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brazosdog02

join:2012-09-12

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Re: Terrible sprint speeds...tweaks?

I just did a speed test and it was .4 mbps down. No clue if that's suitable.

Jim....I looked at your site, somewhere I remember seeing a "watcher" link that would work with Sprint and my Compass 597, but when I go to the sierra wireless page, it lists no software aside from sprint. Id like to be able to lock to EVDO.

Also, I don't see anything in the way of 'tweaks' for Windows 7 and a Compass 597. Can you point me to the right section?




Jim_in_VA

join:2004-07-11
Cobbs Creek, VA
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Link to Watcher for the 597:

»www.sierrawireless.com/en/Suppor···597.aspx
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brazosdog02

join:2012-09-12
Jim,

Can you point me to directions for aiming my panel antenna?


Jim_in_VA

join:2004-07-11
Cobbs Creek, VA
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you need to find where the tower is first braz.
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brazosdog02

join:2012-09-12
I just ran a speed test....its 2am and im running at 2.09MBPS down. Guess that means overloaded tower during the day.

Ive run the map check to see where the tower is. I can pretty much see it from the roof, but when the antenna is pointed toward it, its signal jumps from 0 to 5 bars and I cannot even connect.


Jim_in_VA

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The information about the grid antenna I talk about on my website applies to a panel or any other directional antenna. Do you have the correct frequency panel for Sprint? It has to be 1900 MHz.
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brazosdog02

join:2012-09-12
Wow...speeds just went out the window...like over the course of 2 minutes.

When it was working really well, the DEBUG was as follows:

RSSI=-74
Ec/Io=-1
PER=45

Now, it just fell to pieces:

RSSI=-84
Ec/Io=-7
PER=86

What the hell??