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PC5220 issue continues

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Anonymous
January 8, 2005 12:02:44 AM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular.verizon (More info?)

Today, My Arc wireless antenna arrived, along with my wilson connector
to connect my PC5220. Signal improved from spotty 25-48%, to 58%.

Through put jumpped to 144 kbps (plus or minus).

So giddy I was. 2 hours later, my wife arrives, I try to show off the
improvement, and NOPE, it's back the old behavior of 'spotty'
throughput (37 kbps burts, likely 4 kbps real). I move the antenna,
around the house, different angles, no change.

An hour later, I move a different machine and try, signal is at 70%
(With antenna). I start a download, I'm getting 144 kbps. For kicks,
I remove the antenna, the throughput STAYS at 144 kbps, and there
appears to be no change in signal. I do notice that in the Verizon
Access Manager, the card HOME SID no longer appears as 502, and NOW
appears as 0.



I know I shouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth, but why the heck
would quality improve without an antenna now.

I see the obvious possiblities of machine A, was just plain
interferring with the card.

But machine B had 'slow performance' with the PC5220 card, until I had
plugged in the antenna. Yet, NOW performance seems good, the SAME
atually with the antenna, or without.

(Both machine A and B had fast '144 kbps' performance when connected to
an LG VX 44400 via USB, FYI)

[Is it possible that Verizon changed something in the network in the
0502 SID area ( I'm between blacksburg and Roanoke)]

Is it possible that the internal antenna wasn't really connected or was
loose, and putting on the external anntenna, jarred it back into
position?


[sorry, one more question, why does the card sometimes flash green
every half second, and at other times, flash green once every five
seconds]

More about : pc5220 issue continues

Anonymous
January 8, 2005 12:55:20 AM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular.verizon (More info?)

jamessmalljr@gmail.com wrote:
> Today, My Arc wireless antenna arrived, along with my wilson connector
> to connect my PC5220. Signal improved from spotty 25-48%, to 58%.
>
> Through put jumpped to 144 kbps (plus or minus).
>
> So giddy I was. 2 hours later, my wife arrives, I try to show off
> the improvement, and NOPE, it's back the old behavior of 'spotty'
> throughput (37 kbps burts, likely 4 kbps real). I move the antenna,
> around the house, different angles, no change.
>
> An hour later, I move a different machine and try, signal is at 70%
> (With antenna). I start a download, I'm getting 144 kbps. For kicks,
> I remove the antenna, the throughput STAYS at 144 kbps, and there
> appears to be no change in signal. I do notice that in the Verizon
> Access Manager, the card HOME SID no longer appears as 502, and NOW
> appears as 0.
>
>
>
> I know I shouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth, but why the heck
> would quality improve without an antenna now.
>
> I see the obvious possiblities of machine A, was just plain
> interferring with the card.
>
> But machine B had 'slow performance' with the PC5220 card, until I had
> plugged in the antenna. Yet, NOW performance seems good, the SAME
> atually with the antenna, or without.
>
> (Both machine A and B had fast '144 kbps' performance when connected
> to an LG VX 44400 via USB, FYI)
>
> [Is it possible that Verizon changed something in the network in the
> 0502 SID area ( I'm between blacksburg and Roanoke)]
>
> Is it possible that the internal antenna wasn't really connected or
> was loose, and putting on the external anntenna, jarred it back into
> position?
>
>
> [sorry, one more question, why does the card sometimes flash green
> every half second, and at other times, flash green once every five
> seconds]

One thing to be aware of/wary of... During slow time, aka after business
hours and free time for voice, is when verizon does most
maint/changes/testing/upgrades etc.Something that works one way fri eve to
mon morn, may work totally different next week. Obviously not all your
problems are cuz of that, heck, maybe none of em, just thought I'd mention
that some of them may be because of that, and that things don't always work
the same..
!