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Old 07-10-2010, 04:31 PM
boy-you-know-who-it-is boy-you-know-who-it-is is offline
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I test my latency 86ms on the rogers hub. You must have a OS problem.
I dont think that is the case. Rogers obviously has a massive network, the quality of their service is not consistent across Canada. I am an installer for a wisp and have taken out several hubs. Yes, if they work, they work good. If they dont, they dont. It just so happens where our company is located that Rogers Hub service is a hit or a miss. I would always recommend it over xplornet but obviously its not perfect. Latency has and always will be a problem with cellphone internet services

Also, 86ms is not good latency. You should aim for around 20-40ms (which we do as well) if you want to do anything other then download and browse the web

and thats my 2cents! haha
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Old 07-12-2010, 06:16 AM
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"You should aim for around 20-40ms (which we do as well)"


And how does one aim for? Care to share the method used to adjust the rocket hub do do so.

With my setup using XP I used a program (TuneupPortable) that shut off a ton of running bakcground stuff including my desktop screensaver, etc only after I noticed after a couple of months my download speeds were gradually dropping lower and lower and now my internet connection shot up from a usual 1.5 Kbps. to a daily test average of 5000 Kbps and over. The latency has remained pretty much the same.

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Old 07-12-2010, 06:55 AM
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Download speed 5136 Kbps
Upload speed 2074 Kbps
D/load COS 76 %
U/load COS 81 %
RTT 97 ms
RTT Consistency 82 %
Max Delay 486 ms
Avg Delay 3 ms
Max Bandwidth 5680 Kbps
Route Speed 5404 Kbps
Forced Idle 14 %
Route Conc 1.1
Download test s
Upload test s
Test isp-tcp


This is an analysis of my rogers rocket hub.
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Old 07-16-2010, 09:33 AM
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I test my latency 86ms on the rogers hub. You must have a OS problem.
Xplorenet gives me 40-60ms when it's up,Airnet gives me 50-70ms it was the rocket hub, not my system.
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Old 09-07-2010, 11:56 PM
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I just moved to the boon docks of Alberta and thought my only internet options were xplorenet or a satellite provider. I stumbled across the Rocket hub by accident when looking to see if I could afford an iphone, and I drove in to the city the next day to get one. Works great.

The numbers on their website for how many videos and webpages you can visit are based off mobile devices like blackberries and iphones where they access significantly less data from websites than laptops and desktops do, so just be warned that you probably won't hit those numbers. My wife and I are quite active surfers in the evening after our daughter goes to bed and we use about 100-300MB/day depending on if we watch a show or not.

That being said, I am very happy with the service. The only thing I can't do is torrent for fear of going over my data limit (although some things are worth the $5/gb). TV shows stream well off network sites and because of their middle-low resolutions they take up very little data.

Roger's Rocket > any other boondock internet solution I could find. I have a really weak signal, even with the external antenna, and I still measure around 2.5-3.5Mbps download. Latency is around 100. I can raid in WoW without any lag, and watch youtube videos without buffering.

Roger's FTW!
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Old 09-08-2010, 10:22 PM
dave_ca dave_ca is offline
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I have used bell's HSPA device for on call work. My experience during peak hours was horrid. 400+ ms ping times, dialup speeds while loading web pages.

I used Rogers rocket stick once and was not overly impressed. Download speeds where maybe 2-3 times dialup, with latency over 200ms.
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Old 09-11-2010, 10:38 AM
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Rogers has a new Rocket Stick plan called "pay as you go" which I find quite useful. If you don't use the stick there are no recurring monthly charges. You start off with a $10 plan for 100MG (which has to be used in 30 days), and then you can top it up whenever you need to use it. Warning: You have to use it once every six months to keep the SIM card active; and you need to turn off the "auto refill" option on your account.

So while this plan is not going to be a primary link to the Internet, it does cover those days that you're are on the road (in my case camping in the north country), or Xplornet is down (for whatever reason).
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Old 09-29-2010, 02:10 PM
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as a follow up to my Rocket Hub experience:

Speeds are generally fine, although I live in the boondocks and there is very little network traffic through the nearby tower. I would assume in a city there would be a lot more lag during peak hours than here where not very many people are accessing the 3G.

I would reccomend it as an alternative to xplorenet (provided you watch your data use), however make sure you get the ericson unit.
When the rocket hub first came out, there were using the Ericson unit, but demand was so high they had to start selling a cheaper netcomm model to keep up. The netcomm has a problem with dropping the DNS... constantly. When we first got the unit, it did that once a day, but over time it started doing it more and more and more, until we literally had to restart the connection ever 2-3 minutes. Rogers was very nice about it and swapped the netcomm for an ericsson. Used it for 2 days now without a DNS drop, so I'm pumped about that.
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Old 10-01-2010, 07:35 AM
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My Rockwet Hub is the Ericsson W35 which works great. I have not heard many good reviews of the Netcomm one. A person I know got one and tried it. The phone worked fine but data only worked for about 30 seconds and then died. He spent hours with Tech Support but the Netcomm Hub would not allow Internet access. I took my W35 over to his place and tried it and it worked fine. Tried his SIM card in my Hub and it worked. Tried my SIM card in his, no Internet.

He went and got a replacement Netcomm Hub (Since there are no W35's available here) and it had the same problem. Tech Support could not figure out what was wrong and the person ended up returning the Hub to the Rogers store. He went and got the Bell Turbo Hub (Ericcson W35) and it works fine.

I would caution people who get the Netcomm Hub. Tech Support told the person here it is more than likely a Firware problem but they will need to find where the error is before they can fix it. The Netcomm Hub works in some areas but not in others. At least Rogers allows you the 15 days free trial before you are locked into the purchase.
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Old 11-05-2010, 01:48 PM
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be careful with the 14 day trial

after you use 50mb during your "trial" you are BOUND INTO CONTRACT which requires a $400 cancellation fee to break even if you return it on the same f-ing day you bought it. the W35 hub has a warranty for 1 year (which you have to rely on rogers or bell to get fixed) and if you can't get it fixed or have problems later, it's $400 to cancel your contract, even if you paid the $149 for the unit and the $35/month for the 2-year contract.

there's only 2 reasons I'm not using the HUB right now.

1. the cancellation fees are like a big f'n anvil ready to drop on your head + they are typical non-caring money grabbing tactics by rogers and bell like usual. and would make for a great legal way to torture it's users as time passes and 3G gets more and more traffic.

2. the usage based billing is a MASS RIPOFF. in today's internet world, 3GB in a month is a JOKE! 10GB is even a joke! i know trying to download a 6GB (paid for) game through Steam on xplorenet is a giant pain with the ass throttling that breaks the connection into a drip, but at least it won't cost me $45 just for THAT FILE that I already paid for!!


the hub is for people who barely use the internet or need the phone service. that is IT.

wait till we get xplorenet 4G. everyone will be submitted to this massive lead slug in our usage. it will force us to buy games and movies retail, and simply pay more for internet. what a JOKE.


you know what i would do to satisfy my large downloads if i did buy a hub though.. (i do not use torrent sites or even download music, i download paid-for games and games patches, etc.)

..

i would bring a USB stick to work (if it's available to you) and use their business class internet connections. i get all my stuff directly onto the stick, then bring it home, downloading while i work.

this still does not account for streaming video and online games.



just my .02 hope it gives someone a new perspective on their horrid xplorenet. i hate mine but i'm keeping it for now based on no usage based fees.
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