SPRINT SIERRA WIRELESS COMPASS 597 DRIVER

Neal and I compared the Compass against other Sprint devices specifically, the Novatel Merlin EX, the Novatel Ovation U, and the Sierra Wireless AirCard E to measure comparative download speed, upload speed, and signal strength, the Compass came in second to the Ovation U overall, if only by a narrow margin. He’s the head of our Fastest Mobile Networks project, hosts our One Cool Thing daily Web show, and writes opinions on tech and society. Segan is also a multiple award-winning travel writer. Only Cricket, the tiny and relatively unknown cellular carrier, offers truly unlimited high-speed data. More important, the Compass wasn’t the speediest device we tested. EV-DO is part of the family of technologies called “3G,” or third-generation cellular.

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View All 4 Photos in Gallery. Neal and I compared the Compass against other Sprint devices specifically, the Novatel Merlin EX, the Novatel Ovation U, and the Sierra Wireless AirCard E to measure comparative download speed, upload speed, and signal strength, the Compass came in second to wirelezs Ovation U overall, if only by a narrow margin.

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Not only does it connect you to the internet at high speeds, it also features a built-in MicroSD memory card reader. The Best PC Games. SmartView is much better designed than the previous Mobile Broadband client, and it gives you a clear view of your signal strength and data transferred.

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How to Clone a Hard Drive. The Sierra Wireless Compass is an excellent wireless modem for Sprint. This newsletter may contain advertising, deals, or affiliate links. Fastest Mobile Networks Bottom Line The Sierra Wireless Compass is a fast and inexpensive way to get on Sprint’s national high-speed cellular wireless network.

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The software also comes with a GPS component which is very straight forward. The Sierra Wireless Compass is a fast and inexpensive way sprrint get on Sprint’s national high-speed cellular wireless network.

Get Our Best Stories! More important, the Compass wasn’t the speediest device we tested. As for the negatives, the biggest one I found is its flashing yellow light at the tip of the dongle.

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It also has a VPN and a Wi-Fi connection manager built in, along with quick links to Sprint tech support and an animated speed test screen. As a result, quick links in SmartView can provide Microsoft Live maps for the nearest restaurants, banks, hotels, gas stations, and coffee sprinnt. Memory card reader is slow. Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Uploads averaged Kbps, with peaks at Kbps.

The nice thing about it, though, is it performs double duty. Since that time, though, companies have been sierea at work at reducing the size of dongles that go with laptops and the Sierra Wireless Compass is no exception, with it now being 70 percent smaller compaxs its predecessor, the Sierra ACU. Unfortunately, the software required a reboot on the Mac.

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PCMag reviews products independentlybut we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. You may unsubscribe from the newsletters at wirelwss time. When junior analyst Brian K. Overage charges are scarily high but seldom enforced. Sprint’s modems work in Canada and Mexico, but not overseas. He’s the head of our Fastest Mobile Networks project, hosts our One Cool Thing daily Web show, and writes opinions on tech and society.

Segan is also a multiple award-winning travel writer. It acquired my coordinates spgint then I asked it to find the nearest Panera sandwich shop.

Transferring files on and off the card using the reader was unusually slow, though, at around USB 1. The Compass posted an average download speed of Kbps, 579 peaks at 1.