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TechRider

Right off the assembly line
first be sure of Kbps and KBps thing
Kbps = Kilo bits per second
KBps = Kilo bytes per second

1 KBps = 8 Kbps

so when u complain that u are getting 256 KBps then its ok with a 3.1 Mbps connection
(3.1/8 MBps = 396.8 KBps maximum speed)

if u are gonna buy something first be clear of this small concept.

universal is good if ur area have network strength and future optimistic, data stick is good if u are living or moving more often to rural areas
 

ohm.patel1

Journeyman
Hi! I want a 3g dongle in gujarat. My requirements are - unlimited 3g data, no caps ( last month bsnl broadband usage = 45gb)
- streaming 480p without lags.
- torrent downloading around 150 kbps.
- multiple users (will connect to my usb router)
 

CyberKID

In search for Tech Gyan!
^ My suggestion would be to buy an unlocked 3G data card of your choice and use with a 3G internet plan of your choice and budget on a regular phone sim card (either prepaid or postpaid-doesn't matter much). Going with network locked data cards is quite tempting as what you get is a cheap data card with data packs somewhat cheaper than usual prepaid data plans which are there for mobiles, but what you lose is the ability to change the operator.
As far as streaming videos or downloading stuff from the internet is concerned, it depends on the operator and the data card you choose. Whatever you choose, make sure that the data card supports downloading atleast at 7.2 Mbps (0.9 MBps) - Kindly notice that Mbps (Megabits) is different from MBps (Megabytes) (as techrider has already pointed out-a many thanks to him). Megabits is used over the Internet to describe the speeds of connections while Megabytes is totally different as it is used to denote the storage space over Hard Drives and other storage spaces.
 

CyberKID

In search for Tech Gyan!
^ sorry brother, I'm not from Gujarat, so, can't suggest you the best plan available in your circle as most of the operators have circle specific plans. I'll suggest go with whatever service provider you like, as almost all service providers provide almost same data plans.
 

rajnusker

Sage of the Six Paths
Hi! I want a 3g dongle in gujarat. My requirements are - unlimited 3g data, no caps ( last month bsnl broadband usage = 45gb)
- streaming 480p without lags.
- torrent downloading around 150 kbps.
- multiple users (will connect to my usb router)

There is no UNLIMITED 3G PLAN in India. I suggest you try using BSNL 2g in 3g mode. Many people get very good speeds with this, around 200+kBps.. And also BSNL 2g plans are cheap, for around 250 bucks you get 10GB data. But it depends if this trick works in Gujarat.
 

Naxal

Little Kid
There is no UNLIMITED 3G PLAN in India. I suggest you try using BSNL 2g in 3g mode. Many people get very good speeds with this, around 200+kBps.. And also BSNL 2g plans are cheap, for around 250 bucks you get 10GB data. But it depends if this trick works in Gujarat.

I used to use it regularly in Kolkata, many of my friends too use to do the same, but in past few months, speed took a steady drive and now speeds are really at rock bottom, even decent connection is a headache with BSNL 3G in Kolkata
 

rajnusker

Sage of the Six Paths
I used to use it regularly in Kolkata, many of my friends too use to do the same, but in past few months, speed took a steady drive and now speeds are really at rock bottom, even decent connection is a headache with BSNL 3G in Kolkata

I agree. Many of my friends too are complaining. But it works for me so I guess its just luck. I just keep it as backup internet. It comes in handy when I need a particular file fast, like Tarak Mehta eps. :p For everything else I have Alliance.
 

jiteshbhimani

Broken In
My TP-Link TL-MR3220 router is not able to identify Huawei E303C modem. Any help?
TP-Link support says we don't support unlocked modems.
 

jiteshbhimani

Broken In
I got latest firmware from TP-Link support and now modem is identified but I'm not able to connect to internet.
If I use modem with laptop then it is working fine and I'm able to connect using Mobile Partner software provided by Huawei.

When modem is used with router then it is not able to connect BSNL 3G.
 

jiteshbhimani

Broken In
Nope. I don't have much idea on that, need to go through it. Also, I don't know whether my modem will be supported after dd-wrt.

Anyway, my modem(Huawei E303C) is identified by router (MR3220) now. It is just that I'm not able to connect it to internet. I'm using BSNL SIM card and have verified all other settings.

Note: Modem is able to connect to internet if it is directly connected to laptop.
 

jiteshbhimani

Broken In
There is no problem with Huawei modem as it is working fine when connected to laptop. This data card is unlocked so BSNL won't come into picture.
 

MndFrk

Right off the assembly line
Go for BSNL... most people think its not as fast. but I get real fast speeds. (Maybe because of less traffic.)
 
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