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Wifi Question .

Discussion in 'Gadgets & Gear' started by LEGION 12, Oct 27, 2020.

  1. Dragon_Man

    Dragon_Man Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 26, 2003
    If you want to stream video you need an ISP. If you want to save money buy your own hardware. Paying the monthly hardware rental fee does not make sense. Just look up what routers and modems are compatible with your ISP.
  2. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    I think you should bite the bullet and get your own home service via a provider. Cell phones are great in a pinch, but they are slow. 5G may change that??
  3. Piso Mojado

    Piso Mojado Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 11, 2006
  4. A.L.


    Jun 27, 2007
  5. GWashington1732

    GWashington1732 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 20, 2009
    Nah, satellite is crap unless you're living completely off the edge of the map. 100$/month gets you 120mbps for the first 8-10 gb, which isn't that much, then they throttle you down to 1997 speeds until you buy more data for usually about $10-20 per gb. Mandatory 2 year contract with up to $450 cancellation fee. But satellite gets even better if you video call or game because even the best, fastest signal physically possible takes several seconds to get into orbit and back down.Then it has to do it again in the opposite direction. And it has all of the same atmospheric drawbacks of mobile. Like fog or storms with the added perk of higher altitude cloud cover being a hinderence. If you're even slightly within range of your nearest cell tower, you're better off going with a mobile hotspot and maybe a cell boster, you get just about the same data, same speeds, same throttling once you go over, and the signal only has to travel a few miles over land. And it's usually slightly cheaper than satellite.
  6. beau5278


    Jun 7, 2007
    I use Boost Mobile,it's still running on the TMobile network as far as I know,the phone plan is suppose to be unlimited but around the time they closed on the TMobile Sprint merger I started seeing that speeds could be throttled after 35 gigs.I also have 30 gigs of hotspot with that too and with that much data I usually have enough data to steam a few hours of of video per month,some months I could probably watch 5 or 6 movies but if I'm casting them to TV I'm using data from the phone and hotspot,the Chromecast works off the hotspot too.

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