Sprint Sierra Wireless Overdrive Pro - UPNP issues? Hey guys,
It seems like discussion about the Sprint Sierra Wireless Overdrive Pro is basically nonexistent online, and Sprint's support is entirely worthless. I just got one of these devices today, and whenever I enable UPNP (to do things like make Xbox Live work well) the device stops allowing me to connect to the internet, and often requires a hard reset to get UPNP disabled again.
Is anyone experiencing similar issues?
This is 100% reproducable for me-
1. Go to »192.168.0.1 or whatever the IP is you've set for your Overdrive Pro.
2. Log in as an admin if you're not already.
3. Go to "Advanced Settings"
4. Click the "Router" tab.
5. Toggle UPNP from "Disable" to "Enable".
6. Hit save.
At this point the progress bar of my browser hangs, and you have to hit save at least twice to get the change to take. From there, power-cycling the device brings up the initial boot up screen that says the wireless SSID and password with 0 WiFi clients associated to it. From here, you're able to connect, but the Overdrive Pro screen (as well as the emulated screen in the browser) never change to update the amount of clients, show the connection timer, or anything else.
Repeating the same steps above, if you can get it to load, but toggling "Enable" to "Disable" on UPNP and rebooting the device restores functionality.
I have no clue if any Sprint engineers lurk here, but I'd really love to get some kind of answer for this because it seems like such an odd issue to have... Especially with how easy it is to reproduce and isolate.
reply to io_burn
Spent the evening last night pulling the battery out of the Overdrive Pro and rebooting it in order to get it to work as it randomly would lock up. After going through many layers of increasingly useless Sprint support I ended up returning the device in exchange for the new Novatel MiFi 3G/4G instead of getting stuck with another horrible device keeping my fingers crossed that firmware updates do anything. (Like I did throughout the last year with the original Overdrive.) I've been using the MiFi now for the whole day without issue.
Ping times are lower, transfer speeds are higher, and signal is better than the Overdrive Pro (and original Overdrive) plugged in and sitting in the exact same location on my desk. Also, the actual admin interface itself also is tons more responsive.
Now that there's a 4G MiFi around there's absolutely no reason to even consider the Overdrive Pro. The 8 device limit might sound appealing compared to only 5 with the MiFi, but WOW is the Overdrive Pro a hunk of junk.