Huawei E169G and Dlink DIR-451
I have been trying to get the Dlink DIR-451 and Huawei E169G working and it almost works, but not quite. It seems to get chat errors when establishing ppp.
I have spoken to Dlink support and they are very helpful. The current firmware for the DIR-451 is 1.02. Apparently E170G support will make it into the next firmware release which is 1.03, but the E169G will not be supported until 1.04 which may not be available until next year.
I borrowed and tested a Huawei E220 with the DIR-451 and it works well. So I am going to just go and buy one of those outright.
Just thought I would post this so that people would know the situation with the E169G, which if I had have known, I would not have bought.
Re: Huawei E169G and Dlink DIR-451
Looking at this the other day for a Virgin Broadband Wireless Plan in Australia.
The Dovado UMR looks to support the Huawei E169 out of the box and the price inc postage is about the same as a buying Dlink DIR-451.
The youtube clip on the site shows how quick it is to get working.
Huawei Brand New Original E160 3G USB Modem
Huawei E160 Modem Details:
Huawei E160 Modem Specifications
- E160 modem specification
- HSDPA/UMTS (850/1900/2100MHz)
- GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900MHz)
- Support 3.6Mbps HSDPA services
- Micro SD Card Slot
- Support PC voice (optional) and SMS services
- Support data statistics
- Receive diversity (850/1900/2100MHz)
- Plug & Play
- Support Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Mac Operating Systems
The Huawei E160 3G modem is very common and used in many countries by different mobile operators. Generally considered a lower end model and for this reason is often the dongle supplied with Pay As You Go mobile broadband. Although lower end, it is a perfectly capable modem and for most users easily fulfils their requirements.
The E160 comes in several flavours E160, E160E, E160G and E160X. The difference between the models is the UMTS frequency bands at which they work.