Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



35 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 1


Topic # 107403 10-Aug-2012 18:33

Hello,

My Orcon Genius supports a 3G USB stick as a backup and i'm unsure of what settings to use.

The following are on the setup page:

Service Number: i've tried *99#
Network APN. Internet.telecom.co.nz
3G Username: I've left Blank
3G Password: I've left Blank
Pin Code: I didn't put a pin on the SIM card but have tried 1234 and 0000

Any help would be appreciated.

I'm aware that Orcon does not provide any support for this as per their terms and condition.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
16096 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1155

Trusted
Vodafone NZ

  Reply # 670734 10-Aug-2012 18:37 Send private message

Does it support the make and model USB stick you are plugging into it?






35 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 670737 10-Aug-2012 18:43

Unfortunately, there is absolutely no documentation on which sticks are supported and which are not.

I understand the Orcon version is similar to the iinet BOB2 as used in Australia, and there is no information on that either.

For everyones information, it's a MF190 T-Stick.

16096 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1155

Trusted
Vodafone NZ

  Reply # 670739 10-Aug-2012 18:46 Send private message

I doubt it's a settings issue as they look correct




BDFL
49116 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4135

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 670742 10-Aug-2012 18:52 Send private message

You shouldn't need a PIN, only if you have enabled SIM security on a handset before.

It's more likely the harware does not support the USB modem you have.




290 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 8


  Reply # 670746 10-Aug-2012 19:07 Send private message

Hi

is a pin required when you insert the sim into a phone ?

Cheers




iPhone 5
Nexus 4
Macbook Pro Retina
ADSL @ 20mbps sync



35 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 670757 10-Aug-2012 19:30

It does not require a PIN when I use it in a phone.  New SIM and stick - Have not put any SIM security on it.

290 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 8


  Reply # 670763 10-Aug-2012 19:41 Send private message

so im assuming you cant leave the pin field blank ?

sorry just ruling out the posibilities




iPhone 5
Nexus 4
Macbook Pro Retina
ADSL @ 20mbps sync

290 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 8


  Reply # 670765 10-Aug-2012 19:53 Send private message

If you do have the time, try inserting a vodafone sim card or a 2degrees sim card into the MF190 since it is unlocked. Might give you an idea of whats happening.




iPhone 5
Nexus 4
Macbook Pro Retina
ADSL @ 20mbps sync



35 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 670789 10-Aug-2012 20:56

Here's where it gets a bit interesting.

The Pin Code field is compulsory and requires entry. I did some reading on the bob2 used with iinet and the iinet representative said it was a known bug.

Refer: http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/1756791

After re-reading that thread (after actually having the device), I may give setting a pin of 0000 a go.



35 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 670806 10-Aug-2012 22:05

Didn't have a Vodafone SIM to try, but did try the Telecom SIM in a Vodafone K3565-Z and it did the same thing.

290 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 8


  Reply # 671476 12-Aug-2012 16:41 Send private message

Thats weird, My friend is running a NETGEAR DGN2200M which has a usb port for 3g connectivity.
He has a Telecom MF190 plugged in at the back, works fine. It also fetched the apn automatically , so im guessing this is just a small issue with the router.





iPhone 5
Nexus 4
Macbook Pro Retina
ADSL @ 20mbps sync

1772 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 379

Trusted
Orcon
Subscriber

  Reply # 671608 12-Aug-2012 22:05 Send private message

It's not technically "supported" even though the feature exists in the firmware/hardware. I'll ask around on Monday see if anyone has managed to make it work, I could give it a shot with my Nokia modem stick and see what happens too... Good luck, and if you make it work, please share!



35 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 731565 12-Dec-2012 19:39

So, did anybody get it to work?

Hawkes Bay
8481 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 731566 12-Dec-2012 19:43 Send private message

If its a SIM pin issue and the BOB2 expects it (requires it), then can you put the SIM in a handset and set a PIN on it?

Random thought - Ive never done this before...




Visit http://www.thecloud.net.nz for New Zealand based Hosted Exchange, Virtual Servers, Web Hosting, FTP Backup & more.
(1GB free FTP storage, or larger plans from $5.75)
 
 - Setup your own mailserver at home on Ubuntu Server - full step by step howto here.
 - Have you seen this: Nathan "KFC4LIFE" Dunn.




35 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 731579 12-Dec-2012 20:18

Yes. Tried setting a pin on it.

 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

MH 17 "shot down" all dead
Created by joker97, last reply by turnin on 22-Jul-2014 16:56 (196 replies)
Pages... 12 13 14


PB Computers experiences
Created by KiwiNZ, last reply by Jaxar on 23-Jul-2014 16:42 (29 replies)
Pages... 2


Geekzone giveaway: Thecus N2310 NAS
Created by freitasm, last reply by GJones on 23-Jul-2014 17:47 (27 replies)
Pages... 2


Huge Fuss, didn't even make it a year.
Created by networkn, last reply by Glassboy on 22-Jul-2014 19:50 (121 replies)
Pages... 7 8 9


Skinny's new aggressive ad campaign
Created by Yabanize, last reply by Yabanize on 22-Jul-2014 23:35 (52 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Insulation - good deals?
Created by Fred99, last reply by Handle9 on 19-Jul-2014 18:08 (15 replies)

Is working in IT making you less manly?
Created by dotnetdev, last reply by insane on 23-Jul-2014 18:01 (13 replies)

Apple Watch?
Created by gnfb, last reply by tdgeek on 23-Jul-2014 15:48 (12 replies)


Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.