I recently dealt with a Jetpack 8800L blow up at my parents house after 2 years of no issues. The Verizon support said that this unit is not meant to be used in the way it was…doubt that is true but at this point i have purchased a Pepwave MAX BR1 Cat6 device as this solves the main issues with jetpacks and USB tether to a home router.
I have setup the Pepwave with IP Pass-through and plugged it in to my Ubiquiti setup and out of the box it has performed.
My parents are in rural Illinois at a farm and their are only 2 towers each about 4-5 miles away. they usually get 2 bars which results in about 7-10Mbs but depending on where i move the jetpack i could get that to 40-50Mbs. Land is flat and corn and soy beans about all that is around.
I would like to increase signal strength but unsure on what hardware would be best for their setup. ( i can provide more details if needed.)
- Flat Land
- Tower are about 4-5 Miles away
- They are in thunderstorm territory
We are going to move over to 2 Verizon prepaid 30GB plans as this is much cheaper and more data usage than the single device post paid plan.
- Are there any concerns with prepaid vs post paid accounts with Pepwave MAX BR1?
With dual sim cards is there a way to control data usage and have the secondary sim take over when first sim hits 30GB cap?
Any support or suggestions would be great, i am just unsure on options to use external antennas