PTCL EVO device with Tenda Portable 3G wireless router

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Update: I have also posted a review of the latest model 3G150B here

Today, I finally unpacked my Tenda Portable 2G wireless router which I bought in January 2012. Since it supports a USB port for 3G devices, I wanted to see if I can get PTCL-EVO device to connect via this. To my surprise the whole setup was very simple and took just a few minutes.

I don’t have to buy an expensive and useless PTCL EVO Wi-fi Cloud since I already have a PTCL EVO. And since im paying just Rs. 1000 for the EVO unlimited (because its in employee quota, my mamu aka uncle is in PTCL and hence I am using his device – the Huawei EVO device makes it obvious how many years its been with PTCL EVO) so this cloud setup is awesomely magical. Now I can either connect via Tenda Portable 3G wireless router

  • While im on the move (powered by Laptop’s USB) and connect unlimited devices via the router (not just limited to 5 … unlike PTCL EVO Wi-fi cloud)
  • While im at home or near an A/C source (electricity) without needing the laptop, thanks to the converter from 220V to USB 5V included in the package and connect to unlimited devices via the router (not just limited to 5, AGAIN!!)
  • Connect it to Energizer XPAL and create a portable wi-fi without the need of a laptop

So, far, the only drawback is that I cannot check how many PTCL EVO signals I am receiving on the device, may be im missing something OR the control panel may have the option after some updates? Its only been 1 hour of playing with it … too early to say. Will keep this post updated with installation instructions and prices/availability of Tenda devices

Tenda device cost approx Rs. 3200 in the market and its model is 3G150M (to be precise) and this is how I configured it using the PTCL EVO configuration settings for 3G routers.

Configuring 3G150M Router - Step 1
Configuring 3G150M Router – Step 1
Configuring 3G150M Router - Step 2
Configuring 3G150M Router – Step 2
Configuring 3G150M Router - Step 3
Configuring 3G150M Router – Step 3
Configuring 3G150M Router - Step 4
Configuring 3G150M Router – Step 4

Step 5? Press next, Click Apply and reboot the router.

Then enable Wifi on your Laptop/devices and search for the AP that you configured in step 3 using the same WPA pass phrase configured in step 4.

Questions? feel free to ask in the comments below

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