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Old 06-24-2019, 05:48 PM   #1
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Pepwave Max BR1 MK2 Setup

I wanted to ask if the settings for this router are standard or should I be making changes with it. When I set it up I simply installed my two sim cards (verizon and att) and away I went. I didn't select a preferred sim and I set up the Priority 1 as free wifi then the sims. Is there something different I should be doing? I've searched online and haven't seen anything. Appreciate any comments. Not a tech guy but can certainly follow instructions.
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Your description looks like you have it figured out correctly.
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Following up on my initial post. Here is an example tonight that I donít understand. I have my pepwave with the two sims installed. AT&T in the first slot and Verizon in the second. The pepwave stayed with AT&T but after a Speedtest I got just over 2.0 download. I then removed the Verizon sim from the PW and put into the 8800 jet pack. I hooked up the 25$ antenna to the jetpack and then ran a speedtest. 10.0 download. I donít understand why the PW stayed with the AT&T and didnít switch to the Verizon sim. Seems like I have an issue with the settings on he PW.

As a side note Iím in a good size city so towers all around me. I reall would appreciate any thoughts on this.
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Is it possible you were using the CG wifi? What determines a switch to another service?
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The Pepwave would switch to sim #2 if sim #1 lost connection, not just because it was slow.

The Verizon 8800 is a 4X MIMO device and will be lots faster than the Pepwave if you're in a good signal environment.
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Thanks for the replies. I've learned a lot since I got it. It's only my opinion but I think the Pepwave router is one of the tools in an arsenal for those that have to have wifi, like myself. It's not a perfect solution for every situation. Those smarter than me like Neal C or Turbo Pilot can certainly correct my statements.

I have a multitude of bullets in the gun. I have a work phone that allows me to use it as a hotspot. It costs me nothing and the company allows me to use it this way. The wife has a cell phone and ipad that allows limited gigs each month. We obviously use this as a last resort (almost never) because it costs us more for every gig used. I have an Ubiquity air cube along with their antenna to deal with free campground wifi. I also have that connected at times to the Pepwave router listed as Priority 1, but, that depends whether free wifi requires a separate login...that can be a pain. I have a jet pack for each ATT and Verizon with no throttling. I use these occasionally, again, depending on where I am and what I'm facing. I also have a $25 directional antenna that I can plug into each jetpack, if needed. And finally, we have the pepwave with an omni directional antenna on the roof.

Most of the time I use the free campground wifi via the ubiquity setup. If that is not enough I go to the pepwave with both the sims and depending on where we are and the cell towers near us, I dedicate sim A or B as the priority.

I can say that for an old timer, this stuff is confusing. I continue to read and try to understand. I can't wait until I retire and I don't have to have wifi, only enjoy it when it's available.
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