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Created: Jul 22, 2016
OttoPylot Created: Jul. 22, 2016
First of all, what do you mean it just stopped working? A lot of the older white MicroCells are "failing" because the ac adapter is failing, not necessarily the MicroCell. I would check the adapter first with a voltmeter. It should read 16VDC +/- 0.5 with no load. If it doesn't, then replace it with one of the exact same rating and see what happens. The MicroCell's are fi...
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Created: Jul 22, 2016
OttoPylot Created: Jul. 22, 2016
If your phone number is the same, in other words, the one you used to register and activate the MicroCell with, and all of the lights are a solid green, then turn off completely your phone, wait a few seconds, and then turn it back on. It may be that your new phone just needs to register the MicroCell to its cellular neighborhood.
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Created: Jul 20, 2016
OttoPylot Created: Jul. 20, 2016
Hmmm, connection from a macrocell (tower) to my MicroCell is almost instaneous if I am not on a call when I walk into my house. Rebooting your phone makes sense because the phone will instantly look for a cellular signal that is strong enough to lock onto at bootup, so when it detects the MicroCell's 3G signal, it locks on. The phone appears to be slow in handing off from...
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Created: Jul 19, 2016
OttoPylot Created: Jul. 19, 2016
Avedis53 wrote: Time to retire old man..... Owww.
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Created: Jul 19, 2016
OttoPylot Created: Jul. 19, 2016
These two cellular booster mfrs are listed in my Tech Guide (which you should be able to access now thru my sig), www.cel-fi.com and www.wilsonelectronics.com. They are expensive and I do believe that one can be used on just about any network for all protocols, 3G, 4G, LTE. They do require some installation (antenna on the roof with a cable running into the house to a rec...
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Created: Jul 19, 2016
OttoPylot Created: Jul. 19, 2016
@Avedis53 - you are absolutely correct about WiFi-C. Guess I had a senior moment and forgot we were talking about a sat connection.
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Created: Jul 19, 2016
OttoPylot Created: Jul. 19, 2016
Lindacrosen wrote: I bought the MCell from AT&T. Actually then wanted to charge me $150 with a $75 rebate, I complained and they quickly gave it to me for free. It arrived in a couple of days! Any suggestions for one that works with Satellite? The only femtocell that AT&T offers is the MicroCell, and as we have said, it is designed for land-based internet service only (DS...
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Created: Jul 18, 2016
OttoPylot Created: Jul. 18, 2016
I would look at my Tech Guide (link in my sig) for detalied answers. The MicroCell requires a post paid AT&T cellular account for registration and activation.You also need a DSL or cable network connection. Once activated, you can add other AT&T cellular numbers, pre or post paid to the MicroCell. However, to use the MicroCell you have to be within the MicroCell's radio r...
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Created: Jul 18, 2016
OttoPylot Created: Jul. 18, 2016
RobinY wrote: Does anyone know if the MMS/SMS issue occurs with the 4G microcell as well as the 3G? I have a 3G and the MMS/SMS issue for years now. I would upgrade to the 4G microcell (Cisco black box) if it would fix the MMS/SMS issue. The DPH-154 (black MicroCell) is still 3G only. It does not have a 4G radio. Your MMS/SMS issues are an Android/AT&T issue of which ther...
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Created: Jul 18, 2016
OttoPylot Created: Jul. 18, 2016
I've always had iPhones so any type of messaging (even to/from non-Apple phones) has never been an issue for us. The Android OS is a very robust OS but I think because of its open-sourceness that can cause issues for AT&T that they just can't, or don't want to deal with.
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Created: Jul 18, 2016
OttoPylot Created: Jul. 18, 2016
If that doesn't work with Messenger or Textra you're just about out of options unless there is another Android app or modification that will work. Maybe some of the more knowledgeable Android folks have a way around what ever the limitation is and they can help you.There is nothing that AT&T can do (it's been an ongoing problem with AT&T and Samsung for a long time).
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Created: Jul 17, 2016
OttoPylot Created: Jul. 17, 2016
The lack of indoor coverage is most likely due to building material interference, especially if you live in the heart of metropolitan area in an apartment or high rise. If you have documented poor coverage you may be able to get a MicroCell for free if you ask nicely. That's not a guatantee and certainly not AT&T policy but it does happen from time to time. However, depen...
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Created: Jul 19, 2016
OttoPylot Created: Jul. 19, 2016
These two cellular booster mfrs are listed in my Tech Guide (which you should be able to access now thru my sig), www.cel-fi.com and www.wilsonelectronics.com. They are expensive and I do believe that one can be used on just about any network for all protocols, 3G, 4G, LTE. They do require some installation (antenna on the roof with a cable running into the house to a rec...
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Created: Jun 9, 2016
OttoPylot Created: Jun. 9, 2016
I believe there is an additional monthly fee (used to be $20 I think) that would give you unlimited talk via the MicroCell. We always had unlimited talk as part of our cellular plan so there is no additional cost to us. There is no setting that I am aware of on the MicroCell config page. It should be part of your cellular plan.
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Created: Jun 6, 2016
OttoPylot Created: Jun. 6, 2016
The use of the proper adapter was mentioned in post #2 and #5. You need to use the same rated power adapter that came with the MicroCell. The specifics of both adapters are given in my Tech Guide (see link in my sig). The quickest way to check the adapter is with a voltmeter. The adapter should read 16VDC +/-0.5 with no load. The MicroCell will only update the firmware af...
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Created: May 28, 2016
OttoPylot Created: May. 28, 2016
Hughesnet is satellite internet, correct? The MicroCell is designed for land-based internet service (cable, DSL). Satellite and/or wireless broadband is not supported by AT&T. In fact ,that is even mentioned in the setup instructions if I remember correctly. Some have had success with using satellite and wireless broadband with the MicroCell but if you have issues, there ...
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Created: May 12, 2016
OttoPylot Created: May. 12, 2016
If the MicroCell has not been deactivated by the original owner then it's going to be difficult to get Support to deactivate it. The MicroCell is associated, via its serial number, to an AT&T post paid cellular account. The MicroCell needs to be removed from that account (hence deactivation) before it can be used on another post paid account. Support is very reluctant to ...
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Created: Apr 30, 2016
OttoPylot Created: Apr. 30, 2016
AT&T is very reluctant to deactivate a MicroCell because they don't know if it's stolen or not. It's possible that whoever activated the MicroCell has since moved on to another carrier and there is no longer an active account associated with the the MicroCell. You could call Support and see what they say. But if the account is still active, they won't do anything.
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Created: Apr 20, 2016
OttoPylot Created: Apr. 20, 2016
@greatguy I did a little research thru my notes and past threads and there is indeed problems with Technicolor and the way they come configured for TWC. What you need to verify is that all of the basic router requirments as given in the setup guide and in my Tech Guide (see link in my sig) are being met. If you have a separate router and modem you also need to make sure ...
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Created: Mar 25, 2016
OttoPylot Created: Mar. 25, 2016
GLIMMERMAN76 wrote: OttoPylot wrote: @AlexanderGR8 Looking at your most recent VoIP results, the jitter and max TCP is still a problem as Avedis53 indicated. I use one line for the same reason that Avedis53 pointed out. 60 seconds is probably not a bad idea either because a longer time duration is more apt to pick up any problems during the testing phase. My guess is that...
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Created: Mar 13, 2016
OttoPylot Created: Mar. 13, 2016
Check the ac adapter with a voltmeter. It should read 16VDC with no load. If it doesn't, replace the adapter with one of the exact same rating because the MicroCell is finicky with its power. We've seen all kinds of squirrely things happen when the adapters start to fail. If the adapter is ok, the MicroCell itself may have failed. Unfortunately they can't be repaired.
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Created: Mar 13, 2016
OttoPylot Created: Mar. 13, 2016
Something is wrong with the iPhone (obviously). If you have disconnected the power to the MicroCell, whether you deregistered it or not, the iPhone should not see it because the MicroCell's radio is disabled (no power). WiFi-C has no effect on the MicroCell other than competing for a signal. The iPhone 6 and above will preferentially look for a cellular signal over WiFi b...
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Created: Mar 13, 2016
OttoPylot Created: Mar. 13, 2016
In a case like that where you restarted the MicroCell and all lights came back a solid green, I wouldn't have deactivated/reactivated your account. All solid green lights mean that you are connected to the AT&T Mobility Servers. What may have worked is completely shutting down your iPhone, wait a few seconds, and then restarting it again. It could be that all the phone ne...
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Created: Mar 3, 2016
OttoPylot Created: Mar. 3, 2016
@inline_phil After a little digging around I think the problem may be that Consumer Cellular leases their lines from AT&T but that doesn't mean you have an AT&T account. When you had an existing AT&T account obviously there wasn't an issue with the MicroCell. Transferring the same phone number to Consumer Cellular, at that time, carried forward all of your account inform...
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