FINALLY A FIX FOR 4G DEVICES MICROCELL FAILED SMS!!!

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FINALLY A FIX FOR 4G DEVICES MICROCELL FAILED SMS!!!

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OK like most of you who are just about FEDUP with trying to get your microcell device to work properly with your 4G devices.
I found a fix that not only works like a charm...but delivers text FASTER & at 4G speeds via MICROCELL.
I am using a SAMSUNG INFUSE and prior to the below. Nearly 1 out of every 4 text messages failed.

 

First let be known the MICROCELL does not like MOTOROLA cable modems. For some reason it stalls, ATT is aware of this. DOCSIS 3.0 modems is where the problem stems.

THE FIX ---
CONVERT YOUR MICROCELL TO A WIRELESS MICROCELL

NETGEAR UNIVERSAL WIRELESS ADAPTER  WNCE2001

 

When hooked directly into this adapter, it handshakes a CLEAN and proper wifi signal.
NOT only does the MICROCELL connect faster, but it sends and receives faster!
OR you can also use the NETGEAR ADAPETR as a WIFI bridge to hook into another router...
in which then you can hook your MICROCELL into the router. That is how I have it hooked up.

I can asure you this will solve all your problems, your FIVE BARS will stay on ALL the time.
The above spoofs the microcell thinking its communicating with anoher device and not the MOTO MODEM.
in 72 HOURS, i have yet to get ONE drop, or ONE lost SIGNAL. I have an unlimited DATA plan and have already watched various NETFLIX streaming movies and crystal clear. SMS messaging is BLAZING FAST!


ALSO....another secret.
CANT GET A IP ADDRESS CONNECTION....OR AWAITING TOO LONG WHEN RESETTING THE MICROCELL.

Speed it up. Have your MICROCELL connected and do a bunch of speedtests at www.speedtest.net
as this will ignite the MICROCELL to forcefully find an IP address.

This always works for me.

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HOPE THIS HELPS.



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ok I am a little sceptical but willing to try it. I also have an Infuse with a Moto 3.0 CM and irritates the heck out of me with these dropped sms.

 

So you are saying set up the netgear first then plug in the MC to the netgear? Would any wireless adapter or gaming adapter work?

 

can you post a picture of your set up?

 

 

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GENIOUS !!!!!!!!!! this works like a charm !!!!!!!!!!!!! A thousand thank you's. I have my sanity back

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ok after playing around with this for about 10 hours it does work but some text messages still result in a fail. Not NEARLY as many but there is some. Will have to see if I can tweak. Previously I would pretty much not be able to get data in the house because of the moto/MC issue (even though I have wifi obviously) but now that issue is resolved.

 

I will keep testing

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We have horrible AT&T service in my neighborhood with bearly 1 line!  So I got an AT&T MicroCell tower.  Am experiencing delayed outgoing calls, sometimes wait 30 sec. or get dropped!  And have to stay very near to the Microcell to stay connected.  I'm trying to improve my iPhone4 calls and wondered about buying the adapter you suggested.  If I were to buy that, would the Microcell be plugged directly into the adapter and be free and clear (no Ethernet cord) so I can place the MC next to the window?  My desk, etc. is not near a window so if the MC could be closer to the outside, I would hope it might work better.  I have a MacBook Pro, NetGear router and Time Warner Cable internet service (which sometimes blinks out and have to reboot everything including the MicroCell!).  Just looking for the right answer.  Appreciate any advice from someone with the same problem!  Thanks.

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jlemma wrote:

We have horrible AT&T service in my neighborhood with bearly 1 line!  So I got an AT&T MicroCell tower.  Am experiencing delayed outgoing calls, sometimes wait 30 sec. or get dropped!  And have to stay very near to the Microcell to stay connected.  I'm trying to improve my iPhone4 calls and wondered about buying the adapter you suggested.  If I were to buy that, would the Microcell be plugged directly into the adapter and be free and clear (no Ethernet cord) so I can place the MC next to the window?  My desk, etc. is not near a window so if the MC could be closer to the outside, I would hope it might work better.  I have a MacBook Pro, NetGear router and Time Warner Cable internet service (which sometimes blinks out and have to reboot everything including the MicroCell!).  Just looking for the right answer.  Appreciate any advice from someone with the same problem!  Thanks.


The MicroCell needs to be near a window (an unobstructed view of the sky) to get a decent GPS lock.  If your TW internet service "blinks out" resulting in a reboot, there's an issue with  your ISP, which can affect the MicroCell. I would try to resolve those two issues first before attempting anything else. There are lots of issues with the MicroCell (and iPhones) so to make it less confusing while your troubleshoot, I'd work on the proper placement of the MicroCell and your ISP first.

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MicroCell Technical Guide by Otto Pylot


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*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.
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Thanks for a reply!  I will try to position the Microcell nearer to a window - although I don't know how I will make the ethernet cord reach all the way to my desk/router!  That's why I was hoping having a "wireless" Microcell (without having to use the ethernet cord) which would work.  Anyway, I will try all you suggested and see where it goes from there.  Thanks very much!

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jlemma wrote:

Thanks for a reply!  I will try to position the Microcell nearer to a window - although I don't know how I will make the ethernet cord reach all the way to my desk/router!  That's why I was hoping having a "wireless" Microcell (without having to use the ethernet cord) which would work.  Anyway, I will try all you suggested and see where it goes from there.  Thanks very much!


Just get a longer enet cable. There is nothing that says you have to use the length of cable that was supplied but it does say you have to be next to a window.

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MicroCell Technical Guide by Otto Pylot


I am not an AT&T employee. For additional help, please send a PM to ATTCustomerCare

*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.
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Well, that's good to know.  Thought it had to be the length cable it came with... will definitely buy longer one!!  And will let others know the outcome.  This is such a cool way to get info - thanks for the rapid replies!!

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Home Depot has inexpensive ethernet cables.
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well that was short lived.... I am back to getting 4-5 failures for each text sent. Not as much but its certainly back to being a major pain................

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Turned out the ethernet cord I had was plenty long enough to reach the window.  I also bought a new Netgear n300 router (mine was a Dell and 8 years old) and it seems to be working better with my MacBookPro - I'm not sure the new router exactly helped the Microcell problem but it should couldn't hurt!  However, I think the key is that I moved the Microcell tower to the window and we believe, after using it a few days, that the connection is better on our iPhones and the delay in dialing outgoing calls is not as bad.  Not perfect, but much/much better.  That is definitely making us happier!!  Thanks for the answers and suggestions!

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jlemma wrote:

Turned out the ethernet cord I had was plenty long enough to reach the window.  I also bought a new Netgear n300 router (mine was a Dell and 8 years old) and it seems to be working better with my MacBookPro - I'm not sure the new router exactly helped the Microcell problem but it should couldn't hurt!  However, I think the key is that I moved the Microcell tower to the window and we believe, after using it a few days, that the connection is better on our iPhones and the delay in dialing outgoing calls is not as bad.  Not perfect, but much/much better.  That is definitely making us happier!!  Thanks for the answers and suggestions!


Not to belabor a point but the setup instructions do say to place the MicroCell within 3' of a window that has an unobstructed view of the sky. The new router could have a more current firmware setup that allows for a better connection from your ISP to the MicroCell. I use the AEBS for our MacBooks, iPhones, etc and they all work just fine. Never had a problem with the MicroCell and our iPhones (3G and 4).

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MicroCell Technical Guide by Otto Pylot


I am not an AT&T employee. For additional help, please send a PM to ATTCustomerCare

*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.
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I FINALLY FOUND A FIX !!!!!!!!!!!!!! switching to verizon when the version of the Samsung Galaxy S II arrives. They have a nice tower less than a mile from my house. My friend came over with his droid and had FIVE bars in my house.

 

Goodbye ATT

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You're right to "belabour" the point because it's true... although I had to rearrange some furniture to get to the window (which is ok) and we have a yard full of TALL pinetrees without too much sky showing.  But the good news is that it must be pointed in the right direcion as it seems to be working MUCH better!  Keep up the good work of reminding people to READ directions about all the new "stuff" we're always buying to enhance our techie world!  Thanks!

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