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    Wireless internet

    How about it?

    After stripping out yards and yards of redundant LAN and coaxial cable while replacing the ceiling, I am damn hesitant to start stringing the ugly wiring again on my freshly painted walls.

    I use DTAC for my phone service and have recently discovered that I can stream through my phone to my tablet and watch Netflix. It is that fast.

    The wheels are turning now. Yes, DTAC has wireless wifi. Says I can stream HD. I didnít even know such a thing existed.

    I feel like a troglodyte after living in the sticks of Georgia to ask these questions. Anyone have it? Does it work well? Compared to a wired line?

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    We have Wifi routers with both Sinet and 3BB.

    Connected to various PCs via LAN and Wifi.

    The packages are 1GB down/300mb up, for around 600thb per month.

    We are more PC based (PCs connected to 1080p flatscreen TVs with wireless mouse/keyboards), rather than phones and tablets. Don't know about Dtac packages and their Wifi.

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    We have True Gigatex Fiber set up at our place and use it with all PCs, Tablets, TVs and phones. Amazingly fast and no issues. I have to do many work con calls both voice and video and its been great and no service outages and it is 800 bht a month. Now I do not watch Netflix as I download my own content however I do regularly stream other sites to watch NFL, MLB and NBA. Watched the Giants beat the Padres just a bit ago.

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    Not a LAN cable anywhere in our house. Wireless to my iMac, wireless to my Android box for Pulse TV, wireless from my iMac to Apple TV. We use AIS Fibre, same contract as both our phones.

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    All good. I am done with wires.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Anyone have it? Does it work well? Compared to a wired line?
    I can not comment on your ISP, but almost everyone here stateside has it, at least in my neck of the woods. I have 1gbps up and down on a fiber line, my router has built in wifi. Keep in mind that wifi is slower than a hardwired line that runs directly into the back of your pc, but if you have reasonably fast internet speeds it should not be a problem. If your house is big enough, you may need to add a wifi repeater to boost the signal. This is a helpful write-up...

    Wi-Fi vs. Ethernet: How Much Better Is a Wired Connection?

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    I use Netgear Orbi Mesh Wifi6, a few nodes around the place that present one, smooth Wifi network for anything I want to connect to it, and ultra fast if the devices support it.
    Includes a Guest network, so visitors can't see your network but you can give them Wifi.
    Warning: Be cautious if you are a fragile pink

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    Maybe I have misunderstood. I wanted to avoid a fiber line run to the house. I was under the impression that a line was not needed. I know a wifi router is wireless to the tv, pc, etc.

    I can stream on my telephone service to the iPad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    I wanted to avoid a fiber line run to the house.
    Why on earth would you want to avoid fiber? It is the best thing since sliced bread.

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    No wires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    I know a wifi router is wireless to the tv...
    It is, but the difference in ISP speed between running a cable between your wifi router and IPTV box or smart tv versus using wifi is significant. I just checked my internet tv (which is all I have/need at home) and it's way faster with a cable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    No wires.
    Like no wires to the router?

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    Just checked the wifi speed from my router to my phone, so would be the same to my computer and TV boxes. More than enough for what I use.


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    Quote Originally Posted by armstrong View Post
    Like no wires to the router?
    Exactly.

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    A router that works as a hotspot does.

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    No router definitely reduces the options available.


    So basically it will be phone internet data package?

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    I used a DTAC GSM router briefly this year before 3BB decided to bring fibre down my lane. I guess like most people I prefer cable because it is less more consistent.

    Fibre: More consistent and generally more capable of handling multiple devices. On the downside, the cable obviously needs to come in somewhere so. yes, I have one cable surface mounted in a corner. GSM: Great if you have no fibre option and if the gsm signal is strong where you are. One day we'll see 5G and that will make GSM a good choice. As already mentioned, it is definitely better to hardwire the router to the tv, easy if you put the router behind the tv.

    I have a nearly new DTAC router you would be welcome to. Of course you'd need to get a new SIM to go in it. One advantage of that router is that it has an internal rechargeable battery, so when the mains power goes out the router stays alive. Your tv won't work but your laptop and other mobile devices will. My 3BB router doesn't have that option.

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    No fiber option here.

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    There websites that show which provider has the best coverage in each district of the country. Research that, then look at what packages and SIM router or whatever they call them, and yer sorted.

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    Also, remember older devices can only receive 2.4ghz which is limited to ~100 mbps, where newer devices can use the 5ghz which is hugely faster. My new tablet gets well over 400mbps up/350 dn while my old phone does around 70/40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    No fiber option here.
    I mis-remembered, my GSM router was AIS. Yours if it is useful. As Edmond says, the coverage varies. Try to decide who has the strongest signal locally. For me it was helpful to have the AIS router when the True signal disappeared on my phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Maybe I have misunderstood. I wanted to avoid a fiber line run to the house. I was under the impression that a line was not needed. I know a wifi router is wireless to the tv, pc, etc.

    I can stream on my telephone service to the iPad.
    You want a 5G Router with Wireless capability.

    You need to make sure there is a 5G mast in the vicinity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    Why on earth would you want to avoid fiber? It is the best thing since sliced bread.
    Because 5G can give broadband speeds and Fibre isn't in every area?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post
    I used a DTAC GSM router briefly this year before 3BB decided to bring fibre down my lane. I guess like most people I prefer cable because it is less more consistent.

    Fibre: More consistent and generally more capable of handling multiple devices. On the downside, the cable obviously needs to come in somewhere so. yes, I have one cable surface mounted in a corner. GSM: Great if you have no fibre option and if the gsm signal is strong where you are. One day we'll see 5G and that will make GSM a good choice. As already mentioned, it is definitely better to hardwire the router to the tv, easy if you put the router behind the tv.

    I have a nearly new DTAC router you would be welcome to. Of course you'd need to get a new SIM to go in it. One advantage of that router is that it has an internal rechargeable battery, so when the mains power goes out the router stays alive. Your tv won't work but your laptop and other mobile devices will. My 3BB router doesn't have that option.
    GSM went out with the dinosaurs when the asteroid hit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    No fiber option here.
    I'd be very surprised if there isn't either AIS or 3BB fibre unless you really are out in the boondocks.

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