T-Mobile Web’n’Walk Huawei E220 upgrade to 7.2Mbps
It was while I was looking for the reason why my USB Broadband Modem wouldn’t connect to my Acer Aspire One, that I found an upgrade to the firmware. Huawei have issued their own, as have operators, and T-Mobile is one of them.
You can find the download page here. Note that T-Mobile advise not to install it unless advised. I’ve no idea if this is to limit uptake, or to stop people bricking their modems by accident (I nearly did). I advise you not to do it either 😉
Anyway – the first time I ran the update, it had trouble detecting the modem, and then when it did, it did fail during the upgrade. Drawing a deep breath, I disconnected/reconnected the modem, and tried again. This time, it did work.
And hey presto – 7.2Mbps!
However – right now, I’m only getting a max of 250kbps on my connection – it’s dog slow! It could be the rush hour, or it could be I’ve just foobared the modem, and this is what they’re warning against. Guess I’ll have to try it again tomorrow.