However updating the modem’s firmware may remove this network-unlock or even the opposite, turn a network-unlock free modem into an unlocked one. It is still possible to connect an external antenna without opening the device and using the internal external antenna connector. Since the release of Windows 7 users have reported a number of issues that require a firmware upgrade to the modem. Once this is complete Windows 7 can see and use the modem. The Huawei E includes its own Windows software in its internal memory, which self-installs through the Windows’s auto-start feature and can be flashed overwritten by the end user. This page was last edited on 6 August , at This article’s tone or style may not reflect the encyclopedic tone used on Wikipedia.
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The device comes with two cables, one short and one long. Unlocked and unbranded modems can also be bought from independent suppliers.
In this memory, E devices supplied by mobile operators may contain 3G dialer software written by the operator, while Huawei-branded devices contain Huawei’s original dialing software, which they call ‘Dashboard’. It is still possible to connect an external antenna without opening the device and using the internal external antenna connector.
The firmware upgrade must be carried out from a machine running Windows XP or Windows Vista and which can see the modem.
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However updating the modem’s firmware may remove this network-unlock or even the opposite, turn a network-unlock free modem into an unlocked one. Huawei have released new firmware to the operators, who have generally made it available on their websites. Most 3G network operators bundle the device with a contract, with some operators simlocking  the device.
The warranty will be invalidated, but it can be a cheap and functional omdem to connect an external modsm.
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The Huawei E includes its own Windows software in its internal memory, which self-installs through the Windows’s auto-start feature and can be flashed overwritten by the end user. January Learn how and when to remove this template message. The external antenna connector is not accessible without opening the device voiding any moddem. This feature can be bypassed by pressing the Shift key while attaching the device, or by turning off the autostart feature entirely.
When the device is first attached, Windows will automatically run the software stored on it, sub that feature has been turned off in Windows. There is also a way to do this, open the modem, remove the small internal antenna, and solder a UMTS-antenna cable onto the board.
The long one has two USB A mode, one hddpa for data and power and the other optionally only for assistance power in case the computer is not able to provide the full mA milliamperes required for the device to work from one USB interface only. Updating the modem’s Dashboard does not remove or affect the network-lock that may be in effect with modems purchased subsidized from a service provider that prevents you from using the modem with any service provider.
End-users can use also third-party open source software PyHumod or freeware MWconn. It is possible to remove the operator branding by flashing the device with Huawei’s Mobile Partner software.
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Launched on 21 June the device is used for wireless Internet access using 3. E works well with Linuxas support for it was added in Linux kernel 2. Some network operators selling the E, however, replace Huawei’s software with their own, which often hsddpa software-locked albeit not SIM-locked to work only with the operator’s own network.
This page was last edited on 6 Augustat Flashing the firmware of this device doesn’t change the USB Mass Storage r220 used for the operator’s software, therefore connection settings such as APN will be retained. Huawei does not publicly release firmware updates for its devices, only Dashboard updates.