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Compatible 3G+Wifi router USB dongle for beaglebone black

Latest reply: Oct 31, 2014 07:54:06 5689 5 0 0 0

I am looking to implement a project with these below steps independently (but not at the same time).

1) File transfer from Beaglebone black to PC ( Windows 7/Ubuntu) using WiFi (without internet) and
2) File transfer from Beaglebone black to PC using 3G (using http protocol) and 
3) To send SMS (not manually but with the help of code) to another mobile phone.
   (If linux doesn't permit SMS facility, I would use Android OS to implement it)

I would like to implement all these steps independently with the help of single 3G+Wifi USB dongle.

So, I searched a lot about it but I am not able to find the details using single 3G+Wifi USB dongle. 
Please help me to find a suitable/compatible one. 

Also, what features should I be looking into the USB dongle?  

Should the device support both Wifi-hotspot or ad-hoc function to transfer a file without any internet?

Please help me. Awaiting your reply! Thank you very much!

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Created Oct 27, 2014 01:49:21

I'm sorry,we only know AR and NE serises Routers.You can ask for help following below link.

Mobile & Home device / Carrier network issue support channal


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Created Oct 27, 2014 07:49:21


you can try Huawei E355 3G WiFi dongle, if you want the transfer speed faster, you can consider Huawei E8278

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Created Oct 27, 2014 09:50:28

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Thanks a lot for the quick reply.

I would like to know whether Huwaei E355s supports Linux OS as the specifications does not mention it.

Also, can I do port forwarding using the 3G options of this device? 

Thank you very much!!

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Created Oct 31, 2014 03:30:59

Hi, which network band do you want to use this 3G WiFi dongle for? As now 4G network is more faster than the 3G, you could take some 4G WiFi dongle into consideration, most of these devices can backward compatible with 3G and 2G network., such as Huawei E8278 4G WiFi dongle and more.
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Created Oct 31, 2014 07:54:06

Hi jens18,

Thanks for your reply. For 3G, I use band 900/2100. I have no issues with 4G but I cannot find any suitable device for my requirements.

My main requirements are:

1) Should support Linux and Android as well. ( Huawei E8278 4G WiFi dongle does not support it I guess)

2) I should be able to use only wifi without (3G/4G). That is, I need to make an ad-hoc (peer to peer connection without any access point or any router) connection between two PCs. So that, I will connect this USB dongle to a PC without wifi card and make a connection with a laptop with wifi card. This is not a wifi- hotspot feature.

3) But, also I need a wifi-hotspot feature along with Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11b/g/n

4) In case if it is a 3G modem, I prefer to use one in which I can connect with external antenna.

I hope you will help me as I am searching this for a long time.

Thank you,

Kind Regards,

Raj Bharath

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