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Pantech UM175AL Disconnect

Discussion in 'Alltel Forum' started by HakSoft8387, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. HakSoft8387

    HakSoft8387 New Member

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    I just purchased an air card from Alltel. Since my housing complex is newer, there will not be cable lines for about another year.

    For the past 6 months i was using my Cellphone (Rokr) as my internet connection. I spoke with a buddy who works at alltel and he told me to upgrade to the air card not only bc it would be faster, but Rev A would be comming to my area soon.

    I signed the contact, got the card, and all is well.

    I have uninstalled my old drivers for my phone, installed new drivers for air card, and i have run into a huge prob.

    It can be 10 min, or 30 min, but my net will drop connection.
    I am no loosing service, and the connection is no idle as i used my phone for 6 months with not one disconnect ever.

    I am running Windows XP PRO, SP3.

    i have resorted to a down load manager just to be able to watch any kind of videos or get any kinda large files.

    I have called customer service, and of course while i was on the phone it stay connected the whole time.

    I dont get any errors, or any alerts other than my connection is lost.

    If anyone has had any prob similar please give me a hand,

    I can give you any kinda info you need about my pc, and i have tried to use Alltel's software, and even tried settin up a manual connection, with the same results.
     
  2. MrObvious

    MrObvious Senior Member
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    When it disconnects, is it a timeout of inactivity?
     
  3. HakSoft8387

    HakSoft8387 New Member

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    No, i have set the connection to never time out. I have called Alltel two times, and they give me the same crap answers.

    The air card has two telephones numbers. MIN and MDN..
    i set up a connection using the MIN and my connection has been steady for 3 hours now and it is much faster,

    Not sure if this will fix the prob or not.
     
  4. bikebryan

    bikebryan Senior Member
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    The MIN is NOT a telephone number. The MDN is. The MIN is used to identify the phone internally on the system. When you request a phone number change, 99% of the time only the MDN changes but the MIN stays the same.
     
  5. HakSoft8387

    HakSoft8387 New Member

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    so what is the difference. if i set up a user with the MIN, its much faster and stable.... if i use the MDN it will lose connection alot.

    Is there any harm in dialing in with the MIN?
     
  6. Yourcongressman

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    because that MIN may be the MDN of another account!

     
  7. HakSoft8387

    HakSoft8387 New Member

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    to this day, alltel still has no answer. I am canceling all 5 lines and moving to T mobile.

    i can not believe they would sell me somthing, and then tell me to get use to the disconnects. i dont understand why a tethered phone would stay connected fine, but an actual modem would have so many probs.

    I am sure with verizon taking over the probs will only get worse, with there 5gb cab on the wireless internet plans.. who the hell would only use 5 gig. I guess i am the fool for moving into a new part of town with no cable. :(:mad:

    Alltel has really let me down
     

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