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Sprint Sierra Wireless 598U EVDO USB Rev-A Modem

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3Gstore
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Polypro wrote:
Is the Mail-In Rebate in the box? I'll look again, but I don't recall seeing it. Download link?

should be attached to the sprint contract agreements
if you don't find it in package, you can get from

http://3gstore.com/rebates/
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Tish
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm really hoping one of you can help me. I have been getting the run around all day by Sprint about their Sierra 598 USB device. It will not install. I was told it was because of a Microsoft compatibility issue. I do have Windows Vista, and apparently that's the problem. I was told to contact the computer manufacture or microsoft, but then told by those to contact Sprint. I'm getting to the point I want to return the device. Can someone please tell me what is needed to make the device compatible with my computer so I can get the internet with the device.

Thank you.
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natattack
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Tish,

I'm having the same issue except I am on Win XP machine. I purchased the 598U yesterday from Sprint and could not get it install at the store. Techs were able to get it going on a laptop there.

I took it home and spent two hours on the phone with advanced technical support (oxymoron?) at Sprint last night to no avail. Finally it appeared to have installed, however, it keep popping up "error 700. ppp not configured etc".

After messing with it, I now see that the Packet Scheduler MiniPort #3 has an error on it.

Here are the instructions I am following to resolve it. No luck yet, maybe they will help you. Right now my machine is stuck on step #4 reinstalling the MiniPort drivers.

In the CMD window it states "Updated drivers for MS_NdisWanIp from C:\WINDOWS\inf\netrasa.inf

Any input would be appreciated! I am moving to a rural area this weekend and will have no other Internet access which is why I need to get this working.

Thanks!

Code:
The "Wan Miniport (IP)" installation appears to be what was causing the problem.

FIRST, pull open your "Device Manager" and determine if there is a yellow error on your Wan MiniPort (IP) driver under Networking adaptars.

1) Install devcon.exe from http://support.microsoft.com/kb/311272

2) Find the registry entry (may be > 1) for Wan Miniport (IP) in regedit under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Class\{4D36E973-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} -> 00XX where XX is two digits. Note you'll have to search through the entries with that name looking for Wan Miniport (IP).

3) Back up the registry in case something goes wrong. Delete the registry entry or entries for Wan Miniport IP. Then go to the device manager in control panel and delete the WAN Miniport (IP) adapters (you may have to view hidden devices first).

4) Restore the WAN Miniport (IP) device by running this command from a cmd/DOS prompt: devcon.exe install %windir%\inf\netrasa.inf MS_NdisWanIp

5) Reset TCP/IP on your machine with this command: netsh int ip reset c:\tcpipreset.txt

6) Reboot.


Tish wrote:
I'm really hoping one of you can help me. I have been getting the run around all day by Sprint about their Sierra 598 USB device. It will not install. I was told it was because of a Microsoft compatibility issue. I do have Windows Vista, and apparently that's the problem. I was told to contact the computer manufacture or microsoft, but then told by those to contact Sprint. I'm getting to the point I want to return the device. Can someone please tell me what is needed to make the device compatible with my computer so I can get the internet with the device.

Thank you.
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kevint
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 9:24 am    Post subject: Sprint software download page Reply with quote

Hi,

Have you guys tried installing the software that Sprint has posted:
http://www.nextel.com/en/software_downloads/mobile_broadband/sierra_598u.shtml

The last revision is posted 4/10/2009 so maybe your problems are fixed...but it's been quite some time since you posted your message so you probably already figured out your problem...

In any case, good luck.

Kevin
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kabelford
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the newest software installed and I get the same type error "an incorrect ppp option has been set."
This just started today on my mac with 10.5.7 I have been using the modem with no problems until this morning.... Any help would really be appreciated.
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im_electronic
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

confirming snow leoplard compatability here, if you ned help, email me im_electronic@mac.com

install latest sprint smartview
go to network settigns, confirm it added the 598u
apply
reboot
use the apple WWAN utility, it now recognizes the card.

you loose GPS functionality, as the SSV latest on sprint doesn't work with snow leopard

the reson for isntalling SSV thiough, is to disable the TRU-install, and let OS X "see" the modem
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chassit
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:44 am    Post subject: Do Sprint and Verizon Use the Same 598U Device? Reply with quote

Currently using a KPC680 modem and KR2 router with Verizon 3G service and they work quite well. Three questions:

1) Can a Sprint-branded Sierra Wireless 598U (with a clear ESN) be registered to work with Verizon's 3G service?

2) Will my KR2 router (with the 1.4 firmware, which was the last release) support the 598U with Verizon's service?

3) Will Windows 7 Professional on an HP Pavilion laptop support the 598U for native WWAN attachment thru Verizon?

Thanks in advance for your expertise/answers...
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rckb
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Do Sprint and Verizon Use the Same 598U Device? Reply with quote

chassit wrote:
1) Can a Sprint-branded Sierra Wireless 598U (with a clear ESN) be registered to work with Verizon's 3G service?


I am wondering this very question.

Does anybody have experience with this?
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3Gstore1
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sure can't, CDMA devices like the ones sprint & verizon used are locked to that carrier. It's not like you can switch a SIM card from one carrier to another like you can with GSM devices. We did carry a Verizon 598U exclusively for awhile, but they've been sold out for some time and I don't believe we will be stocking them again.

We've actually found that the USB760 is a better device for the Verizon network, as we have better experiences with it than the 598U.
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rybshik
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:02 am    Post subject: Sierra 597USB: speeds, EVDO, 3G+, firmware Reply with quote

I got my (Canadian Telus) Sierra 597 USB stick it 2-3 years ago from E-bay and have not used it since then.

Is it Windows 7-64bit compatible in a DUN mode?

Which speeds, protocols/modes does it support with it's original (3+ year old) firmware and settings? Does it support EVDO rev.A by default? Is there any tuning with Sierra Watcher (Ctrl+D/##debug) to improve speeds?

Is firmware upgrade available to improve speeds?
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