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VERIZON BROADBAND USING UM175 WIRELESS MODEM

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OK, dumped hughesnet....

Now trying this Verizon broadband usb adapter.  its the UM175.  I think its a wireless modem.

is this what some of you have?  I noticed it said EVDO, revision A.

i'm getting about 3 bars out of 4. but because of where I'm at.  I top out at about 512Kbps.

There were several "towers" where I could "dial-in" at (or connect).

Would another tower in the same range distance make me get a better connection?

I have a TON of questions about this........Anyone else have this wireless broadband plan using the UM175 usb adapter?

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If it is EVDO rev A you may need an antenae to draw the signal better. I have to to use it in my basement. And welcome aboard the satelite train great escape.  :smiley:

My antenae is on a pole, and I run a cable into the basement much like cable. And the great part is if you like using the computer on the fly its fully mobile. No I don't, but its always available if I wanted to.  :grin2:

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youre antenna is in the basement?????  I would have figured the higher the better?

I did see some gain antennas online.

Strange though, when I use it on my notebook pc, I get Broadband Rev a.

if I set it up on my desktop, I get "National Access" which is about 133K.

too weird.

When I left bestBuy, I had a 4 bar signal, and speed was about 1.3mbps.

Now,i'm at home 40 miles away, I get about 512Kbps download.

Know anything about this 5gb cap?  I read people have been terminated for going over it . . ..

Yes, broadband on demand on your laptop[ is pretty neat, but damn if I could type on a laptop all day! (never used that backspace so much!  :2funny: :2funny:

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My antenae is on a pole, and I run a cable into the basement much like cable. And the great part is if you like using the computer on the fly its fully mobile. No I don't, but its always available if I wanted to.  :grin2:

Its on a pole outside and a cable runs the signal into the basement. I have a yaggi and a truckers antenae. I switch from time to time. But the truckers should be enough really.

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Looking better and better.  Requires alot of tweaking with the antenna, and find the optimum place.

Getting 4 bars so far!

:::.. testmy.net test results ..:::

Download Connection is:: 1365 Kbps about 1.37 Mbps (tested with 1536 kB)

Download Speed is:: 167 kB/s

Upload Connection is:: 354 Kbps about 0.4 Mbps (tested with 579 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 43 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net (Main)

Test Time:: 2009/06/25 - 12:58am

D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-6P7WQCT1L

U-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-6VR5HS94B

User Agent:: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.0; Trident/4.0; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.04506; FDM) [!]

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My Verizon xv6900 phone. No tweaks 11:00am. Ive pulled better speeds. Just noticed it was downloading updates in the background  :sad:

:::::::::::::::::.. Download Stats ..:::::::::::::::::

Download Connection is:: 934 Kbps about 0.9 Mbps (tested with 3064 kB)

Download Speed is:: 114 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Main)

Test Time:: 2009/06/25 - 9:58am

Bottom Line:: 16X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 8.98 sec

Tested from a 3064 kB file and took 26.883 seconds to complete

Download Diagnosis:: Looks Great : 12.8 % faster than the average for host (myvzw.com)

D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-6QWNE89SB

User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.0.11) Gecko/2009060215 Firefox/3.0.11 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)

:::::::::::::::::.. Upload Stats ..:::::::::::::::::

Upload Connection is:: 737 Kbps about 0.7 Mbps (tested with 1496 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 90 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Main)

Test Time:: 2009/06/25 - 10:00am

Bottom Line:: 13X faster than 56K 1MB Upload in 11.38 sec

Tested from a 1496 kB file and took 16.63 seconds to complete

Upload Diagnosis:: Awesome! 20% + : 97.06 % faster than the average for host (myvzw.com)

U-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-3VEFLWI6K

User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.0.11) Gecko/2009060215 Firefox/3.0.11 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)

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Comes and goes. but that's all based off signal quality.

You can get into the Diag screens on a UM175 modem by pressing "CRTL-D"

the password is "diagvzw".

you can see detailed information on signal strength, etc.  I've read other tweaks in forums, and tried a few, that actually did work (including modifying the modem setting directly).

Download :: 849 Kbps or 0.85 Mbps (104 kB/s)

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Satellite, naw, never again (internet that is)....

This wireless broadband so far is better than I expected.

This morning I was kinda ticked because I kept getting connected to "NATIONAL ACCESS", instead of

BROADBAND ACCESS (REV A)

Something about the HDR RSSI must be locked, the EC/IO must be this and that, I sorta tweaked all of that with notes

I'd found on ther forums.  Since I FINALLY locked into a good signal (card has 10 foot usb extension), I have been

at FOUR bars all day long

HDR (evdo rev a) locks in about 73 (90 starts loosing signal), EC/IO is holding about 2 (up to 6 is ok).

Been getting about 1mbps consistently.

Got 30 days to try it out.  We'll see.

The cost is $47.99 a month.

I will have to conform to the 5gb cap (that means limiting speed tests).  I still like to watch a few videos in there too.

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Just thought I'd post some amazing speeds with my UM175 modem and verzion broadband (Myvzw.com) that I been getting for about a week now.

Hope it keep's up!

:::.. Creekside's Download Test Results ..:::

Download Connection is:: 3646 Kbps about 3.6 Mbps (tested with 4 MB)Download Speed is:: 456 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Dallas, TX USA)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/db/NR69ZLI0O

Test Time:: 2011-01-24 23:14:18 GMT -7

1MB Download in 2.25 Seconds - 1GB Download in ~38 Minutes - 64X faster than 56K

Tested from a 4 MB file and took 9.204 seconds to complete

Running at 275% of hosts average (Myvzw.com)User Agent:: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/4.0; GTB6.3; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0) [!]

:::.. Creekside's Download Test Results ..:::

Download Connection is:: 2702 Kbps about 2.7 Mbps (tested with 4 MB)Download Speed is:: 338 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Dallas, TX USA)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/db/IWK1039S5

Test Time:: 2011-01-24 23:20:42 GMT -7

1MB Download in 3.03 Seconds - 1GB Download in ~52 Minutes - 47X faster than 56K

Tested from a 4 MB file and took 12.42 seconds to complete

Running at 204% of hosts average (Myvzw.com)

User Agent:: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/4.0; GTB6.3; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0) [!]

:::.. Creekside's Upload Test Results ..:::

Upload Connection is:: 714 Kbps about 0.7 Mbps (tested with 1013 kB)Upload Speed is:: 89 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Dallas, TX USA)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/db/DX3H9WT8A

Test Time:: 2011-01-24 23:22:22 GMT -7

1MB Upload in 11.51 Seconds - 1GB Upload in ~3 Hours - 12X faster than 56K

Tested from a 1013 kB file and took 11.621 seconds to complete

Running at 139% of hosts average (Myvzw.com)

User Agent:: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/4.0; GTB6.3; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0) [!]

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