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EVDO RSSI: runs -95 dBm to -117 dBm

recently obtained a newer "aircard". tradename merlin, model cc760. novatel/qualcomm. packaged as vzw pc770 2-in-1. Mobile Broadband EVDO RSSI at primary location runs -95 dBm to -117 dBm. toggles to NationalAccess 1xRTT often. w/w vzw @ 800.922.0204. they sent pc770 replacement expresscard. received signal strength indicator is same utilized in two different notebooks (hp elitebook 6930p w/o pcmcia adapter / hp nc6400 w/adaptor). previously utilized pc5750 type II pcmcia within nc6400 with no issues. EVDO RSS ran in -80 dBm range. have 2 towers nearby. took hp 6930p on road (alternate location) and EV @ -66 dBm / 1x @ -67 dBm. attempted to improve signal at primary location utilizing 2 different external antennas, no change. w/w vzw again. requested network coverage be verified. vzw tech support advised had an "IP leak". never heard of "IP leak". any suggestions?  

Re: EVDO RSSI: runs -95 dBm to -117 dBm

Anything over -105 dBm is going to be hard to get a grip on.  Read the follwoing article might help.


If you have a 3G aircard or phone, chances are you've experienced the frustration of a weak signal at some point. Wireless carriers have greatly expanded their coverage over the past few years, but there are still many folks that have trouble getting a strong signal, whether it's because of trees, construction, mountains, interference, or simply distance from the tower. Luckily, in many cases you can improve your cellular signal by using an antenna or amplifier!  Read the article below and then give the 3gstore folks a call they can help.