I’m having issues finding the missing link in connection issues with my Pepwave BR1 mini. The admin page shows good connectivity using a Verizon truly unlimited SIM card.
However, my cell phone, which is also Verizon, shows only one bar. Below is a picture of the closest Verizon tower to my current location.
The issue is when trying to use the Pepwave for internet and streaming, there is very little connectivity. The connection is choppy and cuts out often using Apple TV or my iPad surfing the internet. Also have a Verizon MiFi and it only shows one bar too. Using a speed app, the speed tests confirm the lack of performance even though the admin page reflects otherwise.
Why such a difference between the full bars on the Pepwave admin versus all other Verizon devices showing one bar?
Will a 4-1 antenna help the Pepwave BR1 mini performance? Or, is this a different problem?
I’ve contacted a PEP certified partner for antenna advice but wanted to toss this out to the forum as well. Thank you for your help.