Summary: For a couple of years when I first met my husband he did not have a fixed internet connection and then we both ended up using wireless 'dongles' to keep in touch when away on business courses and other things that kept us away from home. When the first package was taking out we had to pay around £40 for the modem and then be tied in to a contact for a year before being able to cancel.
Pros: Easy to use, quick to install, fast to connect, not let us down much over the years.
Excerpt: "...being able to cancel. The Huawei dongle was the one that we were first provided with and ended up being the one that we used for several years, on and off, and have only stopped using very recently, in the past few weeks, and this was only because of moving on to using a mobile phone as a tethered device while on the move.Using this modem has been very simple, all we had to do was plug this in to the USB port and we had ...
Pros: Easy to use, quick to install, fast to connect, not let us down much over the years .
Good Signal, Works on Windows XP / 7 / Linux, but resource h ...
17 January 2011
Summary: The Huawei u220 is a great little dongle that I have used for over 2 years without too many problems. The signal at my house(in a little village) is usally 4 or 5 out of 5 and the speed is good. It installs quickly on windows xp/7 and can be installed in Linux too without too much fuss.
Pros: Good Connection / Works on Linux ( Ubuntu / Puppy)
Summary: I received one of these Huawei E220 wireless mobile modems free with a 2 year subscription to a mobile internet package, they also threw in a laptop. Pretty good offer it seemed at the time. The laptop is a little worse for wear, but the modem is in pretty good nick and still works. It's HSDPA, which after working with the telco industry a few years ago I know stands for High-Speed Downlink Packet Access. It also supports 3G, GPRS and UMTS.
Pros: Surfing on the train, the car, a boat...wherever
Summary: I bought one of these dongle's 2 years ago and have been really impressed by it. Its given me fast and reliable mobile internet (on 3 UK) pretty much everywhere i've tried it. I've used it a lot on my laptop in the back of the car on long journeys and had no trouble on most motorways and dual carriage ways (I find I get travel sick using it on winding single carriage ways).
Pros: Pretty much "just works"
Cons: Sometimes struggles in weak signal areas but less so than many mobile phones.
Excerpt: "...Huawei e220 is the first USB modem that I use to get internet access at my house. I bought this modem 1 year ago from my friend. Until now I feel satisfied with this product. On this occasion I want to review this product based on my experience of 1 year using Huawei e220. The aspects of my reviews will include features, connection speed, signal perception, design and instalation, and price. 1. Feature There are several interesting features in the ...
Pros: Easy to use and installation, Provide high connection speed .
Cons: The temperature is easy to become hot if in HSDPA connection .
Excerpt: "...me a gift. A modem: Huawei E220. I like this modem shape. simple and funny. Elegant with white color. So, can i connected? Oh, no! Not yet! For the first time, the modem can’t reach the cellular signal. But, I think… the problem is not caused by the modem. The problem is caused by cellular signal. I've tried a simple technique, as a solution for solving this problem! I made an amplifier antenna. I wrap the copper wire to a modem, and hung the ...
Excerpt: "I used this USB modem for about 2 years. I was really upset to find out it never preformed as it said. It's very slow, no matter where you are. The USB connector is made very cheaply and does harm to your USB port. I am lucky i have 4 USB ports on my laptop or i would have had a high repair bill. From my point of view it's a total waist of time to purchase this product. The modem will disconnect you from the internet if move the laptop around because ...
Excerpt: ".... The modem model is: HUAWEI E220N (HSDPA USB). The IMEI number is: 358193015995492. Microsoft may wish to add to it's knowledge database that this modem can cause crashes when wireless signal reception is (at least) variable. My current working modem is an 'ICON 225' connected to the 'Orange Broadband' network. I've had this extensively in operation for most of this week and not even a hint of crashing. Therefore, the crisis is over. ...