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Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Dec 24, 2011

Best 3G Dongle In India - Recommendations?

What I've been noticing is that that 3G dongles available in India are very specific to the network operators. That is BSNL's dongle won't work with Idea's SIM card. That'd make us buy a new dongle if we wanted to switch operator. But MNP removes that need. However, the speed and quality of 3g connections would largely depend on the dongle itself. Let's see what's the best 3g connection dongle available in India. Tell us your own views about the dongle you've used or plan to use. It would help a lot of CEans make a decision.
Harshad Italiya
Harshad Italiya • Dec 25, 2011
If you really want to use BSNL dongle with other Operator than you can use as most of the dongle are supplied by HYUWAI. Just update it's firmware and you can use any SimCard. 😀
Gandalf
Gandalf • Dec 25, 2011
The_Big_K
What I've been noticing is that that 3G dongles available in India are very specific to the network operators. That is BSNL's dongle won't work with Idea's SIM card. That'd make us buy a new dongle if we wanted to switch operator. But MNP removes that need. However, the speed and quality of 3g connections would largely depend on the dongle itself. Let's see what's the best 3g connection dongle available in India. Tell us your own views about the dongle you've used or plan to use. It would help a lot of CEans make a decision.
I would prefer using MTNL 3g 4500 plan unlimited for 6 months
take a card from mumbai
It uses bsnl 3g network all over india in roaming


With a awesome network in nagpur
It gives you a constant 5 mbps and more there

Use it with huawei e173
e173
More Details :https://www.huaweidevice.co.in/Products/MobileBroadband/E173.php

you will really enjoy it . I used it there when i was at VNIT campus for their fest
It can be used all over india , Data usage on roaming is free
mtnl plans
Airtel is good.. 😀
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Dec 25, 2011
godfather
If you really want to use BSNL dongle with other Operator than you can use as most of the dongle are supplied by HYUWAI. Just update it's firmware and you can use any SimCard. 😀
Really? How do I go about updating its firmware?
Harshad Italiya
Harshad Italiya • Dec 25, 2011
The_Big_K
Really? How do I go about updating its firmware?
I'll let you know all the details and also firmware updater.

@Gandlf: Now i think i have to try it atleast once.
Gandalf
Gandalf • Dec 25, 2011
godfather
I'll let you know all the details and also firmware updater.

@Gandlf: Now i think i have to try it atleast once.
Yeah , You should surely try , its great !!!

Portability and speed is its benefit
And in some areas Frequent disconnection may be a issue faced where network is sparse
but with auto dial in Huawei , you need not worry much about it

If you live in a city like nagpur where it is triband (7.2 mbps )You should surely consider it at this price
😁
😁
Hey what about this? Get any wireless connection and point the DNS servers to Google Public DNS... 😁
Gandalf
Gandalf • Dec 25, 2011
Praveen-Kumar
Hey what about this? Get any wireless connection and point the DNS servers to Google Public DNS... 😁
Yes I use it . its better than your current dns provider
( 8.8.8.8 and 4.4.4.4 are public dns ip's for ipv4 )
Gandalf
Yes I use it . its better than your current dns provider
( 8.8.8.8 and 4.4.4.4 are public dns ip's for ipv4 )
Yeah, having that with the wireless (worthless) providers and make our internet boom right?
Gandalf
Gandalf • Dec 25, 2011
Praveen-Kumar
Yeah, having that with the wireless (worthless) providers and make our internet boom right?
It boosts just Your browsing performance better than your ISP . Not much change in Download speeds of course.
Open DNS is another option you can explore it has more features !!!
208.67.222.222
208.67.220.220
Its free

for more
https://www.opendns.com/business-solutions/premium-dns/benefits/
Gandalf
It boosts just Your browsing performance better than your ISP . Not much change in Download speeds of course.
Open DNS is another option you can explore it has more features !!!
Open DNS has some issues in Chennai, or may be India, as we won't be able to get the DNS servers resolved. Am using Google DNS and finding it very very good. 😁
Gandalf
Gandalf • Dec 25, 2011
Praveen-Kumar
Open DNS has some issues in Chennai, or may be India, as we won't be able to get the DNS servers resolved. Am using Google DNS and finding it very very good. 😁
yeah i know it has issues in india just suggested a alternative !!!
Abhishek Swain
Abhishek Swain • Dec 29, 2011
The_Big_K
What I've been noticing is that that 3G dongles available in India are very specific to the network operators. That is BSNL's dongle won't work with Idea's SIM card. That'd make us buy a new dongle if we wanted to switch operator. But MNP removes that need. However, the speed and quality of 3g connections would largely depend on the dongle itself. Let's see what's the best 3g connection dongle available in India. Tell us your own views about the dongle you've used or plan to use. It would help a lot of CEans make a decision.
Huawei E173 is the best performing datacard priced at around Rs. 1750.
Use Aircel 3G if you want a better experience of broadband. Aircel offers high speed internet access of about 3.8 - 4.5 Mbps(practically tested) which kills the concept of buffering while watching HD videos online. Try it !
Abhishek Swain
Abhishek Swain • Dec 29, 2011
Friends I just missed some important information in the previous post.
For Huawei E173, you need not launch the supplied software. Once you install the drivers, you will get a Mobile Broadband Hotlink created in the "Network and Sharing Center". After that, once you plug-in the dongle, you will be automatically connected to the internet within 10 seconds.

Another suggestion would be Alcatel X220E. One of the best dongles that supports Rx diversity and establishes a highly reliable internet connection. But it lacks the USSD option.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Dec 29, 2011
I can't seem to find the make of my 3G dongle. I bought it when I purchased it. Is there a way to determine the make?
Abhishek Swain
Abhishek Swain • Dec 29, 2011
The_Big_K
I can't seem to find the make of my 3G dongle. I bought it when I purchased it. Is there a way to determine the make?
Download and install the DC Unlocker software to just know the model and make of the dongle. It shows the make and the current firmware version also. This s/w is used for unlocking purpose.👍
Satish CPT
Satish CPT • May 28, 2012
The_Big_K
What I've been noticing is that that 3G dongles available in India are very specific to the network operators. That is BSNL's dongle won't work with Idea's SIM card. That'd make us buy a new dongle if we wanted to switch operator. But MNP removes that need. However, the speed and quality of 3g connections would largely depend on the dongle itself. Let's see what's the best 3g connection dongle available in India. Tell us your own views about the dongle you've used or plan to use. It would help a lot of CEans make a decision.
I think airtel is best 😁

Source: https://www.coolpctips.com/2012/05/which-is-the-best-3g-usb-dongle-airtel-idea-vodafone-3g-plans/
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • May 28, 2012
Airtel may have a better network, but Bharti does not manufacture their own 3G dongles. I guess they label the HUAWEI products as their own. I heard from my friends that Airtel's got variety of dongles from different manufacturers.
Anoop Kumar
Anoop Kumar • May 28, 2012
I have Airtel-Huawai dongal...👍
Satish CPT
Satish CPT • May 29, 2012
The_Big_K
Airtel may have a better network, but Bharti does not manufacture their own 3G dongles. I guess they label the HUAWEI products as their own. I heard from my friends that Airtel's got variety of dongles from different manufacturers.
No one manufactures their own products bro 😉 Even Idea takes from Huawai.. Because they wont concentrate on production which is no use to them. But with a deep and in depth research, i found out Airtel is lot better compared to others 😉
iishu
iishu • Jun 19, 2012
I have tata docomo dongle its speed is unbelivel it goes up to 7.2 mbbs
ROYALE77
ROYALE77 • Jun 4, 2015
Kaustubh Katdare
Airtel may have a better network, but Bharti does not manufacture their own 3G dongles. I guess they label the HUAWEI products as their own. I heard from my friends that Airtel's got variety of dongles from different manufacturers.
in my city , no 3g airtel .. please tell HUAWEI is better with idea 3g ?
2- which should I pick up HUAWEI or AIRCEL dongal ?
ROYALE77
ROYALE77 • Jun 4, 2015
D-Link DWP-157 vs HUAWEI-E3276
which is better ?
Akshat Verma
Akshat Verma • Sep 3, 2015
There is so such thin as best 3g dongle as everyone its own merits and demerits.

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