Anyone familiar with UbiFi for Internet?

NeedNetInMountains

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Jun 28, 2020
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TN
I got my my modem hooked up. I've got a rockin' signal (-73dbm), so speeds look great! 52 down, 24 up on my initial test.
http://www.speedtest.net/result/7388485072.png

I work in IT, so I'm a bit particular about how my network is set up. I already have a router and all my equipment/devices configured the way I want them, so I didn't want to use the built in router features in the MoFi box. I took the time to switch the modem into bridge mode ("IP Pass-through") so that all of the router features are disabled and it just acts like a modem. Plugged my existing router, it pulled an IP address, and I was off and running.

I'll post back my thoughts in another couple days once I've had some time to play with it.

Hi SlyFerret,

We are looking into Ubifi and I came across your post. Are you still using the service and if so, is it still going well? Are they still in business? They are out of the router AND sim card on their site, so we can't use them currently even if they are. If not, do you have any other recommendations?

Thanks!
 

begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
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South Puget Sound, WA
I have a friend that is interested in this too. The nearest towers are 3.5 and 5.5 miles away, but there is a hillside in the way. During March to June 1st Verizon uncapped the sevice and provided unlimited wireless. Normally they limp along with barely getting internet and no video, but during that period they had great reception -96db and could stream movies. Now it is worse than ever, even with an outside antenna they are often seeing -115db.
 

begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
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South Puget Sound, WA
They charge an extra $20 if you need a public IP address (common for folks that work from home). I haven’t found any apps that don’t work right without it other than accessing my plex media server from outside my network. I’m not willing to pay an extra $20 for that alone.

-SF


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They advertise the service is $99 a month. Did you have to request not having the public IP address to get the $79/mo price?
 

festerw

Feeling the Heat
Nov 16, 2009
441
Cambridge Springs, PA
They advertise the service is $99 a month. Did you have to request not having the public IP address to get the $79/mo price?
The price has just increased over the last 2 years, it was at $89 for awhile in between there too.

I ran across this one the other day which is a little cheaper https://bixwireless.com/

ATT also offers a fixed wireless plan for businesses if that's an option for $60
 

begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
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South Puget Sound, WA
The price has just increased over the last 2 years, it was at $89 for awhile in between there too.

I ran across this one the other day which is a little cheaper https://bixwireless.com/

ATT also offers a fixed wireless plan for businesses if that's an option for $60
When I was on AT&T I could barely get one bar on the phone. At times I got nothing. They are on Verizon because of this. Will look at bixwireless. Do you know what carrier they use?
 

festerw

Feeling the Heat
Nov 16, 2009
441
Cambridge Springs, PA
When I was on AT&T I could barely get one bar on the phone. At times I got nothing. They are on Verizon because of this. Will look at bixwireless. Do you know what carrier they use?
ATT or TMobile. We get 1 bar here on a phone but I added 2 directional outdoor antennas and it bumped up to 4.

Here's a speed test from this morning on mine. Tower is roughly 10 miles away.
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begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
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South Puget Sound, WA
ATT or TMobile. We get 1 bar here on a phone but I added 2 directional outdoor antennas and it bumped up to 4.

Here's a speed test from this morning on mine. Tower is roughly 10 miles away.
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Thanks. that's pretty good. They had that speed from March through the end of May using the Wilson outdoor antennas. Since June 1st their signal strength with the antennas has been terrible. -115 db today. They keep getting put on hold when they try to call Verizon tech support. Yesterday it was almost 2 hrs of hold time.

I told them about Bix Wireless. A friend of theirs said they had cell reception at their house on T-Mobile, so that might work. I had AT&T last year and there was barely a signal, no bars on some days.