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    I'm going to try and collect all router information here about what people have got working. If you get a router working please post the model, firmware and any tricks you needed to make things work. Also post the model of the Cell C modem you have and if things like SMS / USSD is supported.

    Check your data bundle balance online:
    http://www.cellc.co.za/login/page/login
    Discussions and problems with online site here.

    Cell C now supply the Huawei D105 which is a USB router.

    USB Routers
    Netgear MBR624GU
    Tech Specs: http://www.netgear.co.uk/wireless_3g...r_mbr624gu.php
    Supported Modems: http://www.netgear.com/3gsupport/mbr...outafrica.aspx
    SMS: ?
    USSD: ?
    Posts: http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthre...=1#post4815742 http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthre...=1#post4840596

    Dovado UMR
    Tech Specs: http://www.dovado.com/UMR.html
    Supported Modems: http://www.dovado.com/umrmodems.html
    SMS: Yes
    USSD: ?
    Posts: http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthre...=1#post4824334 http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthre...=1#post4842706

    Dovado 4GR
    Tech Specs: http://www.dovado.com/4GR.html
    Supported Modems: http://www.dovado.com/4GRmodems.html
    SMS: Yes
    USSD: ?
    Posts: ?

    Sitecom WL-326
    Tech Specs: http://www.sitecom.com/Wireless-3G-Ready-Router/p/762
    Supported Modems: http://www.sitecom.com/download/4456...t-20100608.pdf
    SMS: ?
    USSD: ?
    Posts: http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthre...=1#post4858310 http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthre...=1#post5189991

    MikroTik RB411U, RB751U-2HnD
    Tech Specs: RB411U RB751U-2HnD
    Supported Modems: http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Suppor...dware#3G_cards (E1820 & K4505 require ROS v5.x+, E1752 untested, K4605 requires ROS v5.13+)
    SMS: Yes, see http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Sms
    USSD: Yes, with serial-terminal redirection
    USB 2.0 Power: 5V @ 1.0A
    Posts: http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthre...=1#post4973985 http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthre...=1#post7431527
    Note: Upgrade to at least ROS 5.7 recommended http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthre...82#post6875582
    Thread: MikroTik RouterBoard and USB 3G Modems

    TP-LINK MR3420 / MR3220 / MR3020
    Tech Specs: MR3420 MR3220
    Supported Modems: http://www.tp-link.com/common/subjec...list/?siteid=1
    SMS: No
    USSD: No
    Posts: Review by MightyMuffinMan http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthre...=1#post4816608 http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthre...=1#post4985767 MR3020 Review
    MyBB Review: http://mybroadband.co.za/news/hardwa...er-review.html
    Best Deal: Get 15% off from Uniterm Direct when you tell them you are a MBB member http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthre...=1#post5339445
    Throughput problems? (modem is fast on PC but slow on router) - see note at the bottom of this post

    TP-LINK MR3420 / MR3220 - BIN Files
    Bin files allow you to add unsupported modems to existing firmware. TP Link provide bin files for download and you can also make your own using their software.
    Bin File Downloads: http://www.tp-link.com/en/support/3g/
    MF190 (Beta Firmware for Cell-C): http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthre...=1#post5561079 - Possibly superseded by more recent bin files on the TP Link site.
    MF668: http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthre...=1#post5646279 - Possibly superseded by more recent bin files on the TP Link site.
    E372: You can probably give the TP Link firmware and bin file a go before resorting to flashing your E372 firmware as described in the post: http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthre...=1#post6911688


    Draytek Vigor 2820n
    Tech Specs: http://www.draytek.com.tw/user/PdInf...p?Id=18#PdInfo
    Supported Modems: http://www.draytek.com.tw/user/Suppo...il.php?ID=1991
    SMS: ?
    USSD: ?
    Posts: http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthre...=1#post5063769

    Huawei D105
    Tech Specs: Not on Huawei's website
    SMS: ?
    USSD: ?
    Posts: http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthre...45#post5073345
    Best Deal: Cell C stores, R599. http://www.cellc.co.za/internet/routers

    D-Link DIR-451
    Tech Specs: http://www.dlink-africa.com/products/?sec=0&pid=547
    SMS: ?
    USSD: ?
    Posts: http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthre...=1#post5165475

    TRENDnet TEW-655BR3G
    Tech Specs: http://www.trendnet.com/langen/produ...655BR3G&cat=41
    Supported Modems: http://www.trendnet.com/support/?sup...ity_list&id=13
    SMS: no
    USSD: no
    Posts: http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthre...=1#post5931975


    3G Routers
    Vodafone R201
    Tech Specs: http://www.huaweidevice.com/worldwid...462&treeId=462
    SMS: ?
    USSD: ?
    Posts: http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthre...-Now-available http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthre...=1#post4846718

    Huawei (Vodafone) B970b
    Tech Specs: http://www.huaweidevice.com/worldwid...eId=3342&tab=0
    SMS: No
    USSD: No
    Thread: Huawei B970/B970b HSPA Router

    Huawei E585
    Tech Specs: http://www.huaweidevice.com/worldwid...462&treeId=462
    SMS: Yes
    USSD: No
    Posts: http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthre...=1#post5321193

    Huawei E683
    Tech Specs: Not on Huawei's website
    SMS: No
    USSD: No
    Posts: http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthre...79#post8268479
    Thread: Huawei B683 3G router / modem + wifi

    Other Options
    INTELLINET NETWORK SOLUTIONS Wireless 150N Portable 3G Router
    Posts: http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthre...=1#post4950137


    General issues
    Router not supplying enough power to the USB modem?
    Try a 5V USB power injector, such as the MikroTik 5VUSB adapter.

    Throughput problems? (modem is fast on PC but slow on router)
    Could be due to bandwidth control on the router. More here: http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthre...73#post7595473
    Last edited by ginggs; 20-05-2012 at 09:29 AM.
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    Hi CellC mobile internet peeps,

    I recently signed up to the 5GB 21 mbps CellC deal in CT and am loving it.
    I'm now thinking it would be great to be able to use it wirelessly - for laptop and iphone, etc.
    Has anyone looked into using it with some form of mobile wireless router converter?
    Does something like this even exist in SA?

    thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by dansmith View Post
    Has anyone looked into using it with some form of mobile wireless router converter?
    Does something like this even exist in SA?
    I'm thinking the MikroTik RB411U and a Wireless-N card might be a good solution.

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    I bought a Netgear wireless router from Incredible connection, can't remember the product code but it was the only one there from Netgear and works like a dream (once it's set-up which took a few minutes!). Works fine with the Cell C black dongle.

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    I have used three of these products, a Netgear MBR624GU, a Huawei D100T, and a Dovado.

    All of them work fine, although I believe that there may be more modern products out now (supporting Wireless "N", for example).

    The Netgear and Dovado have new firmware available that would support the Cell C E1820, not sure about the Huawei.
    Last edited by Jola; 05-10-2010 at 10:54 AM.

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    Excellent. Thank you all - I will carry on down those paths.

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    Currently running the Cellc 21mbps dongle through a Netgear MBR624GU router and both laptop and iphone are connected via wifi and happy.

    bought the Netgear router second hand for R600
    the CellC deal is R2999 over 12 months

    so that's R300 per month for a 6mbps (on average) home wireless network. pretty sweet.

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    Methinks you would have got a better deal with a TP-LINK MR3420 3G wireless-N router: it has better WLAN performance, is cheaper AND would have been in warranty; but hey, that's just my opinion...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdt View Post
    Methinks you would have got a better deal with a TP-LINK MR3420 3G wireless-N router: it has better WLAN performance, is cheaper AND would have been in warranty; but hey, that's just my opinion...
    Nice find, thanks for sharing.

    Anyone dealt with dbg.co.za or used TP-Link products before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginggs View Post
    Nice find, thanks for sharing.

    Anyone dealt with dbg.co.za or used TP-Link products before?
    's for the greater good to share ..and yes and yes. . I've gotten several goodies (the WRT54GL is dead, long live the TL-WR1043ND!) from 'em in the last several months. OK, I'm in cross-Jozi delivery range but they're spot-on with their courier handling so I'd be gobsmacked to hear of a hassle sending down your way.

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    I've probably not been paying attention, but I can't easily find the details of the manufacturer/model of the USB modem on the R2999 package. Could someone please clue me in! I have a Dovado UMR and want to check if the 21.6mbps USB is supported)


    You've got to love Cell C's approach. you are locked in for 1 year and have to pre-pay the whole year, but in exchange... you get the fastest, cheapest network in the country and a brand new 21.6 USB modem. Excellent.

    Now if they could just announce JNB!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cost Conscious View Post
    I've probably not been paying attention, but I can't easily find the details of the manufacturer/model of the USB modem on the R2999 package. Could someone please clue me in! I have a Dovado UMR and want to check if the 21.6mbps USB is supported)
    The Dovado thread ..enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cost Conscious View Post
    I've probably not been paying attention, but I can't easily find the details of the manufacturer/model of the USB modem on the R2999 package. Could someone please clue me in! I have a Dovado UMR and want to check if the 21.6mbps USB is supported)


    You've got to love Cell C's approach. you are locked in for 1 year and have to pre-pay the whole year, but in exchange... you get the fastest, cheapest network in the country and a brand new 21.6 USB modem. Excellent.

    Now if they could just announce JNB!!

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    Has anybody got the 21.6 modem to work on a Dovado UMR router?

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    Check on Dovado website. The model you are looking for is the E1820 Huawei...

    I did check their website early on today and they did have it on their list for the 4G
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