"Unlimited" wireless data...

Brielle Bruns bruns at 2mbit.com
Fri Dec 3 20:03:49 CST 2010


On 12/3/10 4:47 PM, Nathan Eisenberg wrote:
> Their definition of unlimited tends to be "barely acceptable
> throughput levels, until you start streaming youtube/netflix or doing
> a long-running download or using bittorrent to seed files to your
> work PC and laptop or using your VPN to retrieve a document, in which
> case, we won't turn you off, we'll just silently jail you into a
> 32-128kbps bandwidth profile.   Also, have some poorly implemented
> NAT on our ludicrously underpowered CPEs!"


Biggest problems with the home base station Clear modems from Motorola 
is that you can't turn off the NAT and just use it as a pass through. I 
believe with the 'normal' non Clear firmware, its not locked like that.

The other fun I noticed with those same modems is that some have come 
wide open, public facing web ui unprotected with a default password.

Yay for 'customer experience'.




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Brielle Bruns
The Summit Open Source Development Group
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