huawei E8372h dongle setting up

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allant
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Re: huawei E8372h dongle setting up

Post by allant » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:45 pm

Will do. Something else that I have noticed is when I to WLAN basic settings, there is 2 SSID's. 1 is Zong MBB-E8372 and the other is HUAWEI-340000-2.
Should they both be turned on.
also when i turned the Tigun off, I noticed the lights on the Huawei were still on, is that how it should be or will they shut off after a while.
thanks


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Re: huawei E8372h dongle setting up

Post by Masquerade » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:32 am

allant wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:45 pm
Will do. Something else that I have noticed is when I to WLAN basic settings, there is 2 SSID's. 1 is Zong MBB-E8372 and the other is HUAWEI-340000-2.
Should they both be turned on.
also when i turned the Tigun off, I noticed the lights on the Huawei were still on, is that how it should be or will they shut off after a while.
thanks
They shut off after a while.


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Re: huawei E8372h dongle setting up

Post by mrew42 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:07 pm

allant wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:45 pm
Will do. Something else that I have noticed is when I to WLAN basic settings, there is 2 SSID's. 1 is Zong MBB-E8372 and the other is HUAWEI-340000-2.
Should they both be turned on.
also when i turned the Tigun off, I noticed the lights on the Huawei were still on, is that how it should be or will they shut off after a while.
thanks
SSIDs are just the WIFI broadcast name - it's up to you which you use.
Both/either - entirely your choice as you decide which one you want to connect to in the car.
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Re: huawei E8372h dongle setting up

Post by Bulla43 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:28 pm

Finally got round to buying one of these Huawei wingles. Very good value compared to the VW ordinal version. Thanks to the tips above,setup was fairly painless with the 3 sim. It connects automatically within about 10 seconds of the ignition being switched on which is so much simpler than setting up my phone each time. The addition of Internet connectivity improves the level of sat nav information substantially. So far I’ve only used it around town so it will be interesting to see how it goes on a long journey. Installation in the boot is quite neat.

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Re: huawei E8372h dongle setting up

Post by TimboYorks » Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:19 pm

Bulla43 wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:28 pm
Finally got round to buying one of these Huawei wingles. Very good value compared to the VW ordinal version. Thanks to the tips above,setup was fairly painless with the 3 sim. It connects automatically within about 10 seconds of the ignition being switched on which is so much simpler than setting up my phone each time. The addition of Internet connectivity improves the level of sat nav information substantially. So far I’ve only used it around town so it will be interesting to see how it goes on a long journey. Installation in the boot is quite neat.
Where did you get that short 90 degree extension?
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Bulla43
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Re: huawei E8372h dongle setting up

Post by Bulla43 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:12 pm

From Amazon. It’s the right hand option which tucks nicely against the sidewall of the boot. The wingle slots neatly and securely behind the hook.

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Re: huawei E8372h dongle setting up

Post by SlimPollack » Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:17 pm

Guys,

Although fitting that Bulla 43 shown looks neat but this wingle location (hidden like that in the boot) does not help getting the best 4G signal from your phone network. Car is essentially a metal body i.e. mostly Faraday cage so it is the best to locate your Huawei close to windows for maximum performance. Otherwise your wingle will be dropping 4G signal frequently and switching to 3G (if at all).

Have a look here for what I have done with mine on my old Tig. Same replicated on the new R-Line.

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=622
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Bulla43
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Re: huawei E8372h dongle setting up

Post by Bulla43 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:44 pm

That looks like a good setup for maximising the signal strength Slim. I’m getting 4 out of 5 bars 4G reception in the city which seems to be working fine.
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Re: huawei E8372h dongle setting up

Post by Tim68 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:05 pm

Looks good. What are you guys doing for data provider?
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Bulla43
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Re: huawei E8372h dongle setting up

Post by Bulla43 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:11 pm

I’m using a free SIM from Three. There’s a thread on here about them. You get 200 mb of data free each month which seems to be enough for the traffic updates. There’s an online form on their website to order one.

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=4835&hilit=SIM
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