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    Hi guys.

    I have not gotten my hands on a modem yet so I could never Fig out if it would work with MDMA but seems its working fine, Thanks to feet.


    So if you want to know how good your signal is, or see what tower your connecting to you can load this app.( Make sure your modem is connected via usb)

    First download the app from http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthre...rength-Windows ( Thanks to gings!)



    Now run down of stuff you might want to know


    1.Now before you open the mdma.exe make sure you don't have other app's using the modem or you will get this error.
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    2.This shows how strong you signal is, the lower it is the beter signal you have. Anything under 80 dbm is good(for both 3G and EDGE)




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    3.This is just to show you who's Operator your using .



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    4.Now this shows you if your on 3G or edge ( this goes with the Signal part) If this is on EDGE it will show your EDGE in the signal bar if its on 3G it will show your 3G signal.



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    5.Next up is you CellID (towerID).This is a good way to check what tower gives good speeds, what tower gives crappy speed and also if you want to ask mtn where the tower is located or you have a problem with that tower just use that ID.


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    6.Here is the Connection Type. Mine is on 3g Preferred because I have good signal but if yours is jumping from 3G to EDGE or if it does not want to pickup 3G just select 3G only and hit apply. This will also force the modem to the 3G network ( if there is one).


    7. (Careful) If you want to reset the device to factory default, press the "reset device" button on MDMA. This will reset all the settings to default.



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    Last thing guys. For thoses who does not know, when you are on 3G you will get pings around 400ms to local servers(using stuff like pingtest.net) Is not a valid way to test your ping. You see the modem needs to go over to HSDPA and the only way it will is when there is enough DATA moving. You can use speedtest.net. This will force the tower to give your modem HSDPA then you will see your pings.Tracert will also not work.

    Just to show you I have done a ping test and a speed test.Also my ping test via CMD.
    http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/2939243676
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    Pinging mweb.co.za [196.2.63.110] with 32 bytes of data:
    Reply from 196.2.63.110: bytes=32 time=396ms TTL=113
    Reply from 196.2.63.110: bytes=32 time=345ms TTL=113
    Reply from 196.2.63.110: bytes=32 time=324ms TTL=113
    Reply from 196.2.63.110: bytes=32 time=354ms TTL=113

    Ping statistics for 196.2.63.110:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 324ms, Maximum = 396ms, Average = 354ms



    For more info on MDMA follow http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthre...rength-Windows
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    slap me with a large trout around a bit if this is already posted, but this non official huawei app actually works quite nice on android devices
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...=com.huawei.mw
    it shows battery life, usage, sms , edit a few settings and even has a widget for your phone to show the stats when you are connected to the mifi

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    Copied this post to its own thread, and applied some magic glue
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    I can find it on my Samsung i9000 phone, but on my Nexus fondleslab I can't find it. Weird.

    Used the exact same search phrase "huawei mobile wifi 2"...

    Ah well...

    On my phone it works quite well... it's a great find. Thanks!

    Now I can monitor the mifi easily without having to open a web browser etc...
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    Excellent!
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    hehe, dont press the "reset device" button on MDMA, it resets the Afrihost mifi to the settings it had on when you took it out of the box

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    Quote Originally Posted by vaalpens View Post
    hehe, dont press the "reset device" button on MDMA, it resets the Afrihost mifi to the settings it had on when you took it out of the box
    Thanks man will add this to the list

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    Quote Originally Posted by vaalpens View Post
    hehe, dont press the "reset device" button on MDMA, it resets the Afrihost mifi to the settings it had on when you took it out of the box
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    Quote Originally Posted by vaalpens View Post
    slap me with a large trout around a bit if this is already posted, but this non official huawei app actually works quite nice on android devices
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...=com.huawei.mw
    it shows battery life, usage, sms , edit a few settings and even has a widget for your phone to show the stats when you are connected to the mifi
    Post of the decade!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vaalpens View Post
    slap me with a large trout around a bit if this is already posted, but this non official huawei app actually works quite nice on android devices
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...=com.huawei.mw
    it shows battery life, usage, sms , edit a few settings and even has a widget for your phone to show the stats when you are connected to the mifi
    This app looks and works great, but it is "non-official" and with an app developer name like "JuAds AdCenter" it only makes me wonder what it may be doing behind the scenes. Huawei has an identical official app on the itunes store for iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/huaw...546979875?mt=8 that seems to work fine.

    My only concern with the android app is the ridiculous amount of permissions it requires:
    Your location
    precise location (GPS and network-based)
    approximate location (network-based)
    Network communication
    view Wi-Fi connections
    view network connections
    full network access
    change network connectivity
    connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
    Phone calls
    read phone status and identity
    Storage
    modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
    Your applications information
    retrieve running apps
    Camera
    take pictures and videos
    Your social information
    read your contacts
    modify your contacts
    read call log
    write call log
    Your accounts
    find accounts on the device
    System tools
    test access to protected storage
    Affects Battery
    prevent device from sleeping
    control flashlight
    control vibration

    Control Flashlight? Contacts? Camera? Call log?

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    Cool.

    To block devices from joining your mifi hotspot, do the following :

    Open the mifi application (on your cellphone), then tap on the indicated area

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    Then, you'll see a list of wifi devices that's connected. You can then tap the "block" button next to the wifi device in question, and it'll be moved to the block list.

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    To be sure same device won't connect with a spoofed MAC/IP later, change your wifi passkey to something different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbytb View Post
    This app looks and works great, but it is "non-official" and with an app developer name like "JuAds AdCenter" it only makes me wonder what it may be doing behind the scenes. Huawei has an identical official app on the itunes store for iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/huaw...546979875?mt=8 that seems to work fine.

    My only concern with the android app is the ridiculous amount of permissions it requires:
    Your location
    precise location (GPS and network-based)
    approximate location (network-based)
    Network communication
    view Wi-Fi connections
    view network connections
    full network access
    change network connectivity
    connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
    Phone calls
    read phone status and identity
    Storage
    modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
    Your applications information
    retrieve running apps
    Camera
    take pictures and videos
    Your social information
    read your contacts
    modify your contacts
    read call log
    write call log
    Your accounts
    find accounts on the device
    System tools
    test access to protected storage
    Affects Battery
    prevent device from sleeping
    control flashlight
    control vibration

    Control Flashlight? Contacts? Camera? Call log?
    Weird. So far I had no issues with it.
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    Thanks for the tip on blocking access, Librarian.
    The app does seem to work fine for me too, I was just a little suspicious of the devs motives for requesting all those permissions.

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    Beware of the Android app's background data usage. My MiFi hasn't arrived yet, so I haven't used the app but it has used 39.39Mb in 7 days. I have blocked its access to background data but watch it

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    I also noticed high background data usage with the Android app. It would be interesting to see what data it's sending back and forth if the app is not even connected to the mifi unit.

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