Verizon 4G - Signal Issue

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  • Scott Pace

    I forgot to add that the firmware is current for both cameras.

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  • John Lockburner

    First thing I would try is a hello test in the cameras menu. See if that passes or fails. Also make sure that you are using a 32gb SD card that's class 10, 80mb/s or faster and a full sized card, not a micro in an adapter.

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  • John Lockburner

    It also can't hurt to default the camera in it's menu

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  • Scott Pace

    I hadn't thought about it and will have to check tomorrow, but I'm sure I have class 4 sd cards in them. I know that I will need to change those to class 10. Is that an all or nothing scenario or could it keep the camera from getting a signal in some areas? Again they work at my moms perfectly, but not beside of my friends camera that has full bars.

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  • John Lockburner

    SD cards can cause all kinds of issues so it wouldn't surprise if they worked in one area but not the other. I would do the hello test and see what happens with that too and we'll go from there.

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  • Scott Pace

    I have the correct SD card inserted and it still will only get signal in the same areas as before. Now it will not send pics. The hello test is successful each time I run it. I've set to default, formatted the card, double checked the firmware, removed and readded the camera to my account, etc.

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  • John Lockburner

    It won't send pictures in locations where it would send them previously? What is the cameras model number?

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  • Scott Pace

    Correct. Both cameras are GC-4Gi.

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  • John Lockburner

    If you turn the camera off and then to set up and wait for it to find signal. Press the Ok button once to take a picture and then press it again to send the picture what's it say on the screen?

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  • Scott Pace

    It keeps failing. The hello test is successful. I can see the camera in my account and app. I was hoping the sd card change would resolve the issue that both cameras have with getting a signal. Perhaps I should try new sim cards in them. I'm not sure why it isn't sending pics right now though.

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  • Scott Pace

    As soon as I reboot the camera it does send a status report to my app. Still no pics though and it has full bars where I'm at.

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  • John Lockburner

    Can you post a picture of the SD card that you are using?

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  • Scott Pace

    So the issue with not sending pics is the new card (tried 2). I put the class 4 card in and it sends pics now.

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  • John Lockburner

    Dang, that looks like it should work. Did you format it in the camera?

     

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  • Elizabeth Swoope

    There’s a letter missing in the model number. Are they GC-V4Gi or GC-Z4Gi? 

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  • Scott Pace

    My mistake: GC-V4Gi

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  • Scott Pace

    Yes, I bought two of the same cards and tried/formatted both. I truly appreciate your help, John and Elizabeth.

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  • Elizabeth Swoope

    Do you know what model your buddy’s camera is, whether it’s a V4G, a Z4G, or one of the Verizon Ghost models?

    The V4G was our first 4G Verizon model. The radio in it isn’t as effective as the radio in the Z4G and Ghost models. I’m running three Ghost models, one Z, and two V4G on our 20 acres (so nothing is very far from anything else). My V4G just don’t get as strong a signal as my other Verizon cameras and their send success rate isn’t as good as my other Verizon models. (My phone sometimes doesn’t get any signal at all, sometimes barely 1X or 3G, occasionally 1 bar of 4G. Verizon signal is awful there.)

    You may be running into a situation where the signal is not good in the areas where you are trying the cameras. The Hello test just connects to the network and confirms that you have signal and a data plan. It’s short so doesn’t require that the signal be very stable. Connecting to send a picture takes stronger signal.

    In the app status report, what signal strength is shown when the cameras connect when they first come on? I don’t remember what antennas those shipped with. Are they the paddle antennas or the stick antennas?

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  • Scott Pace

    The antennas are the paddle design and he just messaged me back. His is the Z model. I bet that's it.

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  • John Lockburner

    Scott a booster antenna may help if that's the case

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  • Scott Pace

    Can one of you email me at scott.pace@gmx.com? Thanks

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  • John Lockburner

    Email sent

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