Hathway Broadband is now using Reliance Jio gateway which means all Jio blocked services are now blocked on it

Sloth

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I'm using hathway fiber since it was launched and from the news sites, I came to know that its been taken over by Jio.

Before the merge, the service was really good with 99.999% uptime over the past year. I was actually thinking of writing a huge "positive review" but I'm glad that I didn't do it.

After the merge, the routing has gone to shit. And there has been several disconnections and down times since the past 2 weeks.

The worst of all is that they've blocked google & cloudflare dns, thereby routing those IP's to their own dns which is against Net Neutrality. I think majority of the average users don't know/care about these things unless major things like whatsapp, google etc. are blocked by the (whatever) firewall that they're using. This already feels as if we're not living in a democracy.

PS: I would suggest online gamers to stick with ACT for now.
 

sumantrab99

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Can you please elaborate on the matter of Jio blocking Cloudflare's DNS.
 


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Sloth

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^^
I don't know why I'm unable to quote the last post.

Just now checked "1.1.1.1 — the Internet’s Fastest, Privacy-First DNS Resolver" to share the result and it says that its connected to 1.1.1.1. Until last week, the result was "No".

you should be able to use DoH/DoT to get around DNS blocking?
Yes, I can in the PC but I would like to know if its possible for mobile phones android (without root) & ios connecting to WiFi?

I don't see any option in the router and the router that I use is provided by hathway themselves and haven't changed it since it works flawless.
 

Sushubh

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use the 1.1.1.1 mobile app on android or ios. works great on both platforms. on android pie, you don't need to use app to have dns over tls. and do not quote the last post in a thread unless absolutely required. there is a reason why i have to find hacks to disable that functionality. it adds clutter to the thread. in fact do not quote unless absolutely required.
 

Sloth

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Alright. I'm used to quoting posts, so I'll make sure to not quote posts here unless absolutely necessary. Ill have to check the apps. Thanks for that information.

Apart from that, I play online fps games, so latency is a serious thing for my use. Even though it shows around 35ms ping for servers in hong kong, since the past 2 weeks it felt as if I'm playing with 150ms ping. I mean when the CF dns test showed it as "No". Ill try gaming again since it shows "Yes" now.

Ill keep you guys updated regarding the dns issues.

I'm considering moving to ACT as the gaming performance is great on ACT.
 

sumantrab99

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I don't really understand what's the point of TRAI approving net neutrality and publishing consultation papers on it when ISPs are doing whatever they want with consumer's privacy and accessibility. Some users complained about Reddit ban few months back. I think very soon, our country's internet will be very similar to that of China's.
 

Sloth

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So cloudflare dns still works fine with hathway.

I've installed ACT fibernet and the gaming performance difference is night & day. ACT routing is top notch compared to hathway. The in-game lag is gone even though the ping numbers are almost the same. I played several games over three days to confirm this. I don't get killed around the corner, and I'm winning one-on-one fights, or in other terms, all the bullshit deaths stopped and I'm able to play & get kills without getting killed all the time.

Also, there are several time out errors when loading websites which isn't a major issue but still its an issue with hathway and I don't face that issue with ACT.

The only drawback with ACT is the upload speed but as a gamer, I prefer better in-game experience than upload speed. So if someone needs good upload speeds, then hathway.

So hathway is good for non-gamers, who just do browsing & streaming. But ACT is the best for gamers and they use google's 8.8.8.8 as the default DNS.
 
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