Elevate 4G refresh rate other questions re tweeking for better performance
Purchased the Elevate 4G at Best Buy in MIchigan while travelling out of our home state of Missouri on 9.6.2011 to replace my Sierra Wireless Sprint 595U aircard used in a Linksys router to share the aircard with our two HP laptops running Windows 7 and an iPad. Reason fo change was roaming charges still occur on their aircards. Back to issue, I didn't notice the slow refresh rate on my Sprint setup, but have noticed it on the ATT Elevate 4G setup. I've gone over the documentation and think I've setup everything correctly. All PCs and iPad can connect to network, but at times it is very slow even when I only have my iPad connected. Single strength is strong and showing 4G with the bars.
1. Is there something I need to tweek in the software?
2. Is the ATT MiFi (I guess that's what you call it) meant to be left on all the time or should it be powered down after each use?
3. I've gone into the GPS and turned it on and notice multiple satellites. What does the GPS have to do with the service? If I turn off the MiFi, the GPS appears to have to be resetup.
4. Have noticed that the MiFi shows it is connected to 4G with bars while my iPad or PC show my mi-fi Elevate-79C6, but there is no internet connection. What do I do in a case like this or how do I avoid something like this from occurring?
Want to stay with the ATT product as we have an ATT iPhone and a home DSL dryline. When we travel (RVing), we need something to rely upon. The Best Buy sales tech was knowledgeable in what was out there and said you were the best at this time and the new Elevate 4G was getting great reviews. Your name was the best post I could find on the forums. Should I be contacting someone else on ths? To have my MiFi checked out if something is wrong with the hardware who do I take it to, an ATT store or Best Buy. I know with the IPad I have to take it to an Apple store.