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Bought to use with Huawei E3256 dongle,
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This review is from: TP-Link TL-MR3420 300Mbps 3G/4G Wireless N Router (Personal Computers)
Bought this to replace the previous Version 1 MR3420 as the old version does not work with the new DC-HSDPA+ Huawei E3256 dongle from '3'. There seems to be a lot of confusion with listings as to whether the actual product received will be Version 1 or Version 2. TP-Link Support put me on to this exact listing and it is indeed the version 2. I should add that TP_Link support were very quick to answer my email queries.
A small problem I found which may help others is that the newer Huawei E3256 dongle is very reluctant to work when used with a 5m extension (as per my old set-up) and I managed to get this working by adding a ferrite core choke to the extension. There are no such problems when using my old Huawei E323 dongle. My internet speed with the new dongle has now doubled and is consistently around 6MB (yes appalling but I am only on one bar in a very rural location).
Very much recommended. Dual-band would have been nice but this is such a good price.
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Initial post: 23 Apr 2013 12:51:06 BDT
This should be the top customer review as its way more current than those featuring responses from 2010 / 2011. Thanks for sharing your success; I'm also using the E3256 so it was important to know that it was support on v2. Not sure why TP-link didn't simply change the model number when they refreshed the MR3420, would have saved a lot of confusion (and they would have had a newer listing on Amazon, thus new comments only related to the v2 version).
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