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Wannabe Geek

#119155 22-May-2013 16:21
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I have the USB Modem (21.6 enabled) device from 2degrees and it is the E3131 model (which I can see has little or no support anywhere on the web..)
I want to turn it into a wifi hotspot using a Netgear DGN2200M, MBR624GU, or MBRN3000
or similar device since I can then use it a proper router when chorus finally install rural broadband later in the year..
These types of 3G router are not very common, and I want to know if anyone has had any success in using the 2degrees USB modem E3131 with any router to turn it into a wifi hotspot.
My reason is that I live outside of a cable broadband zone, but have a number of devices in my house that I want to connect wirelessly and it is not possible to buy multiple USB modems for multiple devices.
I just want to share my broadband within my house..
does anyone have any ideas?

2degrees have come back to me with "We can’t guarantee it will work with the usb modem as it is designed to go directly into the computer.  We do not support any Wi-Fi hotspot devices other than the 2degrees Wi-Fi hotspot device which we no longer stock.There are customers who do use devices like this and they work but we will not be able to guarantee a stable and or trouble free connection. "

Many thanks in advance

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Wannabe Geek

  #1089273 15-Jul-2014 14:03
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Thanks to moderator for unlocking this old post.  My recent experiences my be of some interest?

I have a Netgear MBR624GU 3G router which had been happily broadcasting my Huawei E160 Optus USB modem as a hotspot for about 3 years, when the upload, and particularly the download, speeds slowed right down.  Optus sent me a Huawei E3131 to replace the modem, which worked fine on my windows computers (but not my Linux machines, unfortunately).  However, the router was not able to see it at all, even with latest firmware, so I couldn't even get to first base with trying to set up the hotspot arrangement again.

A new SIM card for the E160 produced some improvement, but not back to usual standards.  I am considering the Optus hotspot module as a faster and more reliable alternative, and reluctantly retiring the MBR624GU; a real shame.

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  #1089661 16-Jul-2014 02:26
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This is on the 2degrees site as well, but from noel leemings,

Supports up to 10 devices, and makes wifi hotspot, or is this the one they no longer stock, as they've still got it on 2degrees web site as well.


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Wannabe Geek

  #1090150 16-Jul-2014 16:57
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Thanks Rugrat

Optus Australia have 3G and 4G hotspot router options

Not sure which way I will go, as site I use it at does not have 4G yet.

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