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How do I install and configure my Huawei E3372s

The Huawei E3372s can be used as internet failover in combination with a FRITZ!Box, meaning that the FRITZ!Box will automatically route your data traffic via the Huawei E3372s if your edpnet internet connection fails, and vice versa when it’s restored. The Huawei E3372s is not eligible for use with your laptop or tablet.

Note: The Huawei E3372s supports 4G LTE, 3G UMTS, 2G GSM. Neither a SIM card nor a mobile internet subscription is included. The stick is unlocked: you can use a data SIM card from the mobile operator of your choice!

 

Prepare the Huawei E3372s for use

Once you have received your Huawei E3372s, you will need to insert a SIM card into it. As mentioned before, you can use a SIM card from a mobile operator of your choice.

How do I install and configure my Huawei E3372s

 

 

Insert the Huawei E3372s in the FRITZ!Box

With a FRITZ!Box 7430 you should plug the Huawei E3372s into the appropriate USB slot on the side of the modem.

How do I install and configure my Huawei E3372s

With a FRITZ!Box 7490 you can choose which of the 2 USB slots to use (on the side and on the back of the device).

How do I install and configure my Huawei E3372s

With a FRITZ!Box 7530 you should plug the Huawei E3372s into the appropriate USB slot on the side of the modem.

How do I install and configure my Huawei E3372s

 

Configure the Huawei E3372s using the FRITZ!Box web interface

Open your web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox,…) and go to the web interface of your FRITZ!Box. By default, it should be reachable on http://fritz.box or http://192.168.178.1. Log into the device if you are prompted to. Within a few minutes after you put the Huawei E3372s in the USB slot, the FRITZ!Box will automatically recognize it:

How do I install and configure my Huawei E3372s

As soon as this happens, click on Internet in the left menu and select Mobile Communications in a drop-down menu. Choose the option Automatically activate the mobile connection when the DSL connection is interrupted:

How do I install and configure my Huawei E3372s

Now you should enter the PIN code of the SIM card:

How do I install and configure my Huawei E3372s


Under Internet Connection, choose the Other operator as Mobile communications network provider and fill in Access Point, Access Number, User name and Password fields. This information depends on the mobile operator you use. Although you may find these details on the website of your mobile operator, the fastest way is to contact their customer service.

How do I install and configure my Huawei E3372s

After you have received the necessary data from your mobile operator and have entered it in the FRITZ!Box, press Apply to continue. If you have entered all the required data correctly, the Huawei E3372s will be ready to provide failover in case the fixed edpnet internet connection would fail.

Under Network Availability you will be able to check the strength of the mobile signal:

How do I install and configure my Huawei E3372s

 

The Huawei E3372s is a Category 4 USB stick. This means that you can benefit from theoretical speeds of up to 150 Mbps in downstream and up to 50 Mbps in upstream. The actual speed depends on the coverage of the mobile network, which can be affected by various factors: the relief of the terrain (whether it’s flat or hilly), the obstacles and the environment around the mobile network base station, the signal between the terminal device and the base station, the load on the mobile network (number of active users and used applications), indoor reception…

 

See also:

How do I install and configure my FRITZ!Box 7490 modem

How do I install and configure my FRITZ!Box 7430 modem

Last updated on Mar 06, 2019 | Tags:
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