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Topic # 128854 26-Aug-2013 10:50 Send private message

Hi All,

I live in a rural area which isn't able to get adsl or vdsl despite a fibre optic line running on the other side of the road to me (Thanks Chorus!) As a temporary solution until RBI rolls out in my area i've recently purchased a T-stick which to my suprise worked very well although reception was less than average! to fix the poor reception I purchased a Yagi antenna which has just turned up today to help further boost my signal. My goal is to be able to share the internet connection via a wireless router to multiple devices, laptop, iphones ect...


Now heres my problem or what I think is the problem.

When I try to connect the T-stick to my NB16WV router I get an error saying "modem not ready", I believe the cause of the problem is the fact that telecom embed their "3G dashboard" software onto the T-stick which auto runs and causes conflict with the router settings..I was thiking a solution may be to try and unlock the T-stick so it will work with any SIM card, has anyone tried this and had success or can anyone offer any advice on a USB data stick which has an external antenna port (TS-9 connection) which will work with telecom. The firmware on both devices appears to be up to date.


Thanks In advance!

Cheers,
Lee



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  Reply # 884580 26-Aug-2013 11:48 Send private message

USB devices all have different software interfaces. Your best bet is to look at the NB15WV and see what devices it supports.




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  Reply # 884591 26-Aug-2013 12:09 Send private message

Thanks I've already checked their site and unfortunately the MF669 doesn't appear to be supported :( I got my antenna from cellutronics and from reading their info thought the data stick would work no problem http://www.cellutronics.co.nz/shopping/pgm-more_information.php?id=138&=SID

Hopefully I can find a way to get the MF669 to communicate with router otherwise I'll have to find a new data stick which is compatible :(

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  Reply # 886771 29-Aug-2013 22:02 Send private message

If you don't have any luck getting it to work try & pick up a Sierra Wireless USB 308 modem. I have a couple & they are great. Have one in my work ute combined with a Sapido 3g router to give me my own wifi where ever I'm at.

They come up on trade me from time to time, I just got one this week for $22 posted. Grab an aerial connector from these guys http://www.trademe.co.nz/mobile-phones/accessories/antenna-signal-boosters/auction-632156859.htm to fit your antenna & you'll be set.


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