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  1. Hey sean, ya i got the data info in the app but it wouldn't apply on my i-phone but it did work on my wifes android? the app works on my iPhone for the most part but wouldn't take the data? but now it shows the change because of the wifes phone. LOL my RSRP & SINR fluctuates in-between 113-115 & 7-9 that is in the center of my house & gets a signal to all my devices. i moved the night hawk all around my house and the signal quality got worse LOL that is a cool trick though knowing how to look around! netflix works well on 5G but slower on 2.4G 2.4G has a better wi-fi signal than 5G why is that? ROKU in bedroom had 4 bars on 2.4G and 5G said to move the device around ( or connect anyway ) i connected the netfix on 5G anyway and it is great! i did order a 2pc skinny flexible TS9 antennas that are 7'' long back when i ordered the nighthawk. it will be here in a week or so. it was only $8 bucks so i figured i would try it? my speed test are getting 18-20 mbps all day long! gets up in the 30s in the evening. im so happy. gonna cancel hughes in 3 days. its a lot of money but i will be saving $43 a month. so it will pay for itself in 9 months..... thats how i look at it to make myself feel better anyway LOL always a pleasure 😃
  2. Hey Sean im stoked ! i fired up the nighthawk today & got 16 mbps @ 5:pm in the afternoon! Netfix is quick and back to the way it is intended to be watched? i got the netgear mobile app fired up and changed codes and stuff. ( it didnt want to complete with my i-phone 7 but did apply on my wifes android for some reason? ) the only thing is that on the LCD screen on the nighthawk it says 16 days remaining and doesnt show how many GBs are remaining? does tt take a day or so for everything to jive & process ? or do i need to punch in details on the app? i found something in settings but it wouldnt let me change anything on my iphone? maybe i should try it on my wifes android? i got 4 days remaining on hughes month #3. so it will cost me $400 early termination fee if i cant get out of it? and $300 if i dont return the equipment. but i will be saving $43 a month so it will pay for itself. thanks again so much for the help! i really appreciate it. 😃👍
  3. hey sean so i found out with the T-moble magenta plan you can also get a HD video pass to stream 1080p for $0. i forgot to ask if i can turn it on/off whenever i want? hopefully i can do that inside a app or something? i got a new nighthawk M1 coming from netgear directly. 10% off with free 2 day shipping ( $252 total ) i will get the magenta plan after i get it! if i need to are those omni-directional antennas for the roof any good? i will be happy if i can get 6 mbps during the daytime! thanks again for the help.
  4. Your the man Sean! we just bumped up our verizon phone data plan from 2GB up to 5GB because we were using to much wi-fi data with hughes on everything. ive never had to monitor my data before? in california we had 8 devices hooked up to 200 mbps unlimited $73 month. ( it was usually around 208-215 mbps when i tested for curiosity ) i miss those days. great idea with monitoring the usage when gone & the second SIM if needed! i can do a month first and see what happens? thank you. 😃👍
  5. ya i think im gonna pull the trigger on that nighthawk. been reading a lot of good reviews. gonna go down to T-Mobile again just to double check on some things? it says no data cap does that mean no throttling? when i talked to verizon a few months back they told me after about 10-15 minutes it slows way down and prob wouldnt be good for streaming? so i dropped the aircard idea........ i will prob only use about 75 GBs. i think netflix barely works at 1 mbps but calls for 6 mbps. i wonder what kind of speeds i will get? when our phones automatically hook up when entering the house or turning on the nighthawk will that use a lot of data even if not using them? i have been unplugging my 2 roku devices because i think they draw data for screensavers, time & ads even if the TV is off but not quite sure? ya im probably gonna have to just take the hit on that hughes contract..... but if evrything goes right it will be worth it in the long run. i will be saving $45 a month! have a good evening or morning or whatever time it is in ireland! LOL 😃
  6. Sean again thank you so much. im learning LOL! so i stopped by t-mobile in town today before i saw your reply. i think i educated myself more than the emplyees that worked there LOL. but they were friendly & helpful. they found the unlimited plan but it is not available in my area YET? they offered a 100GB plan for $50 a month and tried to push a little 5G aircard on me. it sounded good but i didnt care for the two aircards they showed me. said it was like $17 a month payment plan. i would rather buy the M1 outright. i looked at a couple of other ones on you tube but i liked the M1 the best. great features and i can add antenna's if needed! glad to hear the t-moble towers in my area will suffice. the $50 plan with 100 GB is better than hughes but i wanna make sure it is not throttled? hughes gives me 20 GB & i am already down to 10% with 12 days left....... its terrible, just change UPNP by myself & hughes did a force range... so i did a quick look for M1 on amazon & ebay. couldnt find any that said for t-moble? only AT&T and some said GSM unlocked? would those work? my plan is to fire one of those up and then once everything is verified & cool then disconnect hughes sacrificing my contract...... always a pleasure to hear from you! 🍻
  7. hey Sean, so i did some more homework im not sure what im doing but i found a t-moble 4G LTE tower in my area ( wich is green ) it is actually closer than my verizon tower ( wich is red )? it looks like i would need band #2 for triangularization ( dam did i just say that ? LOL ) i am not sure what the colors mean? i looked at a couple of aircards and i liked the night hawk M1. i am still learning but i am assuming the M1 can use band #2? or be set at #2 ? i think i shoulda did more homework before i got hughes but moving to another state was a big ordeal and i wanted a scheduled appointment before i got there...... does it look like this would work for me? thanks again for the schooling! i cant believe how much ive learned this week! 😁
  8. wow thank you so much for the schooling. thats cool that you can look at previous stats! i am just outside of klamath falls in oregon (PMT) i missed spectrum with land cable internet by 2 miles. i had them in southern california with unlimited 200 mbps for $79 a month. it was excellent! i will definitely do homework on that mobile aircard. i had a verizon one at work that was cool but it wasnt unlimited. i checked with verizon here while getting some phone stuff done and they said there moble aircard would loose mbps after 10 minutes. so i forgot about it? my verizon phone gets 7-10 mbps all day long and seems to be better than hughes lol. coincidently today my wife had mentioned that t-moble was unlimited. that video was perfect info. i am gonna check into that! if its not available i may switch to viasat...... thanks again so much for the help. i dont do social media or play video games. all i watch is netflix from roku on my stupid tv. and a little online banking. thanks again so much for the help. 😃👍
  9. hey thanks Sean, this info helps a lot. i figured the repeater wouldnt help but i figured i would ask? i also figured everything else was good cuz i even saw 30 mbps one time @ 3:am before testing. i aslo just learned that my wi-fi is as good as ethernet direct plug in. i ran a test on each and both had same results. both took 15 minutes to test. wi-fi had .233 & hardline had .217 i know how to verify when all wi-fi devices are disconnected. i am hoping hughes will fix my problem and currently trying to communicate with them? my only other option around here is Viasat. they wanted $50 bucks more a month but i would gladly pay that for some decent Mbps. i havent heard anything about them since i have not meet anybody yet that has them here? maybe they are new my area like me? have you heard anything bad or good about ViaSat or any difference between the two? any insight would sure be appreciated. thanks again. P.S. ya i leaned how to download netfix movies on my tablet a few years ago. then screen mirror to my roku stick on any TV i learned how to do this for when i was on cruise ships! down load at ports & watch at sea LOL !
  10. hello anybody, i am new to satellite. i have hughes here in oregon.... only other option was viasat and they wanted $50 bucks more a month. anyway i am only getting 1 mbps during normal hours & up to 25 mbps during tweeker hours? my netflix is allways buffering and drops. i have changes the settings for low quality. would a repeater help in any way? i keep all devices TURNED OFF & UNPLUGGED when not in use. so i am only using one device at a time. my wifi is excellent in all rooms so i am not worried about extending. would a repeater help with the buffering? is it true that companies have a governor inside the modem to limit mbps? i think netflix needs at least 6 mbps to function properly? would a repeater/extender keep using my juice when i am not using anything? i only have 20GB a month... i missed spectrum by two miles. any help would be greatly appreciated' thanks in advance.
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