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Old May 10th, 2011, 09:18 PM   #201 (permalink)
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There is no monthly fee for Airave. It just acts like a mini tower. Your minutes are used according to your plan. Now, if you want unlimited minutes for all phones connected to the Airave, that is $25 a month.

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I agree, but if you're on the edge of a coverage area, it might be just what you need.
That's true. That's definitely not my case but I am sure it is a lot of other peoples case.
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the way to limit the access to the airave is loggin on the sprint.com on your account and actually listing which numbers can use the device.

i've noted that when the airave fails or just takes its sweet time to give me my signal it has nothing to do with the equipment but with my internet service provider.

the airave demands a steady flow of broadband at all times or else it resets the system trying to get a better lock on for the signal.

My internet provider seems to think that people wont notice if they throttle the speed on the service... but with this device ( and our PS3s and 3 computers) we notice pretty fast when they falter.

But i must say. this thing is pretty awesome! I live on the edge of sprint service and with this thing turned on wow... you can actually tell when we are near our house because our phones go from 3 bars to full.

i highly recommend trying this product first before ditching sprint in the search for better signal.
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Quick update:

Been having a couple of issues today, 1st one being that the airave has made me power off and back on my wireless router twice today, and I still get an awesome signal but I cant call out, and when people try to call in it rings a busy signal.

But from everything i've read these things take alot of fine tuning until you get a setting that works good with your setup.
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depends on several factors. GPS is very important followed by your data speed to the ISP. its advised to put the arivana on your router behind not in front. i think thats how you have it setup based on your post.

i have had both of them and never had any issues. i have the latest airvana now and it never gave me any issues and i have had it since launch.

but the most important is the GPS antenna. make sure it has a good LOS to the sky.
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depends on several factors. GPS is very important followed by your data speed to the ISP. its advised to put the arivana on your router behind not in front. i think thats how you have it setup based on your post.

i have had both of them and never had any issues. i have the latest airvana now and it never gave me any issues and i have had it since launch.

but the most important is the GPS antenna. make sure it has a good LOS to the sky.

My setup is Modem to router, router to Airave. But its weird because if I leave my internet idle for a couple hours or so then I try to use my wireless signal it will show that the signal is fine and that I am connected, but it doesnt work at all.

So I have to unplug my modem,router, & airave then plug in my modem (let it cycle),then router (let it cycle), then airave and then it works fine. And if I keep using the internet I have no issues, but every morning I have to reset all of my internet stuff.

And also since hooking up the airave my ipod/pad always forgets my ssid so I have to put it back in every day. But my evo doesnt forget...(insert funny android vs apple pun here)

But I never had that issue with my ipod/pad forgetting my network p/w.
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My setup is Modem to router, router to Airave. But its weird because if I leave my internet idle for a couple hours or so then I try to use my wireless signal it will show that the signal is fine and that I am connected, but it doesnt work at all.

So I have to unplug my modem,router, & airave then plug in my modem (let it cycle),then router (let it cycle), then airave and then it works fine. And if I keep using the internet I have no issues, but every morning I have to reset all of my internet stuff.

And also since hooking up the airave my ipod/pad always forgets my ssid so I have to put it back in every day. But my evo doesnt forget...(insert funny android vs apple pun here)

But I never had that issue with my ipod/pad forgetting my network p/w.
That just sounds like a huge pain in the butt for some decent service.
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agreed, do you have DSL or sat or cable?
i dont have to do any of that. this sounds like something in your home network that is affecting your service.

do you have any QoS settings set on in your router page? the lights on the airvana, are they solid (the data light may be blinking)?

what router are you using?
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agreed, do you have DSL or sat or cable?
i dont have to do any of that. this sounds like something in your home network that is affecting your service.

do you have any QoS settings set on in your router page? the lights on the airvana, are they solid (the data light may be blinking)?

what router are you using?

Im not sure about the QoS settings, and the lights on the airave are solid (except for the mobile light when I am using my phone, it blinks but sprint said it will do that)

My router is a linksys...
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well i would make sure you have the latest firmware for your router. you can access the QoS screen from the linksys web interface. ive got a cisco router myself. i would turn OFF any QoS settings in the router.
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Well heres yet ANOTHER update...I CANT BELIEVE THIS!!, I got a call from my internet service provider apologizing for the bad service this past week and they said that the internet would be down for a bit while they fixed the network.

They told me that it had been messing up since Monday. So, all this time I was thinking that it was the airave that had been messing things up. It all could have been my ISP.
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keep us posted. are you DSL or cable?
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I recently contacted sprint about my signal (or lack thereof) since the latest PRL update. I told them that I never had good 3g speed at home, but my voice signal would be decent (most of the time around 3 bars). But since the latest prl update my phone would struggle to get 1 bar. And 3g was pulling download speed around .04mbps.

They suggested the "airave" to me, it did cost me around $100 but they waved the monthly fee.

I got the airave yesterday before I went into work. I followed the instructions to a "T" hooked it up, and left for work. When I got home my wireless internet didnt work, nor did the airave. I talked to one person on the airave customer line (the guy wasnt the most pleasant person), and he couldnt help my problem. I finally just had to reset my router to get wireless internet to work again.

Finally, this morning I got on the phone once again with airave customer support, this time it went MUCH better. I actually had to setup a seperate port in my router for the airave to run. After about an hour of being on the phone we finally got the airave to work, and now I must say;

THIS THING IS AWESOME.

I went from no signal to having a full signal, my 3g went from nothing to 2mbps!. Which obviously I wont be using 3g when at home, but it is nice to know that I can pull those kind of speeds. And most importantly I can make and recieve calls.

To anyone who is in a poor reception area I highly recommend calling sprint about the airave. But be prepared to be on the phone with airave customer support for at least an hour (if not more).
they offered me one and I told them "i've got wifi why the hell do I need this." I cant take the aiirave with me when I am about and about. Service in the oklahoma area has gone to nothing. Airave woudlnt help out. So hopefully they let me ETF free out. Have 3 out of contract and 4 still under contract
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I have cable internet...well not ATM. Still waiting for them to fix the network..going on 24 hours now.

But I kinda started to get irritated with sprint having charged me $100 or so for the airave after noticing at work my service had dropped drastically also.

So I sent sprint an email, along with a picture of what their coverage was last year and what it is now. And just asked if I could either get my airave fee waived or let me out of my contract.

A really nice account executive called me back. She firstly said that she would drop the charge for the airave. And she went on to tell me that basically their service sucks now (not in those words though). And that they have been planning a big upgrade with their towers but much of the equipment has been back ordered due to the issues in Japan.

But she did admit that their coverage/service had dropped off drastically, but she added the good ole' line of "we are working diligently to correct these issues".

So long story short if you can prove you are in a bad service area they will give you the airave.
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indeed many know this. both units i never paid a dime for nor any monthly service. at least you got some relief. once your ISP provider gets you back up and running, re-test.
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indeed many know this. both units i never paid a dime for nor any monthly service. at least you got some relief. once your ISP provider gets you back up and running, re-test.

Ok, I am up and running. Zero issues with my internet and airave.

I had never had internet issues like what I was having this week. First I would be able to connect 1 thing to my wireless signal so if it would be my evo then that was the only thing I could connect to the signal or visa versa with my laptop.

Then after having a connection for 10 minutes or so I would lose my signal and have to unplug and reset my modem/router,But if I hooked in my computer directly to the modem it would work fine, but if I tried to connect my phone or ipad to the wireless it would kill my internet connection.

So I honestly thought that the airave had done something to fry my router. But as things look now it seems that it was just my ISP's fault.

But that was so strange, Has anyone ever heard of anything like that happening while an ISP is doing an upgrade? I just thought that you would have no internet at all.

The only thing I can think of, besides it being a very strange coincidence is that the internet worked all along but it was very weak and if it got "overworked" it would just shut down.

But having said all of that, the airave works fine now. And if I wasnt having all of the above issues the airave would have simply been a "plug and play" installation.
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Good to hear your Airave is up and running!
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I'm wondering how to tell whether its an Airrave 1 or 2 (3G) ?

I have someone on Craigslist selling a brand new one ( white in color ) for $40 but doesn't know what version it is!

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one is called Airave from samsung --thats version 1 with no 3G
the latest model is Airvana--- is much more bigger then the samsung unit-- it has 3G

lemme see a photo of it or point me to the sale? you can PM me if you want or just search the web for "airvana" and "airave".



thats the AIrvana--latest generation with 3G.

more reading: http://androidforums.com/sprint/118966-sprint-airave-2.html
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Wow! It IS bigger! Look how it dwarfs that woman!
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lol, its actually a guy. He is comfortable enough with his sexuality to wear a purple sweater with khakis.
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just got an airave to bad theirs not software out their to monitor usage...
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Sprint sent me an Airave about a month ago. Finally got it hooked up today, and thusfar, I'm not impressed. First, it came with no directions on how it should be hooked up, or what the activation process was. Fine- I figured that out on my own. Now that it is hooked up, my broadband internet connection is slower than slow, and it appears that other people (I live in a condo), are using my Airave signal, so I still have no service in my home. I've had a few "full bars" calls, but they have been few and far between. Guess that my neighbors should call Sprint and get Airaves as well. I've been with Sprint since June of 2010, and they sent me one for free, no montly charge, because I have 1 bar of service in my home, and outside, 2-3. (Sprint tells me that they are NOT going to fix the "wounded" towers by my home, because they are upgrading to LTE technology in a couple of years, so I just have to "deal with it"). When I last checked my account online, I did find out that Sprint decided to "renew" my contract and extend it out for 2 years, because they sent me the Airave. I did have to call and argue with a rep for an hour or so to get it back to the way it was- deleted completely, because I have horrible service at my home.

Honestly, I'm going to leave Sprint shortly- as soon as Verizon puts out a phone that I want- then I won't have to deal with this crap, and the Sprint reps that have no idea what they are talking about.
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how do you have your femtocell connected to your network? for best results, you should have your femtocell/airvana BEHIND your router not in front of it. it sounds like you have the airvana first and everything else is downstream..thats a no-no.
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how do you have your femtocell connected to your network? for best results, you should have your femtocell/airvana BEHIND your router not in front of it. it sounds like you have the airvana first and everything else is downstream..thats a no-no.
Well, from what I was told, (from a friend who has one of these things, that came with an instruction book), I have the LAN cable from the cable modem going to the WAN port on the back of the airvana. I then have another LAN cord going from the LAN1 port down to my wireless router. From the wireless router, goes 1 additional LAN cord to my home theater system internet tv.

I tried running the LAN cord from the router and then to the airvana, but it then gave me zero internet connectivity.

(Hopefully the slowness of my internet connection is just part of this thing initializing, as Sprint says it could take 4-8 hours for this thing to initialize.)

One other thing that irritates me about having to have the airvana is that Sprint told me that when i'm home, I need to switch my roaming options to "Sprint Only", not "Automatic". I told Sprint that I need it on automatic roaming, because I roam half of the time that I'm not home, and if it was on "Sprint only", I wouldn't have service. Sprint told me that I will just have to get in the habit of switching it to "Automatic" when I leave home, so that I can use my phone. What a joke.
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Well, from what I was told, (from a friend who has one of these things, that came with an instruction book), I have the LAN cable from the cable modem going to the WAN port on the back of the airvana. I then have another LAN cord going from the LAN1 port down to my wireless router. From the wireless router, goes 1 additional LAN cord to my home theater system internet tv.

I tried running the LAN cord from the router and then to the airvana, but it then gave me zero internet connectivity.

(Hopefully the slowness of my internet connection is just part of this thing initializing, as Sprint says it could take 4-8 hours for this thing to initialize.)

One other thing that irritates me about having to have the airvana is that Sprint told me that when i'm home, I need to switch my roaming options to "Sprint Only", not "Automatic". I told Sprint that I need it on automatic roaming, because I roam half of the time that I'm not home, and if it was on "Sprint only", I wouldn't have service. Sprint told me that I will just have to get in the habit of switching it to "Automatic" when I leave home, so that I can use my phone. What a joke.

This is the way the book shows... you run it straight out of the modem then to your router. This way will eat your speeds though. Set up your modem/router as you normally would, and run your cable from the router to the wan on the airave. (I spent 3 days on the phone with sprint figuring this out, only to find out that all my problems were on their end :-\ ) The only issue with this setup is that your upload speeds could be slow and you can have issues with dropped calls if to many people are on the system.
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perhaps my post is unclear. allow me if you will..

the airvana second gen model has VoIP features in it. Perhaps sprint plans to launch this at some time down the road. however today its not there.

putting the airvana first in line and everything else down stream just allows the airvana to control QoS and give it the most bandwidth for VoIP calls..

to make a simple low resolution phone call from your mobile phone does not take much bandwidth at all. the best and recommended solution is to place the arivana on one of your ports on the router just like one of your computers.

I have both models and both were always after the router. putting the airvana higher up the food chain will waste your data connection in your home and you will be upset.
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Ok. I switched things around and it still doesn't work. What I have now is Cable Modem to Router, to Airvana, no internet signal at all, so I'm going to put it back to how it was- Modem to Airvana to Router.
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LOL, before you do any of that REMOVE the airvana COMPLETELY from the chain and see if you have a connection. the airvana is nothing but a computer. it has nothing to do with your internet connection.
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LOL, before you do any of that REMOVE the airvana COMPLETELY from the chain and see if you have a connection. the airvana is nothing but a computer. it has nothing to do with your internet connection.

Yes. If I remove the airvana completely from the mix and hook everything back up the way it was before the airvana, it works perfectly.

I just hooked it back up- Cable modem to Airvana to wireless router- its booting back up as we speak. If it doesn't work this time, its going back in the box and being sent back. I'll then cancel Sprint service and go to Verizon.
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Yes. If I remove the airvana completely from the mix and hook everything back up the way it was before the airvana, it works perfectly.

I just hooked it back up- Cable modem to Airvana to wireless router- its booting back up as we speak. If it doesn't work this time, its going back in the box and being sent back. I'll then cancel Sprint service and go to Verizon.

Call sprint... they had to reset mine on their end. They said they were having trouble with their system. Worked fine ever since.
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I recently got an airave from Sprint for no cost (after a lil bitching about weak signal inside the home as opposed to outside), and had a little trouble with initial setup... but after that, its been amazing. Full signal all throughout my home and not a single dropped call on my end. I can even use 3G data in my home where before I couldn't use it at all (only wifi). Overall I'm satisfied and like it
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Just talked to a customer retention rep who refused to give me a free airave. He said he wasn't allowed to. I'm a new Sprint customer and get around 1-2 bars on my house. I bitched a lot and the rep said a supervisor would call me back. I'm not paying $100 plus monthly fees for this thing, I'll just go back to AT$T.
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you should call and get another rep. you can also email CS and explain to them in a mature fashion about your coverage area (lack of) and if this is your primary line, you need it to be avail 24/7 for emergencies, you have children(?) and they need to be able to call you if they are stuck at school, etc etc. let them know you rely on this mobile phone and if you shut off your landline due to the economy and in trying to save money, tell them that too (not sure if that is your situation or not.. just providing examples).

just explain to them you maybe roaming on another carrier at your place.. just size up your unique situation and then write to CS.

no one should just expect to be able to call into sprint and say "hey, gimmie my 'ave..." just does not happen.. earlier on when they launched these units, one could phone in and without much explaining could have received one. now that many are out there and some time has passed its a little difficult to get one without proving you need it.

so i say to all who are thinking of getting one and want to grab it for free, just write to CS and let them know why you need it.

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i've heard mixed information on this from different sprint techs regarding potentially getting 4G through the airvana. one said potentially it's just a firmware update, another said not possible because the airvana does not have the hardware. is there a way to check the hardware now?
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I have had Sprint for only 3 weeks now and have had horrible signal at my house. I called them today after seeing another thread on the Airave. I spoke to a rep and told them I wasn't getting good reception at my home and my wife runs a business from the house. I told them she is constantly dropping calls and we were thinking about switching back to ATT if I couldn't get signal. He then told me he would send me an Airave with no cost to me. So I agree with marctronixx and just tell them your situation. Hopefully I wont have any issues like others and I am looking forward to getting mine this week.
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one is called Airave from samsung --thats version 1 with no 3G
the latest model is Airvana--- is much more bigger then the samsung unit-- it has 3G

lemme see a photo of it or point me to the sale? you can PM me if you want or just search the web for "airvana" and "airave".

*snip image here*

thats the AIrvana--latest generation with 3G.

more reading: http://androidforums.com/sprint/118966-sprint-airave-2.html
I have this AirRave and it works great.

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i've heard mixed information on this from different sprint techs regarding potentially getting 4G through the airvana. one said potentially it's just a firmware update, another said not possible because the airvana does not have the hardware. is there a way to check the hardware now?
In my mind, why would I need a 3G AirRave when I also have a wireless router? Seems like it'd be easier to enable Wi-Fi and leave 4G turned off.
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In my mind, why would I need a 3G AirRave when I also have a wireless router? Seems like it'd be easier to enable Wi-Fi and leave 4G turned off.
yeah, true, but it could save bandwidth on the wifi, especially if it's slower than 4G.
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yeah, true, but it could save bandwidth on the wifi, especially if it's slower than 4G.
Well, the AirRave uses your bandwidth anyway. Right? At least mine does.
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Ok, after reading through this whole thread, I am still thoroughly confused!

Today I called Sprint and they are sending me the Airvana (the newest Airave). I have virtually no signal in my house nor around a 1 mile radius of my house since I live in the mountains. They gave it to me for free without any monthly charges. Of course I will not get it for a few days.

It is the set-up that is confusing me and it seems like people are having so many problems.

I have a DSL modem which runs my desktop computer and various connections to my TV. Next to that I have a wireless modem which I use for my two laptops. I read somewhere that I need to connect the Airvana to both my DSL modem and my wireless router? Is that true?

I need the Airvana for my Optimus S. I do not use Wifi on my phone, nor do I intend to at this time. Will my phone operate normally as it does now once this is hooked up or if I ever get this hooked up properly? I just want more bars on my phone so I can access the market and internet without any issues and of course continue to text and make and receive calls. I want to continue to receive my emails to my phone as well. I do not want anything to get screwed up. The whole thing just seems complicated and people complain that this makes their calls drop and certain things will not work properly on their cell phones after hooking this up.

Please shed some light for me. I know there are multiple posts on this already but I guess I need a simple explanation in layman's terms! I am a newbie to smartphones and to the Airave! Thanks so much!
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you WILL be using the wifi on your handset if you want to take advantage of the 3D data.

if you have a router that has a switch built into it you THEN add the airvana on that switch. do NOT put it FIRST. once you get the gadget there are instructions inside to help you.

please dont let the fact that a few people here scare you. there are hundreds of these things out in the wild and many have excellent service with it. people come here to post problems.. not to say how great it is..

there is a toll free tech support line that can help you along the way so you will not be without...
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you WILL be using the wifi on your handset if you want to take advantage of the 3D data.

if you have a router that has a switch built into it you THEN add the airvana on that switch. do NOT put it FIRST. once you get the gadget there are instructions inside to help you.

please dont let the fact that a few people here scare you. there are hundreds of these things out in the wild and many have excellent service with it. people come here to post problems.. not to say how great it is..

there is a toll free tech support line that can help you along the way so you will not be without...

You mean the 3G data? So I have to enable the Wifi on my phone I gather before I use the Airvana?. I have no idea about a switch. All I know is I have a normal DSL modem and a wireless router for my laptops, both side by side next to my desktop computer. Originally I thought it just needed to be plugged into my DSL modem via an ethernet cable. Then set up the GPS thing on it and that should be it. I will follow the instructions provided but since I have the wireless router as well as the DSL modem, I read that you need to use both. I need to clarify that.
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you dont have to use the wifi to make calls.

the airvana is designed to be put AFTER the buildings modem.. in your case you have DSL so it comes from the phone jack into your DSL box. THEN the instructions would want you to put the airvana NEXT in line,

from the wall --->DSL modem--->Airvana.

doing it this way, which is what the manual will tell you, will give the airvana the MAJORITY of your bandwidth and leave a modest amount for your other devices down stream.. in this case your router and its connected components.

this is not recommended for normal use and the airvana should come off the back of your router. this is ASSuming your router has a switch built in.. and what i mean by a switch is it has ethernet ports on the back of it.. so if your router has ethernet (CAT 5) ports on the back then you can plug the airvana there. this is the best method fo real world use... i wont go into why as its already been discussed in this thread..

it will all make sense once you get the equipment. you are on the right track with the GPS.. make sure it can see the sky by placing it on a windowsill or some other means. its fairly weatherproof however i would not leave it in direct sunlight or extreme temps..
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you dont have to use the wifi to make calls.

the airvana is designed to be put AFTER the buildings modem.. in your case you have DSL so it comes from the phone jack into your DSL box. THEN the instructions would want you to put the airvana NEXT in line,

from the wall --->DSL modem--->Airvana.

doing it this way, which is what the manual will tell you, will give the airvana the MAJORITY of your bandwidth and leave a modest amount for your other devices down stream.. in this case your router and its connected components.

this is not recommended for normal use and the airvana should come off the back of your router. this is ASSuming your router has a switch built in.. and what i mean by a switch is it has ethernet ports on the back of it.. so if your router has ethernet (CAT 5) ports on the back then you can plug the airvana there. this is the best method fo real world use... i wont go into why as its already been discussed in this thread..

it will all make sense once you get the equipment. you are on the right track with the GPS.. make sure it can see the sky by placing it on a windowsill or some other means. its fairly weatherproof however i would not leave it in direct sunlight or extreme temps..
Ok, I checked the back of my wireless router, it has got 4 open LAN ethernet ports available in the back. The fifth one is used already for the yellow ethernet cable provided that goes into my DSL modem. So with that said, I should connect the Airvana to the wireless modem and not the DSL?

As for the wifi, in my house in order for me to go into the internet and market on my phone, and to receive texts and text back, I would need the wifi turned on my cell phone but it is not required just to make phone calls. Once I leave my home, I can keep it turned off, correct?

I appreciate your help and I am sorry about all the questions, this does help me understand the whole process more and give me a head start once the unit arrives!
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just so we are on the same page, are you calling the wireless router the "wireless modem"? because there is a such thing as a wireless modem and a router is not to be confused with such.. a wireless router is that--a wireless router.. cant interchange the two..

yes plug the airvana direct into the back of the wireless router with the antennas ... what brand router do you have?
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I have the wireless router (Netgear) that I use for my laptops. Then I have the DSL modem provided by my phone company that runs my desktop computer internet and various functions on my TV and Blu Ray player.

The Netgear wireless router has one port that is connected to my DSL modem and has 4 more available ports in the back.
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cool so we are on the same page..

so yeah just leave everything setup as you have it.. use one of the unused Ethernet ports on the back of your netgear router and your set.
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cool so we are on the same page..

so yeah just leave everything setup as you have it.. use one of the unused Ethernet ports on the back of your netgear router and your set.

Excellent! So I do not even have to deal with the DSL Modem whatsoever! That makes it easier. Now here is my next question. Since I will plug the Airvana into the Netgear wireless modem, do I need to leave modem on at all times? Also, is there a need for the GPS thing to still be connected to the Airvana when using only the wireless modem?
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well you need to make sure the DSL modem works and the router works.. but yeah just patch the airvana into a empty ethernet port on the netgear and your golden.

yes you need to connect the GPS and make sure it has a clear view of the sky. that will be used to tell the cellular network where you are and to hand off your calls.

yes the router and modem should be all running 24/7. you cant just turn off one component in the chain.. they all three have to be on to work (DSL modem,, router, airvana...)
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