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  1. 24 minutes ago, pissedoff2am said:

    Fair amount of YouTube, some larger photo files. Could probably get away with 150GB a month or less I would think.

    For that usage case, userabcd's router suggestion (or similar)  will work well. Then you can try different SIM card providers to see what works best in your location.  In theory, this will probably be the one with the closest line of sight tower.

  2. What do you need the connection for?  Email?  YouTube? HD streaming? 


    Also, how much are you going to use it?  1 hour a day or all day every day?


    The answers to these questions will affect the speed you need as well as data usage (many plans have caps).  These will in turn help work out a suitable package (if any).



  3. What do intend to use the PC for?

    For simple everyday use such as email, YouTube and word processing both would be "ok" but both would also benefit massively from an SSD for the system drive. 

    Is the RAM a single stick?  2 8GB sticks would be much better.


    You will need to give much more information about your actually needs/use/budget for anyone to help you properly.

  4. 1 hour ago, Kwasaki said:

    Have you got one of those buckets where you spin the mop in the bucket to rinse.

    Looks like part of the bucket spinner.




    We have been through a few different ones but comparing it to the current one we have now, I reckon that is what it is!



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  5. I came across this mystery object while cleaning out a drawer but I can't remember what is for the life of me...

    something in the back of my mind says it's something to do with the washing machine but i really don't know.

    Any ideas?



  6. 9 minutes ago, KhunBENQ said:


    Seems dongle/SIM connects to True mobile?

    You want to send "#123"?

    Isn't it "#123#"?

    Yes  I'm trying to use True.


    That was just a typo on here.  I was sending the correct code when I tried. 

  7. I'm trying to use a Huawei E3276S dongle with a GL-MT300N V2 router.  The connection to the network was straightforward enough and it's working well.


    What I'm trying to do is work out how to send USSD codes through the router interface to check balance and buy one off internet packages.


    The limited research I've done suggests AT+CUSD=1, "#123",15 should work but it errors out  with +CM# ERROR: UNKOWN


    Any ideas or suggestions of another way to do what I want with swapping the SIM between the dongle and a phone?







  8. The ping was to a random server on a speed test site.  It was just a test of general connectivity and speeds the UK.

    Obviously it means nothing in terms of connecting to the server that hosts the stream, so I may try and figure out a way of doing that.

    VOD from the site streams perfectly but that's a different animal with prebuffering and all that.


    Anyway, the consensus seems to be that the ping is not "bad"; so, I think the questions has been answered.

  9. 3 minutes ago, KhunBENQ said:

    Took me a while to find a name that is really located in the UK (plausible result).

    (some German un the log should be manageable)


    194 ms.


    Now the question is: is the streaming provider aware that you are in Thailand?

    Or do they expect low ping times like domestic UK?

    It's an (official) sports streaming service for international subscribers only - so they should be aware that I'm not in the UK at the very least.

  10. I have a 40 Mbps (single thread) speed test to the UK with a ping of 200 ms. A stream provider is trying to tell me the ping is too high. I think the ping time is OK and actually quite good.

    What are other people getting?





  11. I see no one has yet mentioned the issue of graphics card availability.  The OP has mentioned that the machine would be used for games.  The question is which games.  Would they be playable on integrated graphics — let's say no to that.  Right now, jib.co.th is showing very few graphic card options (Advice not much better); so, would a GT 1030 cut it?  Maybe, with low expectations.

    To get something "decent" he's going to paying a premium, even for a used card.

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  12. Yes,  I think the Mango will certainly have its uses, the main one being in a hotel that needs a user name and password to log in to Wifi.  From what I've seen on Youtube, this will be one thing that I'll use it for.  The router will log in and then connect multiple  devices to the Mango — allowing some isolation from the hotel network at some time. The speeds without VPN are actually OK.


    I'd actually already ordered a second router to run the VPN before posting my update but thanks for the offer.

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  13. On 3/21/2021 at 7:19 AM, JaiMaai said:

    Got it working — was me being a dimwit and using an old password.  


    Got to say I'm quite happy with it now.  Watching some UK ok Netflix on my smart TV right now.  Next test will be iPlayer etc.

    An update after a week or so of use.


    It just about works, but not quite.  When I can get it working it's good but not fantastic, but there are a few issues.


    1.  It's very finicky trying to get it to actually connect to my VPN  -  I can connect to the same servers using Open VPN client on my PC OK.

    2. VPN speed is not quite there, it seems to average at about 3-5 Mbps which kind of works, It's OK for most on-demand stuff but live TV seems to have a few glitches.

    3. When it does fail to connect to a VPN it can sometimes tie itself up in a few knots meaning I had to reset it.


    Overall, it's still a pass and the main lesson for me would be that when it's working, don't try muck around with it.

  14. On 3/10/2021 at 11:42 PM, recom273 said:

    Just for fun, I just ordered one of these today - https://www.gl-inet.com/products/gl-mt300n-v2/ 500B on AliExpress. 

    You could route your traffic in a normal way and then connect your kit to the mini router to route via your VPN,, I think pi-vpn will do a same job but this little box looked cool.

    What do you want to run through the VPN? Laptop or TV box - if you don’t require a networkwide VPN, you can use a software client like viscosity.

    Did you have any luck with this?  

    I ordered also ordered one to have a play with.  I'm having some teething trouble to get it to connect to my VPN using the Open VPN protocol,  I've download the Open VPN config files from the website but I can't get it to connect.

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