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Slow 3G speeds on Overdrive

Journeyman

Slow 3G speeds on Overdrive

The past few days I have been having trouble connecting to 3G (900 Conncection error) and then when it does connect it shows a 40% signal but I get very slow speeds, to the point where images in emails will time out and fail to load. I am connected to an EVDO RevA tower according to the Overdrive admin. I tested using the Speedtest.net app on my iPad2 connected to the overdrive via wifi:

DateConnTypeLatLonDownloadUploadLatencyServerNameInternalIpExternalIp
8/11/2011 10:03Wifi38.36726-75.581339407Baltimore, MD192.168.0.46174.153.231.226
8/11/2011 10:00Wifi38.3674-75.580756328Baltimore, MD192.168.0.46174.153.231.226
8/11/2011 9:43Wifi38.36687-75.58121860263Baltimore, MD192.168.0.46108.110.196.236
8/11/2011 9:36Wifi38.3674-75.580784103154Baltimore, MD192.168.0.46108.110.196.236
8/11/2011 9:27Wifi38.36743-75.580716192259Baltimore, MD192.168.0.46108.110.196.236
8/11/2011 9:24Wifi38.36743-75.5807139195136Baltimore, MD192.168.0.46108.110.196.236
8/11/2011 9:22Wifi38.3672-75.5806266302112Baltimore, MD192.168.0.46108.110.196.236
8/11/2011 9:21Wifi38.3672-75.5806260118152Baltimore, MD192.168.0.46108.110.196.236
8/11/2011 9:16Wifi38.36705-75.58092564127Baltimore, MD192.168.0.46108.110.196.236
8/11/2011 9:15Wifi38.36705-75.5809531318Baltimore, MD192.168.0.46108.110.196.236
8/11/2011 9:13Wifi38.36705-75.580919164122Baltimore, MD192.168.0.46108.110.196.236
8/11/2011 9:11Wifi38.36705-75.5809185145Baltimore, MD192.168.0.46108.110.196.236

I have tried updating the 3G PRL and 3G Profile, but the admin and overdrive screens shows that the updates fail, and then the Overdrive has even more trouble connecting to the 3G network (900 connection error).

Any help in figuring out what the problem is would be greatly appreciated.

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Master

Slow 3G speeds on Overdrive

What is your zipcode with some cross streets for me to check tower in your area?

Larry ~ OKIESTRO

Journeyman

Slow 3G speeds on Overdrive

21801 / 21804 - Salisbury, MD

Ocean Gateway / Truitt St

Wyman Dr / Mt Hermon Rd

Mt Hermon Rd / E Main St

Journeyman

Slow 3G speeds on Overdrive

Well, speeds were a little better this morning, but as of now, pages  won't load, images time out loading when a page does load - same with  email. It will take several minutes just to check my email using the  iPad's mail application, and then images won't finished loading when I  go to read an email. I am still showing between a 40% and 60% signal on  an EVDO RevA tower.

It is kind of odd - in this same location I used to only get a 20% signal, connecting to a 1x tower, and my speeds were faster.

Journeyman

Slow 3G speeds on Overdrive

I also bought one of these useless Overdrive.  I mean really download speeds at 47kb!!! I can get better off dial up, but there isn't any in our area

Journeyman

Slow 3G speeds on Overdrive

at least yours connects. I have to reset mine every 30-45 mins to stay connected. I need to find a way to go back to the previous software version, it was much faster and stayed connected to the weaker 4g signal, the down side was it got extremely hot and would shut off, i'd take that over dial up speeds w/ the unreliable 3g i have now. I can't even connect to 4g even if it has 40% signal, I can't wait to get out of this contract, and here I thought I had found a suitable replacement for AT&T.

Journeyman

Slow 3G speeds on Overdrive

I agree with you. I have to use this connection to do classwork. I have written reports and lost everything due to cut off. I wish I could get out of this contract. I have a year left!!! Emails are lost, cut off, don't get sent, take forever to pull up. As does everything else you are trying to view. Very irritated.

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