Abrianna 60 points N/APosted on - 03/28/2015
I have Beetel 3g dongle and I am using airtel sim card. I have enough 3g balance on my card but when I am connecting to the internet, 3g connection is not establishing. It showing 2g connection. My dongle setting is fit for 3g connection.
I need 3g connection. How can I recover this problem?
In order to overcome this issue of converting data connection settings from 2G to 3G, it is advisable to follow these steps,
Connect the dongle to the computer > tools > options > network selection > select “WCDMA only” (this always gives only the 3G connectivity even though it is weak & unable to establish a connection) > ok
I also use a 3G mobile broadband USB stick before and as far as I remember, I didn’t change a setting and it automatically shifts between GPRS and 3G depending on the signal that is strong in the current location. There are different options available on the dongle that you can set the device to: GPRS, 3G only, and WCDMA.
When you set the dongle to “GPRS”, it will connect permanently to 2G network which is the slowest available connection. Selecting “3G only” will make the dongle always connect to 3G network and this is the fastest available connection for the broadband USB stick. Selecting “WCDMA” will configure the USB dongle to shift between 2G and 3G networks depending on which signal is the strongest.
Though 4G is already in use today, the 3G USB dongle can only see and use 3G connections. To use 4G, you need to replace your device with a 4G-capable mobile broadband USB stick. Aside from your USB dongle’s built-in dashboard, you can also use Mobile Data Monitoring Application. It works the same way as your 3G stick’s dashboard.