Support Windows XP / Vista / 7 and Mac OS 10.4 and above
The Huawei E585 wireless modem sends out a Wi-Fi signal to give you internet connection whenever you need it. With your own mobile Wi-Fi connection, so you can connect different Wi-Fi enabled devices at once and get fast internet speeds with no wires, no hassles and no need for a Wi-Fi hotspot. The E585 is really easy to use and fits in your pocket. Just turn on your wireless modem, switch on connection to the Three network, and select the Wi-Fi function. Then choose the Wi-Fi option on whichever device you're using. There's no need to load any software to get online using the Huawei E585. The wireless modem gives you download speeds of up to 7.2Mbps (megabits per second) and comes with a battery that lets you stay connected to the internet for up to 5 hours. You can charge the E585 while you're using it and it comes with on-board software that starts each time you connect it to a PC or laptop using the USB cable. The software allows you to manage your Three account, send and receive text messages and change settings for your Wi-Fi connection. Memory No internal memory. Memory card supported, microSD 32GB Specification: * USB cable (mini plug/standard plug) * E585 device * Battery, Li 1500mAh * Memory - No internal Memory, memory card supported, micro SD 32GB * Supporting: GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz * HSUPA/HSDPA/UMTS 2100/900 MHz * Download Speed : 7.2Mbps * Upload Speed: 5.76Mbps * WiFi 802.11b/g, * Encryption WEP,WPA,WPA2 * Support Windows XP / Vista / 7 and Mac OS 10.4 and above * Quick Start Guide * Keep sake card with predefined SSID and Network key * Help cards * Safety and warranty leaflet * Size Dimensions: 86 x 46.5 x 10.5mm Package include: * 1x Huawei E585 * 1x USB cable * 1x Battery * 1x Manual
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The one star rating is more of a reflection of the seller, Kastonecorp. I orded this unit because it uses the 2100Mhz 3g band, which is the 3g band I encounter most in my travels. This listing clearly states the unit is unlocked. The unit I received was NOT unlocked! It came with a Vodafone branded user manual. I'm guessing it was locked to Vodafone but I can't say for sure, I didn't have a Vodafone SIM to try. Luckily unlocking a Huawei 3g wifi modem is fairly easy and well documented on the internet. Once unlocked it worked as advertised. I never had to do any configuration, all I needed to do was insert a SIM and it just worked, obviously that is a YMMV situation. If you're tech savvy and willing to do some work to get the unit working the price is right. If not, keep looking for a unit sold by a different seller.
Besides the battery seeming to run out rather fast, maybe because I will be using it heavily, this product seems to work very well. I have used it in two African countries during trips there and it was wonderful. Reception is fast, it has been easy to use and so far I did not need to do any setting up. All that I needed was to insert a sim card that enables data and then switch it on and I was in business. The only slight problem, and it is not really a big issue is to open the back to insert or remove a sim card. The back cover is not easy to remove. The good thing is that I don't need to remove it too often, a positive aspect of not being able to remove it too easily is that things don't fall apart. I store username and password on a piece of paper meaning that I never really have to open the back to find these everytime. I have also been able to use this item with other people simultaneously. I have also used this item in moving car which was going at 120 km/h. So it really worked...
The device is unable to establish a data connection with a t-mobile prepaid sim card. The user manual is only available online and only in Japanese, provided by Docomo, a Japanese cell phone provider - so there is no way to change the configuration.
There is a Docomo web login when you go to 192.168.1.1 after connecting to the device via wifi, but the default user name and password are not documented anywhere and could not be found via Google either.
I recommend you buy this device only if you plan to use it in Japan or if you have a lot of time for playing around with it to figure things out.
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