We have had Wimax for over a year -- it worked great for about a month. The technician who checked the outdoor antenna told us that we're getting a 'shadow' signal -- apparently the antenna points away from us -- and told us that Bell never should have sold us the system because it would probably never work well. We had removed a second phone line for our dialup, but after a lot of calls to Bell (which usually meant they sent the same guy who told us the same thing -- we were getting to be buddies!) they reinstalled our second line with no installation fee, and gave us a big credit on the Wimax account -- we really haven't paid more than the dialup cost. Of course it doesn't work worth a damn! It took me over nine minutes to register for this site!! Often we don't get on at all and have to rely on the dialup. Apparently the little portable USB thing that Bell is now promoting works well (so I've heard) but that would mean getting one for each of our two computers, and also, since our home office is way inside the house where there's very little cell signal, there's no guarantee that would work here anyway. I'd like to be able to try that USB thing, but I need it to run the wireless so both the computers can pick it up (on one account).
BTW, Rogers ran cable down our road, but stopped before the last three houses -- no idea why. They've told us that we can possilbe have it installed, if we commit to three years of Rogers TV, top end internet and telephone, or pay an additional $3000! I'm quite happy with ExpressVu and I use Yak for the best cheapest home phone, so that Rogers deal isn't happening.
Any info on the USB thing would be appreciated -- this Wimax stinks!!!
ICS or this http://www.evdoinfo.com/content/view/59/63/
Also look into this Officially Supported EVDO Data Devices http://www.evdoinfo.com/content/view/2455/64/
The 3GV2 should officially support all EVDO PC cards, ExpressCards and USB modems that have ever worked on the Sprint EVDO network, EXCEPT the Sprint U680 and Franklin CDU550. The list of supported devices provided to us by Linksys includes:
•PC Cards (PCMCIA)
◦AC580, S620, PC5740, AC595, S720 and PX500
•ExpressCards (require Novatel XCA-3 pcmcia-to-expresscard adapter)
◦EX720 and 597E
◦U720, AC595U, U727 and Compass 597U but not the U680 (yet)
It says U727 and thats what bells using isnt it?
Maybe Rob can add some input here? i dont have EVDO.