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2018-06-07 10:15 AM
Hi, just wondering if anyone knows if it is possible to see which frequency the modem is using when its connected to the mobile network. the modem is a Huawei B525 . the reason I ask is I have a "home wireless broadband" account, and despite the modem saying it is connected to a 4G network it is running quite slow ( speed tested ) I know there are different frequencies that are used and it would be useful to know which one my modem is using.
2018-06-07 11:28 AM
I have the previous router - E5186 and it had a info page on the Admin tab when you logged into it.
Home Wireless Broadband is speed limited to 5/1Mbit if your not in 2300Mhz coverage (then its 12/1)
If you find the device info page on the admin tab on 192.168.8.1 (i think it is)
You will see what band its connected to
Band 3 is 1800Mhz
Band 28 is 700Mhz
Band 40 is 2300Mhz
Band 1 is 2100Mhz
Band 7 is 2700Mhz
Think that covers most bands in use by Optus at the moment.
2018-06-23 09:50 PM - edited 2018-06-23 09:51 PM
2018-06-23 10:01 PM
I dont see 2300Mhz on that dropdown list - this is the only band that will get you 12/1 (if you have coverage that is).
You can set most huawei routers to particular bands with software such as the E5186 tool and a bit of light reading to see how its done (I have mine set to 2300Mhz).
2018-06-26 07:00 PM
I'm using the B525s-23a, so the 2300mAh is not available. Thought to change to B525s-65a...
2019-04-03 04:09 AM
Ii have the same modem, but after update i cant choose frequency.how i can fix it ?
2019-04-03 02:55 PM
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2019-04-03 03:00 PM
@Kebuh what is your device (numerous models posted in this thread so we dont know for sure).
The e5186 never had band selection on a dropdown
The b525 did have this (i dont own this model so not sure what its like now)
2019-04-04 06:15 PM
I have b525s-23a modem. And before update (3 months ago) i have a choise what kind of band i want (800, 1600 etc) Now i can choose only 2g or only 3g or only 4g. Sorry for my bad English
2019-04-04 06:32 PM
The 23a version is not supplied by Optus.
B525s-65a is the version from Optus.
If you have the 65a then unless you are hav8ng major issues i would leave it on 4g only and let the router manage that side.
I am not sure why they may have removed that selection.
Its still available via 3rd party tools, but Optus wont be able to assist with those.