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Need a wireless router, 4 LAN ports, compatible Huawei E5331

Postby Leprekaun » Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:53 pm

Hi all. I recently signed up for a contract with a mobile broadband provider and I got a free USB modem, Huawei E5331. The problem is, I have an Edimax 3G-6200n router which worked great with my old USB modem, Huawei E1750 but it doesn't work with the new modem. There is a MAJOR difference in internet speeds between the old modem and the new one, being that the new modem provides speeds of around 2x faster. My issue with the new modem, however, is that it doesn't have any Ethernet ports which I need for my desktop PC (no wireless card) as well as my games consoles, which I prefer to have connected via Ethernet cables for better performance, especially since the perfomance of the wireless adapter on PS3s is quite bad. So would anyone know where I can find a router that has wireless functionality and has LAN ports that will be compatible with my USB modem? Thanks.
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Re: Need a wireless router, 4 LAN ports, compatible Huawei E5331

Postby Hammer_Time » Sat Oct 13, 2012 1:57 pm

When you say "it won't work with my new modem" , do you mean no internet connection whatsoever, or that it is just much slower with the new modem? Weird...

If you want the best "bang for your buck" in a cheap Wireless n router, then TP-Link is very hard to beat for the price!! :

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6833704039

or:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6833704038
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Re: Need a wireless router, 4 LAN ports, compatible Huawei E5331

Postby Leprekaun » Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:01 pm

Thanks HammerTime. It seems like a good router but it doesn't have 3G modem capability.
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
MB: ASUS Z87-A LGA 1150
CPU: Intel Core i7-4770k (Haswell) (@3.9Ghz)
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GPU: 2GB Gigabyte Nvidia GTX 670 (Windforce 3x)
Sound: Creative Fatal1ty Recon3D Professional
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Re: Need a wireless router, 4 LAN ports, compatible Huawei E5331

Postby Hammer_Time » Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:42 pm

Oops, overlooked that fact! :oops:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... rentOnly=1

TP-LINK TL-MR3220 3G/3.75G Wireless Router Compatible with 3G USB Modems IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Work with UMTS/HSPA/EVDO 3G modems
3G/WAN failover keeps you "always-online"
Up to 150Mbps Wireless

$32.99


I checked TP-Link's compatibility list for this router and your new Huawei E5331 USB modem is not on their list ( yet ) although they do list many other older Huawei models: http://www.tp-link.com/en/support/3g-co ... ation=1963

User feedback on that router above shows it to be decent for the price.

I don't see why it would not work with your E5331 USB modem but you never know till you actually try it out... ( may have to upgrade router's fw ) good luck!!
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Re: Need a wireless router, 4 LAN ports, compatible Huawei E5331

Postby Sauron_Daz » Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:28 am

With it you can do this again:

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