Why Airtel 3G Dongle Giving 2G Speed

Mobile Internet has now completely overtaken the fixed line Internet connection. For eg. Fixed line Internet connection like DSL,ADSL connections through phone lines, and other fiber optic connections.

Mobile internet connection through SIM card has now become the most common and preferred connection.

Of the most common Mobile internet service provider like Aircel, BSNL, Vodafone, Airtel 3G internet appears to be most popular and preferred, mobile internet.

Incidentally Airtel 3G does provide quite fast Internet connection. At least in this part of the world.( by the way I’m from northeast India).

Having said that, the most common complaint from Airtel 3G users is that the connection randomly changes between 3G and 2G. Sometimes gets stuck at 2G network even if you have paid for 3G connection.

This happens because the Airtel 3G dongle by default is set to catch the stronger signal that it gets. So if in your area the 2G network is stronger than 3G network. Its most likely that your Airtel 3G dongle will connect to the 2G network.

Airtel 3G Dongle Giving 2G Speed : SOLVED

Here is a short video on how you can Tweak Airtel 3G connection and increase your Internet connection speed. 100% working


The trick in this tweak is ! Airtel 3G dongle by default is set to “WCDMA preferred” option. Here we are changing it to “WCDMA only” option. This will force it to connect to Airtel 3G network and not to 2G network. Because even if 2G network signal strength is strong,its still slow.Even a weak 3G network will be much faster than 2G.

This in turn will stop Airtel 3G randomly switching between 2G and 3G network.

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