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Wireline Modem or Wireless Dongle for my desktop PC

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    Default Wireline Modem or Wireless Dongle for my desktop PC

    It is time to discard my Huawei Quidway WA1003A Type II modem (though never used WiFi or USB mode) that I had purchased from BSNL, Lucknow for Rs1800 on November 20, 2006, for copper landline ASDL broadband. It was a troublesome time all these years with telephone either being down or carrying heavy static disrupting internet connection with poor service support from BSNL. Now the stage is that the ADSL line keeps blinking and goes off now and then leaving me stranded and cursing. I work from home and need to be on PC for 8-1o hours daily. Many a time I was in the mood to throw in the towel by surrendering my BSNL telephone and broadband connection and getting my deposits back. What held me back was not only cheap broadband and cheap telephone connectivity, but that when it worked it was fast. I have a 1.5GB Combo Plan & my total monthly bill is rarely above Rs700 despite a lot of local calls and some STD. In 2010 I did get a Tata Photon Plus CDMA/HSIA USB internet data device as backup, but as the name “Tata” suggests its speed says “bye bye” many a times. All these devices are pretty slow during the day and work fast late nights.

    What device should I go in for fast, stable, and secure internet connectivity for both Desktop PC using Windows and for an Android Tablet? I have heard that landline connectivity is always faster, stable, and more secure than wireless. It is secure for online purchases and payments. I would prefer a dongle in which one would be free to insert SIM as per choice and that this dongle should support GSM 3g, 3.5g and futuristic 4/g. Please experienced forum members give me your advice so that I do not make a wrong decision and regret later.

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    Are you asking for what dongle you should go for as well as advise on what network to choose, or just asking about the dongle?

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    If you really want a dongle which supports 4G, check what make and model dongle Airtel are using, as if you find this out then you can purchase the same from the open market but instead get a unlocked dongle.

    If 4G is not neccessary then you can choose any good dongle, but please advise your budget.

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    I have actually found a Huawei dongle which supports 4G its the 4g Huawei E398. I dont know what its cost is though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Preeti_20 View Post
    I have actually found a Huawei dongle which supports 4G its the 4g Huawei E398. I dont know what its cost is though.
    Thanks.

    At http://www.huawei.com/ecommunity/bbs/10154605.html a query post states of it being available for Rs2500. However, another post there puts one in a dilemma:
    The HUAWEI E398 is produced by HUAWEI, there are many variant models of HUAWEI E398, such as HUAWEI E398u-11, E398U-1, E398U-15, E398U-18, you can check the details on this site: http://www.4gltemall.com/huawei-e398...surfstick.html. It could use 2G and 3G in India, this dongle is under 1 year warranty.

    Also at http://huaweie398.com/ :Supports Windows 2000/XP/Vista, Win7, Mac and Linux Operating Systems

    Airtel does not have a tower in my vicinity. Vodafone does, but does not as yet provide 4G So long as it supports 3G for now and later 4G on Vodafone, then it is a great product. Though Vodafone may come out with its own 4g dongle k5005 leaving me up the creek without a paddle in the near future.

    How secure are these wireless connectivities from AirTel, Vodafone, Aircel, etc. for online payments and banking transactions?

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    You cant actually say how secure the wireless connectivity's are, but a lot of people do make payments using their 3G wireless internet. Just make sure that you secure your network with a password.

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