Huawei mobile wi-fi thinks its Orange wi-fi!

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karaman

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hallo,

question is in three parts. Win 7 Home Premium

1. used to have orange mobile broadband wi-fi but was not a good deal so i stopped it. The software stayed on my laptop.

I now signed up for Huawei mobile connect - 3G. On connecting dongle to laptop's USB, nothing happened( I was expecting an 'installing Huawei' window, etc). The dongle works as i can connect to the internet but on looking into it, the dongle connects via the previous Orange software - see two .jpg files. What does this mean? It is inconvenient as i cannot see how much up/download i have used, there does not a[ppear to be any Huawei software to give me any information. should i remove the Orange via Add/Remove Programs and start again with the Huawei dongle?

2. On looking at the security tab in Properties for Orange, am not happy with the CHAP and MS-CHAPv2. see jpg. Can i uncheck them without losing connectivity performance?

3. Still in Properties, Networking tab, dont like the file and printer sharing and client for Ms networks boxes either, just want the TCP/IP version4 box ticked.see jpg.Would i be right in having just IP4 checked?


As you can gather i dont have much of a clue about what is going on.

Ideas appreciated.

Karaman
 

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I can see from your screen shots that you now have a Huawei modem. I did not realize that they are now also a mobile service provider, and could not find information about them. Do you have a link for your ISP?
 

karaman

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hallo,

my mistake, the modem's make is huawei, the ISP is Three. i forgot you are probably in the US and may not have this iSP there.

The question still remains - how does huawei sw take on the mantle of an other isp's software?

cheeers

karaman
 

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how does huawei sw take on the mantle of an other isp's software?
What "huawei sw"? I don't have mobile wireless, but I would think that there would be a driver supplied by the modem manufacturer or the ISP and then a program supplied by the ISP for connecting to their service. Maybe somebody with experience with your modem or service can help.
 
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You may uncheck the file and print sharing for Microsoft Networks if you do not share a printer (printer physically attached to this pc) or files from this computer. You may uncheck the Client for Microsoft Networks if you do not log into a microsoft network, or access shared resources from another PC or server via Microsoft Networking. (typically I would leave the client checked and uncheck the share printer and files) Leave the MSCHAP etc settings alone as these allow connections the flexibility to choose a secure connection if they support it. These settings should not have an impact on the performance of your computer.
 

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thank you steve 65, sorted.other question follows. dont think i shalll ever understand this machine.
 
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