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filthyp
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Dongle Requirements

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I currently have a Huawei 3G dongle model E1762 supplied by my previous mobile broadband provider who uses the Optus network.  This dongle enabled access to EDGE, HSPA and WCDMA quite happily from my current inner city location.  I am currently changing over to Telstra broadband and have installed their supplied sim into ths dongle.  I can only access the Telstra network via EDGE from the same location.  I suspect that a Firmware issue may be afoot!!!!!  Do I need a Telstra provided dongle?

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Re: Dongle Requirements

I would strongly suggest Yes you should use a Telstra approved dongle.

 

That dongle has specific Optus frequencies attached to it and from what I have been able to find, just the one Telstra frequency which would restrict the amount of coverage you would be able to have. IE, might get metro coverage, but no reliable regional or outer suburb coverage.

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Re: Dongle Requirements

I would strongly suggest Yes you should use a Telstra approved dongle.

 

That dongle has specific Optus frequencies attached to it and from what I have been able to find, just the one Telstra frequency which would restrict the amount of coverage you would be able to have. IE, might get metro coverage, but no reliable regional or outer suburb coverage.

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filthyp
Level 1: Cadet

Re: Dongle Requirements

Had an inkling that would be the solution.  Your reply confimed it. Ta muchly.

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