Anyone familiar with UbiFi for Internet?

Brian26

Feeling the Heat
Sep 20, 2013
478
Branford, CT
Verizon has launched its wireless 5G in some markets. Speeds are typically 300 mb/sec with speeds up to 1gb/sec. Its $50 a month for current Verizon customers and $70 for non Verizon customers. When this expands and turns out to be reliable its going to put some serious competition on wire to home based isp's.

https://www.verizonwireless.com/5g/home/
 

festerw

Feeling the Heat
Nov 16, 2009
374
Cambridge Springs, PA
Verizon has launched its wireless 5G in some markets. Speeds are typically 300 mb/sec with speeds up to 1gb/sec. Its $50 a month for current Verizon customers and $70 for non Verizon customers. When this expands and turns out to be reliable its going to put some serious competition on wire to home based isp's.

https://www.verizonwireless.com/5g/home/
I'd be leery of anything VZW related. They used to offer their HomeFusion which was the 4G version touted as the same thing. It started out with unlimited data, then throttled, then limited to 60g/month, all the while the price went up.

They keep chasing new tech while their existing infrastructure goes to crap. 5 years ago there was great service from my house to where I work, now there's 3 dead spots that have no signal.

They also took money here in PA to expand rural broadband service then said it wasn't feasible because there weren't enough subscribers.
 

SlyFerret

Minister of Fire
Feb 12, 2007
1,533
Delaware, Ohio
4G wasn’t really intended for home internet replacement. That is one of the big things they are touting with 5G. I think the new round of unlimited 4G options are driven by the fact that the cell carriers are beefing up theirs backhaul networks in anticipation of 5G.

When 5G rolls out here, I will switch immediately. It I’ll be a game changer in the industry.

-SF



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LadygamerTx

New Member
Dec 28, 2019
3
Texas
@SlyFerret Can you please help me out, I just got ubifi and having nothing but issues?
its driving me crazy

4G wasn’t really intended for home internet replacement. That is one of the big things they are touting with 5G. I think the new round of unlimited 4G options are driven by the fact that the cell carriers are beefing up theirs backhaul networks in anticipation of 5G.

When 5G rolls out here, I will switch immediately. It I’ll be a game changer in the industry.

-SF



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begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
81,209
South Puget Sound, WA
When 5G rolls out here, I will switch immediately. It I’ll be a game changer in the industry.
Might want to wait a bit unless you are dependent on a cell system for internet. I've read that due to the complexity and cost of rolling out 5G, the initial offerings will be more like 4.5G. Rural areas will lag as usual.
 

LadygamerTx

New Member
Dec 28, 2019
3
Texas
Might want to wait a bit unless you are dependent on a cell system for internet. I've read that due to the complexity and cost of rolling out 5G, the initial offerings will be more like 4.5G. Rural areas will lag as usual.
I have nothing now at all. ubifi was doing great but last two weeks very low speeds, added cloud link through mofinetwork. is there a way for me to use my own router and get my devices on that to prevent the strict nats
 

LadygamerTx

New Member
Dec 28, 2019
3
Texas
Not really a lot to it. What problems are you having and what is your signal strength?
seems like the internet does great like for the web etc, but speeds show crap on speakeasy etc and getting lots of lag in gaming, so we added the cloud link to give static ip and it seems worse.
we were getting strict nat in Xbox and We are huge gamers. Lots of gamers swear by this when you are rural. 2 weeks ago no issues but now its just crap
 

SlyFerret

Minister of Fire
Feb 12, 2007
1,533
Delaware, Ohio
UbiFi runs on AT&T wireless. I had some service issues a couple days ago. I’m pretty sure it was a network problem that I was experiencing because it also seemed to affect our phones that are also on AT&T.

To answer your question, yes the UbiFi router can be out in a bridge mode that makes it act as a modem only. That is how I set mine up. I forget what they call that mode, but I can look it up for you.

Edit: they call it IP pass through.

What does your signal level look like there? Have you looked at the RSSI value that your router is reporting? I’m wondering if they AT&T is having some sort of partially outage on the nearest tower to you.

-SF


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RSNovi

Feeling the Heat
May 12, 2010
395
Michigan
I have been using Ubifi for one year now. I average 15 Mbs download and it had been highly reliable. I do see some fluctuation in speed some days, but it does allow me to stream video and my kids play online games.