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I'm new here and new to sprint. I live where I don't have cell signal. I have to drive 2 miles to get service so Sprint sent me the airave. If I'm understanding correctly, it should work without a cell signal, correct? It's using my Internet to create its own mini tower? Any help is appreciated.

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I'm new here and new to sprint. I live where I don't have cell signal. I have to drive 2 miles to get service so Sprint sent me the airave. If I'm understanding correctly' date=' it should work without a cell signal, correct? It's using my Internet to create its own mini tower? Any help is appreciated.[/quote']

 

As long as you're using it in the USA, then yes.

 

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3/4 lights go solid green and mobile blinks red. I'm usually quite techy but this I don't understand.

You need all four lights showing solid green. A red blinking light means the unit is unhappy about something.

 

The one in my home improves signal strength in about half the house. The unit ended up in my wife's office because that's where she usually uses her phone. I tried positioning the unit in the center of the house, but that location resulted in poor signal strength in the two locations we wanted improvement. (My office lost the battle. Through four walls and maybe 40 feet I get around -100 db.)

 

I positioned the GPS receiver in the window so it would get a decent view of the sky. The unit needs a few minutes after powering up before all four lights turn green.

 

Bob

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Yep, and that is what the Airave is for. I live in a dead zone as well. The last house I lived in was too. Had Airaves since 2008. Great little devices.

 

There is something more to this story.

 

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An airave is a femtocell which is more or less a mini tower that uses your internet as backhaul to the sprint network. Hence why it is deployed in areas where there is no or poor reception. If it is not working in your home i would suspect a set up issue first. This sounds like the correct application for airave deployment though.

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Your best bet is calling sprint customer service for this. They can connect you to a dedicated airave "specialist" who will actually be able to help identify your problem. When you call, be sure your call is routed to an airave "specialist." If they cannot help you then there is nothing else you can do. In that case, you'd be best served to simply return the airave, cancel your service and move on to another provider.

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I agree with jonny you shouldnt have to go to a phone company and not even have service for miles sprint is a great company but I dont think its worth it when you dont even get signal near your home. Also check to make sure your isp doesnt have a setting blocking your airave from working.

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So the Broadband, GPS, and Network LEDs are solid green, but the Mobile LED is blinking red? Sounds like it's having some sort of issue authenticating with Sprint. Have you tried resetting it (small reset hole on the back with a paperclip - hold for at least 10 sec)?

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No DMZ is needed. No special configuration is needed in your router. Plug the Airave WAN port into a LAN port of your router.

 

Reset it like mentioned above.

 

If you are using your internet connection 100% by watching a video or bit torrent, the mobile light will go red.

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