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Re: Salt Fiber Box

The fibre connection finally got installed to my apartment today and I'm debating going for Salt since it's clearly the best value currently in terms of an ultrafast package (or at least that I can see).

One question are there any English speaking channels in the TV package? I think i'll take it anyway for the Apple TV box anyway but it would be good to know if I can actually watch any of the TV on it

I saw someone mention English audio on some sport - anything else?
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One question are there any English speaking channels in the TV package? I think i'll take it anyway for the Apple TV box anyway but it would be good to know if I can actually watch any of the TV on it

Hi, https://fiber.salt.ch/en/fiber/tv/channels -> English -> "Channels Found: 45"- + extra pay packages...
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Re: Salt Fiber Box

So they did the fibre install yesterday but when I try and register with Salt I get:

OTO ID xxxxx does not correspond to the provided zip code

Now the ID is clearly the one on the wall box and the one they told me to use yesterday to order a connection.

Anyone know if there's a lag of a few days before this is centrally updated or something? When I try another ISP it seems to look up some block of ports against the apartment which seem to have a completely different 2nd block of numbers to the new one I have e.g. 101.236 vs 101.436 (my new one)?

I thought I'd ask here before I start contacting the landlord who organised the installation as there's zero on Google about this error.
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Re: Salt Fiber Box

Is Salt better now than it was a few years ago?
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Old 01.10.2020, 18:02
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Is Salt better now than it was a few years ago?
I find it good today, and I also had good experiences with it from the start.

From what I've heard only a few people have had trouble with Salt.
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Is Salt better now than it was a few years ago?
For me excellent experience with the fiber.

On mobile, everything is good but it's true they have some "black holes" where coverage is a bit lacklustre.

FWIW I travelled often from GE to ZH with the Train and managed to have a good connection most of the time.
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Re: Salt Fiber Box

Does someone know how does the saltbox wifi work?
Can it give the connection of Wi-Fi 6?
I found it only can give 80 Hz, so my wi-fi 5 speed is only 833.7 Mbps.

Also, the description 4x4 Antennas WLAN up to 2.2 Gbit/s: this speed is the total speed of WLAN or for 1 device?
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Does someone know how does the saltbox wifi work?
Can it give the connection of Wi-Fi 6?
I found it only can give 80 Hz, so my wi-fi 5 speed is only 833.7 Mbps.

Also, the description 4x4 Antennas WLAN up to 2.2 Gbit/s: this speed is the total speed of WLAN or for 1 device?
I suggest the reading

https://www.duckware.com/tech/wifi-in-the-us.html

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https://www.teldat.com/blog/en/why-m...-not-worth-it/

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Having said that, we still need to consider the issue of MIMO. MIMO indicates the number of transmit and receive antennas. The number of transmit antennas also determines the number of streams. The more streams an access point has, the greater the transfer rate. A 2×2 MIMO device can transmit 867 Mbit/s, while a 4×4 MIMO device reaches 1.7 Gbit/s. In order to obtain these levels, the wireless client must have the same MIMO. If a 4×4 MIMO access point is used for a wireless client with a 2×2 MIMO device, the maximum data rate will only be 869 Mbit/s. The bad news is that most laptops and tablets only come with 2×2 MIMO technology, and most smart phones have to settle for 1×1 MIMO. Therefore, a smart phone can only achieve a maximum of 433 Mbit/s.
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Old 29.10.2020, 12:36
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Re: Salt Fiber Box

I have had Salt Fiber (Home) for a while and have been happy, very happy actually with the speed.
But last Wednesday (21st October) while working from home in Zurich my connection dropped just before I had a Skype meeting so I missed it. I tried to create a Hotspot on my phone (with Salt Mobile) and it also had no connection (I know they are separate entities). I called Salt Fiber and they said there was a local problem but it was now fixed. Sure enough it worked again.
Then a week later (Thursday 29th October) again working from home I was on a Skype call with work and the connection dropped out. Again I tried the alternate Hz connection and tried to connect to a Hotspot but Salt Mobile again at the same time had no data connection. I called Salt Fiber this time the guy asked me to restart my Salt box even though I had just tried it. No connection. So I asked him to check and he said Yes there was an issue but he didn't know how long it would last for.
So I called Salt Mobile and they told me tonget a new SIM as mine is 3 years old.
So I went to the Salt shop just now and got a new SiM card (seems to work but not sure if it is cos the WIFI is now fixed an hour later).
But there was another guy in the shop asking if there was an Internet problem with Salt Fiber. The assistant said she didn't know as it is a different company but I told the guy that I also had the same problem. Salt Fiber had told him to get a new power cable which the assistant did.

Has anyone else has Internet drops or other similar issues recently with Salt Fiber (in Zurich)?
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Re: Salt Fiber Box

Are we talking about WLAN connections over the salt fiber box?

Everybody should be able to differentiate between a "real salt fiber problem" = the connection over LAN and WAN does not work and the separate issue that WLAN itself and alone does not work. If WLAN does not work, it MIGHT be a problem of the salt fiber box, but also one of other circumstances like interferences in the room etc.

There are several hints on google how to try to set up an optimized WLAN with choice of an appropriate channel 1 to 25, 2.4 or 5.0 GHz etc. There are reports that the WLAN of the salt fiber box is not really top notch and occasional drops to happen, but I have also my doubts how much accounts on the incompentence of the user to set up WLAN properly.

An alternative is to use an own, separate, "better" device for WLAN alone, attached over LAN to the fiber box. Or of course, use LAN connection right away to fully avoid problems ot this sort.
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Re: Salt Fiber Box

The salt box is really bad… I thought that it was topnotch, but the reality is that it has several wifi issues and the configuration is really basic.

There are several threads around where you can get info about how to replace it with something else. At the very least, you just put a better router under it —I'm currently doing that—and you are probably going to get better experience.

Problem is, Salt DNS seems to suck really hard and you can't change on the box. Also, the wifi connection form the box, although faster than the one I enjoy with my own router, drops from time time and it's not really stable.

PS/ A lot of people is asking Salt when they are going to provide a new box firmware that could provide real bridge mode. So… you can find a router with a 10gb/s WAN connection (not cheap) and configure your router as you wish.

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Has anyone else has Internet drops or other similar issues recently with Salt Fiber (in Zurich)?
I believe that your problem isn't the fiber connection (I don't have any issue recently with it) but the box.
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Re: Salt Fiber Box

does anyone have varied results where caller ID is not getting to the handset? I have a Gigaset C530 IP connected to the Salt box and some caller IDs are not being displayed.

I've taken a different handset and registered it to the Salt box directly using DECT but any other thoughts and experiences would be absolutely awesome.
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Re: Salt Fiber Box

I also have "varied" results, and a lot of other reportedly have also, with callers being displayed and sometimes not. Here on a prehistorical handset, so not sure if the technological hip is relevant. My guess is, it could be a matter from what network the call comes.

On digitec, this "Gigaset S850A GO " was praised to left you wishless on salt, but frankly I would not bet on that. The Gigaset C430 was confirmed to be "working".

https://www.digitec.ch/de/s1/product...lefon-10156210
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Hi. I've got two questions

1) I connected an external HDD to my fiber box to use it with Time Machine (OS X). I already found the disc through smb, but i can't see the drive in Time Machine.

2) Is it possible to access a HDD outside of the home network?

Thank you for your help
Did someone solve this? Looking for running a Time-Machine backup on an external HDD plugged in the Fiber Box, but not showing.
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Did someone solve this? Looking for running a Time-Machine backup on an external HDD plugged in the Fiber Box, but not showing.
Did you try this? Seems you need to add some specific sharing to time machine to a SMB mount:
https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guid...hl31533145/mac
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Re: Salt Fiber Box

Does anyone know whether one can have 2 active fiber connections on the same OTO box/id, given there’s 4 ports on each box?

Context is that I already have a fiber7 connection but I’m tempted to give Salt Fiber a try as well. I would then eventually cancel the one that I’m least happy with, but would like to run them both in parallel for a while.

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Does anyone know whether one can have 2 active fiber connections on the same OTO box/id, given there’s 4 ports on each box?
IMO unlikely to work. The OTO has 4 ports, but usually only 2 indeed have a connection, check it inside. Usually 1 for Swisscom, the other for the other providers, who do rent the fiber line directly at the communal electric company. So switching from the one "other" provider to the next "other" provider likely will be set up on the very same one fiber. Ask the electric company directly, IWB in your case, the should know best.

Was so here in my case when switching between "other" providers.
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Re: Salt Fiber Box

The SALT tv app seems to be defaulting to “exolore” when I try to leave the screensaver. Has something changed recently?
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Old 14.12.2020, 20:29
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The SALT tv app seems to be defaulting to “exolore” when I try to leave the screensaver. Has something changed recently?
I haven't noticed this - seems just the same as before to me.
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