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Old 22.11.2018, 19:36
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Re: Salt 4g or Swisscom for home internet?

I have one of those. surprisingly good. mind blowingly cheap. There is one slot on the back for a standard LAN cable connection. presumably whatever you plug into that can share the feed, as per router. no guarantees but logically yes...
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Old 23.11.2018, 15:44
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Does anybody know whether the 4G router SALT is selling, namely Huawei E5770, can be combined with another router e.g. with SwissCom internet box or any another Mobile-provider-independent router e.g. TP-link or Linksys etc.?

The reason I am asking:
I have SwissCom and consider changing to SALT but I don't have FIBER connection in my building so I would have to go with SALT's 4G router. However I have many devices without WiFi which are currently connected to Internet Box by cable.
I don't know about the SwissCom internet box, but any regular router should work with the Huawei E5770.
If possible (don't remember if that happens automatically), when you plug your router into the E5770, set in in 'router' mode and turn off the WiFi on the E5770. That way, all devices (wired / wireless) will connect to the same central node (the router you plug in) and you will not face any problem with their interconnection (which could be an issue if you have e.g. the wireless devices connected to the E5770 directly and the wired devices to the router). Also, any half-decent router would have better WiFi range than the E5770.
However, if the provider does offer > 100 Mbps over 4G, when connecting a router to it you would be capped at 100 Mbps (as that's the speed of the port on the Huawei box). I still prefer this option, as I can set up my own WiFi network name and password (rather than using those supplied with the Huawei).
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Re: Salt 4g or Swisscom for home internet?

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Does anybody know whether the 4G router SALT is selling, namely Huawei E5770, can be combined with another router e.g. with SwissCom internet box or any another Mobile-provider-independent router e.g. TP-link or Linksys etc.?

The reason I am asking:
I have SwissCom and consider changing to SALT but I don't have FIBER connection in my building so I would have to go with SALT's 4G router. However I have many devices without WiFi which are currently connected to Internet Box by cable.
Just skip the Salt mobile router and buy a proper TPLink LTE router with LAN Port. I got a MR6400 cheap from amazon.de which works fairly well.
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I don't know about the SwissCom internet box, but any regular router should work with the Huawei E5770.
If possible (don't remember if that happens automatically), when you plug your router into the E5770, set in in 'router' mode and turn off the WiFi on the E5770. That way, all devices (wired / wireless) will connect to the same central node (the router you plug in) and you will not face any problem with their interconnection (which could be an issue if you have e.g. the wireless devices connected to the E5770 directly and the wired devices to the router). Also, any half-decent router would have better WiFi range than the E5770.
However, if the provider does offer > 100 Mbps over 4G, when connecting a router to it you would be capped at 100 Mbps (as that's the speed of the port on the Huawei box). I still prefer this option, as I can set up my own WiFi network name and password (rather than using those supplied with the Huawei).
Go with what s/he said..... Except you *can* make your own wifi network name and password, you are not stuck with the default. Just go to 192.168.8.1 using your web browser (once you are on that wifi) and you will get your control panel just like any wifi router.

The FIRST most Basic security step for ALL wifi routers is change the admin password (to prevent the easiest way to hack into any router is use the default which is same on every device and can easily be found on the web....).

Then step 2 is make your own fun wifi name and (a secure) password. Salt doesn't prevent you doing that is the settings....
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Re: Salt 4g or Swisscom for home internet?

I got salt unlimited 4G for 19.90 / month and TP-Link 4G router (https://www.digitec.ch/en/s1/product...ternet-6521066, 120 in black friday deal), so far its awesome and more than adequate for our needs (18ms ping, 30 Mbps download and 30 Mbps upload).. I live in 1219 Geneve
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Re: Salt 4g or Swisscom for home internet?

I used the Salt 4g router as well as the Asus 4G-AC68U. They both work OK (more than OK, they just work).

The problem I faced was that I needed to get inside my house from the Internet (remote desktop, Plex server, website, etc.) and it was not possible due to Carrier grade NAT Salt uses on the mobile. This made it almost impossible to stream or to access my place from the outside. There are way yes. Very cumbersome and time consuming to setup. Salt Fiber now gives you permanent fixed Public IP on IPv4. That alone did it for me, regardless of it never reaching the 10Gb/s (yes All my PCs have 10Gb/s cards). I found the unlimited 4G plans really great (I also have a portable wifi router) but if you have a latest gen 4G phone with an unlimited data plan, you can just have it doing hotspot and/or have your existing router pick-up and extend that signal.
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Re: Salt 4g or Swisscom for home internet?

A colleague has told me that since Salt came out with Home Fiber they’re asking customers with an additional 4g sim card (CHF 5 pcm more with an existing unlimited mobile subscription) to validate every 500 Mb (?) of new data. Can anyone confirm this story?

Meanwhile I see for CHF 17.50 pcm there is also a deal on “Surf Unlimited”? https://www.salt.ch/en/surf-gb/ I am thinking about trying “Surf Unlimited” as primary household Wifi with a router with Apple TV 4K connected up with Zattoo for free TV plus Netflix. This would save me CHF 100 pcm vs the SwissCom deal I currently have. It is critical I have good Wifi for work, so I was thinking of running them both parallel for the first month before cancellation.

My mobile with Salt has an excellent connection, with 3 out of 4 bars on Zurich silver coast. Speed tests shows Salt 4g does 36 Mbps upload and 37 download with a 24 ms ping. Swisscom is closer to 38 Mbps upload and 101 Mbps download with an 8 ms ping (if I stand next to the router), but drops to around 30-40 Mbs download and 15 Mbps upload from the home office in the next room if the door is closed. Both speed tests were conducted 1pm on a weekday (today). Summary: it looks like my downloads would suffer a little, but way less than anticipated if I simply move a 4G router into my home office and ditch Swisscom.

Does anyone have any experience with these various Salt products? Unfortunately fiber optics are on our street but not yet connected to any houses. EDIT: Even Swisscom doesn’t know when fiber optics will reach my address.

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Re: Salt 4g or Swisscom for home internet?

Hi, for those that live in remote areas like the Jura mountains there is often limited service options. 4G is the best I can do in my area. I previously had DSL service but because of a distance issue and overhead lines the DSL service was terrible. In my case 4G was a big upgrade.
I chose Salt Mobile with the Huawei E5885 pocket router. It has limited wifi range in my house so I had to find a good central location and in one area I had to use a repeater. Otherwise it is portable and handy if you want to move it or take it on the road inside Switzerland.
My service is unlimited and I use it for home surfing and TV. Salt offers access to Zattoo TV a free service where you can get lots of Free UK programming as well as channels in German, French, Italian, and some Spanish.
From time to time (5%) the signal quality in my zone gets a little flakey and the speed can slow down making the TV quality choppy or it will sometime cut out. I had similar issues with Swisscom 4G in the past so its probably more related to my remote area.
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Re: Salt 4g or Swisscom for home internet?

i've used salt 4g in a huawei aftermarket router for years. i used to have cablecom, swisscom fibre and salt 4g, and as salt was the only one that never had outages, when i moved i just kept the salt 4g. about two months ago there were a couple of weeks of serious issues with it (first time) but that seems to have cleared up now. when that happened, it was very frustrating and i actually signed up for swisscom dsl but that is yet to be up and running due to various issues. the salt is back to working fine again.

they have a half price deal at the moment for 17.50 / month.
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Re: Salt 4g or Swisscom for home internet?

I did use Salt for 4G for 5+ years I think with Huawei router - than switched to Swisscom. Only reason is I got free sim cards for my swisscom phone data plan so it costs 0$ while Salt was 10chf/month with another mobile subscription for my son.

All in all both Salt and Swisscom are rock solid and stable . 100Mbit/50Mbit down/up is more than enough


what I noticed is my VOIP issues are gone with moving to Swisscom - aparently some firewalls etc at Salt prevent SIP from working correclty - other than that - all is great at either of.

google and check how to enable "signal measurment"on your phone and than check what level of signal you get from current provider , get pre-paid sim from other providers - that be best way to find out whenever you be happy with LTE router . I am . good luck
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Re: Salt 4g or Swisscom for home internet?

I used to have ~120Mbps/100Mbps 4G speed from Salt (Swiss Plus plan with unlimited data), but somehow this week the speed dropped drastically no matter where I test it (i.e. checking on my mobile at different places in town). I used almost 200GB this month. Looking at the web https://www.salt.ch/en/4g/ the pdf under the section "An open internet at Salt" says:


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According to our terms and conditions, a fair use policy applies to our customers. If a customer exceeds the normal usage, Salt may take measures to ensure the best quality of service for all customers, in particular charging standard unit rates, transfer to a different price plan, internet speed reduction and suspension of the concerned service.

So now my internet speed is flapping 40Mbps peak to 7Mbps bottom which gives an average 30Mbps as measured by speedtest net.
I guess I'm throttled.


Doing a quick research, their Surf Unlimited subscription actually state 500GB a month, after that speed reduction to 256Kbps.
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