How to use 3G broadband USB modem on Google Nexus 7? Yes, current Nexus 7 model does not have 3G data connection compatibility. You are stuck with Wi-Fi connection only. Well, that’s not true after all. You can actually enable 3G data connection on Nexus 7 with the help of root access, OTG cable, 3G broadband USB modem (like Huawei, ZTE) and PPP Widget. Too bad that I can’t try it myself because I only have Huawei Wi-Fi Modem E5832. So far users reported it is working on Huawei GSM / UMTS Stick and O2 Germany ZTE 3565-z UMTS Stick. Do try it out…
My home broadband connection is down. Luckily, I have HTC HD2 with me. I can do Wi-Fi and USB tethering in Windows Mobile. But some of the Android ROMs cannot do both. So here is an Android application that can help those who like me ~ Wireless Tether for Root Users. It enables tethering via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. I did not try on Bluetooth mode but I am a happy user with Internet connection through Wi-Fi.
I don’t have a strong 3G signal at my place. And it used to turn to 2G EDGE when 3G signal is weak. Data connection is broken then and slow with EDGE connection. Network application by Philipp Mangelow manages to help to set ‘WCDMA only’ on certain Android ROMs with EVO kernel where I cannot set ‘WCDMA only’ in connection settings.
My home broadband connection, Streamyx is having issue again. It keeps disconnecting and connecting (DSL is not connected issue). So it is time for me to use my HTC HD2 as modem again. But I don’t want to use wireless connection this time, but going to try Wired Tether for Root Users. It is the same as Wireless Tether for Root Users but using USB cable instead of Wi-Fi connection. It is good for single user usage and can charge your phone at the same time.
WMLongLife is an application that installed in my HTC HD2 long time ago but not being used until now. My HTC HD2 battery runs out a little bit fast lately. Maybe due to frequent Internet surfing or battery quality degraded (after 4 months usage?) or poorer signal from my operator ~ Celcom. WMLongLife is an automatic 2G/3G band-switching solution. It will turn on 3G when application like Opera Mobile needs to access Internet. And turn back to 2G mode when no needed. Note – 2G uses much less battery and usually generates less radiation than 3G.