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Mobile USB modem

  1. #1


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8

    Mobile USB modem


    Hi,

    i have a Huawei USB mobile modem WM71 which give me internet connectivity. I used this modem with Windows 7 without any problem. In Windows 8, i install the software, i connect to the internet, traffic seems to ok (receive/transmit) but i can't open any webpage or ping any IP address. I also tried another 3 usb mobile modems with no luck at all.

    In order to summarize, here are the test results of the 4 usb mobile modems:

    1) Huawei WM71 connection established but but i can't open any webpage or ping any IP address.
    2) Huawei Mobile Broadband E153 --> I cannot even establish a connection
    3) Huawei Mobile Broadband E1750 --> Same as WM71 model, connection established but but i can't open any webpage or ping any IP address.
    4) Huawei E5830 --> I cannot even establish a connection

    Please note that all the above modems work fine in Windows 7.

    Any ideas?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 141
    Win 7 & Win 8


    Try installing Mobil modem software under compatibility mode
    By right-hand clicking on the installable file, choose (Properties)
    Then selecting second tab (compatibility) check the checkbox
    (Compatibility) select windows 7 (apply) then ok done… then install
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8


    Hi, i installed mobile modem under compatibility mode (Windows 7 & Windows XP) but still doesn't work.

    Any other suggestion?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 141
    Win 7 & Win 8


    Have you tried compatibility mod for (xp)…
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8


    Hi averchat.

    Yes i tried compatibility mode for Windows XP as i wrote in my previous post.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8


    Hi guys,

    can you please help on this? I tried the above mentioned usb mobile modems on another pc with Windows 8 and there are working fine.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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