main_icn_My_Vodafone main_icn_Search main_icn_Chevron_right main_icn_Chevron_down main_icn_Close main_icn_Menu social-facebook social-google-plus social-linkedin social-twitter social-youtube main_icn_Community_or_Foundation main_icn_Location main_icn_Network_signal

Mobile Broadband

unlimited data SIM in a router

SOLVED
View solved solution
Highlighted
2: Seeker

Hi all , new to the community and wondering if anyone can help please..

Bad Broadband via landline where I live , no fibre. Callec at local Vodafone  store and was told I can put unlimited mobile phone SIM in my huawei A5573s a small mifi router. This has worked quite well and am getting better speeds than adsl. ( 4-5 ). Now , I saw that the huawei B593 is supposedly goid at picking up weaker signals and thought I might be better off with that. 
So bought an unlockec one of "that " site..  put my mobile phone nSIM in it and powered up, everything  seemed to be ok  but it wont connect to the internet. Wlan light is fllashing and mode light is blue.Ive tried everything I can think of but no good , will not connect. Doesnt even appear to find the carrier.

So Im wondering if it could be an APN issue?  But with it being a mobile phone SIM card , what do you actually put in the APN settings . The mobile phone vodafone settings or a router data APN settings.

Any help or advise appreciated..

 

TIA

View more options
1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Accepted Solutions
17: Community Champion

Hi @welshconnection 

 

Please see here: Why can’t I connect to the internet on my Mobile Wi-Fi device or data dongle?

 

If you click on the device guides link and scroll down to data devices, you will be able to see how to set up the device for internet access and most viewed guides.

Hope this helps. Ann

View solution in original position

View more options
5 REPLIES 5
17: Community Champion

Hi @welshconnection 

 

Please see here: Why can’t I connect to the internet on my Mobile Wi-Fi device or data dongle?

 

If you click on the device guides link and scroll down to data devices, you will be able to see how to set up the device for internet access and most viewed guides.

Hope this helps. Ann

View solution in original position

View more options
2: Seeker

Hi,

Thank you for the link and the info. I will take a look tomorrow and see how we get on .

Think I've done my head in today

Thanks again, will let you know how I get on..

 

D

View more options
2: Seeker

Hi again,

just had a look at the link / info  and gives you the APN settings for monthly contract , which mine is, now will this be the same for the mifi router huawei A5573s and the bigger huawei B593 . Both of these are technically data routers and Im using an unlimited data mobile phone SIM will this be the same APN setting ? thanks and sorry for being a pain..

View more options
17: Community Champion

Hi @welshconnection

 

The settings on the link will be the correct data APN settings for the devices.

Hope you are able to get the devices connected. 

View more options
2: Seeker

Hi again,

everything now working as should. APN changed and connected straight away .

 

Thanks for your assistance, appreciated.

 

D

View more options