On my new laptop, I had lenovo build it with a Sierra Wireless 1xEV-DO Network Adapter card built in to the laptop.
This means I should be able to access EVDO RevA “BroadbandAccess” basically across all of Chicagoland. However, lately the VZ Manager software from Verizon has been only connecting me to the dialup-like “NationalAccess” and not the DSL like BroadbandAccess. The signal shows that it is plenty strong, and I am using in the exact same places where I have used my old EVDO card, and even in places where my laptop worked at first.
This is so frustrating I can’t explain it.
I contacted Verizon, and of course they were no help.
So now I might end up in the situation of having to buy (and keep plugged in all the time) a pcmcia card for the verizon network, even though I already paid to have this functionality built into my laptop.
This really stinks :(.
i’ve never seen the lenovo ‘connection manager’ software. does it tell you what your signal strength is in dBM/RSSI?
maybe your internal card just doesn’t get good signal?
if you decide you want a card or usb modem with service, give the EVDO Experts at 3gstore.com a call, and we’ll take care of you.