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mardunba

join:2002-01-05
Taylorsville, NC
reply to Jim_in_VA

Re: Debugging slow speed

I downloaded and attempted to install the VZ Access software from Verizon that said it was compatible with U760. After installation, it would not detect my modem. I have been using MobiLink successfully on that PC for months. Do MobiLink and VZ conflict?
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Jim_in_VA

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

they should both be able to co-exist, selecting one or the other. Perhaps a total reboot is needed.
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mardunba

join:2002-01-05
Taylorsville, NC

Okay, the PC is an old one and it started failing to boot properly after the install of VZ Access. Nothing to do with VZ, just old PC. Put in a new motherboard battery, reset the BIOS, wiped the disk, ran disk and memory tests, reloaded OS from backup image. Seems to be in good shape now.

Installed VZ on the refreshed PC and it detected the U760 and offered to upgrade the firmware. I let it. I was able to connect with either VZ Access or MobiLink, although I seem to have to power off the machine for a minute after using MobiLink or VZ won't detect the modem.

Now I can finally get to the point where I can find the instructions to get to the diagnostic mode of VZ Access to get the raw signal strength numbers. Sheeesh!
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mardunba

join:2002-01-05
Taylorsville, NC
reply to Jim_in_VA

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Here is the field test. I had to turn off EVDO only mode to get anything other than 0 (zero) to show in RSSI.

Based on the information provided, do the experts believe a Cyfre 819 amplifier would help my throughput?
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Jim_in_VA

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

Looking at that data I'm surprised you can post anything at all. How about a speedtest.net result ... can you do that?
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mardunba

join:2002-01-05
Taylorsville, NC

This is my most recent test. Back in November I have one that was as high as .44 Mb/s down and .11 Mb/s up.
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