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    I’m jealous of the 0.4 Mbps flatrate SIM card. Anything like that available in the US? Last I checked, everything was metered.

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      I’m not seeing anything rate limited in the US. Furthermore all the prepaid plans seem to have switched to monthly metered instead of pre-purchased data, and of course none of them are as cheap. I didn’t check all of the dozens of MVNOs, which may have some gems, but T-Mobile has a $5/500Mb per month plan which is surely one of the cheapest. https://prepaid.t-mobile.com/prepaid-internet

      You could always throttle the interface in Linux to reduce bandwidth usage.

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        I’ve been pretty happy with Twilio Super SIM. It’s $2/month + $0.10/MB, works basically everywhere, and simple to manage.

        I tried to look at various prepaid and IoT SIM cards from the major USA providers like Verizon, but found the details of their offerings bewildering.

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        am i the only one thinking “or, you could just get more reliable networking gear” ?

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          That would be half the fun and double the price and totally not worth it if you have just one uplink anyways.

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            Yeah, the most likely scenarios for a residential house are:

            • power loss to the building (you might have a UPS, but you are unlikely to have an autostarting generator with an automatic transfer switch)

            • upstream ISP loss (fiber is pretty reliable, but a truck or a backhoe can happen to anyone)

            • power supply failure on a machine with only one power supply (buy more expensive hardware and probably lose some efficiency)

            In the last 20 years, I have experienced all of these – mostly while I was at home to fix the things that were in my power.

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            I’m fascinated by these Stapelberg posts, but yes, not doing any of that tends to be the easier path.

            Note that this is all in support of

            For the guest WiFi at an event that eventually fell through, we wanted to tunnel all the traffic through my internet connection via my home router. Because the event is located in another country, many hours of travel away, (…)

            … where one might also consider, say, not tunneling all guest WiFi traffic through a home router “hours of travel away”. Or having a fall-over scenario to some gateway at a suitable hosting location.

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              Oh, I also had a fail-over scenario prepared with another gateway on a dedicated server in Germany.

              But, tunneling through a residential connection is preferable for residential use-cases like this one :)