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Thread: RocketHub help please!

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    Default RocketHub help please!

    My ISP (Rogers) is scrapping the current Inukshuk system with modem at the end of this month.
    They have sent a new RocketHub - Netcomm 3G10WVR2 in it's place. This runs via their cell phone network.
    Hooked it up last Friday and it is painfully slow. Rogers tech has been no help except to say I need an expensive antenna, Ok, if I need one I'll get one.
    But for now, I would like to know if I can try to check the actual speed this thing is running at somehow.
    The hub is indicating that the signal is "high" by it's lovely red light.
    The book says I should be able to reach the hub via the IP address of 192.168.1.1, but I can't seem to make that work.
    Watching files download is showing a speed of 100-106 kbps, that's all. It won't even load the local government weather site.
    A speedtest showed ping 81 ms, download 3.06 mbps, upload 1.77 mbps. Not even getting 10% of that.
    Is there some way I can see the speed by some of the Mac magic?
    Thank you.

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    The book says I should be able to reach the hub via the IP address of 192.168.1.1, but I can't seem to make that work.
    If you type that 192.168.1.1 into your web browser address line and hit return a window from your router should show up.

    To get a general idea of your download and upload try this http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/

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    ....like a charm. Thanks.

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    EDIT - I see you got it. Cool, if it's working good I'd probably just leave the firmware

    If you get into your router you might update the firmware.

    Plug the "brand/model firmware" into Google you should find something.

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    Another good thoughput test is at: speedtest.net

    Their sister site will provide some insight into the quality of the connection (which is a bit different than throughput): pingtest.net
    "Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way. This happens to us all the time with computers, and nobody thinks of complaining." -- Jef Raskin

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    Yes, did both the speedtest and ping test, somewhat poor results. Now getting started on making an 850 mhz Yagi for it.

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