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tstreet asked this question 1 year ago:

Telekom Internet...Landstuhl

I am preparing to move into to Landstuhl, I think the town is Melkerei. I will be stopping by Telekom (whenever I find one) and asking about internet services in that area. Since the house has 3 floors...I wanted to ask the group is there a way to have 2 modems setup, maybe one on the 1st and 3rd floor? Does it make sense? Does anyone have any experience with speed of  their internet in the area? Thanks.



1 year ago

Quote by tstreet:

I am preparing to move into to Landstuhl, I think the town is Melkerei. I will be stopping by Telekom (whenever I find one) and asking about internet services in that area. Since the house has 3 floors...I wanted to ask the group is there a way to have 2 modems setup, maybe one on the 1st and 3rd floor? Does it make sense? Does anyone have any experience with speed of  their internet in the area? Thanks.


Welcome back!  Technically speaking, you can only have one modem per account.  However, you can setup WiFi extenders to improve signal around your house.  For multiple floors, I would suggest something different.  I live in a multi-story house and the floors are built using concrete which WiFi won't penetrate.  

What I did was setup a WiFi router on each level of my house, and hard wired them together.  This allows each level of the house to have full WiFi signal.  I am not going to get into the technical details of setting this up, but if you decide to do this, I can certainly help you.

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1 year ago

Thanks for the gesture and thanks for that bit of information. I will go ahead and "Google", "How to hard wire wireless routers together", lol. Or just talk with the internet providers and ask for that type of setup. Either way that is breaking information for me. Thanks again.


1 year ago

Quote by tstreet:
Thanks for the gesture and thanks for that bit of information. I will go ahead and "Google", "How to hard wire wireless routers together", lol. Or just talk with the internet providers and ask for that type of setup. Either way that is breaking information for me. Thanks again.



It isn't complicated, really.  Just run a CAT# (choose your number) cable from the LAN port of the first router to the WAN port of the second router.  The second router needs a different SSID than the first router.  You can do this again from the second router to a third (for another floor of the house).  Each floor of your house can have a different SSID.  Centrally locate the router for best coverage of each floor.

1 year ago

Don't forget to ask about Telekom Hybrid DSL/LTE combo. We were stuck on DSL 6000 (more like 3.5 Mbit) for years. Now rocking 50 in Miesenbach. I know you can get decent LTE up on the hill in Landstuhl.

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1 year ago

Quote by Betze4Ever:

Don't forget to ask about Telekom Hybrid DSL/LTE combo. We were stuck on DSL 6000 (more like 3.5 Mbit) for years. Now rocking 50 in Miesenbach. I know you can get decent LTE up on the hill in Landstuhl.


Great info!  Thanks for posting.  I remember the miserable 3Mbps speeds my family had to deal with in Krickenbach.  When we were upgraded to 6Mbps, we were elated!  Of course, now that we're back in the U.S., we get a bit ornery if our speed drops below 75Mbps.  It sure is easy to be spoiled with speed.

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12 months ago

I went to the COMM Shop last week and talk with the gentlemen about internet services and I left there not knowing what the hell he was talking about. I am finding out that I know absolutely nothing about nothing when it comes to this verbiage and setting up internet.

I am gave him all of my information to get a setup started. Its been a week and have not heard anything and do not know whats going to happen next. All is not lost as I will now go back and put on my hustler hat and be more involved in this. Of course any help is appreciated for any simple English versions.

12 months ago

Quote by tstreet:

I went to the COMM Shop last week and talk with the gentlemen about internet services and I left there not knowing what the hell he was talking about. I am finding out that I know absolutely nothing about nothing when it comes to this verbiage and setting up internet.

I am gave him all of my information to get a setup started. Its been a week and have not heard anything and do not know whats going to happen next. All is not lost as I will now go back and put on my hustler hat and be more involved in this. Of course any help is appreciated for any simple English versions.


Sounds very frustrating, for sure!  There really isn't a need for suggestions at this point, since you're dealing with COMM Shop.  Their service is free to customers because they make their money from the company they sign you up with.  As you probably remember from your first time around in Germany, getting phone and Internet service is like pulling teeth!  

When I return to Germany, which I am hoping will happen someday, I will not get phone service with anyone in Germany other than a cell company.  With cell service, you just walk in, choose your company, and walk out with an activated phone.  The plans have changed to the point where you can get unlimited service for less than having a land line and cell, which is what people traditionally used to do.  For home, I will just get high speed Internet and use VoIP for phone service and TV.

I still use Google Voice for my phone service.  Works great. 

For phone service:  
https://www.everythingkmc.com/16163/how-to-get-a-free-us-phone-number-to-use-in-germany/

For TV:
https://www.everythingkmc.com/18672/tv-black-box/

11 months, 4 weeks ago

Quote by Betze4Ever:

Don't forget to ask about Telekom Hybrid DSL/LTE combo. We were stuck on DSL 6000 (more like 3.5 Mbit) for years. Now rocking 50 in Miesenbach. I know you can get decent LTE up on the hill in Landstuhl.


I will ensure I do that when I go over next week.

11 months, 4 weeks ago

Quote by JOFTAA:

Quote by tstreet:

I went to the COMM Shop last week and talk with the gentlemen about internet services and I left there not knowing what the hell he was talking about. I am finding out that I know absolutely nothing about nothing when it comes to this verbiage and setting up internet.

I am gave him all of my information to get a setup started. Its been a week and have not heard anything and do not know whats going to happen next. All is not lost as I will now go back and put on my hustler hat and be more involved in this. Of course any help is appreciated for any simple English versions.


Sounds very frustrating, for sure!  There really isn't a need for suggestions at this point, since you're dealing with COMM Shop.  Their service is free to customers because they make their money from the company they sign you up with.  As you probably remember from your first time around in Germany, getting phone and Internet service is like pulling teeth!  

When I return to Germany, which I am hoping will happen someday, I will not get phone service with anyone in Germany other than a cell company.  With cell service, you just walk in, choose your company, and walk out with an activated phone.  The plans have changed to the point where you can get unlimited service for less than having a land line and cell, which is what people traditionally used to do.  For home, I will just get high speed Internet and use VoIP for phone service and TV.

I still use Google Voice for my phone service.  Works great. 

For phone service:  
https://www.everythingkmc.com/16163/how-to-get-a-free-us-phone-number-to-use-in-germany/

For TV:
https://www.everythingkmc.com/18672/tv-black-box/

Very fustrating JOFTAA, but I am learning new stuff. I will do my best
to keep a running log and ensure I post what I learned for others. I am not sure how
you feel about or your position on the COMM Shop. I am curious what your
comment meant.

"There really isn't a need for suggestions at this point, since you're dealing with COMM Shop."

11 months, 4 weeks ago

Quote by tstreet:

Quote by JOFTAA:

Quote by tstreet:

I went to the COMM Shop last week and talk with the gentlemen about internet services and I left there not knowing what the hell he was talking about. I am finding out that I know absolutely nothing about nothing when it comes to this verbiage and setting up internet.

I am gave him all of my information to get a setup started. Its been a week and have not heard anything and do not know whats going to happen next. All is not lost as I will now go back and put on my hustler hat and be more involved in this. Of course any help is appreciated for any simple English versions.


Sounds very frustrating, for sure!  There really isn't a need for suggestions at this point, since you're dealing with COMM Shop.  Their service is free to customers because they make their money from the company they sign you up with.  As you probably remember from your first time around in Germany, getting phone and Internet service is like pulling teeth!  

When I return to Germany, which I am hoping will happen someday, I will not get phone service with anyone in Germany other than a cell company.  With cell service, you just walk in, choose your company, and walk out with an activated phone.  The plans have changed to the point where you can get unlimited service for less than having a land line and cell, which is what people traditionally used to do.  For home, I will just get high speed Internet and use VoIP for phone service and TV.

I still use Google Voice for my phone service.  Works great. 

For phone service:  
https://www.everythingkmc.com/16163/how-to-get-a-free-us-phone-number-to-use-in-germany/

For TV:
https://www.everythingkmc.com/18672/tv-black-box/

Very fustrating JOFTAA, but I am learning new stuff. I will do my best
to keep a running log and ensure I post what I learned for others. I am not sure how
you feel about or your position on the COMM Shop. I am curious what your
comment meant.

"There really isn't a need for suggestions at this point, since you're dealing with COMM Shop."

I simply meant that when I dealt with Comm Shop, they seemed to simply make a call (or use a computer) to order my service.  They didn't make anything go faster.  I used to deal with Mat and Sache. I don't know if they are still there, or not, but they are good guys.  

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