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Topic # 226363 4-Jan-2018 10:57
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Hi all,

Should I go for Bigpipe ADSL2+ or Skinny 4G Broadband? It's (hopefully) an interim solution until fibre can be installed at the property. I have doubts the wireless 4G connection will be stable, but might provide better speeds than the ADSL2+?

Any feedback/experiences/suggestions appreciated!


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  Reply # 1928939 4-Jan-2018 11:10
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on average 4G is by far faster, and has less issues.

 

 

 

Sure an issue or two can arise, but it's normally already being resolved before you notice.

 

long as your data usage fits the plan, i'd go for it :)





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  Reply # 1928968 4-Jan-2018 12:02
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Think of latency as well

 

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  Reply # 1928979 4-Jan-2018 12:33
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Think of latency as well

 

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Doesn't drop to UTMS so latency isn't so bad ;)





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  Reply # 1929008 4-Jan-2018 12:42
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hio77:

 

Linux:

 

Think of latency as well

 

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Doesn't drop to UTMS so latency isn't so bad ;)

 

 

You want Latency on GPRS :P

 

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  Reply # 1929296 4-Jan-2018 18:52
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I use a 4G Skinny connection here to supplement the slow ADSL1 speed while we wait (Maybe 2-4 years) for fibre, In a pinch I've gamed on it just fine while the partner streams TV, I only notice that the speed drops considerably when downloading large files. My connection is 4/5 bars, 25meg up and down. (which is faster than my adsl1 connection). I get the same bar reception on my S6 as I do my modem if that helps.


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