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3 broadband issues new router

  • 12-05-2020 2:22pm
    Registered Users Posts: 2 deckymac591

    I have had mobile broadband with 3 for a long time and recently my old Huawei B525 supplied by 3 was damaged and I replaced with a TPLink D380 not from 3. I can use the Internet fine once the device is connected via Lan. The wifi will occasionally work but usually it works for a short time and you get authentication error or cant be found at all. If anyone can suggest any solution it would be much appreciated. I have contacted 3 and they haven't been all that helpful as from their point of view the network/sim element is working fine so not inclined to help.
    If any one has the router settings for 3 not just the APN but the authentication type etc. Would be greatly appreciated.


  • Registered Users Posts: 228 ✭✭ grimeire

    The tp link may not be the issue but I will just give you some of the experiences I had with them.

    In total over the years I had a number of TP link products including homeplugs, mobile broadband routers, access points etc.... And I found they are the biggest pieces of crap you will ever buy I did not have a good experience with a single one of them. If a friend or family member has a issue with a TP link device I no longer look at it and just say replace it. Spent hours upon hours trouble shooting there crap products to no avail. I considered them so bad I would not buy anything of theirs regardless of the price.

    If you can bring it back, get a huawei router that actually works.

    FYI its been years since I actually trouble shooted an issue with a tp device but I would be very surprised if they were no longer crap.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2 deckymac591


    Thanks for the reply. It looks like the years have not been kind to TP. and they are still pieces of crap. This one wasn't that cheap either. I have since tried the sim in a friends huawei and it works fine. I have changed every setting in the TP and still no luck. So I concur with your opinion and will be avoiding in the future. Lesson learned.