Wahweap CG, Lake Powell (Page) AZ

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Very interesting situation here and I'm not sure what's going on. My AT&T cell phone has good signal strength and good speeds with 26 down. I have WiFi off as the LTE will be the best connection for the phone. For some reason the Pepwave cannot get an IP address from AT&T and shows 4 bars. I'm not sure if this is an 8.0.2 firmware bug so I'm going to try booting into 8.0.1 and see what happens. I've tried my array of antennas including weboost and paddles, no luck.

Verizon is good enough, around 5-10 down and hardly anything on the upload side. I'm using the antenna shroud panorama antenna, I tried no antenna, and I noticed when the MiFi 8800 was dangling outside the AV box hanging by the USB charge cable it showed 4 bars vs 2 bars in the cabinet. I thought hmm, this may be good, but no real change in speeds.

Sprint is no go on roaming.

AT&T seems the best here but I can't get the pepwave to connect. Will keep tinkering, even tried rebooting the pepwave.

Edit: 8.0.1 no change, back to 8.0.2
 
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Verizon sim moved out of MiFi 8800 and inserted into BR1 MINI. Download speed doubled (16+), still terrible upload. I'll take it!
 
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Verizon sim moved out of MiFi 8800 and inserted into BR1 MINI. Download speed doubled (16+), still terrible upload. I'll take it!
You are lucky to get anything on Verizon. Verizon coverage map say Wahweap RV campground with no coverage.
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Just wish I could get AT&T to connect. Not sure why the phone connects but PW does not get an IP address.

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Snow just creeping into western part of Flagstaff. You're next. Looks like they have pulled down the amounts over next two days.

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Yeah, I was told on arrival tonight/tomorrow for the snow followed by rain. I'll take it and enjoy the holiday spirit.
 
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I figured out the AT&T issue. If I check the data roam option then I can connect. Speeds are good, better than Verizon. The panorama on the air conditioner cover is doing better than the short lead panorama. When I do a speed test I'm still showing on the AT&T network so I'll have to figure out if I'm roaming or not. Oddly my iPhone X which connects great to AT&T doesn't indicate roaming so not sure if it's really roaming or just connecting to another network that AT&T is partnered with in this area. I'll have to check my accounts on AT&T and see if there is any indication of higher fees or actual roaming going on.

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There is also no "R" symbol on the connection in the pepwave which indicates roaming. Sprint shows it here.
 
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There is also no "R" symbol on the connection in the pepwave which indicates roaming. Sprint shows it here.
Welcome to my world in the rural western states. Always looking for a little bandwidth. Since you have all three carriers, running with a variety of equipment and living full time you should be able to write the book.
 
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I've been monitoring my data with AT&T to make sure I'm not actually roaming as I've googled bad things with Mobley and roaming. I don't show any roaming info and even while I had to enable that checkbox the connection doesn't have an R for roaming, nor does my cell phone on AT&T show Roaming. Odd but happy, been getting great speeds here and normal use. Watched netflix as well. Whew!!

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And when Neil looks out the window here is the view. First image static screen shot this AM. Second image live web cam shot.

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Very nice! Where is that coming from?

Never got the snow :( Wait, cancel that! That will make it snow on departure day!
 
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As we continue to explore the now "ancient" technology of cellular modems I am trying to spin up on the future of mobile data communication. SpaceX is not releasing much information about Starlink but some very smart people are reverse engineering data found in FCC filings about the new Starlink network. Here is an excellent video discussing Starlink topography. New information for me in this video is that Starlink will actually have potential speeds in excess of ground based glass fiber when the first phase is deployed.

 
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Another 60 StarLink satellites scheduled to go up tonight. StarLink functionality could actually happen ahead of schedule with this launch rate. Watch it here.
 
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Any idea how many in total are going to be deployed? I sure hope they can handle the demand. Worried about what this is going to cost for any decent speeds.
 
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Worried about what this is going to cost for any decent speeds.
You are driving an expensive, highly modified Newmar motorhome and you're worried about cost, I heard someone say. :rolleyes:

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Any idea how many in total are going to be deployed? I sure hope they can handle the demand. Worried about what this is going to cost for any decent speeds.
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They are talking about 12,000 eventually for world wide coverage. Apparently with 1,000 they will be able to get competitive speeds and coverage over North America. There are several more launches in the next few months so they are chipping away at the 1,000 goal pretty fast.
 
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You are driving an expensive, highly modified Newmar motorhome and you're worried about cost, I heard someone say. :rolleyes:

Touche haha

Seems like I left a mark?
 
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