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Telstra mobile now works well

May 28, 2018 — BarryK

Well, well, this is interesting. I posted about issues with my Telstra mobile connection, domain-name-resolving and downloads hanging:

So, I bypassed the wifi-router, plugged a wifi usb dongle into the desktop PC, so it talks directly to my phone. My phone is my only means of Internet access, using the new Telstra "unlimited data" plan. This is a simplistic sketch:image

As soon as I did that, removed the router, the problems disappeared. For several hours afterward, have been very happily surfing and downloading.

The router is my local network, and bridge to the Internet via wifi to the phone. Why is it causing problems?

Actually, I have two wifi-ethernet-routers, and I am currently using the old one, TotoLink model N1000R+:

It worked OK with Optus. I might try my newer one:

Anyway, it is good to know that there is a fix.

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