I had that the other day. They want you to pay a subscription - the free account only allows a few search results and then it's game over unless you pay. Although, that said, I'm sure it used to give some basic results even on an unpaid account. In the end I gave up and used cellmapper. And I'm pretty sure that mastdata is now several years old, so may not be worth bothering with anymoreOn a rather unrelated note, have I managed to click some option to hide all masts on mastdata.com? It used to show me mast locations but now doesn't want to show me any masts anywhere!
I don't actually know the answer to your question I'm afraid, but you'll certainly take a hit on download/upload performance. The only way to know, is to try it out using a limited or trial account (try Windscribe). Unfortunately, the limited/trial accounts don't provide the same performance as paid services, so may not be indicative. With a VPN, you may even find that latency improves. And of course, the B535 doesn't support OpenVPN, so you'd need a router that does really. Sorry to have been of no help whatsoever.My kids play games where latency is key, is the VPN option likely to slow that down too much?
I tried this and my router wouldn't connect at all. My router is a B535 bought outright and using a Smarty SIM on the Three network.Hi everyone,
I found a solution that worked immediately for me, so I wanted to share it:
I had the same issue (EE SIM in Huawei B535) and had internet on phone/PC/tablets etc. but no smart devices/Xbox Live/Chromecast connecting. No luck with EE or Huawei support (although both tried, to be fair). So here we go:
1. Log in to the router (192.168.8.1).
2. Go to the Network tab.
3. Click to add an APN (plus on the APN list).
4. Create an APN profile (just make up a name) and leave the username and password fields blank.
5. In the IP Type box, select IPv4 (the default is IPv4 & IPv6).
6. Save the profile and set it as the default.
Suddenly everything connected and works perfectly. No need for a VPN, downswitching to 3G or changing DNS settings (I can't be 100% on this last part, since I'd already changed the VPN settings to Google, but that hadn't made any difference).
I hope that helps some of you!
The router may not recognise a SMARTY SIM, you maybe need to set the APN to the settings below:I tried this and my router wouldn't connect at all. My router is a B535 bought outright and using a Smarty SIM on the Three network.
I liked that story - it was both a comedy & a horror story all in one.So be warned, hooking up to 3 is a pain in the ar$e - they are useless!
Indeed, now that Vodafone are coming down in price with the cashback deals, you can get a better service for similar or better prices. There's a deal for Vodafone unlimited max at the moment for under £13 a month with cashback.I liked that story - it was both a comedy & a horror story all in one.
The catalogue of issues 'dealing' with Three are absolutely spot-on & typical. As the man says: "3 is a pain in the ar$e". So if you are reading this thread, do yourself a favour and DONT take out a contract with Three, and wherever possible, if you already have a contract with Three, then cancel it! You won't be sorry.