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Standard User nidstigator
(newbie) Thu 27-Feb-20 09:57:20
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Beware - Three's 5G service is CGNAT'd


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What the title says.

Ordered their 5G service this week to potentially replace my VM 350Mbps connection, since I live an area with great coverage.

Unfortunately, the hub they send (the Huawei CPE Pro 5G) comes with a locked down version that allows zero changes to any network settings, and so, the old trick of changing APN to '3internet' to avoid CGNAT does not apply here...

It is very unfortunate since I am able to get 600-650Mbps and latency is pretty good. But oh well. Anybody tried to do anything about this? I will cancel my contract soon.
Standard User epyon
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 27-Feb-20 10:10:20
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Buy a new router that is the only way currently.

I'd be happy to be corrected.

Vodafone FTTP - 500/500
Giffgaff - 4G

Edited by epyon (Thu 27-Feb-20 10:10:38)

Standard User dect
(experienced) Thu 27-Feb-20 10:18:46
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I know a lot of people don't like CGNAT, but in your case does it actually stop you doing what you want to do?


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Standard User nidstigator
(newbie) Thu 27-Feb-20 11:29:01
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Yes - Gaming is the big one really...
Standard User nidstigator
(newbie) Thu 27-Feb-20 11:30:06
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I'd be happy to do that if they were not in the range of £300 (which is almost the same amount as the value of the contract itself)...
Standard User nidstigator
(newbie) Thu 27-Feb-20 11:34:07
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And you know what's funny? They have some sort of nonsense campaign going on with Activision about modern warfare being better with 5G or whatever. The irony.
Standard User dect
(experienced) Thu 27-Feb-20 14:48:53
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In reply to a post by nidstigator:
Yes - Gaming is the big one really...
Some people talk about using a VPN to overcome the CGNAT for gaming, would that help you?
Standard User buggerlugs
(learned) Thu 27-Feb-20 15:19:16
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Can't you use IPv6 instead? I'd like to think a brand new 5g network uses it as standard......
Standard User andynormancx
(member) Thu 27-Feb-20 15:42:52
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Even if it does, that by no means guarantees the service you’re trying to use does.
Standard User epyon
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 27-Feb-20 15:46:28
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whats the issue with gaming? i've played a few games on threes 4G and not had any problems.

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