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5G as Home Internet) [QUESTION]

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I wanted to change the classic home internet since i am getting only 50mb/s download and 10mb/s upload. The whole houehold uses around 5-6 devices which are connected to Internet daily! Does anyone of you have experiences with 4G or 5G as home internet? I am casual gamer (will i suffer from severe latency)?




p.s at the street where are we living this is the maximum that we can get from classic home internet because no Fiber is intended for long time for our street to be implemented!
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Re: 5G as Home Internet) [QUESTION]

I have 4G home internet in one place using a pay-as-you-go SIM in an old phone to create a hotspot. It works ok for normal use including youtube but is noticeably slower than the cable broadband I had before. I have a 30 or 80GB monthly limit depending on the bundle I choose.



Just give it a try with a PAYG SIM but note that different providers will probably have different quality of connection.


Proper mobile SIM routers apparently can make a difference but I think with 4G it's the 4G itself which will be the limiting factor.


I have no experience of 5G but it could well be a good option, again if you can get a good connection.
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Old 15.09.2020, 14:27
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Re: 5G as Home Internet) [QUESTION]

Look at something like this from SALT

I have a 4G one, think I pay about 17.50 a month for it and it is incredibly fast. It is in a different class compared to using your mobile phone ...
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Look at something like this from SALT

I have a 4G one, think I pay about 17.50 a month for it and it is incredibly fast. It is in a different class compared to using your mobile phone ...

Thanks, I might have to give it a try (Huawei E5776 or similar) might be that the router offers 5GHz whereas the hotspot only 2.4


How fast is incredibly fast? 4G will still be the limiting factor.
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Look at something like this from SALT

I have a 4G one, think I pay about 17.50 a month for it and it is incredibly fast. It is in a different class compared to using your mobile phone ...



Incidentally, would you know if I get set one of thse "mifi" devices as a VPN *server*? Probably not but could I connect it to another router than can?


My fritzbox allows me to set up a VPN server so I can appear to be in Switzerland when I connect to it from outside Switzerland. I'd like to be able to do the same thing with mobile data.
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Re: 5G as Home Internet) [QUESTION]

I have the 5G Huawei router from Sunrise. Despite Sunrise saying that my area has 5G and despite the device displaying a 5G connection I have never seen faster than 100MB/s. Usually 40-70MB/s is the norm.

Still good enough for me to switch away from Swisscom as the unit is portable and it is a decent deal at 39 CHF/mo.
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I have the 5G Huawei router from Sunrise. Despite Sunrise saying that my area has 5G and despite the device displaying a 5G connection I have never seen faster than 100MB/s. Usually 40-70MB/s is the norm.
Megabytes/s or Megabits/s?
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I have the 5G Huawei router from Sunrise. Despite Sunrise saying that my area has 5G and despite the device displaying a 5G connection I have never seen faster than 100MB/s. Usually 40-70MB/s is the norm.

Still good enough for me to switch away from Swisscom as the unit is portable and it is a decent deal at 39 CHF/mo.

I'm seeing a lot of mixed reviews, some get almost full speed some fail to get past 100mb/s . Going to ask how many days do i have to cancel the contract if the speed are very bad
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Hello guys,


I wanted to change the classic home internet since i am getting only 50mb/s download and 10mb/s upload. The whole houehold uses around 5-6 devices which are connected to Internet daily! Does anyone of you have experiences with 4G or 5G as home internet? I am casual gamer (will i suffer from severe latency)?




p.s at the street where are we living this is the maximum that we can get from classic home internet because no Fiber is intended for long time for our street to be implemented!
If you are close to a 5g antenna go ahead

https://map.geo.admin.ch/?topic=ech&...gNodes=687,727

Anyway on the website of each isp it should tell you about the speed on that spot

https://www.yallo.ch/en/home-interne...r?openchat=120
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Megabytes/s or Megabits/s?
Based on my own box which is a Yallo rebadged Sunrise one I would say Megabits/s not bytes.

Mine's pretty variable though and I'm literally 20m from the mast in a straight line (its on the next building roof) - can be anything from 15-90 Mbit/s. Seems to get particularly low at lunchtime when I guess everyone's sat around near McDonalds hammering my mast in Oerlikon

They're doing glass fibre here next week so I'll be getting something more solid soon. I couldn't get the Sunrise deal with my L permit without paying 2 years full cost upfront whereas Yallo let me doing a normal untied monthly deal with 60 days notice which might matter to some people.
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Re: 5G as Home Internet) [QUESTION]

Oh I should have also mentioned I get a ping of usually around 25-30 via 4G here so it wouldn't be that great for gaming (vs 9ms at home on UK fibre) IMO.
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Re: 5G as Home Internet) [QUESTION]

Keep in mind, the coverage maps / speed predictions are for the outside. If you are using 5G inside a building the result will be significantly worse due to the frequency range in use.
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