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Ultimate Geek
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Topic # 81882 19-Apr-2011 17:57
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Hi guys,

Have posted this on the Vodafone forums but thought I would also post here as someone who is not from Vodafone may be able to give me a clue.

I just bought a HG556a of TradeMe to use with the Vodem down at our warehouse (as we have a home office) and it seems that the K3805-z isn't detected. Is there going to be a firmware revision that allows this USB HSPA Modem to work?

It appears in the advanced main page as a USB mass storage device when we all know what it really is! Do I have to go and buy an E220 or similar to get it to work?

My Software version V100R001C12B028 (which I take to be B028?)

What appears under Port 3 in the USB Section:

Manufacturer: Vodafone
Product: K3805-z
Serial Number: 3EBCC75E30CD7129896D98C37D5C81F444E07401
Device Type: USB Mass Storage Device

Under HSPA Management, I get this message (and there is no SIM PIN):
No detected HSPA modem. Please plug in the HSPA module!

Can anyone help with this? Required fairly soon, going to go VoIP and this will be perfect for our warehouse!


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  Reply # 461201 21-Apr-2011 09:01
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I assume the stick you have is ZTE branded,
the HG556a is a Huawei brand modem (re-branded Vodafone Complete) and only works with the Huawei vodem sticks (maybe someone else can help with which ones are Huawei/ZTE)

I did the same thing when our broadband got shifted, the cheaper vodem with free data was ZTE and I didn't realise till I called Vodafone cause it wouldn't work (and couldn't google why not)

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