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December 24, 2004 3:32:17 PM

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Getting VZW EVDO coverage at about 400k down / 110k up with the PC5220 card
in downtown Chicago (specifically the Gold Coast area, near Clark &
Division St.)

P.S. Using the ARC Wireless Freedom Antenna for signal boost:
http://www.antennas.com/arcProduct.html

Seems to work well.


-- Paul

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Anonymous
a b F Wireless
December 24, 2004 3:32:18 PM

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Paul-

Thanks for the useful information.

Where did you buy that antenna with the proper connector?

-Eric

"Paul" <paule-nospam@mindspring.com> wrote in message
news:10soklg7pumb9ee@news.supernews.com...
> Getting VZW EVDO coverage at about 400k down / 110k up with the PC5220
> card in downtown Chicago (specifically the Gold Coast area, near Clark &
> Division St.)
>
> P.S. Using the ARC Wireless Freedom Antenna for signal boost:
> http://www.antennas.com/arcProduct.html
>
> Seems to work well.
>
>
> -- Paul
>
>
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
December 24, 2004 5:04:28 PM

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Look for "PCMCIA card Pigtails" or do an online search. There are a number
of places that have/sell them, they have a small connector that goes in the
card, and the other end has the standard mini uhf that goes to antennas.
A quick search gives:
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.... whip antennas commonly use RP-TNC or Reverse SMA), so there are many
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.... 110s; Another source of lucent gear; 2 x Orinoco AP-500's & 2 x 19inch
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www.hyperlinktech.com/web/cable.list.php
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... With the card upside down and the pcmcia connector pointing towards
you the send receive port is the connector on your right. Requires external
or clip on antenna see ea-2402 and pigtails Up to ...
keenansystems.com/store/engenius.ext2.htm


Eric Rosenberry wrote:
> Paul-
>
> Thanks for the useful information.
>
> Where did you buy that antenna with the proper connector?
>
> -Eric
>
> "Paul" <paule-nospam@mindspring.com> wrote in message
> news:10soklg7pumb9ee@news.supernews.com...
>> Getting VZW EVDO coverage at about 400k down / 110k up with the
>> PC5220 card in downtown Chicago (specifically the Gold Coast area,
>> near Clark & Division St.)
>>
>> P.S. Using the ARC Wireless Freedom Antenna for signal boost:
>> http://www.antennas.com/arcProduct.html
>>
>> Seems to work well.
>>
>>
>> -- Paul
December 24, 2004 8:10:46 PM

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Eric, I purchased mine here:

Antenna $59.50:
http://www.yourwirelesssource.com/PhoneAccessoryDetail....

Pigtail $22.10:
http://www.yourwirelesssource.com/PhoneAccessoryDetail....


-- Paul



"Eric Rosenberry" <erics@R3MOVErosenberry.org> wrote in message
news:h6ydneuJXMkI9lHcRVn-pw@comcast.com...
> Paul-
>
> Thanks for the useful information.
>
> Where did you buy that antenna with the proper connector?
>
> -Eric
>
> "Paul" <paule-nospam@mindspring.com> wrote in message
> news:10soklg7pumb9ee@news.supernews.com...
>> Getting VZW EVDO coverage at about 400k down / 110k up with the PC5220
>> card in downtown Chicago (specifically the Gold Coast area, near Clark
>> & Division St.)
>>
>> P.S. Using the ARC Wireless Freedom Antenna for signal boost:
>> http://www.antennas.com/arcProduct.html
>>
>> Seems to work well.
>>
>>
>> -- Paul
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
December 24, 2004 8:21:26 PM

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"Paul" <paule-nospam@mindspring.com> wrote in message
news:10sp50kjjsc9ac@news.supernews.com...
> Eric, I purchased mine here:
>
> Antenna $59.50:
> http://www.yourwirelesssource.com/PhoneAccessoryDetail....
>
> Pigtail $22.10:
> http://www.yourwirelesssource.com/PhoneAccessoryDetail....
>
>
> -- Paul
>
>
>
> "Eric Rosenberry" <erics@R3MOVErosenberry.org> wrote in message
> news:h6ydneuJXMkI9lHcRVn-pw@comcast.com...
>> Paul-
>>
>> Thanks for the useful information.
>>
>> Where did you buy that antenna with the proper connector?
>>
>> -Eric
>>
>> "Paul" <paule-nospam@mindspring.com> wrote in message
>> news:10soklg7pumb9ee@news.supernews.com...
>>> Getting VZW EVDO coverage at about 400k down / 110k up with the PC5220
>>> card in downtown Chicago (specifically the Gold Coast area, near Clark
>>> & Division St.)
>>>
>>> P.S. Using the ARC Wireless Freedom Antenna for signal boost:
>>> http://www.antennas.com/arcProduct.html
>>>
>>> Seems to work well.

Canyon River
http://www.canyonriver.com/online/order.mvc?Screen=CTGY...
has the antenna for about $40. Best price I found on the pigtail has always
been around $20 or so.


--
Thomas M. Goethe
December 25, 2004 6:35:40 PM

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How do you sign up for this service? How much does it coast?

"Paul" <paule-nospam@mindspring.com> wrote in message
news:10soklg7pumb9ee@news.supernews.com...
> Getting VZW EVDO coverage at about 400k down / 110k up with the PC5220
> card in downtown Chicago (specifically the Gold Coast area, near Clark &
> Division St.)
>
> P.S. Using the ARC Wireless Freedom Antenna for signal boost:
> http://www.antennas.com/arcProduct.html
>
> Seems to work well.
>
>
> -- Paul
>
>
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
December 25, 2004 6:35:41 PM

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Depends where you live (if it is even available in your area yet, defaults
to NA in non BA areas), and what device you have (not on phones yet,
PCMCIA/cardbus cards only at this point) Available from Verizon (Broadband
and Nationalaccess) is $79.95 a month. See the details on the Verizon
Website.



User wrote:
> How do you sign up for this service? How much does it coast?
>
> "Paul" <paule-nospam@mindspring.com> wrote in message
> news:10soklg7pumb9ee@news.supernews.com...
>> Getting VZW EVDO coverage at about 400k down / 110k up with the
>> PC5220 card in downtown Chicago (specifically the Gold Coast area,
>> near Clark & Division St.)
>>
>> P.S. Using the ARC Wireless Freedom Antenna for signal boost:
>> http://www.antennas.com/arcProduct.html
>>
>> Seems to work well.
>>
>>
>> -- Paul
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
December 31, 2004 12:28:39 AM

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Hi, I don't see Chicago listed as one of the cities with EVDO yet. I
wonder how you are able to access it already?

Do you know if it will be in the suburbs, or is it just downtown?

Thanks!


--
climer511
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December 31, 2004 3:40:14 PM

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Chicago is not on the official VZW EVDO list yet, but has been rumored for
the past few months. www.evdo-coverage.com was pre-announcing cities like
Chicago, but it sounds like he had his hand slapped by VZW and can't make
such claims anymore.

I assume I was able to get on because they are beta testing the EVDO and
about ready to officially launch it (wild guess -- maybe waiting for Jan
1?)

I was visiting Chicago for the holidays so I have no idea what the coverage
is beyond downtown...

-- Paul



"climer511" <climer511.1i3j7m@WiFi-Forum_dot_com> wrote in message
news:climer511.1i3j7m@WiFi-Forum_dot_com...
>
> Hi, I don't see Chicago listed as one of the cities with EVDO yet. I
> wonder how you are able to access it already?
>
> Do you know if it will be in the suburbs, or is it just downtown?
>
> Thanks!
>
>
> --
> climer511
> brought to you by http://www.wifi-forum.com/
>
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
January 2, 2005 12:01:00 AM

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On Fri, 31 Dec 2004 12:40:14 -0500, "Paul" <paule-nospam@mindspring.com>
chose to add this to the great equation of life, the universe, and
everything:

>Chicago is not on the official VZW EVDO list yet, but has been rumored for
>the past few months. www.evdo-coverage.com was pre-announcing cities like
>Chicago, but it sounds like he had his hand slapped by VZW and can't make
>such claims anymore.
>
>I assume I was able to get on because they are beta testing the EVDO and
>about ready to officially launch it (wild guess -- maybe waiting for Jan
>1?)

Anybody got any idea where they got the spectrum for it?

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Anonymous
a b F Wireless
January 6, 2005 9:27:03 PM

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cdma allows voice and data to use the same specturm, hence Verizon does
not have to purchase more specturm unlike GSM providers which have to
reallocate specturm or purchase more.
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
January 12, 2005 7:06:08 AM

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On 6 Jan 2005 18:27:03 -0800, "DoctorZ" <czervas@bellsouth.net> chose to
add this to the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:

>cdma allows voice and data to use the same specturm, hence Verizon does
>not have to purchase more specturm unlike GSM providers which have to
>reallocate specturm or purchase more.

That's what I thought, but then I was given to believe that the EV-DO
systems around the country were in fact using separate spectrum from the
existing 1xRTT infrastructure.

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Anonymous
a b F Wireless
January 19, 2005 8:43:29 PM

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The GSM providers USA Europe are using a form of CDMA for their 3G data
and that does require spectrum to be allocated for data only access.

CDMA ability to mix voice data and voice is a huge advantage.

Also consider Verizon EV-DO is using less spectrum than 1XRTT for a
given data transfer. For example a 100% utilized 128Kbs leased landline
would be only 25% utilized if the line was upgraded to 512Kbs. Also the
retransmitted are far fewer for EV-DO compare to 1XRTT in fringe areas.
Retransmits of tcp packets is of course wasted utilization of a given
media.
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