OPTUS HUAWEI E5573 MOBILE BROADBAND WIFI
I had this Modem for around 4 weeks when it stopped working completely. I had used it regularly and the charge is supposed to last 6 hours, but I felt I was recharging it more often and there is no off switch as such it turns itself off eventually when the WiFi stops connecting to a device in the home.
I did not take it out with me so dont' know how it performs outside while travelling, but considering if stopped working altogether, refused to connect to WiFi and even turn on I would not bother buying it.
I took it back to Coles where I purc...
Works perfectly and hasn't missed a beat
Bought this through Optus as a replacement for the clunky unreliable Telstra ADSL. We have line of sight to an Optus tower and man this thing is quick! It also has very good wifi coverage and covers our entire house just as good as a full sized modem router. Its very compact and has a good app to manage account details. I also leave it plugged in to a charger full time with no issues. No more dropouts, delays etc etc. Just don't have as much data.
Exactly what I need!
Bought a second one of this product new from a seller from eBay as my original Huawei E5573 was locked to Optus. Upon changing providers for a cheaper plan with more data I found that this was the cheapest modem available. It does exactly what I need it to do, It has a battery but It doesn't last a great amount of time so I usually just leave it plugged in 24/7 so that I can use this modem like regular home wifi. As I live on a farm with no copper lines for regular wifi and no current NBN infrastructure this is honestly the best alternative. Wo...rks well, and is pretty reliable. The range on it isn't great, especially having a large house but as long as you find a good spot for it in the middle of a house it should still be able to cover a whole house without too many black spots. Do recommend.
Great wifi dongle
I bought this item over a month ago and have had 4 units connected to it daily( you can connect up to 10).
My unit is a prepaid one so I can control spending.
The unit has a great range and works well in my house which is an old stone one.
You can download an app both android and apple and you can control the amount of devices connected
You can watch how long the kids have been on and remotely disconnect them and turn the device completely off too.
Where I live service is patchy but the wifi has increased and better the service available i...
Questions & Answers
In order to protect the battery life can I take the battery out of the unit when it (E5573 4G) is used at home? Many thanks, Vlad
I am at a loss as to why you would want to take the battery out off the unit, it would be better to just switch off the device. If you aren't using the device at home and it isn't connecting to the internet the device will automatically go to sleep anyway, taking a battery out makes no difference as a battery runs down automatically if it isn't charged regularly.
How long does or should my HUAWEI E5573 4G modem itself last?
That will depend on the condition of the battery and how many charge cycles it has gone through. From a relatively new battery you should expect a day on standby and at least 6 hours in use. With this type of modem though after a certain amount of time on standby it will turn itself off unless you have it plugged into a powerpoint.
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