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thepipe

@leapwireless.net

Modem Recommendation

I have decided on the Millenicom unlimited Sprint plan and want to do the BYOD. I plan to buy a modem off eBay. Does anyone have a recommendation on a good, fast USB modem? It will be plugged into a Cradlepoint MBR1400. Thank you.



Jim_in_VA

join:2004-07-11
Cobbs Creek, VA
kudos:4

Sierra Wireless 598U



thepipe

@leapwireless.net

Hey, Jim. Thank you for the response. Why is it superior to the one they want me to buy, the 250u?



Jim_in_VA

join:2004-07-11
Cobbs Creek, VA
kudos:4

The 250u is a 3G/WiMax modem. Unless you are in an area that supports Clearwire (WiMax) that capability is useless to you.

The 598U is a solid 3G choice and you can also download Sierra Wireless "Watcher" connection manager which can enable EVDO-Only mode. That mode can increase signal strength. No other modem vendor offers that, and Sprint SmartView does not offer that option.

Its a very good modem. Go for it.
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thepipe

@leapwireless.net

598 it is, then. Thank you, Jim.



Jim_in_VA

join:2004-07-11
Cobbs Creek, VA
kudos:4

great deals on eBay for the 598, you won't be disappointed, and it works great with all Cradlepoint routers.
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