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kiwipawl

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#237821 19-Jun-2018 15:11
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Hi All,

 

I am after a 2 Degrees USB pen stick modem I can use in my car to get mobile data access for my car stereo.

 

Anybody out the have anything?

 

 

 

Cheers Paul.


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kiwicam
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  #2040568 19-Jun-2018 15:16
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Assuming you really can just plug a USB stick into your car stereo, it's going to have some compatibility requirements. Do you have documentation for the stereo? Most devices will maintain a list of compatible modems. It'd be useful if you could be more specific with what modem you want.


kiwipawl

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  #2040570 19-Jun-2018 15:19
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Yes I can plug a USB pen stick modem directly into my stereo. What other spec do you want to know?


 
 
 
 


kiwicam
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  #2040571 19-Jun-2018 15:22
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It's unlikely just any USB stick will work. Most devices that support a USB modem maintain a list of compatible devices. E.g. DrayTek support this list of devices: https://www.draytek.co.uk/download/support/DrayTek_USB_Modem_Support_140518.pdf


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  #2040584 19-Jun-2018 15:51
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I have the Wifi version that you could plug in via USB?


kiwipawl

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  #2040594 19-Jun-2018 15:59
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Thanks but the stereo has built in WiFi. I need the mobile data link so I can use google maps live traffic while on the road.

 

 

 

Cheers Paul.


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  #2040790 19-Jun-2018 22:40
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Ummmm … most 3G/4G modem sticks/dongles carry their own connection software on firmware, and install onto a specific computer running Windows, Mac or Linux.

 

Surely a car radio therefore would be incapable of doing what you seek?


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  #2040813 19-Jun-2018 23:55
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There are plenty that do not need that stuff and just show as a dialer interface to the computer. It was the norm in the olden times to just teather thru USB and the "dial up" modem that it made when plugged in. The stereo probably runs android since the OP mentioned google maps.

 

Some of the wifi hotspot ones plug in and show as a USB ethernet adapter so might work too. The software on them is just to let luddites use them without worrying about setting up APN names and stuff in the dialer.





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  #2040830 20-Jun-2018 06:50
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Yup +1 on a USB wifi hotspot as most likely to work. Something like the HUAWEI E8372, or other battery powered / USB charged hotspot would be your best bet, as you know wifi works on your client.

https://consumer.huawei.com/en/mobile-broadband/e8372/
2d did appear to sell this, but their online store shows it out of stock.
Honestly Wingles!?!! :).




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  #2040832 20-Jun-2018 07:00
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That's the one I have

kiwipawl

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  #2040921 20-Jun-2018 10:44
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Rickles:

 

Ummmm … most 3G/4G modem sticks/dongles carry their own connection software on firmware, and install onto a specific computer running Windows, Mac or Linux.

 

Surely a car radio therefore would be incapable of doing what you seek?

 

 

Hi rickles,

 

My stereo runs Android and has 2 usb cables to add a device or pen stick on so its capable of doing what I seek I just need modem to connect to mobile data.


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  #2040922 20-Jun-2018 10:47
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     >My stereo runs Android and has 2 usb cables to add a device or pen stick on so its capable of doing what I seek I just need modem to connect to mobile data.<

 

OK, so does the radio actually run the connection, or do you use its wifi?

 

I have a spare Huawei E173 you can try, but it is not wifi enabled, viz. it would work if your stereo can 'read it' direct.


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  #2040951 20-Jun-2018 11:10
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Hi Rickles,

 

I assume that Android runs the stereo and all other functions it already has built in WiFi so I only need the mobile data to be able to access Google maps live info while on the road.

 

How much do you want for your modem?

 

Cheers Paul.


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  #2040992 20-Jun-2018 12:08
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@kiwipawl …. where are you, I'm in Wellington.

 

Feel free to use the dongle as a test … no charge.


kiwipawl

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  #2040996 20-Jun-2018 12:12
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Thanks for the offer, I am in Wellington as well and  work at VUW's Te Aro Campus in Vivian St.

 

Can i pick it up from you?

 

Cheers Paul.


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  #2041000 20-Jun-2018 12:22
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kiwipawl:

 

Thanks for the offer, I am in Wellington as well and  work at VUW's Te Aro Campus in Vivian St.

 

Can i pick it up from you?

 

Cheers Paul.

 

 

 

 

Hey I just thought of something. If it doesn't work natively - look at disabling mode-switching, i think that might enable it to be seen as just a pure 3G connection. If not - I also have an android head unit in my car and just have everything running of a wifi hotspot as I never got the usb connection to work


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