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TP-LINK MA260 3G HSPA+ USB Adapter

by TP-LINK
16 customer reviews
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  • Compatible with LTE/HSPA+/HSUPA/HSDPA/UMTS/EVDO USB modems, tested in the field
  • 3G/4G and WAN connection backup ensures an ‘always-online’ Internet connection
  • Local wireless HD video sharing, with speeds up to 300 Mbps
  • Easy one-touch wireless security encryption with the WPS button
  • Bandwidth control allows administrators to determine how much bandwidth is allotted to each PC

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.8 x 9.9 x 1.4 cm ; 82 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 100 g
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  • Item model number: MA260
  • ASIN: B00BLGETS6
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 24 Jan. 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Product Description

What This Product Does

TP-LINK’s 3G HSPA+ USB Adapter, MA260 allows users to acquire 3G mobile broadband access simply by inserting a standard SIM card into the adapter and plugging it into their laptop or desktop computers. It supports the latest 3G HSPA+ technology, which provides improved data transfer rates. Equipped with its internal antenna, micro SD card slot and SIM card slot, the MA260 is a great choice for users to connect to the Internet in locations that are unable to receive conventional broadband. You can enjoy quick and easy access to email, the Internet or business applications on your laptop while on the go.

High Speed Data Transfer - Up to 21Mbps download and 5.76Mbps upload

With Up to 21Mbps download and 5.76Mbps upload speeds, the MA260 gives users a fluid Internet surfing experience. The device’s high upload speed allows users to quickly send large files, such as e-mail with attachments, photos or business documents.

Micro SD Card Slot - Up to 32GB of Optional Storage

MA260 is equipped with a micro SD card slot that’s compatible with SD Cards with capacity up to 32GB allowing users to use MA260 as a 3G USB modem and a USB memory stick at the same time.

Highlights:

∙ Up to 21Mbps download and 5.76Mbps upload (Network Type: WCDMA)

∙ Micro SD card slot for up to 32GB of optional storage

∙ Bundled utility provides quick & hassle-free installation

∙ Internal antenna, no batteries or cables required

∙ Fast USB 2.0 connection to notebook/desktop computers

Bundled Utility - Quick & Hassle-Free Installation

Using the MA260’s bundled utility, users can get connected and enjoy the Internet in as little as two steps.

1. Insert the MA260 3G USB Adapter

2. Run Utility – And you‘re connected!

Features

∙ Take your Broadband connection with you wherever you go

∙ Supports Windows XP 32/64bit, Vista 32/64bit, Windows 7 32/64bit

∙ Provides HSPA+/HSUPA/HSDPA/UMTS/GPRS/GSM/EDGE network support

Box Contains

3G HSPA+ USB Adapter
Quick Installation Guide


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

3.3 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Georgie Casey on 19 Sept. 2014
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First of all, note on the positive reviews of this that it's Chinese names with just one review. Is it shilling? I'll let you decide. All I know is the signal on this is absolutely crap. In the middle of my city, where phone coverage is always 100%, this dongle can only get 40% signal! So in rural areas where I wanted to use this, it didn't have a hope of picking up a signal. The reception on this is just terrible.

Also, the SIM card slot makes it very awkward to get the SIM out. It might sound like a small thing but it took me ages as the SIM gets really stuck in and there's nothing to grab onto to get it out.

The software itself wasn't bad, I could set it up. But none of that matters if I can't get reception.
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By Alan P. Hyde on 25 July 2015
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Got this as a backup for my broadband as I work from home a lot. Easy to insert the SIM card, no need to install software from a CD as it's included on the device. The only issue I had was Windows installing the drivers which took a while - make sure you wait for Windows to finish faffing around with everything before you open up the TP-Link software. Once everything was ready I ran the software and connected without any problem. Just what I need.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Keyser Soze on 3 Dec. 2014
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Few niggles when trying to connect but turned out ok. Just need to move home to get signal I desire.
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful By K. Jamison VINE VOICE on 19 Sept. 2013
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I have to agree with Aaron's review.

I am very disappointed with this product. While some folks appear to have been successful, I have not.

I'm surprised that it does not have support for Mac OS X.

But let me leave that aside.

On paper, the MA260 appears very capable. All over the packaging and in the PDF manual, it boasts of its blazing speeds and easy connectivity.

So sure are TP-Link of their product, they do not include a troubleshooting guide in this manual. This forces you to the Internet via other means (pauses to plug in a long cable to the Ethernet port).

I choose a SIM from a well known and leading service provider, O2. I planned to use this 3G dongle with a Dell Mini 10. Ironically, I purchased it with built in 3G connectivity and a SIM was included (another main player, Vodaphone) but it never worked.

So with high hopes, I took care to purchase a SIM card that will offer me data. I put £20 of credit on the card. I plug in the SIM, plug in the adaptor and the Dell begins the installation.

Everything goes well. I restart the Dell and on the desktop is a new icon. I launch the application. The adaptor is steady red then switches to flashing green. The signal strength is low so I find an inconvenient corner of the house where the signal is better. I click 'Connect' and wait.

The button changes to 'Connecting' and immediately back to 'Connect'. I repeat this several times. No luck. I grab the documentation that came with the SIM and go to the website. I trawl through half a dozen pages that look promising but aren't.

A window pops up, a real live advisor wants to help me. I explain the situation.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By The Fat Monk TOP 500 REVIEWER on 24 July 2013
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I purchase a Micro-SIM adapter so that I could swap the Micro-SIM from my Nexus 7 into this dongle - the dongle uses a standard size SIM.

Unfortunately the SIM slot is so tight that the adapter got completely stuck and I had to completely dismantle the dongle to remove the SIM adapter.

You may have more luck with a different type of SIM adapter - maybe one of the ones with a sticker on the back and therefore a flat back wouldn't snag in the SIM slot, but the safest option would be to just use a standard sized SIM in the first place.

[UPDATE: I purchased a regular sized SIM to try in this and it turns out that inserting and removing the Micro-SIM adapter has actually ripped three of the six copper contacts out if the SIM holder. Basically no SIM was detected so I disassembled again and took a closer look - completely irreparable! So, please heed my warning and do not use SIM adapters with this dongle - I am unable to review the item further due to mine being utterly broken! I've posted photos of the damaged dongle on the Amazon Micro-SIM adapter page]
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Trickle Tree VINE VOICE on 21 Feb. 2014
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I got this product when I was going on holiday to the States but found it a bit too baffling so just relied on the access I got with the hotels. I am sure if you can get it working then it is a great size but I found that the instructions were not detailed enough to support someone who doesn't really get what they have to do with these things.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Robbie Swale VINE VOICE on 21 Sept. 2013
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This works fine for me - mobile isn't great for tethering, so I just swapped my sim into here (bit silly as I then don't get texts etc!) And it works fine, no problems. Having read the other reviews, probably worth noting I'm using a standard sim. Also worth noting I'm just using it for emails and basic internet stuff, really, so not sure how it would survive with streaming etc...
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bruisah on 9 Dec. 2014
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Works as advertised (very easy setup on Fedora 20 Linux, and even on my Android tablet with the help of PPP2 Widget). Not tried it on Windows as I have no need to.
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