Problems using Huawei E160 Broadband Modem

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Hi

I am having a problem with my Huawei E160 Broadband modem. The Modem is unlocked so that it is not fixed to just one network. Unfortunately anytime I fix any other SIM card on it, it brings following error message,

'YOU CAN'T' CONNECT BEFORE YOU REGISTER AN AVAILABLE NETWORK'

When I try to register the network it asks me whether I want to register the previous networks, if I say Ok, it says no network found.

What else am I surposed to do for it to connect to other networks after the unlocking?

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Best Answer by Carl Jack
Answered By 0 points N/A #86523

Problems using Huawei E160 Broadband Modem

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The Error’ you can't connect before register an available network’is normally caused due to many reasons.

I suppose that you have created a new profile for the other network. If you have not created a new profile open your Mobile Partner ->Navigate to Tools ->options ->Profile Management .Then fill the Profile Name, APN and Authentication forms according to details of the other Network. Leave the Default access number as *99# if you have not got any. Press OK and go to Network form and select a suitable Network Type (UMTS preferred), Band (All Bands).Next go to Registration Mode and check ‘Auto Search and Register’. If you are unable to connect with these settings change Registration Mode to ‘Manual Search and Register’ and select SAT-C (2G) (3G) from the list and click Register. Try to connect with these settings. Still you can’t connect the modem is not properly unlocked.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #86524

Problems using Huawei E160 Broadband Modem

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Hello John,

That sounds like a problem with network connection where you are. If you just activated it, you will need to try unplugging and then replugging the modem.

Also check if you try to detect the modem using the original sim inserted when check lock status using dc-unlocker, or whichever application you may be using to unlock the modem. If the sim card is not original, then it implies that the modem is unlocked for sure. Check the connection software that you are using for it may be the one having issue. With unlocked modem you will  need to use the uncustomized software, and after that you will have to enter your new provider connection settings.

Regards,

Carl

 

Answered By 566090 points N/A #86526

Problems using Huawei E160 Broadband Modem

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This problem is not new to me since I experience it most of the time and is really caused by only one reason, the modem has not yet received a good signal reception from the network and this is normal. Most of the time, this happens after changing the type of network to connect and then immediately connecting the modem to the internet. This is because after changing the network type of your 3G modem, the device will first initiate the network type to use and it takes around 9 to 15 seconds depending on the network before the modem receives a good signal reception.

The error appears because you are trying to connect the modem to the internet even if the device doesn’t have a signal received yet. I think you are using the dial-up link that Windows creates after installing the modem and then establishing the first connection. It would be best to simply use the modem’s dashboard to connect it to the internet instead of using the dial-up link. Before establishing a connection, make sure the modem is configured properly. The 3G modem requires an APN to establish a connection and you can get this from the cellular network where you are subscribed or where your SIM card is assigned to.

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