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applerule

join:2012-12-23
Mars Hill, NC
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reply to Duramax08

Re: Can I sell my 4620LE (for someone to use on VZW?)

The UML290 works great. Hook it up to a PC first and set it to LTE only mode so it doesn't bounce between 3g/4g. Also, you'll need a micro SIM to SIM card adapter. You can get them from some cell phone stores and from amazon. I'd just order one from amazon. I don't use mine in a cradlepoint router (I have my own home-built router using pfsense), but I suspect there would be no problems. Good luck!


Duramax08
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San Antonio, TX
THANK YOU for telling me about the micro sim to sim adapter lol. That just saved me from a headache!
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Duramax08
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San Antonio, TX
reply to applerule
Did you buy your uml290 new or used? I just received everything today and at first I tried out the 4620. It only gave me 2 LTE bars but it was getting me 5mbps but would drop connection now and then. What sucks is that my ext antenna cable is a bit too big to put in the ext antenna port so I had to do some modifying using a knife. Even then I was only getting 2 bars again but a bit more stable.

I then got my uml290 that I bought off of ebay used. I swapped the sim cards using the adapter I bought off of amazon and shoved it in my cradlepoint mbr95. I was getting a 90% signal but only getting 3mbps. I thought it might have to be updated or so so I installed the verizon access manager and attempted to connect but it was telling me that it needs a firmware. I think this is where I screwed up....

It was working fine in my cradlepoint but after I did the firmware upgrade I started getting a weaker signal and slower speeds. I put it back in my cradlepoint and still slow speeds.

»www.speedtest.net/result/2464853163.png

im pretty much getting the same speeds I was getting with my old advanced plan. And im not using my ext antenna right now, too much plastic blocking it.....

any advice?
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Duramax08
To The Moon
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join:2008-08-03
San Antonio, TX
After some cutting of the plastic with a sharp knife, i was able to attach the ext antenna and get 100% signal.

»www.speedtest.net/result/2464853163.png

now this is faster then my advanced plan and I could live with this but I see people getting faster speeds which i wouldnt mind having too lol.
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applerule

join:2012-12-23
Mars Hill, NC
Reviews:
·US Cellular
·Frontier Communi..
·Millenicom
Sorry, I haven't checked this thread in a few days.

Make sure you have the antenna plugged into the port that looks like a satellite dish on it. There are two antenna ports on the UML290, and you want to be in the one with the dish on it. (See »3gstore.com/device/113_verizon_p···290.html)

Also, I set my UML290 to 4G only with the VZ Access Manager software.

What kind of antenna are you using? Do you get any better data rates if you drive closer to the tower?

You may want to make a new thread (just so you get more visibility with a more logical title) and post your issues with your SINR/RSSI numbers. Some of the folks here are very good at narrowing down signal issues.