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criggs

join:2000-07-14
New York, NY
Reviews:
·Millenicom
reply to mojo1

Re: February 2011 Sprint 4G WiMax speeds

said by mojo1:

I get "obtaining IP address from Sprint" for a long time, then it connects. But, there is no internet once it connects.

Do you have Windows Vista or Windows 7? I ask because I got that problem once on my Windows 7 laptop. I fixed it by first going to the Network and Sharing Center. In that window, there was this listing of my Sprint 4G connection with three categories, Access Type, HomeGroup and Connections. After Connections were the hyperlinked words Local Area Connection X (X represents a number; I forget what the number was).

I clicked the hyperlinked LAC words. That brought up the Connection's Status window. From there I clicked Diagnose.

After the computer thought about that for a few seconds, it spit back to me some gobbdygook about DH something CP. It asked if I would like to apply the fix. I said yes. It did so.

WHOOSH!! Suddenly total Internet connectivity, and the problem was fixed.

Don't ask me; I only subscribe to the stupid thing!

Seriously, I'm sure someone else will be able to tell you what that was all about; I just know that it fixed the problem.

mojo1

join:2006-12-05
Atlanta, GA
said by criggs:

said by mojo1:

I get "obtaining IP address from Sprint" for a long time, then it connects. But, there is no internet once it connects.

Do you have Windows Vista or Windows 7? I ask because I got that problem once on my Windows 7 laptop. I fixed it by first going to the Network and Sharing Center. In that window, there was this listing of my Sprint 4G connection with three categories, Access Type, HomeGroup and Connections. After Connections were the hyperlinked words Local Area Connection X (X represents a number; I forget what the number was).

I'm on XP and tethering to an EVO. The problem is that the phone will not connect to 4G. But, at my office, I have no problem connecting to 4G. This happens on 2 different EVOs. I'm sure there is a problem with the tower at home. When I do eventually connect to 4G at home, there is no internet so I have to drop back down to 3G.

criggs

join:2000-07-14
New York, NY
Reviews:
·Millenicom
said by mojo1:

When I do eventually connect to 4G at home, there is no internet

Exactly. I can only say I had the same experience at the point when I decided to run the Diagnose thingie. I WAS connected, but could not pull up web pages or email or anything, no connectivity, in other words.

I understand that you can connect at work. However, regardless of whether there's something funky at your home tower, to solve that issue may involve that Diagnose thingie. In other words, yes, the tower is acting funky, but the solution to that funkiness may not necessarily be solved solely through making a change to the tower. It might also involve a different approach on the part of the modem.

Just saying.

mojo1

join:2006-12-05
Atlanta, GA
But, this is verified through the phone as well - no computer in the mix. When it does connect to 4G, I cannot access the web on the phone itself. Drop down to 3G and phone and computers access the internet fine. I'm streaming Pandora over 4G even as we speak.

criggs

join:2000-07-14
New York, NY
Understood.


Triptrailz

@clearwire-wmx.net

WOOT. So finished moving. I'm a little sore. But i'm extremely happy about this connection. I was very concerned at first because i was boarderline Lightblue(some indoor-outdoor) and darkblue (also some indoor, but better, and outdoor).

I have the same CINR bars as my old place, and same 3bars. But apparently, i get a fast mbps for both the D/L and the U/L

oh yeah

criggs

join:2000-07-14
New York, NY
Congrats, Triptrailz. I'm sure it's a great relief to you; let's just hope it holds.


Triptrailz

@clearwire-wmx.net
reply to Triptrailz

Hmm, i meant to post the new results

If this continues, i will be a happy camper. I plan on staying online for the next 10 hours so we'll see if this keeps up.

criggs

join:2000-07-14
New York, NY
I'd make it 24, just to make sure.


Triptrailz

@clearwire-wmx.net

Well after an hour, i was disconnected. My sprint smartview program was saying that i was connected but i was unable to access any websites. I could not even disconnect from smartview and i couldnt exit the program either. I had to get out of the program by manually ending the process through task manager. When i tried loading up smartview again, it simply would not load up. I noticed there were some updates for my windows so i updated and it restarted my comp. and now here i am.

great upload speed... anything over 3mbps for dl and i'll be happy.

Is there a more efficent program i can use to access my USB modem besides sprint smartview?


triptrailz

@clearwire-wmx.net

this is what i get when i plug in the usb modem on one of the USB ports on the back on my pc...

this is what i get when i use one of the front USB ports. Interesting how different ports produce different speeds.


triptrailz

@clearwire-wmx.net
OK, the first one said 3.xx mbps D/L .76Up and like 88ping. Not sure why its saying a totally different number.. i wish i could edit my posts :s

mojo1

join:2006-12-05
Atlanta, GA
reply to triptrailz
It's been my experience that 4G is very finicky in placement of the modem. So, moving from the front to the back may have optimized the signal.

I've experimented with many different locations in my place until I can get the best signal and speed. Then, I try to use that same place everytime I need internet.