Sprint HWIC-3G-CDMA Sim Card?

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Dec 2nd, 2008

Quick question. We are trying to bring up a this type of card:

WIC/VIC/HWIC Slot 3:

3G WWAN HWIC-EVDO Rev A/Rel 0/1xRTT-800/1900MHz

First time for us, something one of our clients is trying out, but we have not used before. Do we need him ti purchase a SIM card to go with it?

I have this problem too.
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Jason Aarons Tue, 12/02/2008 - 19:01

Sprint is CDMA technology, which doesn't use SIM chips. .

Have you contacted Sprint about service plan and provision this on their network? I would also verify the location you plan to use this has EVDO RevA coverage from Sprint. You don't want 1xRTT it's too slow! Sprint needs the ESN (Electronic Serial Number) to active it. I would verify you have the right model for Sprint (HWIC-3G-CDMA-S) versus Verizon.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/modules/ps5949/ps7272/prod_qas0900aecd80600f5d.html

I havnen't done the CLI config on one of these but the notes talk about activating from CLI.

I've used the Sprint Linksys version of this in Puerto Rico last New Years for a project. Worked very well under EVDO.

erik.kneebone Wed, 12/03/2008 - 07:28

Here is the Show Diag:

WIC/VIC/HWIC Slot 3:

3G WWAN HWIC-EVDO Rev A/Rel 0/1xRTT-800/1900MHz

Hardware Revision : 1.0

Top Assy. Part Number : 800-30380-01

Board Revision : A0

Deviation Number : 0

Fab Version : 03

PCB Serial Number : FOC12142DH8

RMA Test History : 00

RMA Number : 0-0-0-0

RMA History : 00

Fab Part Number : 28-7666-03

Manufacturing Test Data : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

Field Diagnostics Data : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

Product (FRU) Number : HWIC-3G-CDMA

Version Identifier : V01

CLEI Code : COUIAN2CAA

Unfortunately this thing is the middle of a large steel frame warehouse with metallic siding from my understanding. Here is the show radio:

1xRTT related info

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Current RSSI = -78 dBm, ECIO = -3 dBm

Current Channel Number = 384

Current Channel State = Acquired

Current Band Class = Band Class 0

HDR (1xEVDO) related info

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Current RSSI = -125 dBm, ECIO = -2 dBm

Current Channel Number = 1150

Current Band Class = Band Class 1

Sector ID (Hex) = 0084:0AC0:0000:0001:300A:051A:A800:1603

Subnet Mask = 70, Color Code = 116, PN Offset = 426

Rx gain control(Main) = Unavailable, Diversity = Unavailable

Tx total power = 16 dBm, Tx gain adjust = 3072 dBm

Carrier to interference (C/I) ratio = 2

The EVDO will never go below -110 when the card does its channel scanning. 1xRTT is the best we can get.

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