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VABCHTIGER
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Virginia Beach
Member since Sep 2007
207 posts

re: Rural Internet options. Unlimitedville?
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Did you have to drill holes in the device to do this? I saw an eBay listing that seemed to indicate this was necessary...


If you are asking if holes need to be drilled into the device to attach an antenna, the answer is no. The two rubber pads (on the side of the unit that has the places to plug things into) cover the antenna attachment locations.


Mr.Perfect
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Mar 2013
16898 posts

re: Rural Internet options. Unlimitedville?
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Answer to number 2: instead of typing attwifimanager in your browser, try typing in 192.168.1.1 - and whatever your browser is on has to be connected to the negear nighthawk




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fibonaccisquared
Georgia Fan
The mystical waters of the Hooch
Member since Dec 2011
15505 posts

re: Rural Internet options. Unlimitedville?
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If you are asking if holes need to be drilled into the device to attach an antenna, the answer is no. The two rubber pads (on the side of the unit that has the places to plug things into) cover the antenna attachment locations.



Yeah, this was what showed up on ebay at one point:

Image: https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/Pm8AAOSwJ4hcSRmR/s-l1600.jpg

This was the listing... seems to be that they are trying to hook external antennae up to the *internal* nodes as well. Not sure why that would be beneficial...
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UAinSOUTHAL
Alabama Fan
Mobile,AL
Member since Dec 2012
1740 posts

re: Rural Internet options. Unlimitedville?
I hooked mine up using IP pass through directly to my router and was getting over 100 down last night. Seems to be faster using another more robust router and going the pass through route.


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UAinSOUTHAL
Alabama Fan
Mobile,AL
Member since Dec 2012
1740 posts

re: Rural Internet options. Unlimitedville?
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Can someone explain this step by step for me? I have an old Samsung tablet, so I should have an IMEI to use.


You 100% have to have an iPad with LTE IMEI number for this to work. Just look on eBay pictures and find an IMEI number to use. It is only used during signup. Make 100% sure it is one with LTE. If you use a 1st gen iPad that only has 4G you will be stuck with 4G unless you get another new SIM card.


Mr.Perfect
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Mar 2013
16898 posts

re: Rural Internet options. Unlimitedville?
Can I use the IMEI the eBay guy game me a second time if I want to get another hotspot and pay for another subscription?


h0bnail
Georgia Fan
Member since Sep 2009
5418 posts

re: Rural Internet options. Unlimitedville?
Got mine set up last night. So far, so good...even playing FPS games on Xbox. I can't see a difference at all.

I ended up going with this modem, since it was much cheaper than the Nighthawk.

Netgear LB1120

I skipped the eBay guy and just bought a SIM from Amazon and used the iPad landing page to create an account.


fibonaccisquared
Georgia Fan
The mystical waters of the Hooch
Member since Dec 2011
15505 posts

re: Rural Internet options. Unlimitedville?
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Can I use the IMEI the eBay guy game me a second time if I want to get another hotspot and pay for another subscription?


I think there is some 90 day limit or something... I would just use a fresh one from one of the generators or ebay postings for ipads...


Mr.Perfect
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Mar 2013
16898 posts

re: Rural Internet options. Unlimitedville?
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or ebay postings for ipads...



thats the part i am not following.


fibonaccisquared
Georgia Fan
The mystical waters of the Hooch
Member since Dec 2011
15505 posts

re: Rural Internet options. Unlimitedville?
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thats the part i am not following.


Look for any ipad up for sale on ipad that has images including the imei number (frequently included) - try using that number on the landing page. Frankly, the imei generators should be sufficient.


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UAinSOUTHAL
Alabama Fan
Mobile,AL
Member since Dec 2012
1740 posts

re: Rural Internet options. Unlimitedville?
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Got mine set up last night. So far, so good...even playing FPS games on Xbox. I can't see a difference at all.

I ended up going with this modem, since it was much cheaper than the Nighthawk.

Netgear LB1120

I skipped the eBay guy and just bought a SIM from Amazon and used the iPad landing page to create an account.


Heck yeah, glad I could help save people a few $$$ from the eBay guy. Too easy to setup yourself.

I am now wondering tho if I am missing an opportunity to sell accounts for $30 and make some extra money.
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bluebarracuda
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2011
14633 posts

re: Rural Internet options. Unlimitedville?
I'm going to get this just to have for mobile use. I bring my surface and MSI laptop with me every where I go and usually hotspot my phone, but I would much rather pay the extra $30/month to have a dedicated hotspot

I'd grab something like the Netgear AirCard 810S to travel around with


diat150
Tulane Fan
OPELOUSAS
Member since Jun 2005
31922 posts

re: Rural Internet options. Unlimitedville?
Has anyone been able to setup port forwarding and allow traffic thru the public IP into your network? I was thinking of getting this to attach to a remote camera, but I always though at&t blocked inbound traffic


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Mr.Perfect
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Mar 2013
16898 posts

re: Rural Internet options. Unlimitedville?
Did you get the one with the Ethernet ports?


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fishbig
Member since Feb 2007
1496 posts

re: Rural Internet options. Unlimitedville?
How do I go about getting an unused sim card? I went to the Att store but they said I needed my device. If I bring my device, will they activate the sim card which will defeat the purpose?


Hu_Flung_Pu
USA Fan
Central, LA
Member since Jan 2013
19218 posts

re: Rural Internet options. Unlimitedville?
Has anybody tested the latency of this sim card? I'm assuming it'll be like the phone. Wondering for gaming.


fibonaccisquared
Georgia Fan
The mystical waters of the Hooch
Member since Dec 2011
15505 posts

re: Rural Internet options. Unlimitedville?
If you're asking about ping, there was a post earlier that had ping of about 50-60 consistently IIRC. Image disappeared though.


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03GeeTee
LSU Fan
Oklahomastan
Member since Oct 2010
2834 posts

re: Rural Internet options. Unlimitedville?
I added an AT&T prepaid SIM card to my modem order. I think you can probably find them at Walmart or other places that do prepaid phone stuff. Just make sure that it’s just the SIM card only as you don’t need to be paying for any minutes or data when you buy the card.


Hu_Flung_Pu
USA Fan
Central, LA
Member since Jan 2013
19218 posts

re: Rural Internet options. Unlimitedville?
So can I use any router? I have a nighthawk r6700.

I guess not. Need the hotspot.
This post was edited on 3/22 at 9:34 pm


fibonaccisquared
Georgia Fan
The mystical waters of the Hooch
Member since Dec 2011
15505 posts

re: Rural Internet options. Unlimitedville?
Yeah, has to specifically be a 4g LTE hotspot router to connect to the cell towers. Now, you can pass that through to whatever modem you want, but can't do it without a hotspot router, and ideally one with an ethernet port that you can hardwire to the actual router you want to broadcast your signal.

I know from some of the Reddit threads, people had success using the H2O wireless sim that you can buy for a buck or less on Amazon... but I think that you have to modify the APN settings or something?

Probably easier just going into an ATT store and letting them know you need to buy a sim for your parent/grandparent's ipad and that you're setting up service for them on the AT&T site... They should be able to sell you one for a few bucks.


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