In fact, I got this about a week ago. In fact, I opted for two connections, one for this office, one for my home and in fact, even my cousin. Actually took this, so we have actually three connections. So I’m going to share my experience. What I liked about it – and there are some unique things that I have discovered and I would like to share with you and in fact, regarding the cost.
Actually, the commercial rollout of this Geo fiber hasn’t been done, so it’s on trial basis, so monthly. There is no bill, but to get this installation you have to pay four thousand five hundred rupees and you get this router with it and the installation. In fact, there is no monthly bill as of now, and they said to me at least for the next three months: it’ll be free and when the commercial rollout will come, then there will be a monthly fee of whatever.
As of now, though, it’s a fiber, the speeds are capped up. 200 megabits I’ll show you all that I’ve done tons of speed tests, but after the commercial rollout they said that you can opt for speeds as high as one gigabit. So let’s have a closer look at this G o king of fiber, so let me actually show you. This is the fiber box. As you can see, this file goes and connects to this. This is a Geor outer box and, as you can see right now, it’s connected.
It shows this in green color. That means everything is active. It’S working. It can also blue and red, color and stuff so that you know if there is any issues or something it can also blink, and all these things and as you can see, this is the Geo router itself. In fact, this is the same model that actually, I know case to media about two years ago. It’S the same as you can see from the back. We have the WPS button.
The power adapter goes. This is the fiber cable. As you can see, this goes on over here. We also have a telephone port, so maybe later stage you can actually provide telephone services. Also, there are rumors that geo will also come out with cable that will use this, and we also have three physical Ethernet ports. These are gigabit, so you can connect wired computers or anything that you have, and apart from that, we also have two USB ports, and this is a actually a dual-band Wi-Fi router.
That means it supports 2.4 gigahertz and 5 gigahertz banks, so guys. Let me also show you the fiber points in our building. As you can see, one box is over here and all the fibers are that are going. The connections are from your, as you can see, three are going and, as you can see, we can give up to eight, and actually we have two boxes. One is over here like this, and the other is actually over here.
As you can see, this one has a lot more ports. So again all the fiber goes from this and again this is not power. No electricity is actually required, but the good thing is that every connection you get that individual fiber directly to your home. So again, you need this because that’s the reason that geo fiber is not there in a lot of buildings that in fact, about next building to ask there is no geo fiber.
Maybe their society didn’t give them the permission to install this one so guys now, as you have seen the box, the fiber, cable and etc. What is the experience? Let me talk about that and let me actually divide it between the pros and cons. What I like, and one of the things that I did not like, and you might have to spend a little bit extra also apart from this, for example, the good thing I like is: it’s actually fiber to home, so you’re getting the direct fiber to your home.
Unlike many cable providers that give you a internet, cable or copper, cable, a fiber has a lot more bandwidth. So in fact, during the last one we can never had a problems about speed. Both the download speeds and the upload speeds were close to the hundred mega bet. In fact, I was ranging for about 93 to 95 per megabyte. I will talk about the speech later on, because again, the speeds will differ a lot based on which band of Wi-Fi you using if you using Ethernet you’ll, get the rated speeds about 94 95 megabits, but on Wi-Fi it will vary a lot depending on 2.
4 gigahertz Or the 5 gigahertz, and also I like the router, what they have given. Essentially, the router is actually a good one. It has dual band Wi-Fi: that’s 2.4 gigahertz as well as 5 gigahertz and also the LAN ports. So there are just three LAN. Ports are actually gigabit, so actually the router that you are getting is actually pretty good. I will talk about some of the concern that I am noticed later on and I’d like to find that you can also download the my Geo app on your smartphone and from that you get all the details about your connection, how much bandwidth that you have used? How much is limiting recharge of vouchers and stop so it’s a sensual app that does a lot also in the future geo might give us cable television.
Why are this box? It’S? There might be extra box that you attach to this, so even cable and potentially even phone services can be given because we have a phone port. We don’t know a lot about the phone port. Will they give telephone service, but the geo installation guy? That came said that yeah, the TV services might start soon after the commercial rolled out, so that is also an important thing and if they can price it really well, let’s say because the guy that came for installation was telling the minimum plants might start with about 400 rupees per month – and yes obviously it will have the broadband with that.
We don’t know the speeds and data caps, but if they also bundle cable with that, then it can be a really good deal because but dt8 and stuff easily. You can pay about 500. 600 peas with this is they start the basic service at 500, piece with that cable service and broadband included, then it can be a really good V and now talking about the data, there’s a lot of misconception about it, even on the pamphlet, what they give.
It’S a trial service, as of now commercial hasn’t ruled on, they just say: 100 gigabytes of data upon man. That is actually not true. In fact, you get one point, one terabyte that is 1100 GB of data per month. The thing is that by default, only 100 GB is sort of enabled and the rest you have to they have this free top of of 40 gigabytes of 25. That is about half thousand GB, so add that thousand GB plus that hundred.
So it’s about one point, one terabyte of data per month that you get at 100 megabytes and after that will downgrade come up one megabit. So you have a lot of data. But again you have to manually go into that app and actually enable those vouchers. After that 100 gigabytes of data, that might be OK for you and me as a tech, savvy user. This also comes in a corn, but for a lame user or who’s not very advanced for letting my parents, they don’t care, you just plug it on those guys.
Might not be able to figure out how to do the data reades or truth and manually, so they might be stuck at 100 gigabytes but yeah technically, it is actually 1.1 terabytes of data that you’re getting per month. Now, let’s look at some of the cons that I have noticed with this one. In fact, in terms of routing, I noticed that the pings are not that great at ranges anywhere. I was doing a lot of speed test ranges anywhere between like 30 milliseconds to as high as 60 milliseconds.
So again, geo needs to improve their routing because with fibre I was expecting Velo pings about 5 to 10 milliseconds. But as of now, I feel the routing is not very robust. Also, this is not applicable to most of the home users or at if you’re, not so super advanced user, but one limitation that I’ve found with this one is that you’re not getting a proper public IP. When you connect up to the Internet via this, it’s actually an attic address.
For example, the IP address that you get with this one from the outside world. You cannot pin to it. Yes, it does have IP 6, but even the IP 6 address. I was not able to ping it from outside, so, for example, if you’re sort of a very advanced user who wants to host a server or something like that and want to be reachable from outside, then that might not be possible also, as of now port, forwarding, Etc is not possible.
Maybe they’ll enable these services when it goes commercial, but as of now, you can’t even walk for if you want to be extract and get a fixed, a public IP address that is not possible. Maybe then enable these services after it goes commercial, but as of now that is a limitation. I know a very small percentage of users might like to host some servers and stuff, but as of now, it’s not possible with this connection, because it’s double-knotted and it’s behind the geo firewall now I’m going to this – might be the most important thing.
I really like. The fact that it has both the 2.4 gigahertz and the faster 5 gigahertz Wi-Fi band and again, as you can see, I can I did multiple tests this. What do you say? Samsung a 50. I kept it on 2.4 gigahertz man and the iPhone was on the 5 gigahertz man and consistently. I was getting way faster speeds on the 5 gigahertz band. So if you want to really take advantage of those high speeds, you really need the that support.
Five big expand, modern smartphones high-end support that and even modern laptops do that, but many of the mid-range and the budget range phones simply won’t support the five gigahertz band so again, even though you’re having this high-speed connection of 100 megabit your speeds, if you’re using a Mid-Range or a low-end phone going to be on the 2.4 gigahertz band and you will not get very high speeds.
The 5 gigahertz panel was very, very pleasantly surprised with this one. In fact, the range that I’m getting on the 5 KH man is actually pretty decent constrained, this router and the price over all of this, in fact, the speed I was getting getting even in the next room was good. As you can see this speed test, I did in fact this is two rooms away, and I didn’t expect at five bigger to get this good speed, but close to about 88 89 make a bet we were able to test the five units.
Man is actually really good, but the problem is with the regular 2.4 gigahertz band. I never game guys, as I’ve told you. I have two connections, and my cousin also has this this one that we have in the office. The 2.4 gigahertz band is giving us decent results even after two rooms, the speeds we were able to get about 25 to 30 megabits, but again my cousins connection on this 2.4 gigahertz band. We were not able to get speech more than 15 to max of about 18 megabits, even in the next room.
So again, I feel there is some sort of quality control. The other connection that I have in my home, that’s a different router. I would say that is giving me slightly better speeds about 25 to 30 megabits, even on the 2.4 gigahertz band part for my cousin’s router on the 2.4 gigahertz band, he is not able to get very good speeds. That brings me to the point that there might be some quality control issues with these units.
The one that I have in the office is the best. Second, I would say is my home one that also gets decent speech, but my cousin’s router on the 2.4 gigahertz band was not giving him very good speech, even if he just moved to this second room, the speeds will drop into about 15 megabits. So there is some quality control issue: 5 gig expand. Luckily on for him was working great and he was able to get about 9 make a bet, but the 2.
4 gigahertz ban, which might be used by most of the people. I would say, because 5 gigahertz band only some of the advanced devices and high-end devices support, most of them will support 2.4 and there I found that you might get a router that might not have a lot of rings on the 2.4 gigahertz, when in fact I Was leaving some forms and many people were complaining so yes, definitely there might be some quality control issues, and if you have that, then you might have to actually put a Wi-Fi extender to extend the range in terms of range.
What I am getting, I would say, if you have a typical flat about 1,500 square feet, I place this router in the central location of the flat and it’s able to cover actually almost the entire flat. But again, I know many people. In fact, my cousin did that he placed the router on one corner of the house. If you do that, then it might not give you the full coverage for your flat and you would have to actually off for Wi-Fi, extenders and stuff.
So, as of now, I’m overall satisfied with the service. Yes, you have to pay initial deposit of 4500 delancey’s that this is sort of a security, deposit or refundable deposit. Let’S say after 2 months you don’t like this and you give it back. They say that they’ve already fund so essentially as of now the service is free and you get that technically about 1.1 terabyte of data per month. But again those after that hundred gigabytes.
You have to manually go into that my geo app and do those pop ups. So if you can’t do that, I feel it’s a really great connection in terms of speed. As I’ve told you I didn’t have any problem, I was hoping all the speeds of about 93 to about 95 megabit. If I was testing it on a bad connection or on a 5 gigahertz Wi-Fi ban, but again, if you have a lot of 2.4 gigahertz Wi-Fi devices and you move away from the router, let’s say even the next room.
The speeds can’t realistically drop to about 20 megabits and you might have to invest in Wi-Fi extenders, so guys overall, I’m really liking the connection. Let’S see what will be the commercial plans when it rolls out what will be the data caps and stuff? That is the most important thing and we know that only after the commercial launch, so anyways guys. This was my review of this G of Giga fiber.
If you have any other questions regarding this one do, let me know in the comment section below and I’ll be more than happy to answer them, anyways guys, that’s it for now. Thanks for reading this is Ranjith and I hope to see you in my next article. Take care guys