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Questions & Answers for Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot

Question
Can I connect it with MAC using wire
Can I connect it with MAC using wire
asked 10 months ago
by
Alex
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
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answer 1
I had an overdrive Pro that ran Clear WiMax which is the exact same service and the exact same device and it worked perfectly with my iMac via WiFi from the furthest room in the house too.
answered 9 months ago
by
Eddie
Spotsylvania, Va
answer 2
Your PC or Mac needs a Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g/n or USB port to CONNECT to the Overdrive Pro. To START your Virgin Mobile account and CONFIGURE the Overdrive Pro you need a Mac or Windows PC that meets the following System Requirements. Once you've created a Wi-Fi hotspot with your Overdrive you should be able to access the web with any Wi-Fi enabled device or via USB cable.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS - Overdrive Pro
• Mac Requirements: Mac OS X, 10.4 & Higher G4/G5
• Windows* Requirements: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8
• Your Mac or Windows PC must be Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g/n enabled to connect to the Overdrive Pro OR have an available USB port.

Requirements for a USB Tethered Connection
Your device supports a direct connection through a USB cable to a Windows or Mac computer. (This is commonly referred to as a “tethered” connection.)
See page 26 in the Overdrive Pro user manual at http://www.virginmobileusa.com/resources/phones/prepaid/manual/OD-Pro-user-guide.pdf

Your Virgin Mobile account is setup using a browser window. The Overdrive Pro is also configured using a browser window. The Overdrive's device drivers will be downloaded to your Mac or Windows PC from the Overdrive. You must use a Mac or Windows PC to setup your Virgin Mobile account and configure the Overdrive.

Once you've created a Wi-Fi hotspot with your Overdrive you should be able to access the web with any Wi-Fi enabled device or via USB port.
answered 10 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
does overdrive pro work with devices that have windows 8
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
by
Janet
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
by
Broadband2Go User
answer 2
The MiFi 2200 and Overdrive Pro devices are Windows 8 compatible.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
How many computers can you set up to this router?
to play online games.
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
by
Flava Flav
Portland
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
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answer 1
See page 44 in the Overdrive Pro user manual at http://www.virginmobileusa.com/resources/phones/prepaid/manual/OD-Pro-user-guide.pdf

Max Wi-Fi users — You can limit the number of Wi-Fi users (maximum of five) that can connect to the device. A smaller number improves performance and
security.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
by
Dan L.
answer 2
Yes
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
by
Broadband2Go User
Question
how long will 6GB of internet on a mobile hotspot last me ?
is it possible for me to get unlimited data?
asked 1 month, 3 weeks ago
by
moriah santos
clifton nj
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
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answer 1
6GB will last one month or until you've used all the data. Unlimited data is not available on the current Broadband2Go plans.

6GB is a measure of data and doesn't correspond to time. According to Virgin Mobile, 1MB of data is equal to around 100 web pages, but sizes vary. So, 6 gigabytes is about 600,000,000 web pages.

http://virginmobileusa.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3257

What you download will determine how long your data will last. Images/Pictures, audio, and video on web pages use more data than text. For comparison, a standard DVD can hold 4.77 GB of data.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
by
Dan L.
answer 2
It will last one month or until you run out of data. Unlimited data is not available on the current plans.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
by
Dan L.
Question
Can I keep my Mifi 2200 "plan" and use this device?
I have a mifi 2200 and would like to use this device instead of the mifi. Can I purchase this one and use the existing plan that I have with VirginMobile?
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
by
Scott G
Pittsburgh, PA
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes in a way. I purchased the Overdrive Pro a few weeks ago and called the Virgin Mobile 1-800 number to have the customer service rep. take my MIFI 2200 off the account and replace it with the Overdrive Pro 3G/4G. I was three days away from my plan renewal anyway. I saved $15 also because my new plan costs $35 for unlimited 4G/with 2 gigs 3G data. Many of the old plan prices have been discontinued and replaced with $35 for unlimited 4G/with 2 gigs 3G...or... $55 for unlimited 4G/with 5 GB of 3G data. Every now and then usually on cloudy days, my 4G signal gets weak and the device switches to 3G. That's not a problem since I don't stream video in 3G.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
by
G.Allen
Elizabeth NJ
answer 2
You'll have to buy a plan and set up a new account for the Overdrive.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
Can I use an external antenna? How far from the device can I mount it?
I live in the basement of a 4-story, all-brick apartment building. I get no reception. The building manager will allow me to mount an antenna on the roof of the building. Would I be able to connect an external antenna to a Virgin Mobile hotspot (this model or any other)? If so, is there a restriction on how long the antenna cable can be? In my case, the cable connecting the antenna to the device would have to be at least 4-stories long.
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
by
Dan
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes, mine Overdrive Pro (802s) has two ports located on the bottom edge of the device. They are located on either side of the micro USB port.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
by
Jim P
Oshkosh, WI
answer 2
No
The Overdrive Pro and MIFI 2200 do not have ports for adding any external antennas. Placing the device on a windowsill will give better reception. I only get one or two bars when inside my 1st floor apt.(which is good enough) and four or more bars when outside.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
by
G.Allen
Elizabeth NJ
Question
how many hours I get per the 3 plans for VOIP sites and regular internet browing
asked 10 months ago
by
Ruff
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
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answer 1
Many VOiP providers work at about 80 kbs up to 128 kbs so let's say 100 kbs ( all measurements in bits are in groups of 1,024 ) ....At that rate it is 36 Meg's an hour ......1024 Meg's are in 1 Gig ....and 1024 divided by 36 equals 28.4444 hours per 1 Gig ...... Times 5 hours equals talking for 142.22222 hours a month or 8,533 minutes and 20 seconds per month. VOiP phone or VOICE uses almost nothing in all reality. As far as data goes what uses up the most data is " Downloading Movies and songs " ( Streaming movies actually uses WAY LESS than downloading them, in SD I measure about 100 minutes equals 100 Mb and in HD about 100 minutes is about 350 MB .....however downloading a movie is about 800 Mb and sometimes over an entire 1 Meg up to 1.2 Meg's ) .....most data is due to " computer program and app updates , Movies, Video, picture etc .......Voice and text use nearly nothing.
answered 9 months ago
by
Eddie
Eddie
answer 2
Depending on the plan that you choose, you get a month or a day of internet access OR until you hit the data limit for your particular plan.

There are 3 Broadband2Go plans: $35 per month, $55 per month, and $5 per day.
• Both the $35 and $55 per month plans will provide Unlimited data for 1 month when you have a 4G/3G Broadband2Go device (U600 or Overdrive Pro)
   operating in 4G mode. Data access will continue after you receive 10GB of data but 4G speeds will be reduced to about 2Mbps.
   The $5 Daily plan will get you Unlimited data for 24 hours when you have a 4G/3G Broadband2Go device such as the U600 or Overdrive Pro operating at
   4G speeds. Your speeds may drop to about 2Mbps when 500MB of data is reached but data access will continue for the rest of your 24 hours.

• When you have a 3G device OR your 4G/3G device is operating at 3G speed then:
   - The $35/month plan provides 2GB of data at 3G speeds during your month.
   - The $55/month plan provides 5GB of data at 3G speeds during your month.
   - The $5/day plan provides 200MB of data at 3G speeds during your day.
answered 10 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
How will I pay for the Overdrive every month?
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
by
BLittles
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
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answer 1
You only pay for the Overdrive once.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
by
Dan L.
answer 2
With a credit card online, or with a cash card you can purchase in a retail store.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
by
Jay
Tampa, Fl
Question
can the mobile broadband modems work with windows 8 systems?
asked 8 months ago
by
J.P.
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
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answer 1
NEW! The Overdrive Pro and the U600 USB Stick are both now Windows 8 and Mac OS 10.8x** compatible.

The Broadband2Go software is compatible with Windows (7, XP, Vista and 8**) and Mac OS (10.5x, 10.6x, 10.7x and 10.8x**). You'll also need administrative rights on your computer to install the software and drivers.

To attach the device to your computer, you'll need an available USB port.

**NOTE: The software on the U600 device does not support Windows 8 or Mac OS 10.8. A software download from the Virgin Mobile website is required. Do not follow the installation instructions provided with the device. Download the U600 User Guide and follow the installation instructions in the User Guide for Windows 8 or Mac OS 10.8.

See the U600 user manual at http://www.virginmobileusa.com/resources/phones/prepaid/manual/U600-Broadband2Go-User-Guide.pdf
answered 6 months ago
by
Dan L.
answer 2
The U600 is not compatible with Windows 8 at this time. The Overdrive Pro is Windows 8 compatible.
answered 8 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
Will it work on windows 8?
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
by
A. H.
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
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answer 1
NEW! The Overdrive Pro and the U600 USB Stick are both now Windows 8 and Mac OS 10.8x** compatible.

The Broadband2Go software is compatible with Windows (7, XP, Vista and 8**) and Mac OS (10.5x, 10.6x, 10.7x and 10.8x**). You'll also need administrative rights on your computer to install the software and drivers.

To attach the device to your computer, you'll need an available USB port.

**NOTE: The software on the U600 device does not support Windows 8 or Mac OS 10.8. A software download from the Virgin Mobile website is required. Do not follow the installation instructions provided with the device. Download the U600 User Guide and follow the installation instructions in the User Guide for Windows 8 or Mac OS 10.8.

See the U600 user manual at http://www.virginmobileusa.com/resources/phones/prepaid/manual/U600-Broadband2Go-User-Guide.pdf
answered 6 months ago
by
Dan L.
answer 2
The MiFi 2200 and Overdrive Pro devices are Windows 8 compatible. The U600 and Ovation are not compatible with Windows 8.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
by
Dan L.
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