Wireless

by Carlo Longino




Sprint First To Market With Faster EV-DO Upgrade

from the zoooom dept

Sprint has turned on its EV-DO Rev. A network in San Diego, and says it will light up 20 more markets by the end of the year. The company has made good on its August announcement that it was accelerating its Rev. A rollout, and Sprint is quietly asserting itself as the US' mobile broadband leader. Its Rev. A network is now the fastest in the country (with 700-850 kbps down and significantly, 300-400 kbps uplink), it's beaten rival Verizon to market, and perhaps most importantly, it's not stupidly restricting customers' use of its data network like some other operators who market their services as "unlimited" when they are anything but. Also buried in the Sprint announcement was the news that it's rolling out its first USB EV-DO modem in November, a move which could help it grab a new chunk of users. Now, if only operators would break the 80/60 pricing rule...

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  • identicon
    Steve, 24 Oct 2006 @ 1:02pm

    And????

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    AZ, 24 Oct 2006 @ 1:59pm

    sprint

    From what I hear sprint isnt that good of a network anyways. We use verizon and it works fine. Soon verizon will have it up and going to and then the reason to use what network will go back to the reliability issue again.

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      Bill, 24 Oct 2006 @ 4:27pm

      Re: sprint

      Keep in mkind VZW and Sprint both use Lucent (and Nortel for VZW) The technology is all the same and at the end of the day the company who is executing on the plan is better bet. VZW is already deploying Rev A in one market. They will smartly work out the kinks before subjecting customers to it if my guess is right.

      PS What devices actually exist that use Rev A? The answer will surprise you. No worries!

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        tb, 24 Oct 2006 @ 10:08pm

        Re: Re: sprint

        any that has qualcom chipset 6500. The chipset will support hand down between evdo and 1x at the same time support incoming voice call while your on a data connection.

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        John, 25 Oct 2006 @ 4:18am

        Re: Re: sprint

        "What devices actually exist that use Rev A?"

        How many would you like for Sprint?

        Sprints,
        Novatel S720
        Pantech PX-500
        AirCard 595

        Linksys Wireless-G Mobile Broadband Router WRT54G3G-ST so you can slap one of those cards above into it.

        They even have a CrackBerry with build in EVDO rev A.

        Verizon's one card so far,
        Novatel V640

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    Art Yee, 22 Jan 2007 @ 11:58pm

    Pantech PX-500 Compatible with WRT54G3G-ST ???

    I purchased the Sprint Pantech PX-500 and it works well with my laptop but my Linksys WRT54G3G-ST does not recognize the PX-500.

    Anyone have the same problem? If so, how did you resolve it?

    Thanks for your help.

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      Ginger Dellinger, 29 Jan 2007 @ 4:54am

      Re: Pantech PX-500 Compatible with WRT54G3G-ST ???

      I am having the same problem and after talking with Sprint Technical Support I was told that the PX-500 card is not compatible with the WRT54G3G-ST router-even though the Sprint salesperson told me it was when I ordered the router from them. Their website also shows the PX-500 as being compatible with this routher. I was told to switch to the Novatel or Sierra card.

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        Jason Vincent, 7 Feb 2007 @ 9:44am

        Re: Re: Pantech PX-500 Compatible with WRT54G3G-ST

        I am having the same problem with the PX-500 and Linksys Wireless G router. My story is identical, sales said it would would work. Now I need to figure out how to order another card and not interrupt my current service. You would thing that Sprint would have there act together...and they need to update the web site and remove the PX-500. Very frustrating.

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          shane, 8 Feb 2007 @ 7:07pm

          Re: Re: Re: Pantech PX-500 Compatible with WRT54G3

          i also have the same problem. i bought the px-500 card under the recomedation that it was compatible with the linksys router and it is in fact not!

          extremely frustrating. however i have read that the top global router is compatible with this card. if anyone has any experience with this router please post...

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            james, 13 Feb 2007 @ 2:51pm

            Re: Re: Re: Re: Pantech PX-500 Compatible with WRT

            i just got the pantech 500 and the linksys router. it does work now, you just have to install new firmware, which you can get at http://sprint.com/downloads

            note: you have to select windows vista as your operating system.. don't ask me why!!!

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    Casey, 22 Feb 2007 @ 11:10am

    Pantech px500 compatible with Vista?

    Anybody know how to make the pantech px500 work with Windows Vista, or do I have do buy a new card? I'm computer challenged.

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      Rowby, 25 Apr 2007 @ 8:50pm

      Re: Pantech px500 compatible with Vista?

      Here's a solution: http://www.evdoforums.com/thread5402.html Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 6:08 pm Post subject: Pantech PX-500 Vista update -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Like many of us I bought my SPrint Mobile Broadband card PX 500 before Vista. When I switched to Vista the downloadable software from Sprint would not work. Advanced Sprint Tech Support ( 866-818-1944 ) sent me a zip file which is a temporary workaround (using Vista's "Connect to" dialup). Pantech Drivers.zip (containing Pantech_px500_v3.02.021.msi). It works fine but does not have the visual features (including speed, whether or not you are in a REv A area, etc.) I phoned Sprint Tech support today and the person told me there was still no update for Vista, but that it might be available within the month, since they had already updated the other drivers and only the PX500 was left. So give Sprint 30 days and let's see if they have their Vista solution for PX500. Rowby

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      Rowby, 25 Apr 2007 @ 8:53pm

      Re: Pantech px500 compatible with Vista?

      I meant to reply to your post but replied to another.

      You don't have to buy another card. You will need to phone Sprint Advanced tech support to get a temporary workaround zip file that will let it work with Vista and your card. Here's a copy and paste of a comment I left on another forum:

      Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 6:08 pm Post subject: Pantech PX-500 Vista update

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Like many of us I bought my SPrint Mobile Broadband card PX 500 before Vista.

      When I switched to Vista the downloadable software from Sprint would not work. Advanced Sprint Tech Support ( 866-818-1944 ) sent me a zip file which is a temporary workaround (using Vista's "Connect to" dialup). Pantech Drivers.zip (containing Pantech_px500_v3.02.021.msi). It works fine but does not have the visual features (including speed, whether or not you are in a REv A area, etc.)


      I phoned Sprint Tech support today and the person told me there was still no update for Vista, but that it might be available within the month, since they had already updated the other drivers and only the PX500 was left.


      So give Sprint 30 days and let's see if they have their Vista solution for PX500.

      In the meantime contact sprint to get their current workaround as I indicate above.....

      Rowby

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      VegasWebWorks, 2 May 2007 @ 2:10am

      Re: Pantech px500 compatible with Vista?

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      Julie, 3 Jun 2007 @ 4:04pm

      Re: Pantech px500 compatible with Vista?

      I bought the px 500 because I went landlineless(?). Was told that the dlink dir 450 would work well. Spent 7 hours on the phone before tech support said it was a bad router. The card works great in my vista laptop and in my son's xp. We would just like a router that would work without me having to do router surgery??? Average speed was 160kbps, up to 224kpbs.

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    kriswald, 26 Feb 2007 @ 12:01pm

    vista

    dont use conn manager just make a dialup conn thru windows select pantech and no name or pass just dial #777 it works. i find my raNGE significantl reduced though

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    Hippydan, 8 Mar 2007 @ 7:42pm

    PX-500 and Linksys Wireless G router & Mac

    Thanks for all the firm ware info!
    i am trashing my old HP and switching to macbooks.
    i use the PX500 in my HP laptop now.
    after you set up the linksys G using windows, can you then get on line with via the Macbook's airport (wi-fi)? if so i can get rid of my Old HP and network my new macbooks...
    Many Thanks

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    Anonymous Coward, 4 Apr 2007 @ 3:05pm

    PX-500 Alternative Routers???

    Is there any other router, preferrably way cheaper that will work with my PX-500 Sprint card?? I checked out WRT54G3G-ST router and seems like it will work, but boy $249 is a lot of money for a router...any other recommendations??
    thanks..Mando

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    VegasWebWorks, 2 May 2007 @ 2:09am

    getting penteck px-500 to work on Vista

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    HAZEL, 6 May 2007 @ 9:50am

    PX-500 UPDATE 4 VISTA!!!!!!!

    JUST WANTED TO ADD THE THE NUMBRE TO DAIL IS #777 POUND 777 NOT STAR *777 SO IF YOUR STILL FRUSTRATED BECAUSE THE *777 THEY POSTED DON'T WORK HERE YOU GO GOOD LUCK TO ALL HAPPY TO SAY PX-500 SPRINT CARD WORKS FINE NOW .

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