fixed line, but for the booster box to run as standalone you have to have guranteed 4g signal strength.
So how about getting a 5G handy as they claim it will come this year? Would that be an anti-upc-solutionat home for me here in the sticks?

Or will 5G reach the sticks ..... in 2056?
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