I have a Pantech UML290, and have never had an issue, and has always been at 4 or 5 bars (signal strength). Recently a small private airport 5-8 miles from me built a huge tower that has been interfering with all cell towers, and my signal strength has now been toggling between 1 and 2 bars. I am trying to figure out will a signal booster help or a network extender. If so, which would be best and also what brand or make/model?
That's a USB modem. A network extender won't help you as you need a landline based broadband Internet service for the extender to function correctly. You should look at a Wilson booster/repeater or something similar.
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Verizon just sent me a Signal Extender. As it loads it stops at 11b (of 14) and the blue light blinks. What is wrong? No GPS signal? How do I solve that?
See the User Guide page 8:
According to the flow chart step 11a is referring to a download of software and configuration info from Verizon and the initial management server. On page 9 we see that step 11b is related to connecting to the serving management server.
That means or suggests that something with the device connecting to Verizon went wrong. This may have something to do with the incoming internet connection you are providing the device and the sites and services they are allowing you to connect to. The problem may resolve itself automatically over time.
The best thing you can do in this scenario is to attempt to reset the device and hope that it can connect better on its next attempt. Reset steps can be found on page 16 of the User Guide.
If that doesn't work then try booting up the device on an alternative ISP if you have access to one. For example a friend or a neighbors. If the device can get past step 11 and catch up on updates then it may be able to skip that step when you bring it back home to your normal environment.
If that doesn't work then contact VZW for warranty support.
If you would like further troubleshooting then please start your own thread as the problem you provided is not related to the original poster.
RALHUN53, I am sorry to hear you are having issues setting up your network extender. I am here to assist. What make and model Network Extender do you have? What kind of internet connection are you using?
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