Started happening Friday night, i.e., December 11, 2020.
What is worse is that I can’t get TDS to look into it.
It has been over 24-hours & they are NOT responding.
So, I am giving you a heads up.
You might want to check your download speed IF you have TDS. You will have Internet, BUT it could be very slow.
I am impressed and happy.
Yes, I have a fairly HEFTY TDS bill. SMILE.
TDS and I have had our moments. But, they impress me quite often. This is another instance.
I am proud of them and GLAD to be a TDS customer.
Good for YOU, TDS.
Keep it up.
I will NOT call up and complain about my bill for the next two-months. SMILE.
Based on ‘Eero’ products.
Amazon plans to buy Eero.
The “Eero” APP on my phone showing our network.
We got Wi-Fi with TDS, in October 2019, as part of our 1 Gig upgrade. They installed a Wi-Fi range extender in addition to the standard router. With 1 Gog to the house we had decent Wi-Fi in the house — though this is a 4-storey house of around 3,400 sq. ft.
I never had any issues with this TDS provided Wi-Fi, though I don’t use Wi-Fi that much since my PCs are hardwired to the Extender.
Wife and daughter, who are exclusively on Wi-Fi, have complained, more of less from day one, that they keep on getting Internet drops. They kept on complaining. Last week I had enough. I called up TDS. I had no idea that they had a new MESH network-based offering. I was willing to give it a try.
This afternoon two technicians came and set it all up. It took longer than it should have because we have TDS TV, and that means the old router still has to be there. The main issue, however, was to get some port forwarding back in place.
But, we got it up. We have Wi-Fi. We get decent bandwidth. Not sure if we get more than we did before.
Early days. The question is whether this Mesh network will prevent those connection drops.
We will wait and see. I will keep you posted.
But, for now, as of today, we have the Eero-based Wi-Fi+ Mesh Network from TDS.
We have one ‘Eero Pro‘, i.e.,the router/broadcaster, and two ‘Eero Beacons‘, i.e., the range extender
My reading, first thing, this morning.
Yes, I have had 1+ Gig readings before.
But, of late I am seeing increased bandwidth on a consistent basis.
I could be wrong, but I suspect that TDS Telecom is getting ready to offer something higher than 1G.
Will I get it? Most likely. SMILE.
I strongly believe that you can never be too poor, too fat or have too much bandwidth to your house. Don’t you agree?
I got this, this afternoon at 3:17pm on Fast.com. It was Sunday and the Internet, by its standards, was not as busy as on a weekday.
Made me SMILE.
I am COOL.
Robert Charity Of ‘Charity Electric’, Barnstead — One Fine, Dependable, Competent Electrician Serving Central New Hampshire.
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Robert Charity was recommended to I by a builder in Barnstead — the Dad of a friend of mine. When I had told him that I needed some wiring done, he, with nary a hesitation said: “Robert Charity, of Charity Electric, is your man“. He was dead right.
Robert did the external Cat 7 ethernet wiring I needed to complete my TDS 1 Gigabit installation.
Robert Charity was a delight to deal with from the get go. No messing around. He was responsive, prompt and a man of his word.
He does good work. Very careful, very diligent, very thorough and extremely competent. A son of an electrician (from Mass.) he sure knows his stuff. He is very reasonable too when it comes to pricing. I was very impressed and pleased.
He specializes in backup generators and IF I ever get one it would be from him and no one else.
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The TDS 1 Gigabit upgrade is now finally done (I think). TDS won’t do any external wiring and I needed some to finish the job.
Today, Robert the owner of ‘Charity Electric‘ (out of Barnstead, NH), came and spent 3-hours installing 100’ of flat, CAT 7 Ethernet cable and now I have a permanent, long-term connection between the TDS router on the 1st floor and the TDS Extender on the 4th floor (which provides a hardwired LAN connection to this PC via a TDS provided LAN switch).
‘Charity Electric‘ did a BANG UP job. Real nice work. Very tidy, professional, conscientious and painstaking. Good pricing too. Kudos. Nothing but good words. Highly recommended.
I was using a jerry-rigged Ethernet connection for the last 10-days. I had cables running all over the place on the 1st floor. Having this direct cable, 100’ maybe, appears to have made a difference. Look at the speeds I am getting. I am happy.
I got the Cat 7 cable from Amazon. Decent price. Came with gold connectors. Seemed a shame to cut them off. So, Robert, kindly, installed all 100′.
I am happy. Relieved to get this behind me.
I got this, this morning on Fast.com. It was Saturday and the Internet, by its standards, was not as busy as on a weekday.
Made me SMILE.
I am COOL.
TDS Telecom Did The 1 Gig (i.e., Gigabit) Upgrade — Still Some Ways To Go; I Lost 20-Years Of Life Expectancy!
My knee surgery in March was much, much less painful and stressful!
What a morning. Aahhhhh!
I knew it was NOT going to be easy and we are NOT done yet. I still need to get a Cat 6 cable installed outside. I knew that that was coming too.
And to cap it all, they were using my Drobo External RAID disk storage as an armrest! As always I was too polite to tell them to mend their ways. After they left I had to do a FULL data recovery/build on the Drobo. That took 3-hours!
The Atlantic Broadband router (and thus the network) is GONE — though I am still going to be paying for it till November 6, 2019. C’est la vie.
Because TDS had to install an extender, as I knew they would, we have 3 Wi-Fi networks. Wi-Fi is OK. Not great. OK.