How to get optimum speed with Huawei E8231 WiFi Dongle (Wingle)

Hey.. Recently I have shifted to a new city due to my new job. The first thing which I was looking for after renting an apartment was a internet connection. Unfortunately in my apartment no wired connections were available except local cable broadband. And I have found that that was also expensive as they were charging around 1500 Rs on the name on registration and installation. And after that plan was starting with 900 Rs.

After some research I have decided not to stick with any one operator. So, I have bought a Huawei wifi dongle (model E8231). My plan was to use BSNL prepay card in it.

Now the real story begins… I have inserted my bsnl 3G sim in Huawei Wifi Dongle and bingo…

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It’s very easy.. Just need to setup the password for wifi and we are good to go. Wifi dongle started working. And I was able to connect my laptop and my smart phone to it. speed with huawei e8231 wifi dongle was good too.

How to setup wifi password for Huawei E8231 wifi dongle.

 

  1. Login to http://192.168.8.1/html/home.html
  2. Go to Settings (Default username and password is admin)uname_password

 

 

  1. Go to WLAN > WLAN Basic Settingsssetup wifi password
  2. Change WPA pre-shared key with whatever password you want to keep for wifi

 

  1. Click on Apply

 

That’s it. Now for every device which want to use this WiFi has to use the key you have setup to connect.

 

How to get best internet speed from simcard (3G)

  1. Login to http://192.168.8.1/html/home.html
  2. Go to Settings (Default username and password is admin)
  3. Go to Dial-Up
  4. Go to Network Settings
  5. Select “3G Only” from dropdown options for Network (Preferred Mode). By default the option selected here is Auto.
  6. Keep Network Search (Mode) to Auto.change mode to 3G
  7. Click on Apply
  8. It’ll take couple of seconds and we are done.

Now, What we have done here is, we have explicitly asked dongle to stick with only 3G bandwidth.

 

In my case with BSNL, this change significantly change the speed. Because in case of BSNL it’s keep switching between 2G and 3G. And the speed I was getting was only around 0.20 MBPS. But after this change I’m getting constant speed of around 0.8 to 1 MBPS

 

You can try this with any other network too like TATA DOCOMO, IDEA, VODAFONE, AIRTEL, etc. I think it’ll work in same way with all those networks as well.

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