Yes, it has been flaky for me as well.
Oftentimes VZAM doesn't recognize it is plugged-in. And although I can usually workaround that by moving it to the other USB port on the laptop, it's annoying.
The other issue is highly variable service quality. Even when it falls back to EVDO, in cases where I probably would have had stable service with my previous devices, the service goes up/down, up/down, the speeds vary all over the place.
This is on a laptop that has been using Verizon EVDO (ie "Broadband Access") for probably at least 3 years now, using 2 different PC-card devices. (First a Kyocera KPC-650, lately a PC5750 card after VZW rolled-out EVDO-revA which the KPC-650 doesn't support) Windows XP-SP3
Never had these kinds of problems with the PC cards.
It was a little better after removing the driver for the old Pantech PC Card (aka Verizon PC5750) in terms of not recognizing the presence of the device, but it didn't fix the problem entirely.
I'm thinking of swapping it out for the LG card, which seemed to get better speeds in the store anyway. I just picked the Pantech because of the more flexible USB plug and the alleged future GSM/UMTS/HSPA capability.
Try changing the Power Settings on the Computer.1. Go to Start, then Open the Control Panel.2. Select Power Options (under Hardware and Sounds).3. Choose item ( Broadband device) and the current Power Mode (such as Balanced, Power Saver), select Change plan settings.4. Select Change advanced power settings.5. Expand USB settings.6. Expand USB selective suspend setting.7. Change the settings for On battery to Disabled.8. Change the settings for Plugged in to Disabled.9. Click Apply and close the Power Options window.For service problems try updating the PRL.Ensure that the PC card / USB modem is inserted into the computer.If using a notebook with an embedded module ensure the wireless radio is powered on.Open VZAccess Manager.From the Windows desktop navigate: Start > Programs (All Programs) > VZAccess ManagerFrom the Macintosh desktop navigate: Finder > Applications > VZAccess ManagerFrom the Linux desktop navigate: Applications > Internet > VZAccess ManagerFrom the VZAccess Manager top menu, navigate Options > Activation.Click ok.
If you have a Linux/Mac/Windows app that NATs the connection you can share it. Should be #777 standard dial. Only the UML290 works with Mac/Linux at the moment.
My version of VZAccess doesn't have the Activation option.
I'm running VZAccess version 22.214.171.124 (2495t)
Also, I'm assuming that the Power options are for Windows Vista/7? In XP, I think I found a comparable option by going to the modem's properties in Device Manager. There is a Power Management tab.
However, I'm noticing that if I leave the modem alone for a while, XP disables it. I can see this in Device Manager. How do I prevent this from happening?
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I had tried this and yesterday I stayed online. Today I'm disconnecting again, Verizon has let me down. I'm cancelling this upgrade and contract extension going back to my month to month basis until I find a better service. Verizon is too profit mongering without being able to back up the deal!