How to unlock the MTS 827F modem?
The modem model MTS 827F is a complete analogue of the Huawei E3327. Only here the second of them is capable of functioning in the cellular networks of any operator, and the first is not. But if necessary, in the device of the MTS company, you can change the software shell and make it work with any SIM card. It is about this rather complicated operation that will be discussed in this material. There will also be considered a general algorithm for setting up the 827F and the main technical specifications of this access point to the global web.
The complete device. His appointment
Like the Chinese counterpart from Huawei, the MTS 827F comes in the following form:
- Actually the modem itself.
- A coupon with a warranty period of the manufacturer of 12 months.
- Extended manual.
In some cases, this list is supplemented with a starter pack, and it is in this form that such a device is most optimal to acquire. But the CD with the management software and utilities is not included in the delivery list for the reason that all this software is inside the modem. Also on this integrated memory chip can be found and documentation.
Nominally, this modem model is designed to install the SIM card of the MTS operator in it. Then it can be used to both send and receive information from the Internet using the cellular network of the company of the same name. But if necessary, there are special software tools that can be used to eliminate such “binding” of the modem to the MTS equipment.
The presence of the following technical specifications boasts MTS 827F:
- Antenna type - integrated. But it is advisable to use it only in large cities. Also, the presence of a communication socket CRC9 allows you to switch an external amplifier in conjunction with an external antenna. If in the first case the greatest distance to the cell tower does not exceed 5 km, then in this case the value will increase to 15-18 km.
- The SIM card format is standard.
- The supported communication technologies are 2G (GSM, EDGE and, of course, GPRS), 3G (UMTS, HSDPA and HSUPA) and 4G (LTE).
- The transfer rate can vary from 500 Kbps. for 2G and up to 100 Mbps. for 4G.
- The device has a built-in modem that shows the connection to the mobile operator’s network.
- There is a slot for installing a flash drive in the form of a memory card.The size of the latter can reach 32 GB.
General setup procedure
The corporate modem considered in this material, when connected to a PC or laptop, is configured as follows:
- We get this solution out of the package.
- Next, you need to remove the protective cover from it, behind which you can find the communication port for connecting to a personal computer. The latter is installed in the socket of a personal computer USB format.
- At the next stage, the software initialization of communication equipment will begin. At the same time, the autotune master will start, and you will also need to install the proprietary software from MTS along with the drivers.
- Close all active windows and restart the electronic computer.
- At the end of the initialization process, you need to start the program from the MTS and with its use establish a connection to the wireless network.
- Next, launch the Internet viewer and open any news resource from the Internet.
After that, MTS 827F is ready for further operation. A router with a USB port can also be the device to which such a modem is connected. In this case, as a rule, it is enough just to connect it and reset the router.After that, the software shell of the router will be properly reconfigured, and all the necessary changes will take effect.
By default, the hero of this article can work only with MTS SIM cards. This restriction comes from the software that is wired by the operator in the modem. But it is possible to modify it and due to this unlock the MTS 827F. But, again, this operation is done at your own risk and, of course, at risk. It may be easier to overpay a certain amount and purchase an already unlocked such device from Huawei.
There are two submodels of such modems. One of them is labeled E3372h, and the second - E3372s. They are incompatible with each other, and in each case their own unlock order. In the first group of solutions, the serial number starts with G4P, and in the second - L8F.
First you need to determine the software version of the device. To do this, download the program Huawei Terminal from the Internet and install it. Next, you need to run it and type in the command line: “АТ ^ VERSION?”, And after that the current firmware version of this solution will appear.
If it is 2Х.180, then in the same program just type the following command: “at ^ nvwrex = 8268,0,12,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, a, 0,0, 0 ”. Further pressing the “ENTER” button will unlock this solution.
In later versions of this solution, it is necessary to download a special calculator from the global web. Then install a SIM card of another operator in the modem slot and connect it to the PC. Next, you will be prompted to enter a special code. Now you need to run the previously downloaded calculator and enter all the necessary values in its fields. In response, a special code will appear that you need to enter in the query field. After these manipulations, the device ceases to be tied to the MTS equipment and can function in the cellular network of any mobile operator.
Unlocking MTS 827F version E3372s is a simpler operation. In this case, you need to perform the following actions:
- We install the software packages PC-UI Interface and DC Unlocker, which are previously downloaded from the Internet.
- Next, download Huawei Terminal and install it.
- Then run the previous program. In its command line we enter: “at ^ nvwrex = 8268,0,12,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, a, 0,0,0”. Then click “ENTER”.
- After this fairly simple command, the device can already work as part of any cellular network.
All commands need to enter as accurately as possible.If an error is made somewhere, the device will lose its efficiency completely and irrevocably.
The relevance of the device. Its cost
Although this group of communication devices was released in 2015, it still continues to be relevant. It supports the most advanced technology and has a fairly high transfer rate. In addition to this, an external antenna can be connected to the solution under consideration. As a result, we get a universal device that can be used to create an Internet connection in almost any conditions.
In the new state, MTS 827F can now be purchased for 2800 rubles. In this case, the starter pack must be purchased separately. In the second-hand form, such a solution can be purchased for 1000-1500 rubles.
Reviews of the owners. Advantages of a network device and its disadvantages
According to the owners, the MTS 827F modem has the following advantages:
- Affordable cost.
- Easy to set up.
- The possibility of switching an external antenna with an additional amplifying element.
- There is a slot for flash cards.
The disadvantage of this device is only one - a hard peg to the MTS equipment.Of course, it can be eliminated, but the risk falls entirely on the shoulders of the user.
This material is devoted not only to how to unlock the MTS 827F, but also to its technical characteristics and general order of settings. Still, the most correct to use such a modem with an installed SIM card MTS. And if you need a universal device, it is more expedient to initially overpay and purchase an original Huawei E3372.