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New York, NY
reply to pointzer0

Re: February 2011 Sprint 4G WiMax speeds

I've been told that I'm SURROUNDED by towers (I'm in midtown Manhattan) and yet it sounds like your experience is quite different from mine.

Don't get me wrong; I do occasionally get disconnected. I normally get disconnected an average of once every two days, though I usually don't have a problem reconnecting immediately. It's not that regular however. The average variation on that average is about plus or minus 40 hours. Essentially I get disconnected once every 14 to 98 hours (98 hours is a little over four days).

But it sounds to me like you're getting disconnected more often than that. And I'm not getting the speed variations you're getting.

What I'm trying to say is that, regardless of what Sprint is telling you, getting repeatedly disconnected and reconnected if surrounded by more than one tower does NOT sound normal to me!

Of course, it just occurred to me that one variable might be your modem. I have a U600; you don't. Perhaps the U600 is better if one has more than one tower in the area. Perhaps you can get them to swap yours with a different modem.


New York, NY

And here are my speeds for today:



omg, this is the first time it has given me a different location than seattle washington. This is also the best results i've ever had. I'm also having the best connection as well. Same ip address tho. I'm moving to the 90's and lexington in manhattan tomorrow. Looking foward to posting my numbers then.

Pointzer, i have the same U1901 modem with the docking bay. I'm very curious as to what your speedtest.net results are. as well as what location your at and how long you've had the modem for.