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Good find, will try it! <_<

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Flashed the update4 (26 mins), 3 software still said invalid SIM. Installed unbranded software, all good! <_<

Makes me wonder if the firmware update is actually necessary?

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No OSX software update needed...

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No OSX software update needed...

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Appears to have worked for me however the new dash is very very very pants.

If anyone knows of a better software please let me know!

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I would also like to here if there is better Connection Manager software!
at the moment I am using Telstra Turbo Connection Manager is that the one you are using deadphill?

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Thanks MS!!

Took me 18 mins 12 secs to do the upgrade. <_<

But man how ugly the unbranded software is?!

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Thanks MS!!

Took me 18 mins 12 secs to do the upgrade. :)

But man how ugly the unbranded software is?!


So don't use it! It's not like you have to monitor data usage to keep under a cap or anything <_<

It works fine from xp network connections!

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Just wanted to say thanx 4 the link for a fiver, have now added as a favourite as it worked for me today!!!

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Could someone send me the upgrade instructions, the link in the article just takes me through to a Globe.com homepage.
@Paul, are you saying that you just plug the modem in with the update firmware and it installs the 3Connect software on OSX? How do you get the T-Mobile settings entered?

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Could someone send me the upgrade instructions, the link in the article just takes me through to a Globe.com homepage.
@Paul, are you saying that you just plug the modem in with the update firmware and it installs the 3Connect software on OSX? How do you get the T-Mobile settings entered?


Instructions attached...

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Instructions attached...

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Thanks for that, I'd already went ahead and run the update, which is just as well as I probably would have been confused by the patching instructions given <_<
Also managed to answer my other question to Paul, found the settings dialogue to add different APNs to the 3connect software, I'm just very surprised its there. Also found that after flashing the Dongle the 3 Connect software is no longer installed when you put it into a new Mac, but the Globe software dialler does the job just as well and has MAC drivers too, I haven't tested it on a PC yet but I imagine that there will be a Globe dialler for windows too.
Does anyone know if the t-mobile connect software that comes with their Hewuai USB dongle modem works for ZTE modems too? Its just that I'm thinking of giving the dongle to my sister in law, and would prefer it to be as painless an installation process as possible. Would really simplify things if she could just run the t-mobile connection software and not have to enter any settings to get it working.

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Does anyone know if the t-mobile connect software that comes with their Hewuai USB dongle modem works for ZTE modems too? Its just that I'm thinking of giving the dongle to my sister in law, and would prefer it to be as painless an installation process as possible. Would really simplify things if she could just run the t-mobile connection software and not have to enter any settings to get it working.



I think they are more operator specific than manufacturer eg Voda Connect dashboard will run all the various vodafone 3g products.

From memory, when the 3 ZTE stick is inserted into a mac it installs a Huawei dash as well or at least it idents as that.

A friend had the 3 software off a Huawei dongle installed on an XP machine and it recognised the ZTE dongle, but that was a locked 3 dongle.

Try it and let us know!

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I think they are more operator specific than manufacturer eg Voda Connect dashboard will run all the various vodafone 3g products.

From memory, when the 3 ZTE stick is inserted into a mac it installs a Huawei dash as well or at least it idents as that.

A friend had the 3 software off a Huawei dongle installed on an XP machine and it recognised the ZTE dongle, but that was a locked 3 dongle.

Try it and let us know!

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Will do, but it will be a while before I can report back again, sister in law lives over in Manchester and won't be back for another week or so.

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Hi guys,

Forgive my ignorance if already pointed out, but I couldn't find any mention, but how is this £5/month internet different to the one thats on the My3 add on page?

I can't find any info what different between them, this special link and the broardband ones (apart from the obvious stated allowence)

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Hi guys,

Forgive my ignorance if already pointed out, but I couldn't find any mention, but how is this £5/month internet different to the one thats on the My3 add on page?

I can't find any info what different between them, this special link and the broardband ones (apart from the obvious stated allowence)

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With the SIMs supplied with the USB dongles there is no other options on my3 other than the mobile broadband or SMS packs, but the mobile internet pack works with them if you follow the link.

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With the SIMs supplied with the USB dongles there is no other options on my3 other than the mobile broadband or SMS packs, but the mobile internet pack works with them if you follow the link.


Ah ha! I just have a standard USIM or something, didn't buy this dongle.

So as its showing on my3 page, should be the same deal then?

For those interested, I got an O2 USB modem, E160. Buy it via quidco for £25, add £15 topup to qualify for the £40 cashback, total=£5 with one months O2 internet access. It also came unlocked as a bonus!

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I've tried, but I don't seem to be getting any emails from them with the code.

I've tried to "remind me of my password" option to see if that comes through and nowt....... and yes my email address IS correct :-D

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I've tried, but I don't seem to be getting any emails from them with the code.

I've tried to "remind me of my password" option to see if that comes through and nowt....... and yes my email address IS correct :-D


The code is the same for everyone. IIRC it's something like AK112BF or similar - I'll check and let you know this evening.

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The code is the same for everyone. IIRC it's something like AK112BF or similar - I'll check and let you know this evening.

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Excellent - did you have any luck finding it? I tried AK112BF on the off chance and no go :D

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