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  1. Gracias; I knew the skies had to open up on my wedding anniversary.
  2. Gringohombre; I have both Telmex and Ilox and use an Asus RT-AC86U router to distribute the internet to all my devices; I run StrongVPN on the router and stream IPTV on a Firestick 4K; no buffering problems for the IPTV service I am using at HDTV quality. I have tested many combinations of different VPNs with IPTV providers and Firesticks and found that most combinations are not reliable with Ilox; I believe Ilox is throttling IPTV streaming and a VPN is necessary to hide streaming at least for HDTV. In my opinion the Firesticks dont have enough computing power to run the VPN properly for decoding IPTV streaming in high definition format; you need to run the VPN on a router. On a good day I get better than 20 mbps download with Telmex and don't need a VPN to hide the IPTV streaming of HDTV.
  3. Andre Bellon; his office is across the street from Superlake
  4. I have tested both NordVPN and StrongVPN on an original Firestick and a Firestick 4K on Ilox to eliminate buffering on HD TV. Neither VPN worked very well on the original Firestick. On a Firestick 4K, NordVPN worked to some extent but StrongVPN worked just fine. This was a quick 10 minute test of each VPN on each Firestick with 2 or 3 HD channels.
  5. I use an IPTV provider on a FireTV stick; I found that the VPN apps on the FireTV stick did little to eliminate the buffering; I tested ExpressVPN, NordVPN and StrongVPN. Then I installed the VPN on the router that my FireTV stick connects with WIFI; NordVPN worked most of the time but StrongVPN solved my buffering problem as well as some other connectivity issues I had with NordVPN. I did not test ExpressVPN on the router as StrongVPN was working very well. I believe Ilox is throttling streaming unless it is hidden by a good VPN.
  6. I have done that many many times and a VPN is required to prevent buffering; at least in my case. I am going to try and test if I can change ports without a VPN and see if that works. I don't know enough about port forwarding etc but i have plenty of free time right now to learn.
  7. Based on John Shrall's comments above about throttling torrents, I am wondering if Ilox is throttling streaming; unless hidden by a VPN.
  8. I got past my streaming problems by using StrongVPN set to a server in Houston. My guess is that the Ilox internet routing jumps all over Mexico before it gets to a real high speed and stable link in the US. I think with the VPN my connection is direct to the US and therefore more stable. Before StrongVPN a speedtest indicated 50 mbps down but I could not stream without buffering an HDTV stream that was about 5 mbps.
  9. Zoom in on the map, slide the map as required and click on the municipality and a small box comes up with all the info.
  10. 331 is also the exchange for local Telcel phone numbers.
  11. Caller starts off with I am your friend from California etc; just hung up on them.
  12. It would be nice to have the parks, malecon, and golf courses open; locals only.
  13. We have one computer that gets 80 to 100 Mbps down and 25 Mbps up on WiFi directly through the Ilox modem. Computer is a small Acer tower and is within 10 feet of the Ilox modem. My Lenovo laptop is 15 feet away and I am lucky to get 50 Mbps down. We have the original 100 Mbps package; located central Ajijic down by the lake.
  14. Just got a call from the same number 331-230-4780. He just said I am your friend Michael; told him I know about his scam and he hung up.
  15. Fake News; that is what I thought
  16. Court0503; Where did you get this info ? I cant find anywhere on any so called reputable websites.
  17. I use Google Drive; 15 MB free. The Google Drive folder on my computer automatically syncs with the "Cloud" and then if I need something when I am travelling I can access the "Cloud" from my Iphone.
  18. I have lived in this house in Ajijic for 12 years with minimal CFE problems especially in the last 5 or 6 years since they replaced the transformer down the street; also my next door neighbor worked for CFE. Telmex has been a problem until the last couple of years, every year there was something going wrong; once no phone or internet for 8 weeks. However, since Ilox was installed a year ago (I kept my Telmex service also) the Telmex download speed has continued to improve and is now over 50 mbps and is more reliable and consistent than Ilox; this morning the Ilox download speed was 15 mbps; I check both regularly. I will be cancelling my Ilox service after we get through this lockdown; for me a backup is important right now.
  19. https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment-frequently-asked-questions#elig Eligibility and General Information Use tab to go to the next focusable element Who is eligible? U.S. residents will receive the Economic Impact Payment of $1,200 for individual or head of household filers, and $2,400 for married filing jointly if they are not a dependent of another taxpayer and have a work eligible Social Security number with adjusted gross income up to: $75,000 for individuals $112,500 for head of household filers and $150,000 for married couples filing joint returns Taxpayers will receive a reduced payment if their AGI is between: $75,000 and $99,000 if their filing status was single or married filing separately 112,500 and $136,500 for head of household $150,000 and $198,000 if their filing status was married filing jointly The amount of the reduced payment will be based upon the taxpayers specific adjusted gross income. Eligible retirees and recipients of Social Security, Railroad Retirement, disability or veterans' benefits as well as taxpayers who do not make enough money to normally have to file a tax return will receive a payment. This also includes those who have no income, as well as those whose income comes entirely from certain benefit programs, such as Supplemental Security Income benefits. Retirees who receive either Social Security retirement or Railroad Retirement benefits will also receive payments automatically.
  20. Wow, the check is for US residents, not non-residents; if your spouse is a non-resident you are probably are a non-resident as well. No politics just common sense.
  21. The light is controlled by a little switch that is pressed in when the fridge door closes; you can test it by pressing the switch with your finger and the light will go off. No need to unplug the fridge.
  22. Drove past Superlake about 10:00 am this morning; it was open.
  23. I agree with Tom Kessler; my Callcentric VOIP service works just fine on Ilox. The problem with the Ilox phone must be the crappy modem.
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