I really hope someone can help me, because I’ve scoured forums/google for a solution to no avail.
I purchased a x750 from a company called Travel Data who sent it to me with a Tmobile sim already installed & configured. The problem is that I’ve tried multiple locations but the speeds were 20-25mbps down/up at best, and <1mbps down/up at worst. I live in an RV, and our current location must be a deadzone because we’re lucky to get 5mbps, and often it’s much less. I also attempted to contact Travel Data for some assistance, but the only thing he recommended was purchasing 1 of 2 MIMO antenna’s that are pretty pricey, with mixed reviewed online, so I wanted to try everything else before splurging on them.
- Band Locking
- Switching Channels
- Using Cloudflare DNS
- Locking TTL to 65
- Netgear Antenna (the black, flat looking, $50 one from Amazon, I’d look up the specs for you, but my internet is so slow the page won’t load)
I also tried getting a Visible phone and tethering it to the x750, and it was getting slightly better speeds, but still around 5mbps. After all those tweaks the highest I was able to achieve was 5mbps down, 13mbps up.
That was okay- but then I got greedy for megabytes… and now I’m paying for it.
I came across this forum showing significant speed increases using the goldenorb/ rOOter project firmware [Stock Firmware Slowing Things Down? - #21 by RichP]. So I installed it. I’m relatively tech-savvy but I’m no expert- and I didn’t realize updating the firmware totally changed the admin UI to rOOter- so that was my first surprise. Then unfortunately I was never able to get it to work correctly with my Tmobile SIM card. It would act as a repeater for my visible hotspot but that’s the best I could get it to do.
So, after trying to troubleshoot that all day I cut my losses, and reverted my x750 back to stock firmware. I originally saved my settings- but in doing so, I was completely out of storage and unable to access Luci for advanced settings.
So, I finally admitted defeat and restored my router to default settings/firmware.
After all of that- my speeds are terrible on both Tmobile & Visible, and I don’t know how to fix them. I saw a forum mention that certain versions of GL firmware caused slower speeds, so I reverted to 3.105 which is what came with the router- that didn’t make it worse, but it didn’t make it better either.
I’ve tried adding back all the settings I had tried before (band locking, channel switching, locking TTL, etc) but nothing has really had any significant impact on my speed.
I know higher speeds are possible, even in my location with low signal strength, because I’d achieved them just a few days ago. So what settings am I missing??
Please advise. Feel free to make fun of me, I deserve it for screwing up this bad- just please help me fix it. I’m paying quite a bit for 2 internet sources that are nearly unusable.