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Has any one encounter a problem with the over drive yet. I am now on my second over drive. The first would turn on then off again after 2 months of usage. Is this a common problem.

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I'm about to get my second one. Just look at the forums here or follow any of these searches:

http://google.com/search?q=sprint+overdrive+overheating

http://google.com/search?q=sprint+overdrive+drop%2A+connection

Make sure you run the firmware updates for it. There have been improvements but there's still a lot of work to do.

http://www.evdoinfo.com/content/view/3081/64/

I'd also recommend emailing dan@sprint.com if you're not getting any resolution from tech support in the stores or on the phone.

Good luck!

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I have experienced many problems. The first of which is that the battery drops to close to zero when tethered via USB to my computer and I shut the computer down. Secondly when I power the device via outlet and use it as a hot spot for WIFI I frequently loose my connection to the internet and also get low or poor connectivity messages with the 'over-drive'. My WIFI adapter and Hot Spot are within 1-2 feet of each other. I have even tried separating them at various distances and other rooms.

I have worked with Advanced Tech Support on at least four occassions and have yet to solve my problems. I am ready to return to my Aircard 595U.

THe Over-Drive is proving to be practically USELESS and UNRELIABLE!

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My MiFi was faster. Not remotely kidding about that.

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My hotspot will not let me in the administrator spot it tells me wrong password, I also can not reset it with the reset button, So the hotspot will only work when pluged into my usb. I took it to sprint and they said the reset button was broken after the tech tried to reset it for a half hour... So what can I do now?

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You're not alone:

http://community.sprint.com/baw/thread/39204?tstart=0

The Overdrive is rubbish. It should be a crime to sell the thing.

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Of late my Overdrive has been working very well. I recently deleted the Smartdrive program as it was conflicting with Netgear and having a hard time connecting to the Overdrive. The only problem remaining is that the download speeds are not what I would expect from 3G. I think the towers are overloaded and need upgrading to handle the increased usage, especially between 4-5 PM.

Compared to what I had before the Overdrive, now that my connection problems have been solved, is a big improvement.

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I have encountered issues after a period of use.  I believe the device got an over the air update that has caused software issues.  Where I did stay connected constantly when I opened my laptop, now I must log on each time.  More recently I am dropped for no reason while working online.  My husband and I have business use over this hot spot and it is a constant re-education process.  When working it is a quality connection, but the service is lacking currently.

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