Modem for BSNL EVDO

kartikoli

Busy!!
As the title suggest I am looking to buy a modem for my BSNL EVDO, Currently I am using age old ZTE AC8700 modem since 5yrs+ and its working great but recently a friend purchased a prithvi modem and compared the speed on a same PC, the difference was too much.

Speed with prithvi modem was almost 50KB more compared to my modem, my upload speed is capped to 15KB where as I cant download torrents and play online games due to very high ping

Download prithvi 250KB - ZTE 200KB
Upload prithvi 60KB - ZTE 15KB (capped)
Ping prithvi 140 - ZTE above 250 always (avg 300-400)
Torrent - My friend says that its working fine where as in ZTE if I upload anything then download speed will come down dramatically say if I am uploading at speed of 15KB then download speed will come down from 200KB to just 20~30KB

The reduction in speed is due to the fact that ZTE moden is 2.4mbps where as new modems are 3.1mbps, For the signals the BSNL tower is very close to my house so I get full signals

Now I saw Zte Ac2766 unlocked for 800rs so thought it might be a good replacement
Please help me buy a good modem, I need a a modem that can work 24x7.

Budget as low as possible as if I pay too much then difference in price will not be VFM choice for me
 

surajr2567

Broken In
Get ZTE AC2766. I am getting this speed at night using it :-D
No disconnection. Used it for more than 10 hours once. Daily minimum 6 hours continuous :twisted:
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doom2010

Journeyman
^^Upload speed is capped by BSNL and varies location to location. Here in kolkata i saw once 40KB highest, actually its around 30KB average. And when the upload speed is 30KB the download speed down tremendously around 40KB from 220KB. I have both prithvi and Seriea 598U model.
I heard that ZTE model is better than prithvi.
 

saifi2649

Broken In
In my ZTE AC8700 if i upload anything my download goes down i cannot even open a web page until uploading is done
 
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kartikoli

kartikoli

Busy!!
ZTE AC8700 comes with no sim card so how you are going to change your modem? Sorry if its a noobish question
Visited BSNL office and the guy told me that I need to purchase another sim and he will transfer my old plan on that sim so that I can use any dongle.

I get very low ping, i don't know why. It such a pain when i stream video, it buffers a lot even low resolution video but when i download it gave me around 300KB.
Here is my ping result using Pritvi: Speedtest.net by Ookla - My Results


Thats quite good result as mine with ZTE modem goes to 300+ everytime and download speed goes to 240KB where as it should touch 300KB
 

doom2010

Journeyman
Visited BSNL office and the guy told me that I need to purchase another sim and he will transfer my old plan on that sim so that I can use any dongle.

Thats quite good result as mine with ZTE modem goes to 300+ everytime and download speed goes to 240KB where as it should touch 300KB

Download speed 300KB mention above was for Seria Modem. Pritvi gives me around 180KB to 200KB.
About ping speedtest.net gives me 224ms using Hydrabad server but when i use pingtest, it search for best server and use the singapore one and give me 183ms. I don't know which server BSNL use.
 
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kartikoli

kartikoli

Busy!!
Download speed 300KB mention above was for Seria Modem. Pritvi gives me around 180KB to 200KB.
About ping speedtest.net gives me 224ms using Hydrabad server but when i use pingtest, it search for best server and use the singapore one and give me 183ms. I don't know which server BSNL use.
My friend gets 300KB speed in prithvi model
 

Insomnia

Broken In
guys i got a teracom modem which doesnot upload anything, any advice which modem to buy? there are many modems available in ebay which claims to work with bsnl evdo unlimited plan, but im not sure which provide evdo speed of 3.1mbps..any help is much appreciated.
 

kamal_saran

android lover
can anyone tell me about range of evdo... is it available in villages that are 10 kms from cities...like 10 km from ludhiana a city in punjab
 
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