UTStarcom um100c evdo wireless usb modem Nov 17, 2008
I tested my wireless connection (8:00 am)
Down> 448, 464,469, 474 KBps
Up> 115, 240
How can I boost modem signal
Online videos are erratic, buffering
Good price, inferior product and service
Re: UTStarcom um100c evdo wireless usb modem Hello, where is your local city area? I'm in the Fresno CA area.
I'm experiencing the same similar speed as you are. Around 400 to 500Kbps down and 120 to 130Kbps up. I'm not very impressed with this service so far and I almost feel I wasted my money on this usb modem considering it costs $109 USB Modem + $25 Activation. There's a $50 mail-in rebate if I have service with them after 90 days, but I doubt I'm staying with them. There's a $35 re-stocking fee for returning the usb modem. So I feel like I'm thoroughly screwed.
Re: UTStarcom um100c evdo wireless usb modem I'm in Houston,Tx
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San Diego, CA
| I can't establish a VPN connection to my office over the Cricket broadband service. I could about a month ago. Customer service won't give me a straight answer over the phone and won't respond to customer service E-mails. I am thinking of heading over to the LEAP Wireless offices to see if someone over there can answer my questions. Funny thing is that I can establish VPN connections using other broadband services (RoadRunner) on the same computers I am trying to use the Cricket broadband service on. Customer service for Cricket is terrible but I guess you get what you pay for. Anyone else have this problem?|
Re: Can't use VPN over Cricket Broadband Im in san diego as well.
Cricket's network is not configured to allow GRE packets using protocol 47. Any PPTP will fail during authentication usually on a windows machine with error 721.
Unfortuntely Tommy a supervisor in the Kansas Cricket Support center was rude enough to set that troubleshooting cannot be done becuase;
A) Cricket does not support VPN's.. Coincidentally (»www.mycricket.com/cricketsupport···search=0) Cricket states
quote:Funny how a "RECOMMENDED" feature is not supported.
Is my company's proprietary data secure while on the Cricket wireless network?
Cricket Broadband Service uses CDMA technology, which provides authentication and inherent data protection. However, we recommend you use a VPN and enable firewall protection to secure your information.
B) His troubleshooting ended at "If you can ping the server then its not a problem with our service, this proves the route is fine"
Again funny I didnt know ICMP and PPTP run on the same port of 1723?
I suggest calling the customer service number and filing a CORPORATE COMPLAINT through a Supervisor. Ask for a callback and have them explain why it doesnt work.
If ANYONE has a PPTP VPN link working or not thru cricket broadband anywhere in the US I implore you to post here where you are and how or how its not working.
Thank you all, I have a meeting with a Regional Manager Monday to discuss this with them further ...
Cross Plains, WI
Re: Can't use VPN over Cricket Broadband
said by boomersmech:How are you both routing your VPN connections (i.e. clients, possible added routes in computers)? My Juniper VPN client from work fired right up and all the needed routes worked from day one.
Any PPTP will fail during authentication usually on a windows machine with error 721.
Re: Can't use VPN over Cricket Broadband I am using the basic MS VPN Client to connect. There are no added routes... I have flushed them all before attemtping a connection.. The remote server is stating that the connection is statig the inital handshake is made but it could not establish GRE Protocol.
Meaning they are not configured for PPTP/GRE protocol 47 connections.
This has now been tested on 5 computers.. 4 PC's and 1 MAC all has the same problem.
If you want to test I will give you access to my server through PM..
| I live in Cincinnati and I have the same problem. I got the service about 2 months ago and initially I was able to connect to my business network with VPN. I need this connection because I work from home after hours. Then it just stopped working and was getting Error 721 when trying to connect. Not only that, I wasn't able to connect to the office with Remote Web Work Place either. Finally I tried LogMeIn and most of the time, that doesn't work. I tried calling support but try to get any kind of meaningful dialogue. And I am a customer support person. This is horrible and hardly worth pursuing. I don't think they even care. At least I can cancel without a penalty. I just can't believe they would block VPN|
San Diego, CA
Re: Can't use VPN over Cricket Broadband I still have the same problem but I don't use it much. You can't use a PPTP VPN over Cricket because they have blocked PPTP/GRE protocol 47 connections. Their customer service is full of crap so there is no point bringing it up to them. I live a few miles from the LEAP wireless corporate offices who own Cricket but I haven't made it over there yet to see if I could get to someone that might know something. If you need to use MS VPN right now you need to use a different service.
San Antonio, TX
Re: Cricket isn't bad, anyone know when the speeds going up? It depends on how long you've had it, but it should start picking up after about 2 to 3 weeks.
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San Diego, CA
Re: Cricket isn't bad, anyone know when the speeds going up? What should star picking up? Speed or throttling?h
| || I've had the cricket modem for a little over 4 months now and at first is was working slow then it picked up speed close to an Ethernet connection, but now it disconnects every few minutes and when I go to reconnect it tells me the users name and/or password it wrong or miss-typed or has expired. Now I tried getting this fix over the phone but nothing they told me to do work and now its working worse which interferes with my school work and my main job. If anyone can help me that would be great cause if this problem doesnt get fixed soon I'll end up loosing my job and failing school.|
Also I know it also depends on which city I live (San Antonio, Tx)
Re: Users name and Password wtf? hope this helps you out a little bit... first off, it depends on which modem you have. If you have the A600, you can try to go into your network connections and right click on the cricket connection, choose options and check the box that says "always prompt for user name and password", click "ok". Then double left click on the connection again, you will be prompted for a user name and password, your user name will be your 10 digit number @mycricket.com , your password will be cricket, make sure it is all in lower case. Secondly, make sure that the number it dials is #777, and make sure that remember user name and password is checked, click dial. That should fix your issue. If it does not, and this goes for the UM100c also, a simple uninstall / reinstall should fix this. Remember to uninstall both the Quicklink mobile or Cricket Link program (depends on which modem you have) and also the modem driver itself, both from the add/remove programs in your control panel.
Re: Users name and Password wtf? well, the only issue with Vista, is the user account control while installing. If you disable it, you should have no problem. If I were you, I would call up tech support (I work there), and tell them that you're having the user name / password issue, they can refresh your device in the switch, and make sure to have them check your device numbers versus what they have in the system. If you go to your QLM program, and click on help-> about quick link mobile, you're gonna find a whole bunch of info about your device and connection. You want to make sure that the phone number is the same, the MIN, your RSSI should be less than (aka closer to zero) -100 dbm. Also, if you have QLM installed correctly under Vista, you can try another trick that works sometimes. Go to tools -> activation. It's gonna say "this device has already been activated....." just click yes and make sure that is say update "NAM parameters" and "updating PRL", then check your connection. 1 more thing, make sure that no other network connection is enabled! That is probably the number 1 problem we encounter. What happens, is that any network connection other than Cricket Broadband will cause the BB card to go into a "dormant" state, and start to act really funny. Hope this helps, I'll keep checking back....
San Antonio, TX
| Yeah I did all that and I live in the middle of no where there is no other internet connection around for miles. I even did the CMD/ ping www.google.com thing and that didnt help, the most that happens it that it works for a few minutes then it keeps coming up with error code 691 and its really annoying the hell out of me so I called again to today (Was told the same things) but had a ticket filed. I was told if within 24 hours if I dont get a call back to call and have the ticket number checked.|
San Antonio, TX
| Yeah I gotta call and ask if its be checked out if they dont call by 12:30pm tomorrow (well later to day), what kind of issue(s) could cause the problem? Cause where I normally keep my laptop works fine for 2 bars but it keeps giving me three so I have to keep moving it (I was told 2 bars was the normal amount that was supposed to be the best) and thats the way I'm able to post here. This is just really aggravating because I almost lost my job to day and this is making me fail my web site making class and if I fail i lose my job sadly their tied together as one.|
I will post again later if the problem doesn't get resolved.
Re: Users name and Password wtf? Hopefully by now Tier 2 has gotten back with you. It has been my experience, that c-r-i-c-k-e-t in all lowercase is the correct password for all devices, however, as i was doing some research today, I found out that some legacy devices actually use the password c-r-i-c-k-e-t- 1 as the password. Normally, though, a simple uninstall / reinstall does the trick. Your issue really perplexes me, because honestly I have only had a couple of instances where I had to submit an OTTO for a username/password error. I'll check our databases again to see if I can find another fix. Let me ask you, have you gone to the store yet to have them check the modem? Don't go to a dealer, go to a full service store, and ask them to check the device on their computer. There might actually be an issue with your modem and sending the right info to the server. If it works ok on their system, then you can rule that out, and focus on computer or install issues
San Antonio, TX
| Well I really have no idea where the office would be and I dont own a car anymore; they had it fixed yesterday for a few hours then it started up again but all they keep doing is refreshing my account which to be honest doesnt make any sense to me how that help, I've tried the modem on my other three computers and it tells me the same thing so I know its not my main computer or my alt computers. As for the signal if I do get more than 2 bars the bit rate slows down or it disconnects interlay; would it help if you had my ticket number?|
(It disconnected 3 times while I typed this.)
Re: Users name and Password wtf? Yeah, give me your ticket number, i'll do what i can, of course for security purposes, i couldn't divulge account info, but i might be able to steer you in the right direction
Re: Users name and Password wtf? Just wondering if they have called you back yet about your issue. Let me know, if not, i'll see what else i can do.
San Antonio, TX
Re: please help The text messages for the modem don't cost a thing its just like texting from a cricket phone their unlimited and you can text anyone on any cell phone company, you dont even have to be logged on to the internet to send/recive them.
Re: Can't get Vista machine to recognize Cal-Comp A600 modem What you have to do since that modem doesn't come with the disc you have to go to the cricket website and find the modem there then download the program and everything needed.
Re: Updating PRL On UTStarcom UM100C Simple.. On your Quick Link Mobile Screen, Choose Tools-> Activation. It's just like dialing *228 from your cell phone
Re: Updating PRL On UTStarcom UM100C Ahhhh, just like that? Thanks, I'll give that a try. I think I'm on the edge of the (sprint in houston?) coverage area at home, only getting dial-up speeds. Couldn't hurt.
| || Is there ANY way to stop Cricket BB from constantly changing its status to Dormant every minute or even every few seconds?|
I am disabled and homebound, and must upload blood test results to my doctor frequently, so I need a constant connection. This Dormant business is going to be the death of me! I don't download very much, just play a little free online poker so I don't understand why this is happening. I can't believe I gave up dialup for this nonsense, which is also frequently very slow. I have the 100 modem.
I really need some assistance to get around this, and am hoping somebody can help. Thank you.
Re: cricket broadband service dormant dont worry, mine says dormant all the time. Ive had service go down at 2am, otherwise any other time it is 100%
| || Nostalgia can be intoxicating. It can even be disheartening, in that the past can never be reclaimed at least not tangibly. As a young kid playing cricket on the street, in community clubs or in schools, all of us had grandiose cricket dreams to imagine what we would be one day, achieving ultimate greatness in the realms of cricket. Our dreams stretched beyond the limits of our own persons, since cricket is a team sport after all. We would dream about winning tournaments in our own community, joining the big boys in the big leagues, and hoping to decimate them on their own turf. Such were the joys of childhood.|
However, must we look only to the past to find that solace? We are privileged to have alternate means of imbibing the joys of the cricket experience following our home country teams with an unmatched fervor, feeling like millionaires when they transcend greatness, and terribly depressed when they disappoint us. There is fantasy cricket which allows us to pit our selection wits against the best of them. Different cricket fans have different ways of getting that cricket experience what other means can you think of?
There are cricket games of course. PC, Playstation or Xbox, Games have a wonderful ability to enable us to recreate our own reality, putting us right in the midst of the action allowing us to reclaim the emotions that we used to experience when we hit that nasty fast bowler on the street for six, or splintered stumps bowling as fast as we could. The best part games enable you to feel that joy, even if you have never been able to hit the ball beyond the inner circle.
Cricket has a proud tradition and legions of fervent supporters. Yet, it doesnt take much to realize, that cricket has been short-changed in that it has never been given that one defining, life-changing game. You only need to look at the example of soccer games to realize the possibilities that exist in creating the ultimate sports virtual reality. Traditional cricket games have tended to put themselves in either the live-action bucket, or the manager bucket and stuck to perfecting it. Yet, there has been something always amiss. Whether it is the pacing of the game, or the lack of control on the game environment (i.e. composition of teams, ability to play a wider variety of teams, team micro-management), or the fact that cricket being a game of high duration can be taxing to play alone for long periods of time.
Cricket supporters should certainly not settle for a second-grade experience at least not next to soccer, because we as cricket fanatics believe our sport is indeed the best sport. So cricket fanatics, what features would your ultimate cricket game possess? What kind of game would allow us to relive our glory days playing against our friends, making our team the best in the neighborhood, the village, the town, the city, and then the country. And finally, what would a cricket game look like that would give us complete control over our cricket experience yes, a game that is free even from the messianic presence of Lalit Modi.
Cricketers of the world, lets share our thoughts, and get the ball rolling on this cricket revolution.
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Re: The Ultimate Cricket Game Are you kidding me?
| | getting snow leopard is like a snow job because the things it adds does nothing for you and it makes alot of your software/ hardware break. Downgrade if you can for a couple months until you find out that cricket fixed the issue. This is a Apple issue that most MAC people have alot of issues with, more so since Apple updates way more than microsoft on OS versions. So just downgrade and be happy. The snow leopard upgrade does nothing special... its more like a service pack that you dont need. Most of the new OS doesnt work right now because its features arnt supported by a lot of software yet.
Re: Cricket not working with Snow Leopard
Park Ridge, IL
| I've had an a600 for a few weeks now and while I've been fairly satisfied with the connection once it is up, a lot of the time it takes a long time (up to 20 minutes) to get a connection in an area where I *know* there is a good signal.|
I use it to commute via train from Chicago to Orland Park.
Several problems can happen:
1) the a600 gets no signal once it powers up. Just a little green
blinking light "no service". This can happen powercycle after powercycle (unplug, wait, plug back in). A lot of the time this is when I'm sitting in the station...and I go from multiple 'no signal's to a 4-bar strong signal.
2) once the cricket dial app finds the modem and says it has signal, clicking "connect" does nothing. The app says "dialing", the lights on the modem say there is a signal (solid green circle) but the circle doesn't blink, so you know no data is being transmitted. After 40-50 seconds you get a popup "machine on the other end not responding" window.
3) clicking connect on the dial app does nothing....it just blinks when you click on it. No "dialing".
Sometimes I get a combination of 1) and 2) which can suck. "wow, I finally got a signal!" followed by "not responding".
Should I try to get another a600?
Anyone know the ^D (control-d) secret password for the a600?
Re: Horrible Speeds is there a way i can speed up my bitTorrent downlands using this cricket wireless?
Re: Just got Cricket Broadband So far getting same speed, no problems yet. My 3rd day with Cricket Broadband.
Re: Just got Cricket Broadband @ 11:32pm Pacific time,
Silver Lake, WI
Re: Enable NDIS option, yes or no? Don't touch it if everything is working. Toggle the setting if the software can't find a network.
I learned about this shortly after signing up for Cricket. It worked great on my Macbook, but then I had trouble on the road when I installed it on a desktop PC running Windows. I was camping out at a weekend-long flea market and no networks were available for me to connect to. I started up the Mac and everything worked great! I called Cricket Tech Support and they told me to change the NDIS setting (I can't remember if it was on or off). Everything worked great after that!
Re: Enable NDIS option, yes or no? When you share the internet connection You want NDIS enabled because they don't connect to the internet unless the PC doing the sharing is connected. NDIS is not slower but sharing the connection is. I just opt for always on over speed. I could just move the usb modem if I need speed.