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  1. Good info. I was wondering if there was a limit on the "unlimited" high speed roaming data. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  2. Since you mention ACL logging, I'm guessing you might have a more advanced switch? If so, you could do port mirroring on the switch and then run Wireshark (in promiscuous mode) on a computer connected to the mirror port. In my case I just ran Wireshark on my router on the vlan that only contains the Airave. That being said, you can try whitelisting those IPs. Or another option is to set a NAT rule to force all traffic to go through OpenDNS, while letting clients think they're using their hardcoded servers. I do this on a couple of my vlans. It's a preferable option to just blocking non OpenDNS traffic.
  3. Was just about to edit my post. Turns out they're not hardcoded. I just found out that is a Verizon fios DNS server. I forgot that I set my Airave VLAN to not use my local DNS server, but rather just pass along whatever my ISP assigned. So in that case I guess it does just use the DNS server assigned via DHCP. I have no explanation for the other 2 though.
  4. So far I've seen,, and Typically it only uses the first one, but for some lookups, it queries all 3 at the same time, but it only gets a response from (at least on my network).
  5. You need root and need to use a Magisk module to enable the Diag port https://forum.xda-developers.com/pixel-2-xl/how-to/guide-qxdm-port-activation-pixel-2-xl-t3884967 I don't believe you need the custom Magisk binary, just the module. It will allow band locking with the free version of Network Signal Guru. Be aware that on the Pixel 3, several of us have had USB connectivity start getting flakey over a few months and eventually stop working all together until the module was disabled. No idea why it gradually happens. But you can disable the module and reboot to get USB data connectivity back. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  6. Sprint can easily fix capacity on some sites if they wanted to, with the opex expense. There's unused B41 that they could have deployed on just some sectors (such as ones covering stadiums and venues, where the current sectors are overloaded to the point of not working at all). Most Sprint sites don't even have the backhaul to fully utilize the spectrum that is on air. Not to mention the lack of rank 3 and 4, meaning they don't get the speed boost from 4x4. They probably figure there's no reason to enable it since they don't have the backhaul for it anyway. There are lots of ways Sprint could add capacity without adding macros, but they don't. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  7. They have a lot deployed in Chestnut Ridge, NY at least. I was in that area last summer and found a ton. These are just a few that I marked in a residential area, but riding in the car I kept connecting to them everywhere. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  8. You can set quotas and limits on the Google APIs. You can even have it alert you when you reach a certain threshold, so you know when you're approaching the quota that you've set. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  9. Yeah this makes sense. I believe that band access is on a per site basis. So for example, on sites that are very congested on band 12, T-Mobile may not broadcast the Clear PLMN. But on a nearby site with light B12 usage, they do. There are some sites that allow Sprint roaming on all bands, and others that only allow maybe band 2 and/or 4/66. It varies. The one thing Sprint roaming does not allow for at the moment is carrier aggregation. You will always be on just a single carrier while roaming (domestic and international). Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  10. I've heard that now that the Airave 4 is released, they intend for Magic Boxes to be used for businesses, and Airaves for home users. So I guess they're finally starting to implement this policy. You could possibly claim that you don't have home internet, or that your internet is WiFi only provided by a landlord and you don't have access to a router to plug the Airave into. So then the Magic Box would be your only option. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  11. It would presumably go away if the non profits sell their licenses. Right now Mobile Citizen (and "resellers" like the Calyx Institute) give out normal Sprint accounts with access to all bands. These are technically lines with a 20 or 25 GB "mobile broadband" plan, but they are completely unthrottled, not deprioritized, and unlimited (there are "overages of $10/GB" that aren't actually charged), making them better than any plan Sprint currently offers. They're also assigned a routable, public IP, instead of using carrier grade NAT. You can even create a Sprint login for the account, though you can't change anything because you don't get the PIN. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  12. The Exynos is just the SOC. I'm pretty sure they still use Qualcomm modems. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  13. I'm curious what ISP in the US still use PPPoE? If you're using ATT they're using 802.1x with the certificate stored on the gateway. You can setup IP Passthrough on the gateway which will assign the WAN address to your Eero instead of a private address. It still uses the NAT table on the gateway though (so you're handicapped by it's low NAT table), but has none of the side effects of double NAT. You can also plug other devices into the gateway and they'll pull a private address. There is way to completely bypass the ATT gateway and just use it for the initial 802.1x auth (ie no traffic flows through it), but it's a bit technical and requires a standalone router like an EdgeRouter or pfsense and a managed switch. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  14. Just to be clear, you're using a standalone cable modem right? And not a modem/router combo? I ask because if it's a combo, you'll have to do things a bit differently (the Eero would be performing something called double NAT, and this may make the Airave have difficulty connecting). The easiest way to check is to see if there is only 1 Ethernet port on the modem, or if it has multiple. If there are multiple, then it's a combo. If there's just 1, then it's a standalone modem. You can also Google the model number as well. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  15. No problem. For the extra $5 it might be worth getting this one instead https://smile.amazon.com/TP-Link-Ethernet-Optimization-Unmanaged-TL-SG108/dp/B00A121WN6/ref=asc_df_B00A121WN6 for the extra 3 ports. Then you don't have to worry about running out of ports. I have several of the managed version of it (adds some features that you don't need) and it works great. I actually have both of the switches that I linked to. As a general rule of thumb, if it's possible to plug in a device instead of having it use wifi, ALWAYS plug it in. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
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