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Mobile Broadband dongles

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Confirmed working with Huawei e1550 (MegaFon RUS) unlocked with HyperTerminal tricks - put my dongle in win7 PC, when setup HyperTerminal, choose my location, phone # etc.. then just sent a AT^U2DIAG=0, saw answer "OK", remove 3g stick, put it to the Vega & voila! it works! I even didn't make any APN setups, it made all itself.

P.S. SD card removed

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Works like a charm with the huawei 220 just picked one up today secondhanded.

For tmobile I needed to add the apn internet with username tmobile and password tmobile.

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Finally got around to trying this with my Vodafone E220 dongle and seems to work well (had to manually enter the APN settings before i got the 3G symbol). On the subject of the E220 if anyone wants to unlock theirs, the instructions can be found here.

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This (free) app allows access to the 3G settings without having to go into the create account page. https://market.android.com/details?id=com.b...quick&pli=1

Nice app, but confirms the problem - says "No APN configured" even though I have 2 configured and can swap between them. Some reason they aren't loading/sticking.

Does anyone know what Android does with system logs? /var/log appears to be empty!

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This (free) app allows access to the 3G settings without having to go into the create account page. https://market.android.com/details?id=com.b...quick&pli=1

Having tried that app i now cant get a connection via the dongle at all, just get the signal bar with no 3G icon. Back to tethering i guess! Can't get rid if the red warning triangle in the status bar now either that says no service. Still the fact it has worked suggests that someone who knows what they are doing could get this working properly.

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I have a working, surfing conection via an Huawei E220 3G dongle on my Vega.

Details:

1. Installed theMoDaCo Custom ROM for the Advent Vega r7

2. Enabled USB Host Mode (USB Mode --> USB Host (required reboot)

3. Inserted the Huawei E220 USB Dongle (mine was a t-mobile PAYG dongle)

4. If USB Host Mode is enabled, the dongle will flash green, then blue

*Interesting bit*:

5a. Go to Settings --> Accounts & Sync --> Add Account

5b. Select 'Google'

5b. Hold down the back button (the physical button) for 2-5 seconds until a 'Wireless Settings' icon appears at the bottom of the screen

5c. Select 'Wireless Settings'

5d. Select '3G Service enabled'

5e. Select 'Data enabled'

5f. Select 'Network Operators' ... You may need to wait 10-30 seconds as the Vega configures itself to read the USB dongle, makes a connection and identifies what providers are available... the light on my USB Dongle went solid blue at this point (if I recall correctly)

5g. Choose your network operator

5h. The Vega notification bar will change to show a "3G" icon, which is animated to show upload/download action; and a signal strenth icon.

6. Ensure WiFi is off and surf to a website... In my case, I got the t-mobile top-up page, which showed me my dongle's phone number and the fact that I had no further credit on my account.

When you unplug the dongle, the notification bar will change to a red triable for 'No Service: Selected network unavailable).

At this point I don't know whether this is chewing my battery or not when not connected.. as the "No Service" notification does not go away, even though I've disabled '3G Service'.

This is my first post here, so if I've posted in the wrong please, let me know and I'll happily move it.

Cheers,

BB.

thanksss so so so much..

my huawei e176g worked...

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thanksss so so so much..

my huawei e176g worked...

It seem that the huawei 220 and E176 are having the most success with the Vega. I have had a look on Ebay and there are several for sale 'unlocked', correct me if I'm wrong but this means I can use any network provider for mobile internet and I assume when I got to Spain will be able to use a Spanish sim instead of paying roaming charges.

Nelson

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I'm going to buy a dongle. What do I choose between e1550, 1750 or 1752?

Work all?

Thanks

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I'm going to buy a dongle. What do I choose between e1550, 1750 or 1752?

Work all?

Thanks

I cannot get e1752 to work

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any ideas if a vodafone 3g usb dongle can be adpated to work on the vega in this way?

I have a vodafone K3760 dongle that does not seem to work, and was wondering if anyone knew how

to get around this issue? or do I need to go for a huawei 220 and E176?

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My E169 also works.

Oh forgot to mention. Whatsapp can be installed is you have the modem plugged in, once installed it will work on wifi only aswell.

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I cannot get e1752 to work

Did you remove the cd-rom automount?

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Worked a treat on my E172 - nice to know I have options other than my mi-fi box

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Did you remove the cd-rom automount?

No, because I need the built in sd card to work with my laptop.

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I tried it on my Huawei e160x with vodafone ( K3565) and I get the blue flashing but get error while searching for networks. :D

tried to remove cd mount with putty got OK but still no go.

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My hardware solution: ( Short USB lead + Black Velcro) :D

....and 3G symbol.

I did not like the dongle poking out the side this way its fixed to the back of the case. The lead came from Ebay.

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My hardware solution: ( Short USB lead + Black Velcro) :D

....and 3G symbol.

I did not like the dongle poking out the side this way its fixed to the back of the case. The lead came from Ebay.

Hi

What model of dongle is that your using? and did you follow the instruction above to get it working

Regards

Nelson

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Hi

What model of dongle is that your using? and did you follow the instruction above to get it working

Regards

Nelson

Its a Huawei E176 with an O2 sim inside. I got it working originally using the "add account method" but now use an app called Quick Settings which gives direct access to the GSM settings.

HTH

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Its a Huawei E176 with an O2 sim inside. I got it working originally using the "add account method" but now use an app called Quick Settings which gives direct access to the GSM settings.

HTH

Thanks ptbw,,,, i will check out 'quick settings'

Nelson

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I've was messing around with my 3G dongle this evening but realised I'd have to remove the CD mount thingy then a thought struck me... "why not use a mifi?" Well the short answer is because I don't have one.... what I do have tho' is a Nexus One with one of Paul's custom ROMs and somewhere in the dim recesses of my mind I remembered it has a WiFi hotspot feature.... a bit of fiddling later and lo and behold I'm surfing via my own Wifi hotspot which essentially turns the Nexus into a mifi.... I don't know which of Paul's ROMs have the WiFi hotspot feature but for those with Android phones with a Modaco ROM (and if not, why not?!) it's an easy and neat solution..... :D

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I've was messing around with my 3G dongle this evening but realised I'd have to remove the CD mount thingy then a thought struck me... "why not use a mifi?" Well the short answer is because I don't have one.... what I do have tho' is a Nexus One with one of Paul's custom ROMs and somewhere in the dim recesses of my mind I remembered it has a WiFi hotspot feature.... a bit of fiddling later and lo and behold I'm surfing via my own Wifi hotspot which essentially turns the Nexus into a mifi.... I don't know which of Paul's ROMs have the WiFi hotspot feature but for those with Android phones with a Modaco ROM (and if not, why not?!) it's an easy and neat solution..... :D

Android 2.2 has the wifi hotspot feature as standard.

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Android 2.2 has the wifi hotspot feature as standard.

Even better!

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Thanks for that mate will have a play with my desire later to see if it works for me.

Jason.

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I've was messing around with my 3G dongle this evening but realised I'd have to remove the CD mount thingy then a thought struck me... "why not use a mifi?" Well the short answer is because I don't have one.... what I do have tho' is a Nexus One with one of Paul's custom ROMs and somewhere in the dim recesses of my mind I remembered it has a WiFi hotspot feature.... a bit of fiddling later and lo and behold I'm surfing via my own Wifi hotspot which essentially turns the Nexus into a mifi.... I don't know which of Paul's ROMs have the WiFi hotspot feature but for those with Android phones with a Modaco ROM (and if not, why not?!) it's an easy and neat solution..... :D

The problem with this solution is that some carriers extra charge for using your mobile device for tethering .

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