Re: Verizon USB727 wireless modem
- From: "Kickin' Ass and Takin' Names" <PopUlist349@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2007 14:31:33 -0800 (PST)
On Nov 23, 3:46 pm, "Paul" <pa...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
"Kickin' Ass and Takin' Names" <PopUlist...@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in messagenews:12d808f3-5d9a-414b-b82f-d4acfecd7bf6@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
I'm looking for comments from anyone who is using the Verizon USB727
wireless Internet modem.
I recently moved to a rural area where I am renting a house while
building my own place. The rental house is in a wooded area. The
neighbors have a variety of wireless Internet services -- some use
HughesNet satellite Internet service, a couple use a local ISP who has
a tower about 15 miles away -- all of them say that access varies from
house to house in the neighborhood depending on location and size of
trees at each house.
I have one of the Verizon wireless cards plugged into my laptop that
accesses the Verizon National Broadband Access. I assume it runs off
the local Verizon cell tower. My Verizon cell service is okay --
drops out sometimes and I rarely have more than two bars of signal
strength. The laptop will connect to the Internet using the VA
National Broadband service about 60 percent of the time -- about 40
percent of the time I can't connect. Sometimes the connection is
solid and lasts for hours, sometimes it drops out in a few minutes.
I see the USB727 wireless modem on the Verizon website and I have read
a bit about it with Google searches. The device has the capability to
attach an external antenna and I have seen a small desktop external
antenna for sale at various places.
I'm wondering if this might be what I need for access -- the USB727
modem with its external antenna.
Has anyone used the USB727?? Please tell me your experience with it.
Is there only one type of external antenna available, or, is there
perhaps a high-gain antenna I could mount outside a window? Is it
possible to plug the USB727 directly into a router or a wireless
access point so I can set up my home wireless network?
Have a look at:http://3gstore.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=101
This is where I've bought my Verizon wireless broadband gear for the past
couple of years. I use the USB720 and it's great. Yes, you can get
external antennas, in your situation you probably do want an external yagi
antenna aimed at the cell tower. They also sell amplifiers as well. The
USB720 will plug into the Kyocera KR-1 router and share the verizon
connection to multiple computers in the house via Cat5 or WiFi. I don't
know if the USB727 is compatible with the KR-1 yet.
Last summer I was at a cottage up in Michigan roaming on a non-Verizon
system with the USB720, and the little desktop booster antenna attached, and
although the connection was the slower non-EVDO 144Kbps, it stayed nailed up
for two days without disconnecting. I was very impressed with that since
previous summers we had trouble keeping the Sierra card and Kyocera KPC650
PC card connected and locked into signal.
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Thanks -- I'll look into it -- sent an email to this company asking
them about compatibility of the USB727 and the KR-1 -- I suspect they
are compatible and this may be my answer. I note that Verizon has a
30-day trial period so it looks like there's nothing to lose.
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