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manhinli
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  #282211 14-Dec-2009 11:25
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3g: ...

Your post made me remember that Vodafone now has an "accept anything" policy with APNs (apart from B&W's one)

So to confirm, I deleted my vodafoneNZ APN setting and connected the MF626 to Vodafone 3G. And what do you know? It worked, and I could surf just fine!

So really, if no one knew anything about pretty much anything - it's as simple as slipping in your Vodafone SIM and hitting Connect. No messy stuff required, and it'll work with the Telecom APN.


But to try out how the software handles *99# and to prove that it doesn't accidentally connect - I put in Black and White's APN (www.m2.net.nz) with the number *99#, and clicked "Set default" and clicked Connect. It failed with
A connection to the remote computer could not be established, so the port used for this connection was closed.



So in summary:


  • If you're on Vodafone, and can't be stuffed with APN settings with the T-Stick, you don't need to do anything with the settings. Just hit "Connect".

  • If you need to set an APN, *99# is all you need for the dial number, but you must click "Set default" for the software to connect through that APN.









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  #282242 14-Dec-2009 12:26
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3g: eg to set www.vodafone.net.nz into context#1 you would send to a modem:
AT+CGDCONT=1,"IP", "www.vodafone.net.nz"


How do you go about doing this on Windows 7, as I have yet to find a compatible program, and do I connect to the "ZTE Diagnostics Interface (COM3)", I presume yes?

 
 
 
 


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  #282244 14-Dec-2009 12:31
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codyc1515:
3g: eg to set www.vodafone.net.nz into context#1 you would send to a modem:
AT+CGDCONT=1,"IP", "www.vodafone.net.nz"


How do you go about doing this on Windows 7, as I have yet to find a compatible program, and do I connect to the "ZTE Diagnostics Interface (COM3)", I presume yes?

That's not necessary (as I kind of implied from my previous post above)

Just set your APN into the software and ensure you select the APN and click "Set default" and you're set. *99# is fine as long as you do "Set default".




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  #282314 14-Dec-2009 14:24
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codyc1515:

The generic Nokia, was indeed 900MHz capable.
NOTE: The tests were for coverage not data speed


Ok, well that wouldnt have helped with 2 degrees in any case since vodafone won't let you roam onto their 3g network, and they have none of their own, and as you were testing in rural areas I doubt you will see 2 degrees installing 3g there for a very very long time.

I was not testing speed either, just if I had signal or not, if I could call or not, etc.

Perhaps once VF start the urban rollout of 900MHz it will be a different story, but as it stands at the moment they are not able to be relied on to give anywhere near the same level of 3g coverage that XT does in the places that I go to. Even their 2g is lacking when compared to what 2 degrees are offering here.

To say that VF has better 3g from a test of driving thru places of minimal population is really a bit naff, since there will probably be a hell of a lot more people wanting to get some mobile data when standing in a very popular auckland shopping mall than driving down largly deserted roads.




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  #282316 14-Dec-2009 14:28
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richms: To say that VF has better 3g from a test of driving thru places of minimal population is really a bit naff


I never said that, and:

richms: well that wouldnt have helped with 2 degrees in any case since vodafone won't let you roam onto their 3g network

I thought I made it clear:
codyc1515: NOTE: The tests were for coverage not data speed

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  #282387 14-Dec-2009 17:16
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Where did I say it was about speed?




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  #282401 14-Dec-2009 17:42
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richms: Where did I say it was about speed?

You kept mentioning about 3G & 2G which was completely irrelavant to my testing, I was only testing for coverage, and as such had absolutely nothing to do with the connection type (be it 2G or 3G).

 
 
 
 


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  #282402 14-Dec-2009 17:50
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Yes it does, they are totally different networks - speed is weather you get 1 megabit or 3 - a totally seperage 2g network has no relevence when you are comparing 3g coverage offered between the 2 mobile broadband networks.




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