WG3526-P \ EM7565 slow speeds

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xdavidx
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Re: WG3526-P \ EM7565 slow speeds

Post by xdavidx » Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:02 am

Ha! Problem solved!

I am curious, could you run at!gstatus? during the speed test and post the results? I am curious which bands you are getting and how wide the bandwidth is for each.

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Re: WG3526-P \ EM7565 slow speeds

Post by 1337Jess » Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:16 am

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Current Time:  6158		Temperature: 56
Reset Counter: 1		        Mode:        ONLINE         
System mode:   LTE        	PS state:    Attached     
LTE band:      B2     		        LTE bw:      20 MHz  
LTE Rx chan:   900		        LTE Tx chan: 18900
LTE SSC1 state:INACTIVE    	LTE SSC1 band: B12    
LTE SSC1 bw  : 10 MHz  		LTE SSC1 chan: 5110
LTE SSC2 state:NOT ASSIGNED
LTE SSC3 state:NOT ASSIGNED
LTE SSC4 state:NOT ASSIGNED
EMM state:     Registered     	Normal Service 
RRC state:     RRC Connected  
IMS reg state: No Srv  		

PCC RxM RSSI:  -69		PCC RxM RSRP:  -104
PCC RxD RSSI:  -72		        PCC RxD RSRP:  -108
SCC1 RxM RSSI: -84		SCC1 RxM RSRP: -103
SCC1 RxD RSSI: -75		        SCC1 RxD RSRP: -93
Tx Power:      17		        TAC:         2390 (9104)
RSRQ (dB):     -12.3		Cell ID:     02825b09 (42097417)
SINR (dB):     11.4

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Re: WG3526-P \ EM7565 slow speeds

Post by xdavidx » Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:36 am

It will be interesting to see what speeds you get when other people are sleeping. You have 30 MHz now. Maybe you'll get more then or more out of what you do get. I get 20 MHz (15 + 5) during the day and can only get about 50 Mbps out of that, usually, as a top speed. Late at night I start getting 30 MHz (15 + 10 + 5) and can get in the 70 Mbps range at first and all the way up to 90 Mbps when the towers are mostly dormant.

My RSRP values are a bit better, so maybe you're at your top speed and AT&T tower congestion (target tower or inter-tower) isn't holding you back during the days. If you do get another band at night, that will boost it even more. It would be educational if you could post off hour results too.

Congats on escaping bandwidth hell. :-)

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Re: WG3526-P \ EM7565 slow speeds

Post by swwifty » Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:02 pm

Sorry, I should have responded sooner to this thread. In my limited experience Verizon's networks are very congested compared to AT&Ts. I think its because Verizon has a reputation for good coverage, which is true. This brings more mobile phone users to their network, and because we are trying to use 4G connections for home internet essentially, there isn't any capacity available for what we are trying to accomplish.

I'm glad to see you got this figured out though. Where do you live out of curiosity?

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Re: WG3526-P \ EM7565 slow speeds

Post by 1337Jess » Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:27 pm

Sevierville, Tennessee

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Re: WG3526-P \ EM7565 slow speeds

Post by swwifty » Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:36 pm

1337Jess wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:27 pm
Sevierville, Tennessee
Makes sense, I'm up near Clayton, GA.

The mountains help limit usage of the cells as well by blocking range :)

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Re: WG3526-P \ EM7565 slow speeds

Post by tgoodwin » Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:24 pm

I'm curious on the AT&T plan you got. I'm on the Verizon train. Started with a prepaid SIM and got terrible speeds. Moved to a paid unlimited plan and it got better but still slow. Finally got a leased grandfathered unlimited plan off eBay and am getting decent speeds. With help here it seems as though the towers are jam packed. Does AT&T play the same throttling/prioritized traffic game? I'm wanting to try them and was going to go back to eBay and get a SIM.

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Re: WG3526-P \ EM7565 slow speeds

Post by xdavidx » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:24 pm

tgoodwin wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:24 pm
Does AT&T play the same throttling/prioritized traffic game? I'm wanting to try them and was going to go back to eBay and get a SIM.
Speaking only to that part of the question, AT&T deprioritizes you instead of throttling (where throttling is defined as setting a speed limit for the rest of your cycle). If the tower gets congested, then you'll be at a lower priority than other people and you'll have slower speeds than them. If they hop off, your speeds should go right back to fast.

In about another week, I'll be testing before and after my cycle restarts to see how much of an effect it has on me. I went over the 22 GB very early in testing the LTE router. :)

I bought my sim card for $5 at an AT&T store. Just told them I needed a nano-sized sim. I got a nano-sized, because I wanted to be able to use it in my daughter's phone too. I use an adapter to up-size it for my LTE router. Others have gotten the H2O sim cars from Walmart, I believe. I went into my Walmart and they said they don't carry any sim cards, period.

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Re: WG3526-P \ EM7565 slow speeds

Post by 1337Jess » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:50 am

tgoodwin wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:24 pm
I'm curious on the AT&T plan you got. I'm on the Verizon train. Started with a prepaid SIM and got terrible speeds. Moved to a paid unlimited plan and it got better but still slow. Finally got a leased grandfathered unlimited plan off eBay and am getting decent speeds. With help here it seems as though the towers are jam packed. Does AT&T play the same throttling/prioritized traffic game? I'm wanting to try them and was going to go back to eBay and get a SIM.
I originally had an Unlimited Verizon plan which was not cutting it. I am now using an Unlimited AT&T iPad plan which is 1000x better than my Verizon plan. Not only the speed but the reliability as well.

Seems to me like every carrier has their own way of either throttling and or deprioritizing. I am currently at 17.5gb of my 22gb until deprioritizing. I am out of town at the moment so I wont be able to hit 22gb until this weekend. From what I have been told, the deprioritizing only happens if AT&T sees your connection is congesting their towers so there really is no way to know. I also believe deprioritizing happens based on location. Unfortunately there really is no way to tell. You just have to hit 22gb and see what happens. I know others with the same plan I have that are using 2TB of data a month without any kind of throttling or deprioritizing. We also dont know if this is just temporary. It's only a matter of time until carriers find out what we are doing and start shutting it down. From what it looks like it's already happening to some.

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Re: WG3526-P \ EM7565 slow speeds

Post by xdavidx » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:23 pm

1337Jess wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:50 am
From what it looks like it's already happening to some.
Some AT&T users are being shut down?

I figure that AT&T knows what is going on, but they are making money, so they don't care. It keeps people away from their competitors. And with deprioritization, it shouldn't affect other customers, so a win-win for everyone.

But I do wonder if the landscape will change and when there are hiccups, I sometimes do think the worse. :lol: There are other 3rd party services that buy in bulk from the main carriers and provide unlimited service. It just costs more than the iPad plan. Those are my Plan B.

Starlink, from SpaceX, will provide some competition, but that's mostly for fixed location internet. Hopefully it will still have some effect on pricing of cellular providers. Pricing also gets interesting when the cellular providers go all in on unlimited, fixed location internet service (home internet service).

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