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New Contributor Lefty9000
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Huawei modem

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.

 

Thanks, Lefty

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Re: Huawei modem

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

 

e.g.

 

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.


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Re: Huawei modem

My Huawei B525 modem could select the frequency bands to connect, but as i know, the Huawei E5186 doesn't have this option for frequency bands to connect:

 

B525s-23a.jpg

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Re: Huawei modem

@Eric008

 

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).


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Re: Huawei modem

I'm using the B525s-23a, so the 2300mAh is not available. Thought to change to B525s-65a... 

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New Contributor Kebuh
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Re: Huawei modem

Ii have the same modem, but after update i cant choose frequency.how i can fix it ? 

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Re: Huawei modem

Little help from @Paddylee? ☺️ 


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Re: Huawei modem

@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) 


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Re: Huawei modem

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 

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Re: Huawei modem

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. 


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