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Overdrive 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot Software Updates

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VersionRelease date
Description of Enhancement/Fix
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2.23.0011/10/10

- Improves Wi-Fi disconnect issues on the device when idle (including iPad

  specific improvements)

- Reduces random 3G/4G disconnects

- All known freeze-ups and lock-ups eliminated

- Allows end-user to modify how frequently the device scans for 4G when in

  3G (from 1-15 minutes). Alows users to trade-off battery life for improved 4G

  scanning performance.  Previously was pre-set to 10 minute scanning periods.

  For example, if the user sets the 4G rescan timer to 8 minutes, depending on

  the device power configuration, it will rescan at these intervals:

      i.  Battery: Every 8 minutes

      ii. USB: Half of battery, or every 4 minutes

      III. AC Power: Half of USB, or every 2 minutes

- More comprehensive indicatiion of charging and temperature

      i.  if the device's internal temperature goes above the charging shut-off

        threshold, the battery indicator will display the current charge with an

        exclamation point next to the charging level.  The user should unplug

        the device until the temp indicator goes away.

     ii. When the device cools enough to begin charging again, the battery indicator

         will show normal charge indication

- Allows Sprint to push new software updates to the device

- Estimated 20% faster boot-up time (10-12 seconds faster)

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2.06.06
6/9/2010

- Improves device stability, eliminating all known freeze-ups and lock-ups
- Wi-Fi enhancements to improve stability and eliminate disconnects and

  crashes
- Significant improvements in 3G and 4G WAN stability
- Some improvement (up to 10%) in overall battery life and battery life in

  poor coverage
- Faster boot-up time (up to 10-20 seconds faster)
- Improved response time when changing the WAN mode setting with no

  reboot required; eliminates need for a device reset when changing modes

  such as "4G preferred" to "4G only", "4G preferred" to "3G only", etc.
- Faster response time after canceling an operation in the Advanced  Settings

  screen (no device reset required and offline time decreased by  up to 90

  seconds)
- Added additional 4G channels for future growth
- For Enterprise customers, customization and Data Link support have been

  added; please contact your sales rep for additional information on  Enterprise

  customer features

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1.07.00
2/24/2010- Improves Wi-Fi operation and throughput
- Improves download reliability over 3G connection
- Fixes if Overdrive stays offline after an upgrade
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1.06.011/29/2010
- Improves 4G (WiMAX) signal acquisition
- Addresses inability to browse the Internet when connected to 4G
- Improves battery status indicator
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1.05.001/15/2010- Improves battery life in stand-by and idle mode
- Improves Auto Update/check for update
- Corrects issue: power button LED did not stay lit when connected to AC power
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1.04.001/10/2010- Initial release
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Update your software

To update your Overdrive over the air:

  1.  When connected to your Overdrive through Wi-Fi, open your web browser and enter either

      http://overdrive/ or https://192.168.0.1 in the address box

  2.  When on the home page, enter the Administrator Password (default is password), and click OK

  3.  Go to Advanced Settings > Device tab > Basic sub-tab

  4.  Click Check for Updates Now button; Note: You MUST be plugged into AC power to perform an

       update

  5.  Select Update Options

  6.  Select Download and Install Now

  7.  A progress bar on your computer will show the update progress. Note: This process will take

       approximately10 to 20 minutes, depending on your signal quality

  8.  Once the package is downloaded, your Overdrive will apply the new version and web page will

       show Software Update in Progress. The Overdrive device display will show Update in progress

       and a percentage complete with a status bar.

  9.  Once  the update is applied, your Overdrive should reboot and again connect  to the network. If it

       does not reboot on its own, you may have to turn  the power off and back on again manually.


To update your Overdrive from a file:

  1.  Ensure your Overdrive is connected to the AC charger or computer through the USB to Micro B

       cable

  2.  Go to our Overview download page and Download the latest firmware file to your computer

      Note: We recommend downloading it to your desktop to make it easy to find

  3.  When connected to your Overdrive through Wi-Fi, open your web browser and enter either

       http://overdrive/ or https://192.168.0.1 in the address box

  4.  On the home page, enter the Administrator Password (default is password), and click OK

  5.  Under Update Firmware from File, select Choose

  6.  Browse to the file you saved on your desktop and select Update

  7.  Your Overdrive display will show the percentage complete until the update is applied. Note: This

       process takes approximately 10 minutes to complete, depending on your signal quality

  8.  Once  the update is applied, your Overdrive should reboot and again connect  to the network. If it

       does not reboot on its own, you may have to turn  the power off and back on again manually.

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