Originally Posted by mkatwilder24
I was told by Tmo technical support that their hotspot@home service does not work with draft-n or MIMO technologies found in the newer wireless routers. Tried connecting with a new Belkin N1 and couldn't do it.
Don't suppose anyone else got hotpot@home to work with a this stuff, especially the MIMO?
My initial intent was to tweak performance in my internet/wireless network now that it has a home security system, two TIVO boxes, my laptop, and now my phone running through it. Things get a little sluggish when they are all running at once. Decided to upgrade my modem as I was still using the leased one from when I first got broadband from Comcast...duh!
Another question for experts....would adding one of the branded hotspot@home routers (D-Link, Linksys) configured as a wireless access point help out with the sluggishness? I thought it might take some pressure of the router, but since it is still getting its broadband signal from the same source perhaps that is dumb? Obviously, I know just enough to be dangerous.
I have a MIMO-spec Wireless-G router (Netgear) and works just fine. The Curve does not work on Wireless-N router since the Curve is only B- and G- compatible. Not unless you're router is backwards compatible (ie. Apple Airport Extreme).
What kind of bandwidth speeds do you have? I'm running a home server, 2 laptops, a Nintendo Wii, and a home NAS drive and no UMA lag even during peak hours. I have Comcast with a Motorola modem. With the Speedboost I'm getting 15000k/1500k down/upload speeds.
Personally I don't like the Tmo supplied routers (its basically a Linksys with QOS). But thats just my take.