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Any EVDO/1XRT Verizon Users out there?

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As I'm reading thru posts here I see nothing that is not related to DSL or cable. If I;m in the wrong place I'm sure some one will let me know.  ;) I recently purchased a AudioVox VX6600WOC (WithOutCamera) from my friendly neighborhood Verizon store. I was fortunate that they had none in stock so I got mine from AVX warehouse direct without all the VZW "fixes" installed. I use it to connect via USB cable to my XP Home SP2 desktop. I have installed WMODEM on the 6600 and a CDMA dialer on the desktop. I use this as my connection because I have no landline in my home. (Just try getting a DSL installed without an exsisting landline.) The wife and I each have cellphones and when we had a dispute with the local telco about my then teenaged son's $500+ long distance bills I just never acquired landline service again. The cells were cheaper and the long distance was free. So I have used a series of cell phones as dialup modems to stay on the net. Now when VZW began offering their broadband service I said to myself "Self, this is what we ahve been looking for." I live on the ground floor of a 10-story cliff-dwelling surrounded by three others just like it in the fringe area of the VZW network. My connect speeds vary greatly depending on time of day, day of week, sunspot activity, wind direction and speed, and phase of the moon, ad nauseum. I also never know whether I'll get an EVDO connection or a 1XRT connection. I'm going to get an external antenna to at least stabalize signal strength.

All of this being said, I would like some advice, if anyone has any, about regtweaker software like cablenut for this type of connection or will cablenut help me too?

Thanks people!

DearOldDad, 70's DP Dinosaur

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Indeed, a VZW Broadband user is here.  I have been using the VZW Expressnet for about 3 years.  In October I got the Kyocera KPC-650 PC Card.  So now I am an EVDO VZW customer.

Did you get an external antenna yet?  I use a Yagi directional antenna with a direct connect to my PC Card.  It improved my signal from a -108 to -80 RSSI. 

I have tried some of the connection "tweaks" that have been posted, but I have a good speed now.

Let me know if I can help.

Steve

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Hello? Dead Topic??

I am a Direcway user at home. I have a PC5220 card through my work.

1xRTT Coverage at home. Which is OK. Better than dial-up.

I am visiting some relatives who have EVDO. Check this out:

With Venturi enabled:

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

Connection is:: 5100 Kbps about 5.1 Mbps (tested with 12160 kB)

Download Speed is:: 623 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server2)

Test Time:: Mon Jan 16 08:10:59 EST 2006

Bottom Line:: 91X faster than 56K 1MB download in 1.64 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 178.08 % faster than the average for host (myvzw.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-COW9VJZHY

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

Connection is:: 2856 Kbps about 2.9 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 349 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server1)

Test Time:: Mon Jan 16 08:14:45 EST 2006

Bottom Line:: 51X faster than 56K 1MB upload in 2.93 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 340.06 % faster than the average for host (myvzw.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-V5MOZE2RH

Obviously not accurate due to the compression software...

With it turned off:

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

Connection is:: 971 Kbps about 1 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB)

Download Speed is:: 118 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server2)

Test Time:: Mon Jan 16 08:17:09 EST 2006

Bottom Line:: 17X faster than 56K 1MB download in 8.68 sec

Diagnosis: May need help : running at only 52.94 % of your hosts average (myvzw.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-G1D4JKCV7

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

Connection is:: 132 Kbps about 0.1 Mbps (tested with 1013 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 16 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server1)

Test Time:: Mon Jan 16 08:18:45 EST 2006

Bottom Line:: 2X faster than 56K 1MB upload in 64 sec

Diagnosis: May need help : running at only 20.37 % of your hosts average (myvzw.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-0VEZNIGQ4

This speed compares to Direcway!!! If they ever turn on EVDO at my house, the satellite dish is GONE!

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I travel in a motorcoach all over the USA.  Currently in Houston, TX.  With Venturi off, download:

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

Connection is:: 543 Kbps about 0.5 Mbps (tested with 1496 kB)

Download Speed is:: 66 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server2)

Test Time:: Mon Jan 16 2006 07:29:13 GMT-0600 (Central Standard Time)

Bottom Line:: 10X faster than 56K 1MB download in 15.52 sec

Diagnosis: May need help : running at only 29.59 % of your hosts average (myvzw.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-AGOZMB19I

I normally do not test upload as do very few.  Hopefully more VerizonWireless EVDO customers will post their results.

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(snip)

This speed compares to DirecWay!!! If they ever turn on EVDO at my house, the satellite dish is GONE!

That is exactly what I'm doing now.  As soon as my Kyocera KR1 router (D-link router software with EVDO enabled PCMICA slot for the WAN port) arrives (expected early April - on backorder now), I'll be dumping DirecWay.

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